Australia’s Deakin University Elite Women’s Road Race will be a part of the UCI Women’s WorldTour from 2020, biking’s governing body found out on Thursday, with the winners set to obtain equal prize cash to the guys for the first time ever.
Tracing the picturesque shoreline of the Australian nation of Victoria, the women’s occasion will open the World Tour, beginning on February 1, sooner or later before the men’s event.
The race is the first inside the Southern Hemisphere to be blanketed inside the Women’s World Tour and offers precise challenges for riders, inclusive of temperatures of as much as 35 degrees Celsius and coastal crosswinds.
Local bicycle owner Shannon Malseed said that triumphing the race calls for “a flexible rider who can warfare via the crosswinds, get over the punchy climbs and either time trial to the finish solo, or win from a choose bunch.”
Acting Victoria fundamental activities minister Marlene Kairouz defined it as an exquisite time for Australia’s lady sports activities stars.
“Women’s sport is honestly booming in Australia. Women are kicking goals on each area and we sit up for seeing our first-class cyclists out on the road.”
After starting off in Australia, the 2020 UCI Women’s WorldTour will culminate in China with the Tour of Guangxi, which starts offevolved on October 20.No one can or should take away the merit the ATP World Tour No. 7 Nikolay Davydenko had in capturing the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals trophy at The O2 in south-east London.
Davydenko defeated no less than Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 6-4, the slayer of Roger Federer and Robin Soderling.
“I was [looking at the trophy], until 2008, [there are] so many names there, like Djokovic, Federer, everyone, [Pete] Sampras,” said Davydenko, who was contesting his fifth straight year-end championship. “In 2009, [it says] Davydenko forever on this trophy. I think it’s amazing. [In the] history of the [Finals], for my name to be there is something amazing for me.”
Davidenko had a great run and deserved to win, but del Potro was running on empty and the kick from the young horse from the pampas was not there. Therefore the saying applies; ‘Easy to Beat a Dead Horse!’
Nevertheless, del Potro unlike Roger Federer ( Tennis – The Dark Side of Federer? ) showed great sportsmanship right at the end of the match, by sincerely congratulating his opponent at the net and with his words to Davidenko in front of the crowd.
“This tournament has a great champion, like Nikolay,” said del Potro, a winner of three tour-level titles this season. “He worked hard to beat every player here this week. So maybe I have to improve a little bit the little things. But he played much better than me, and that’s it. He played unbelievable tennis. He beat me in a good way.”
This gestures are the ones of a true champion and show that del Potro is a young man that is about substance, not just an image others created. Hope del Potro will stay like this through his tennis carrier.
As for Davidenko, he has had the opportunity to beat Federer clearly in at least 4 occasions all of them in Grand-Slams but, incompetent coaching cost him those missed opportunities and possibly 4 Grand Slam titles.
In this occasion, the problem with the double faults, weak second serves and mental melt downs in important points were solved (?) and he won. In spite of the press derogatory attitude towards Davidenko, I think he his a great player and a champion.