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Tour de France has the youngest champion in 111 years

Before the tournament, Tadej Pogacar was a young talent currently joining UCI WorldTeam UAE Team Emirates, he was not as appreciated as other seniors. However, Pogacar’s relentless efforts paid off with the Tour de France 2020 championship.

Tadej Pogacar finished first in the 20th leg of the Tour de France

A not so outstanding start, Tadej Pogacar was surprised to finish first in the 20th leg of the Tour de France. The young Slovenian racer has excelled at his best in the timed mountain range. That allowed Pocagar to enter the final stage with a sense of comfort, 59 seconds ahead of heavyweight competitor Roglic.

Tadej Pogacar finished first in the 20th leg of the Tour de France

In stage 21, the last stage, Pogacar only needs to complete the competition to be almost champions. And this young driver did just that when he finished finishing in Paris on September 21. Thereby he became the first Slovenian racer to win the Tour de France.

This achievement also makes Pogacar the second-youngest driver ever to be crowned at the Tour de France at the age of 21, and the youngest in 111 years. This victory helped Pogacar pocket a bonus of 500,000 euros.

Pogacar’s victory was predicted before in the 20th leg, he surprised him by surpassing fellow countryman Primoz Roglic. That puts Pocagar a comfortable 59 seconds closer to the final leg.

In stage 21 and the last stage, Pogacar only needs to reach the finish line to be almost champions. And this young driver did just that when he finished the finish line in Paris on September 21. He became the first Slovenian racer to win the Tour de France.

The huge prize for the winner

Besides, at the age of 21, Pogacar is also the second youngest rider ever to win the race and is the youngest in 111 years. This victory helped Pogacar earn a bonus of 500,000 euros.

Before the tournament, Tadej Pogacar was almost an anonymous name

Before the tournament, Tadej Pogacar was almost an anonymous name, and no one expected this young racer to be crowned. But his relentless efforts paid off. The runner-up in stage 21 was Irish racer Sam Bennett.

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Pogacar became the champion of Tour de France 2020 – the first Slovenian champion

Slovenian cyclists win big at Tour de France 2020 not only by Tadej Pogacar and Primoz Roglic on the podium of glory.

Sam Bennett is the winner of the 21st leg, the last leg of the Tour de France 2020. However, the focus in Paris must be Tadej Pogacar. Not only did he become the first Slovenian racer to win the Tour de France’s final yellow shirt, but also won a white shirt for the best young racer under 25 years old and a polka dot shirt for the King of Passing.

Pogacar won the Tour de France 2020

The Tour de France 2020’s final yellow shirt must be Pogacar’s best 22nd birthday gift on Monday, September 21.

At the same time, he became the second-youngest racer in history and the youngest ever to win the Tour de France after Henri Cornet in 1904. He was also the first rookie to win the final yellow shirt after Laurent Fignon in 1983.

Pogacar won the Tour de France 2020

Countryman Roglic finished second, just 59 seconds behind. The Australian rider, Richie Porte, ranked third, 3 minutes and 30 seconds behind the final yellow shirt. Pogacar and Roglic took the first two positions for Slovenia, which is also an achievement that no athlete can do after England in 2012 with Bradley Wiggins first and Chris Froome second.

Pogacar became the champion of Tour de France 2020 – the first Slovenian champion

In addition to the final yellow shirt, Pogacar also won 3 stages of the Tour de France 2020, the most famous bike racing in the world nowadays.

Meanwhile, Bennett became the first Irish racer to win the final green shirt for the most-scoring racer since Sean Kelly in 1989. As for Peter Sagan, he missed the chance to extend his record to 8 times.

Returning to the 122 km long 21-mile stretch from Mantes-la Jolie to Paris, Bennett is the strongest racer. Later he was respectively defending champion Mads Pedersen and Sagan. This is the first time that the UAE team the Team Emirates won the final, ending 5 consecutive years of dominance of the Ineos-Grenadiers racing team.

Ineos-Grenadiers won 7 of the previous eight Tour de France competitions, now there is an unforgettable race due to defending champion Egan Bernal.

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MotoGP Racing

How Marc Marquez dominated the MotoGP in the past decade? (Part 2)

The number of times it won the Pole was overwhelming

Pole is the term for the first starting position in each race based on the results of a qualifying run. Marquez has been the holder of the most Pole of MotoGP over the past 10 years – 62 times. Corresponding to the 127 official races that number 93 competed in, his Pole win rate was 48.82%, higher than any other driver.

With the increasingly perfect playing skills and outstanding strength of the Honda RC213-V, whenever Marquez wins the Pole, he will almost certainly come first with a distance away from his opponents.

Outstanding first-place finishes

Marquez has a total of 56 races, more than any other MotoGP racer since 2010. This result has rider #93 after 127 appearances, achieving a winning rate of 44.09. %, the highest of the names that have finished first in the MotoGP race in the past 10 years.

Besides, with a 29-second place and 10 third place, Marquez has a total of 95 occasions to step up to the podium to award the top 3. This number is only 1 time less than Lorenzo, who has 96 times in the top 3 hands. race to the top.

Racers Competition Season Number of Stages Number of First-Place Runner-ups Number of third-place finishes

Competition is increasingly practical

Hidden behind these statistics is the maturity in Marquez’s competitive mindset. In the past two to three years, he has no longer made reckless passes in the same way as when he first played at MotoGP. Instead, in the undisputed first place race, Marquez chose to run safely to accumulate points for the goal of winning the championship all season.

According to statistics, Marquez is the MotoGP racer with the best score conversion rate and the highest average score, 71.65%, and 17.9 points/leg respectively. In particular, the Spanish racer set a record in 2019 with 420 points. This is the highest individual achievement of a MotoGP racer since the tournament started 18 races in 2010.

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How Marc Marquez dominated the MotoGP in the past decade? (Part 1)

Marc Marquez – No. 93 racer is considered the most successful racer in the past decade after his achievements in the MotoGP race. With 6 times world champions, his statistics show that he is completely overwhelmed by other competitors.

In addition to the desirable talent of this skilled racer, the powerful support from Repsol lubricants is also part of the secret to helping Marc Marquez achieve great success.

Top motorcycle racer

After 7 seasons of playing at MotoGP, Marc Marquez completely overwhelmed the statistics and became one of the world’s top motorcycle racers over the past decade.

If Valentino Rossi dominated the MotoGP in the first decade of the 21st century, then Marc Marquez is the leading driver of statistics for the past 10 years at the world’s top motorcycle racing.

Despite playing less than other veteran rivals, the defending champion MotoGP is still overwhelming in a series of important summary statistics, and especially the number of championships throughout the season.

The following statistics select 8 riders who have remarkable achievements and influence on MotoGP from 2010 to 2019. In which, 3 riders Casey Stoner, Dani Pedrosa, and Jorge Lorenzo retire in turn. 2012, 2018, and 2019. The remaining Valentino Rossi, Andrea Dovizioso, Maverick Vinales, and Cal Crutchlow will continue to play with Marquez next season.

Except for 2015 being beaten by Lorenzo, since the first time playing at MotoGP in 2013 until now Marquez has won 6 world championships. Compared with the peak period of Rossi from 2000 to 2009 with 7 MotoGP championships, Marquez is only one timeless than winning the throne.

However, it must be remembered that the driver born in 93 only competed for 7 years in the world’s top motorcycle racing. Marc Marquez’s road to the position in the legendary temple of motorcycle racing is worth the wait.

The second most successful name in the past decade is Marquez’s teammate at Repsol Honda Team in 2019 – Jorge Lorenzo. The driver with pocket number 99 has won 3 championships in 2010, 2012, and 2015. Standing highest on the MotoGP season 2011 rankings is Stoner.

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Honda replaces the force for the MotoGP 2021 season

Although the MotoGP 2020 season cannot take place yet, Honda has announced plans to change personnel for the main racing team and the satellite racing team in 2021.

Up to the present time, the MotoGP season 2020 cannot start due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, outside the track, there are still surprising and interesting developments. Most recently, Honda conducted a force blood change for the MotoGP 2021 season.

Specifically, in 2021 the official factory team of the Japanese automaker Repsol Honda Team will welcome rookie Pol Espargaro. The Spaniard will bid farewell to the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team after this season closes.

New teammates of the defending world champion Marc Marquez and Honda Racing Corporation (HRC – the company in charge of Honda sports racing) have signed a two-year contract.

Pol Espargaro is currently one of the most experienced names in MotoGP when he started fighting at this race since 2014. Season 2019, driver number 44 is ranked 11th on the overall board with 100 points. Before that, fellow Marc Marquez won the Moto2 racing championship in 2013.

Pol Espargaro will switch to Honda racing after the end of his contract with KTM

In the opposite direction, Marc Marquez’s younger brother Alex Marquez will switch to HRC’s satellite team, LCR Honda. The 24-year-old racer won Moto3 and Moto2 before being selected by Repsol Honda Team as the second racer next to M93 in the 2020 season.

Thus, the Marquez brothers will not have much time to play side by side when MotoGP 2020 is shortened and it is not clear how many races will be held. It can be said that the first year of Alex’s MotoGP race was not going very well.

The Marquez duo will race together for the remainder of the 2020 season

Parallel to the reception of Alex Marquez, LCR Honda will say goodbye to veteran driver Cal Crutchlow after 6 years of sticking. Next season’s brother Marc Marquez’s teammate is Takaaki Nakagami, the Japanese racer.

Thus, after restructuring the roster, the two teams of HRC are on average 27 years old and can compete for a long time in the coming years at MotoGP.

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The special bicycles that are created for the super-rich

Here are not normal bicycles but special ones that are created for the rich.

Trek Madone 7

Trek is one of the most famous bicycle brands in the world. This is the first time the car is auctioned at the Lance Armstrong Foundation Gala and is priced up to $ 75,000.

Aurumania Gold Bike Crystal Edition

Auramania is a French company that has produced limited edition gold bicycles that look very classic and expensive.

With a simple, minimalist, and elegant design, the crystal version comes with gemstones and diamonds encrusted in the frame. These are not ordinary bicycles but something very subtle but extravagant that only a connoisseur knows. The bicycle is priced at $ 114,000.

Kaws – Trek Madone

The Kaws Trek Madone bike is a perfect blend of style, comfort, and elegance. The model was designed and tested by Lance Armstrong, a famous figure among cyclists. This model is priced at 160,000 USD.

The aerodynamic design offers great balance, ergonomic seats, and handlebars that are easy to control, plus the bike is very light and flexible.

Trek Yoshitomo Nara Speed ​​Concept

The Trek Yoshimoto Nara bike looks quite funny and quirky with its bright blue and gold frame, especially it comes with beautiful illustrations. The Trek Yoshitomo Nara Speed ​​Concept has a number of advanced features and functions that allow the driver to maneuver in tight spaces while maintaining body balance.

Trek Yoshitomo Nara Speed ​​Concept has a selling price of up to $ 200,000.

24k Gold Men’s Racing Bike

Everything from the steering wheel to the wheels and seats is covered in 24k gold. Goldgenie has meticulously planned every corner of the bike’s body to give it a beautiful look and feel.

The frame is brighter than the sun, the driver also feels super comfortable thanks to the fine leather seats and is also decorated with diamonds and other gems. Owning this model is the dream of many people, but the price of $ 393,000 is not everyone can afford.

Trek Madone Butterfly

Named completely literally, this all-new model of Trek has been controversial with animal protection groups for its use of butterfly wings in its design. Damien Hirst, the creator, places the butterfly wings on the bike’s frame and rim. The bike is aesthetically pleasing, decorated in pink and purple patterns. The bike is priced at USD 500,000.

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The most famous bicycle brands in the world nowadays (Part 3)

6. Scott

Scott is famous for cycling bikes and is a desirable brand worldwide. Its bikes have a stylish design as well as reliable quality. It is a Swiss company that produces different types of bicycles, winter sports equipment, sports darts as well as motorsport equipment.

The company was founded by Ed Scott, who worked in Sun Valley in 1958. For the first time in history, the brand has produced aluminum skis, a great accomplishment for the brand.

7. Cannondale

Cannondale is a famous and successful bicycle brand in Canada. The history of this company is also extremely interesting. Cannondale was established in a loft above the melon factory. Joe Montgomery and his team started the company by selling outdoor products. The company name is derived from the Cannondale train station opposite the road.

Currently, Cannondale is a specialist brand and is the largest brand that offers the latest stylish bike models. Bicycles of this world-famous car company are very easy to use and are affordable, suitable for the majority of users.

8. Specialized

Specialized is a well-known American bicycle brand, is a manufacturer of bicycles, bicycle components, and related products based in Morgan Hill, California.

Specialized was founded in 1974 by Mike Sinyard, a bicycle enthusiast who sold his Volkswagen for $ 1,500 to make a trip around Europe and buy some parts of Cinelli bike to bring to the US. Sinyard began importing Italian bicycle components but the company also started manufacturing its bicycle parts in 1976.

It is the only spare parts brand involved in creating bicycles and their products are exclusively dedicated to their bikes and become very successful. Specialized products are also imported and exported to other countries for sale all over the world. The products are available at all price ranges to suit all consumers.

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The most famous bicycle brands in the world nowadays (Part 2)

3. Marin

Marin is the most famous and best bicycle manufacturer in the world founded in Marin County, California, the USA in 1986. The company specializes in mountain bikes but also offers several other variants. Many bike models are named after locations in and around Marin County.

Marin’s first bike was the Madrone Trail. In 1988, the Marin Team Titanium bike became the industry’s first leading mountain bike. At this time Marin began to name the model after Marin County landmarks, including Muirwoods, Bolinas Ridge, Pine Mountain, Indian Fire Trail, Eldridge Grade, and Hidden Canyon.

In February 2012, Marin was acquired by a European investment company. In recent years, the Marin brand has maintained a focus on providing a range of models for both trails and sidewalks, including bicycles with carbon fiber construction.

4. Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ranks fourth among world-renowned bicycle manufacturers, is a premium bike manufacturer based in Santa Cruz, California, USA – founded by Rob Roskopp, Mike Marquez, and Rich Novak in 1993. Their bikes always have the latest and affordable styles, which is a notable attraction about this brand.

5. Kona

Kona is a famous Canadian bicycle company founded in 1988 by Dan Gerhard and Jacob Heilbron in Vancouver. Kona is the first brand to produce a series of mountain bike frames. Using a variety of materials including carbon fiber, titanium, aluminum, and steel, Kona’s bikes have been sold in more than 60 countries around the world.

Kona has a long tradition of supporting cycling. Many of the top riders who were members of the Kona team include Ryder Hesjedal (CAN) won the Italian bicycle race in 2012, Steve Peat (England) and Greg Minnaar (RSA).

Greg Minnaar was the champion of the Dirt Bike Race world downhill (World Downhill) in 2012. Besides, there are Fabien Barel (FR) who won the world downhill cycling race (World Downhill) in 2004/2005, and mountain bike racing champions. Also, more than 200 world and national champions were won by Kona riders.

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The most famous bicycle brands in the world nowadays (Part 1)

Bicycles are the most commonly used vehicle worldwide. Most models today are quite easy to use and are not too expensive. Bicycles are also great for exercise to exercise and stay healthy. Cycling is the representative of the civilized and healthy lifestyle that the whole world is aiming for.

There are many bicycle brands in the world manufactured with different prices to meet the needs of all classes and users. The latest versions are constantly being launched by brands with increasingly new, modern, youthful, and dynamic styles to attract young people.

Among them, sports bikes are the hottest product line compared to other types of bikes. This car is not only colorful but also suitable for many different personality styles so customers can choose and choose according to their own needs. A sports bike is not only attractive but also affordable, inexpensive, and quite versatile.

The world-famous bicycle brands have been launching many products in this sportbike line, the only difference between the models is the price. Which bike company is famous, the price will be much higher than that of an unknown brand.

Here, we would like to introduce to you the top of the most famous bicycle brands in the world and some of the most expensive bicycle models today.

1. Giant

Giant is the best and top-ranked brand for bicycles. They are also the most popular and most used bikes in the world. Its bikes are built with great features as well as the best designs.

It is a Taiwanese brand that was founded in 1972 and was started by King Liu. The company has many small offices in many countries such as the Netherlands, China, and Taiwan, etc. Their bikes are the best in features and design.

2. GT

GT is a famous American bicycle company founded in 1979 in Santa Ana, California by Gary Turner and Richard Long. GT is known from the start for the development of BMX bikes and designed their “triangular” cardboard frame. They still carry on such design to this day.

The company’s vision is to focus on creating reliable, quality, durable, and innovative chassis. After great success with BMX models, GT began to create its mountain bikes (MTB) and soon they expanded to many other bike models.

Today, they continue to innovate and apply the latest technologies. GT is one of the first brands to introduce 29’rs wheels for the bicycle industry today. GT sponsors many racing teams and individuals, including famous riders Rebecca Twigg and Juli Furtado.

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UCI World Tour’s first multi-stage road bike tour after Covid-19

The 92-year-old Tour de Pologne will be the first UCI World Tour long-distance road bike tournament to come after the Covid-19 pandemic. The tournament will take place from 5-8 to 9-8, starting from Chorow and destination in Krakow. However, to ensure the health and safety of everyone, the tournament will limit reporters and spectators watching

Meanwhile, the audience will be banned from watching the riders compete at the starting line and the destination, while reporters and journalists are also not invited to participate in the news.

To solve the problem of information, photos, video recording of the Tour de Pologne 2020, and convey them to the public, the organizer explained, they will use a team of specialized journalists, producing their own programs. Information, promoting the tournament, through photos, articles, videos, and the team must also meet the requirements of medical examination – health, extremely strict.

In addition, events on the sidelines of the tournament, usually held in public places in race cities, were also canceled, as the organizer wanted to limit the minimum number of people in places. sensitivity, reducing the risk of new disease outbreaks.

However, the Tour de Pologne 2020, like many other sports tournaments taking place in many parts of the world, still needs an audience. That’s why, even though fans are banned from watching competitions at the start and destination.

They still have the right to watch on both sides of the road during the races, as long as they strictly follow the measures of social spacing of local governments. Meanwhile, reporters were not invited to report, still work on the two sides of the road, with the requirement to stand half a meter away, and the riders with the same distance.

Before the Tour de Pologne 2020, the two Vuelta a Burgos and Strade Bianche tournaments also took place, signaling that the 2020 road bike season is starting to be active again. However, the Vuelta a Burgos (which will take place from July 28 to August 1) is only part of the UCI Europe Tour system, while Strade Bianche (held on August 1) is a one-stage tournament. single race.

At the Tour de Pologne 2019, after 1,036 kilometers of the track, going through 7 stages, Pavel Sirakov (Russia, Ineos) won the final Yellow Vests with a record of 26 hours 20 minutes and 58 seconds, more than the second place is Jai Hindley (Australia, Sunweb) in just 2 seconds. Ineos also won the team championship with a total record of 79 hours 7 minutes and 11 seconds.