Sir Chris Hoy all set to race at the Le Mans 24 hour

Sir Chris Hoy, a well known cycling champion, would step up his journey in motorsport by taking part at the at Le Mans, in June.

The forty year old man from Scotland, who is also the most successful Olympian of United Kingdom, would contend in the 2nd tier at the well known twenty-four hour event.

Chris as well as two teammates would drive a Ligier JS P2 chassis, powered by Nissan, at the Le Mans’ Circuit de la Sarthe. Hoy told that he is not thinking beyond the Le Mans. He is only thinking about getting to the start of the race.

After his retirement from cycling, Hoy took part in the British GT Championship in the year 2014 and participated in the European Le Mans Series previous year, with his team winning the award. In France, his co-drivers would be Briton Michael Munemann and Frenchman Andrea Pizzitola.
The eleven time world track cycling champ along with 7 Olympic medals told that he would not prefer to say that he is Chris – a racing driver. But on his Twitter account, he now has ‘race cars’ at the end of the little list of things. He altered that in the previous week.

Punching By Petacchi Leads To Furious Energy From Harrif

Mohd Harrif Salleh, the rider of Terengganu Cycling Team stated that his fierceness with Alessandro Petacchi has allegedly made him a punch bag. He points out that Petacchi had punched him in the stage sixth from behind of the Langkawi Tour of 2015 which began from Maran to Karak. The act was according to him completely unprofessional. The incident took place when two kilometre in the final was left with a minimum line margin.

The reason for his punching was that his team’s player was also in the same path. Concentration was disturbed by the action according to Mohd Hariff. He thought of sprinting away but then was also cautious that he would cause the act to be repeated. He feels that if his actions seem to be probable he is going to lose his temper. Another team mate of his team was also punched by other rider which is disgraceful but the name of the rider was not revealed by him.

Report to the commissar of the rider is what he wants to submit. Sebastian Duclos, the coach of TSG is also heralded by this news.

2015 gets set for Alessandro Petacchi For The Team Of Italian Southeast

Neri Sottoli is the name by which the team of Italian Southeast was familiar as for which Alessandro has signed for. 2015 will witness lot of sprints from him. In 2010 he won the Tour of France with the green jersey by his side and in 2014 he was the leader for Omega Quick-Step to Mark Cavendish.

Stating his desire to an Italian Newspaper he stated that he still has the same desire to go on with the cycling as he had earlier. He believes that his ability can help the team. A professional team of the continental is what can be described as the team of Italian Sotheast.

For 2015 the colour of the team’s jersey is grey instead of the neon yellow. Many cases of doping were levelled against the team in 2013 as well as 2014 with Danilo Di Luca, Mauro and Matteo respectively. The director of the team clearly showed his disappointment against the team. It will be a professional 20th season for him.

Alessandro Petacchi Without Contract For The Next Season

The financial crisis that Italy is facing at the moment has also affected the country’s cycling. A number of Italian professional cyclists including Alessandro Petacchi haven’t been able to sign a contract for the upcoming season.

Petacchi has said that he would quit cycling if he is unable to find employment for the next season. He finds travelling so much to be burdening and he further added that if he retires, he’ll devote himself to his family.