WIGGINS NOT RIDING
Bradley Wiggins has not started the Munich Six Day after an on-off saga, cyclingweekly.co.uk can reveal.
He had been lined up to ride with Erik Zabel but after a sponsor pulled out Wiggins?s contract was cancelled. Then he was offered a ride with Switzerland?s Bruno Risi but decided not to take it.
British Cycling coach Shane Sutton said: ?There was a bit of contract negotiation in the beginning and we eventually agreed a fee. Then there was some problem with one of the sponsors and so we weren?t going, then we were again, now we weren?t. It?s been a bit of a pain to be honest but it?s probably not a bad thing that Brad isn?t going there.?
Wiggins rode the first round of the World Cup in Manchester but will now be taking a much needed rest before joining his new Garmin Chipotle team-mates at their pre-season meeting in a few weeks? time.
CROSS NATIONAL TROPHY
The CiCLE Classic National Trophy cyclo-cross event on Sunday, December 14 takes place in the picturesque setting of Rutland Water and is the newest venue to host a National Trophy.
Organiser Colin Clews is the man behind the popular East Midlands CiCLE Classic road race and promises to bring the same high level of presentation to his off-road event at this new ?cross venue, which incidentally, has never been used for any type of ?cross event before.
Clews and Rutland County Council have teamed up with Discover Rutland to offer special deals on hotel and B&B accommodation for those wishing to make a weekend of it in England?s smallest county.
See www.discover-rutland.co.uk for details.
BRITS IN NEW ZEALAND
Britons Andrew Eagles (Hudson Gavin Martin) and Mark Matthews (South West Helicpoters) are in action in New Zealand at the moment at the Tour of Southland.
Matthews and former Dulwich Paragon rider Eagles are 26:45 and 9:58 down on general classification respectively, behind race-leader and ex-Plowman Craven rider Gordon McCauley (Cycle Surgery).
The race concludes tomorrow.
Rollapaluza believed that the Bristol would be a good location for a round of their unique roller racing and so it proved to be on November 5, with the fireworks indoors on the rollers.
Amongst the 71 racers taking part, were top road professional Simon Richardson, track racers (Andy Magnier), four ‘cross racers (including Duncan Ferris) and single speed record holders (Matt Carr).
1. Marcus Mumford
2. Duncan Ferris
3. Andy Magnier
4. Greg Pittam
1. Sarah Barber
2. Nicky Russell
3. Fi Spotswood
4. Karen Hathaway
RIDE IT! SERIES
The Ride It! Series organised by cycle retailer Evans continues this weekend in Cliddesden, Hampshire.
An off-road ride will take place tomorrow, with 15, 25 and 30 mile rides on offer.
Sunday?s road ride will also offer a variety of different routes to suit experience, with 15, 30, 50 and 70-mile rides available.
On-line pre-entries are now closed, although entries will still be accepted on the day.
See www.evanscycles.com/ride-it/cliddesden for more details.
CALSHOT WINTER LEAGUE
The Calshot Winter Track League starts this weekend on Sunday. The league provides racing to suit all abilities, with senior, youth, veterans, junior and women?s leagues on offer.
Memberships of the league costs £15 for seniors and £8 for youths.
Call 02392642226 for more details. Warm clothing is advised.
November: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
December: 7, 14
January: 4, 11, 18, 25