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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.

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Kristina Vogel: A vigorous cyclist

For a normal person, it is not easy to be a policeman, a politician, and a speaker. Yet that’s the life Kristina Vogel, 29-year-old female bicycle athlete who used to win the Olympic Games. And she does it all in a wheelchair.

Since joining herself in speed cycling, putting her foot on the pallet and focusing on her journey to the finish line, Kristina Vogel has always been aware of the potential risks. In 2009, she thought she was going to die after colliding with a bus. She fell into a coma for 2 days with a broken arm, broken cheekbones and six permanent teeth gone. Fortunately not paralyzed, woke up, unable to speak, so Vogel wrote on a piece of paper that will participate in the World Championship next year.

And Vogel returned to reality, not only that, but finished fifth. By 2012, she won the World Gold Medal in team sprint competition. She then re-established that achievement at the London Olympic Games after surpassing two strong opponents from China and England.

In 2018, Vogel had another accident. This time at Cottbus Stadium, she collided with another racer while dashing at 64hm / h. She was horrified to discover that her feet were no longer feeling. The German athlete was not as lucky as the last time, when she suffered a spinal fracture at the seventh thoracic vertebra, resulting in paralysis of the lower body.

When she was told that she could no longer walk, she thought it might be better to die. A series of questions flashed through my head that how to continue the rest of my life? Will you attach yourself to the wheelchair? Is there a way to do simple things without having to ask someone else? And she was afraid to leave the hospital to start living that way.

Of course, the racing career is over. It was a difficult decision. When he could no longer sit in the saddle, Vogel realized how much he loved it. And she regretted having always considered cycling as a job, not a passion. But it’s all over anyway. She had to start a new life.

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Honda Announced 2020 Racing Operation Plan

Honda has recently announced its participation in the Dakar Rally 2020 as well as 2020 World Championship Racing.

Until now, Honda has participated in many motor racing categories of world championships managed by Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) with factory teams operated by Honda Racing Corporation (HRC).

2019 is the year marking the 60th anniversary of Honda’s first participation in the Isle of Man TT Racing in 1959. 2019 is also the year that Honda riders have won the championship title at the The prestigious items are FIM MotoGP World Championship, FIM Motocross World Championship and FIM Trial World Championship.

By 2020, the racing teams of the manufacturer HRC will aim to protect the championship at MotoGP, Motocross and Trials. Moreover, HRC’s production team will continue to compete at the Dakar Rally World Championship, which will take place from South America to Saudi Arabia from next year.

From the 2020 season, Honda will also bring its HRC manufacturer racing team to the FIM Superbike World Championship, with two drivers Álvaro Bautista (Spanish national) and Leon Haslam (British national), together Racing cars based on the new CBR1000RR-R FIREBLADE SP. Takumi Takahashi – the champion of MFJ * 3 All Japan Road Race Championship 2017 will also participate in the FIM Superbike World Championship, playing for Honda’s satellite team MIE Racing Team.

Many other Honda racing teams such as: F.C.C. TSR Honda France will also continue to strive to be the top of the FIM Endurance World Championship, or the Honda HRC Team (Honda American manufacturer race team) will continue to compete to win the title at 450SX in the League. won the AMA * 4 Supercross Championship.

Sports racing has become a driving force for Honda, through competition at various races, Honda technology and personnel are more prominent than ever. Racing spirit and technology applied in the field of racing has become a part of many Honda products. Honda will continue its efforts to realize the slogan “The Power of Dreams” to its customers through motorsport products, services and activities.