Victoria Pendleton to take part in “Strictly Come Dancing”

The Olympic gold medalist cycling sensation Victoria Pendleton is all set to join the next season of “Strictly Come Dancing”. She is super excited about the event and will commence her rehearsals very soon. Soon after the revelation of the news the media jumped after her and she confirmed the news. She also states that she will be in a relaxed mood as nobody expects her to win the event.

Alberto Contador in Focus

Alberto Contador is one of the best known cyclists in the world. He is one of the only five riders ever to have won all three of the Grand Tours of road cycling. He is of Spanish origins. In 2007, he won the Tour de France, where he raced for the Discovery Channel team. Not only this, he is also touted to be in the same ranks as that of Lance Armstrong, cycling legend and world champion.

FOCUS ON SIR CHRIS HOY

Sir Chris Hoy is a Scottish and British track cyclist who represents two different countries in various championships. He represents Scotland at the Commonwealth Games and Great Britain at the Olympics and World Championships.

Tobacco tax pits Armstrong against Reynolds

Cancer survivor and cycling champion Lance Armstrong is placing $ 1.5 million after a ballot amount to contribute $ 1 a pile to cigarette tax California, even as tobacco manufacture companies has bear most of $ 40.7 million directed at stopping this.

Voters in 5th June presidential election will resolve whether to arouse tax to $1.87 pile and guide the extra revenue for cancer research as well as stop-smoking events. Extending the resistance are Altria Group as well as Reynolds American, the raise of RJ Reynolds Tobacco, the 2 top sellers in US.

FOCUS ON: ALESSANDRO PETACCHI

If you are interested in the thrilling sport of cycling on the road, Alessandro Petacchi must be a familiar name to you.

As an Italian road racing cyclist, this 38 year old rides professionally for Lampre-ISD. As a specialist sprinter, Alessandro Petacchi has won around 51 grand tour stages with significant wins in the Giro d'Italia in 2004, the thrilling Vuelta a España in 2005 and the prestigious Tour de France in 2010.