Things might be about to change though with Tour organisers Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) targeting the Chinese market in the ongoing globalisation of the fabled three-week event. Philippe Fournier de Lauriere, ASO's Asia and Oceania Development Manager, is the man tasked with promoting professional cycle racing in a nation whose only ever Tour de France entrant, Ji Cheng, finished last in 2014. This week ASO announced the first Tour de France China Criterium will take place in October with 60 of the world's top riders racing around a 3km closed road circuit in Shanghai.
The chest injury to UCLA cornerback Fabian Moreau appears to be more serious than originally thought. Moreau, who pulled out of pro day testing Tuesday after experiencing pain during the bench press, suffered a torn pectoral muscle and underwent surgery Wednesday to repair it, according to a report by Tony Pauline of the website DraftAnalyst.com. An NFL team executive subsequently confirmed the report for The Times. UCLA Coach Jim Mora originally described the injury as “minor and nothing to worry about.” Considered among the better prospects at his position, and a potential first-round pick, Moreau conceivably could slip a bit in the draft because of the injury. However, because the recovery
Team Sky have come under the microscope in recent months after a UK Anti-Doping investigation was launched into a package ordered by former team doctor Richard Freeman and delivered to Wiggins at the 2011 Criterium du Dauphine race. Wiggins, a five-time Olympic champion and the 2012 Tour de France winner, welcomed the investigation in an interview with Sky Sports' Soccer AM program. "It's the worst thing to be accused of as a man of my integrity given what I believe and what I've done to get to where I am today," said Wiggins, who retired from cycling in December.