Amy D. Foundation to sponsor Rebecca Fahringer for 2015/16 cyclocross season
Golden, Colorado – August 10, 2015 – The Amy D. Foundation has chosen Rebecca Fahringer for a sponsored ride under the Amy D. Racing program for the 2015/16 cyclocross season. Fahringer is 26 years-old and finished 15th at January’s elite U.S. cyclocross championships after just two seasons of racing.
The Raleigh Clement Professional Cyclocross Team will host and support Fahringer to compete on the USA Cycling Professional Cyclo-cross Calendar(Pro CX) circuit. WickWërks, Clement Cycling, Raleigh Bicycles, Lazer Sport, TRP Brakes, and BikeFlights sponsor the program.
The 2015 Tour de France comes to a close with a 109.5kms route from Sevres-Grand Paris Seine Ouest to the Champs-Elysees in Paris.
On the outskirts of the country capital, there is a cat 4 left to contest:
Km 10.5 - Côte de l'Observatoire 2.2 kilometre-long climb at 4.1% - category 4
And, the intermediate sprint occurs in Paris at 55kms. Traditionally, this is a parade, celebration route until entering the Champs-Elysees when the peloton takes 10 laps up and down one of the most famous streets in the world.
Along the way, you can expect pictures of all the jersey riders riding arm in arm, the yellow jersey rider drinking champagne with his DS, the team of the leader riding off the front with him in the center, and lots of beautiful historic scenery.
When the race turns onto the finishing circuit, a rider who has announced his retirement from the sport usually leads onto the start of the finishing circuits. Then, the u-turn loops start where a group of riders will attack on the concrete setts which make the road surface incredibly bumpy (and yields to a number of mechanicals). These attacks will get caught, and a sprint finish will occur as it has the past decade. A bunch sprint has finished this stage 34/40 times! Mark Cavendish has won in Paris 4 times—more than anyone else, and I’m sure that after what he would consider a disappointing Tour, he’s hyper motivated to make it 5. But, Greipel’s had great speed and Sagan great heart this Tour, so they could spoil it for the “Manx Missile. “
Alberto Contador will enter Champs-Élyseés as 5th in the GC after the final fight up Alpe d’Huez. On the verge of concluding his daunting Giro-Tour attempt, the Tinkoff-Saxo team leader tells that he would have regretted not having tried. Team sports director Steven de Jongh applauds the team performance noting that the squad has delivered dedicated backing since the start in Utrecht. With a 104-point lead, Sagan heads to Paris with the green jersey secured.
Standing across the finish line after the final GC showdown of the Tour de France 2015, Alberto Contador underlines that it was the right decision to try out for the double, while he admits that he will recalibrate his approach in the 2016 season.