PARIS, July 22 (Reuters) – Stringent drug testing means cycling is now probably the cleanest sport, Tour de France champion Chris Froome said on Monday. Froome is the first rider to win the Tour since American Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven titles for cheating and, perhaps unsurprisingly given cycling’s drug-tainted past, the Briton found the finger of suspicion pointing at him during the race. “The way the sport is now and the way the testing is, it is so, so strict. Each rider has a blood passport where almost on a monthly basis, readings are taken,” Froome said in an interview with Reuters TV the day after his triumph. “People don’t realise the amount of testing we actually go through. I am confident to say that cycling really must be one of the cleanest sports, if not the cleanest, just because of the way it’s policed and controlled.” The Team Sky rider had to endure the inevitable questions about doping from the media during the three-week race. “That did add an aspect, a different aspect to our race that not only were we thinking about the race and the challenges that presented but also that aspect off the bike of having to answer questions about our legitimacy and what we did to get to this point,” the 28-year-old said. “I completely understand those questions, it’s normal given the revelations from Lance Armstrong’s era. I am just happy that I have been able to answer those questions and to show people that the sport really has changed,” Froome added. Kenyan-born Froome now has his sights on September’s world championships in Italy but believes this year’s Tour win could be the first of many after he dominated the 100th edition of the race. He became the second successive British winner of the Tour after Bradley Wiggins when he crossed the… Read more »
Competition volleyball highest caste Indonesia, BSI Proliga in the near future will be held. Competition will be followed by the 14 clubs are scheduled to begin as of 15 February until May 5, 2013. Bina Sarana Informatika (BSI) back into the main event sponsor volleyball Indonesia for the second time. Competition followed by seven girls teams and seven men’s team is scheduled to perform at the inaugural Basketball Hall Gelora Bung Karno, Senayan, Jakarta. Proliga director Hanny S. Surkatty who attended the opening press conference BSI Proliga 2013 stated, competition will take place at this year’s going to be very strict and certainly interesting. The reason, a longer preparation time will make the competition became increasingly fierce champion. “The fight will be very tight and interesting. Competition winners will be much tighter. With a long preparation time, the club will be the club trying to prove themselves to win in each match, “he explained. [Cr / bnt] Here is a list of participating clubs BSI Proliga 2013. BSI son team Proliga 2013. 1. Jakarta BNI 46 2. Surabaya Samator 3. Palembang South Sumatra Bank Babel 4. Bank Semarang Central Java 5. Jakarta Sananta Indocement 6. Jakarta Pertamina Energy 7. Jakarta Electric PLN BSI daughter team Proliga 2013. 1. Jakarta Popsivo PGN 2. Jakarta Electric PLN 3. Jakarta TNI AU 4. Petrochemicals Gresik 5. Jakarta BNI 46 6. Valeria Manokwari of West Papua 7. Jakarta Pertamina Energy
Rifat Sungkar with Fastron World Rally Team, has been in the U.S. for 5 to follow the Rally America series, the New England Forest Rally (NEFR), which will be held on 26-27 July 2013. With a target capable of reaching top 5, Rifat doing testing on Sunday morning local time yesterday, to get the car settings to suit the character trajectory to be traversed. Rifat along with the mechanics of the Libra Racing team, conduct testing for approximately 4 hours in “Team O’Neil Rally School” in the city of Dolton, about 2 hours drive from home base while Fastron World Rally Team in Burlington, the state of Vermont. This testing is necessary because of the character of the track in NEFR itself is very High Speed. In 2012 January, the average speed in NEFR is about 110 km / hour. At the time of testing, Rifat Sungkar doing two training sessions on the track along the 3 km. In sessions conducted in the morning, felt that the engine has too much power in Revolutions Per Minute (RPM) under the 3000, which is actually very good for a meandering path, but less suitable for high speed track that character. “But after doing the rounds as much as 15 laps, we found the ideal machine settings in the power band between 4500-5600 with a boost pressure of 1.7 bar” Rifat said through a press release received Tribunnews.com. “As for the tires, my mechanic and team agreed to choose the medium tires hard, considering the mileage of each special stage is quite far away and the weather forecast at the time of the match will be hot. This morning when we start practice, the air temperature was around 25 ° C, but around noon rose to 30 ° C “added Rifat. Fastron World… Read more »
LONDON – World boxing will again witnessed one of the best living legend, Joe Calzaghe. Former boxer from Wales bloody Sardinia (Italy) was going to comeback to the sports arena which has made his name But do not misunderstand, the former Italian boxer nicknamed Dragon did not get back into the ring, but behind the scenes to form a team to coach, as well as the management to introduce a number of potential young boxers. Working closely with his father, Enzo Calzaghe, a living legend who is also often referred to as The Pride of Wales it will be designated as promoters. Soon, the team will be formed and Calzaghe will seek support from the Television “Yesterday, we were a long discussion with Joe to discuss the positives and negatives he returned to the world of boxing – a result, we agreed to come back,” said the father, as excerpted BoxingSocialist, Tuesday (23/07/2013). “For that, I will soon form a team Calzaghe! I myself will be the main coach and Brian Coleman as an assistant. Joe himself will be the manager as well as promote our boxers. Hopefully soon we can get support from the TV station, “said Enzo Calzaghe.
Jakarta – Indonesia Open golf championship will be held towards the end of 2013. Total prize 750 thousand U.S. dollars, or approximately USD 7.4 billion provided by the organizers for the winners. Follow up cooperation Indonesian Golf Association (PGI) by the Asian Tour committee (IMPL) and golfing great agency, IMG, Indonesia Open tournament will take place on November 28-December 1 next. Pantai Indah Kapok Course chosen as the venue for the event which is also included in the calendar of the 2013 Asian Tour event. A total of 144 golfers scheduled to take part. Details, 94 Asian Tour players, 10 of the 200 ranked golfers of the world, 30 of the PGI, and 10 others from the sponsor. “This is the last year I served as chairman of PGI. Therefore, begin this year PGI want to make Indonesia become more petandingan Open feels better,” said chairman of PGI, Arifin Panigoro, in a press conference held at his residence, Jalan No. Jenggala 1. 2, South Jakarta, Thursday (27/06/2013) noon CST. “Indonesia Open theme this time will be accentuating the youth or young.’ll Look young players who will be seed top golfers in the future,” he added. Asian Tour chief executive, Mike Kerr, Indonesia believes that the implementation of the Open Championship is going to be a success. “I am convinced that IMPL and the Indonesian Open championship will be a success. A world-class golf spectacle will be presented at this event,” added Kerr.
Petrochemicals Gresik team win the fight without foreign players to beat last year’s finalist Jakarta Electric PLN on an advanced BSI Proliga volleyball competition which took place in the Basketball Hall Karno Stadium, Jakarta, Saturday (16/2). Petrochemical beat PLN 3-1 (25-16, 25-20, 25-27, 25-21). Both teams are yet to be strengthened foreign players in the game because they have not finished Kitas. Petrochemicals, which has not even reached the title despite being a regular participant since the first was held Proliga (2002), started the match very well. However, PLN, which has collected 3 titles, rose in the third set. Former national team libero Berllian action through service Marsheilla lompatnya catapulted points PLN. Seven points gained through her first service game. At that time, PLN behind 2-3. Thanks Berllian service, last year’s finalists were leading 9-3 away. Petro, who rely on young players surrogate, could eventually catch up. Novia Andriyani, also appear attractive and smash through lompatnya service. Once the numbers chase stopped when PLN closed the third set with 27-25. “We recently joined together. The new team playing together less than a month, let alone some PLN players, new players, while Petro players have been training together for a long time, “said Berllian. Men’s team also suffered defeat PLN. Banks face tournament favorite Sumselbabel Palembang, PLN to its knees in three straight sets, 0-3 (18-25, 20-25, 22-25). The two teams both have reinforced two foreign players. Only two players Sumselbabel Bank, Raydel Poey Romero and Maxwell Burt, have been training together since two months ago, while two foreign players PLN, Diogo Capolari Chiapetti and Edinho Edison Candido, new this week practicing with his colleagues. “The fighting spirit children should be appreciated. However, children are still often throw jump serve, “said coach Palembang Bank Sumselbabel, Mashudi. According to PLN coach, Viktor… Read more »