Cycling Clubs – Cycling Fan http://www.cyclingfan.org/ Mon, 01 Aug 2022 16:24:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 http://www.cyclingfan.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/default1-150x150.png Cycling Clubs – Cycling Fan http://www.cyclingfan.org/ 32 32 How Abu Dhabi became the hottest cycling city in the world http://www.cyclingfan.org/how-abu-dhabi-became-the-hottest-cycling-city-in-the-world/ Mon, 01 Aug 2022 16:24:18 +0000 http://www.cyclingfan.org/how-abu-dhabi-became-the-hottest-cycling-city-in-the-world/ Editor’s note – This CNN Travel series is, or was, sponsored by the country it features. CNN retains full editorial control over the topic, reporting, and frequency of articles and videos under the sponsorship, in accordance with our policy. Abu Dhabi (CNN) — Cycling holidays usually conjure up images of pedaling through the French countryside, […]]]>
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Abu Dhabi (CNN) — Cycling holidays usually conjure up images of pedaling through the French countryside, a baguette strapped to the handlebars, or perhaps a breezy ride along the flat, bike-friendly paths that wind their way through cities like Copenhagen or Amsterdam. .

They don’t usually involve the Arabian Desert, where summer temperatures and intense midday sun can make it hot enough to blast bike tires.

But that could soon change.

A two-wheeled revolution is beginning to gather pace in Abu Dhabi, with huge investment propelling residents and visitors into the saddle for cycling experiences like nowhere else on Earth.

Last year it was named by sport cycling’s governing body, the Union Cycliste Internationale, or UCI, as an official “Bike City” – the first in the Middle East and Asia to win the accolade. These scorching temperatures mean it could literally be the hottest cycling city in the world.

At first glance, Abu Dhabi’s cycling credentials aren’t immediately obvious. Built from oil wealth, the capital of the United Arab Emirates and the surrounding terrain are the domain of automobiles. Gasoline prices are cheap, roads are wide, speed limits – outside urban areas – are very fast.

Take a closer look and that’s another story. In recent years, miles of dedicated cycle lanes have sprung up along new highways as the emirate has gradually established itself as the gateway to the UAE for cycling, introducing international racing and encouraging local talent.

Along the way, he has cooked up some exhilarating cycling experiences which, added to the extensive list of other Abu Dhabi attractions, could be a major draw for cycling fanatics and anyone looking to try something very different. .

Unsociable schedules

Ricky Bautista, far right, and a team from Dubai’s Beyond the Bike bike shop on the Al Hudayriyat cycle path.

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Participating, however, can involve some unsociable hours. In winter, milder climates are great for riding all day, but from May to September, with temperatures sometimes peaking around 48°C (118°F), the best time to ride is before sunrise or after sunset of the sun.

That’s why pals Andy Coleman and Dan Baltrusaitis can be found shortly after 6 a.m. on a Saturday morning pulling on their cycling shoes in a parking lot on Al Hudayriyat, an island south of the city that’s home to beach resorts and a nice build for that purpose. bike path.

“Why I do it, I don’t know,” laughs Coleman as the pair roll onto the slick asphalt to start their session.

Despite the early hour, they are not alone. Dozens of other cyclists fly around the network of circuits, which range from three to 10 kilometers and include an exhilarating track on the water. It’s mostly flat, but fierce headwinds ashore can add to the challenge.

“It’s been a great experience,” says Ricky Bautista, a member of a gang of uniformed riders who have been lapping together since the first light of day. The Bautista team work out of a bike shop in Dubai and have ventured over the border to try Al Hudayriyat’s free facilities.

“I’m a beginner, but all my colleagues are cyclists and they said ‘try it and you’ll have fun’,” he says. “It’s really difficult today because of the wind, but then you change direction and you feel like you’re flying and it’s more pleasant.”

Many other clubs are also chasing others on the circuit. Men and women of all ages can be seen walking past the distant skyline of skyscrapers in the city’s financial district. Some arrive by car and others leave from home. There is also a bike-bus.

For visitors, there’s a rental shop – Yas Mena Cycles – which opens early to rent a fleet of road bikes for less than $20 an hour. A nearby branch of the Emirates Wolfi’s chain offers more upscale rentals, as well as selling bikes up to $16,000 and up. The store is also a sanctuary dedicated to the successes of UAE-owned Italian bicycle manufacturer Colnago, with modern and vintage Tour de France machines on display.

Healthy lifestyle

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The Abu Dhabi Cycling Club coordinates cycling-related activities in Abu Dhabi.

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Also nearby is the swanky new pavilion of the Abu Dhabi Cycling Club, a free organization that coordinates public and sporting cycling events in the emirate and works with the government to grow activity, encourage participation and direct investment.

Established in 2017, the ADCC says around 1.7 billion dirhams ($460 million) has been invested in cycling with 445 kilometers (277 miles) of cycle path under construction. On the way, a new covered velodrome and a cycle path that will connect Abu Dhabi to Dubai.

The aim is to encourage as many people as possible to adopt cycling as part of a healthy lifestyle, but also to attract visitors. “One of the main goals is to attract more tourists to come for a cycling holiday in Abu Dhabi,” ADCC executive director Al Nukhaira Allkhyeli told CNN.

An avid cyclist himself, Allkhyeli often trains around one of the biggest highlights of Abu Dhabi’s cycling scene – the Yas Marina Circuit. The loop of the racecourse which hosts Formula 1 events is regularly open to the public for evening or morning cycling.

Visitors can sign up for a free session on the track, complete with helmet and a range of well-used road and hybrid bikes at no cost (swisher steeds are available for hire from a branch of Wolfi’s next door). There are changing rooms but no showers.

Even for non-F1 fans, tackling the Marina Circuit is a delight, with gigantic grandstands looming up either side of the seven-kilometre loop, plus the occasional superyacht moored overlooking the track. The roar of the absent crowds still resounds in the room.

Novice riders will be torn between the need for speed or selfies as they race around the tarmac (avoiding accidental pit lane turns).

Surreal and Satisfying

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The Al Hudayriyat track includes a section on the water.

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There are calmer – and indeed more extreme – cycling experiences to be had in Abu Dhabi.

For those who don’t like to sweat, there are gentle bike rides along the seafront corniche or inland on the palm-sheltered paths of Al Ain Oasis. , in Abu Dhabi’s second city. Anyone lucky enough to stay at the luxurious Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort in the Empty Quarter can try their hand at fat tire biking through the sand dunes.

Die-hard cyclists will want to head to Jebel Hafit, Abu Dhabi’s only true mountain, where a brutal switchback to nowhere offers sweeping views of the emirate and the chance to turn your legs into jelly.

Another desert highlight is the Al Wathba Bike Path, a slick, purpose-built bike path in the middle of nowhere that offers perhaps one of Abu Dhabi’s most surreal and satisfying biking adventures. .

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Cycling on the Yas Marina F1 circuit is a pleasure.

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About an hour’s drive from the town centre, the entrance to the track is in a small group of buildings including a shower and toilet block, a small supermarket and a bike shop which hires out bikes by the hour tired but usable carbon race bikes.

It’s a regular racing venue in the cooler months, but in the summer the track comes alive as the sun dips below the horizon. Solar-powered streetlights dimly illuminate loops of up to 30 kilometers that stretch into the desert night.

Driving it solo is an exciting if slightly unnerving experience. It’s quiet out there among the dunes and, despite small puddles of electric light, very dark.

There’s nothing stopping you from blasting at top speed except for the occasional soft sand drift on the track. Here and there, a blown light bulb creates a mini-breakdown that riders will need to keep their composure to traverse without slamming on the brakes.

Horse riding all year round

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The UCI has awarded Abu Dhabi Bike City status.

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Cycling headlong into the inky unknown of a hot desert night might seem like a fitting metaphor for Abu Dhabi’s costly pursuit of a sport seemingly at odds with its climate.

But according to Isabella Burczak, head of advocacy and development at the UCI, the emirate is on the path to success, having demonstrated commitment and strong political will behind its vision to encourage and develop cycling for leisure, transportation and sports.

Its Bike City status, she says, should help it continue to achieve these goals and share its knowledge and skills with a network of 20 other Bike Cities, from Bergen in Norway to Wollongong in Australia.

And – if cyclists adapt by riding sooner or later, and arrangements are made like employers providing showers for sweaty commuters – that heat won’t hurt.

“In any case, hot weather, cold weather, I think solutions can be found so that people can still enjoy cycling for whatever reason,” she told CNN.

And can it really compete with classic cycling destinations like France, Italy, Denmark and the Netherlands?

Thanks to that relentless desert sun, it already is, says Aditya Bhiwandkar, cycling enthusiast and sales assistant at Wolfi’s.

“In Europe there is snow and rain,” he says. “But in Abu Dhabi you can really ride 365 days a year.”

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Team behind the team: meet the staff at Sarina Wiegman’s English backroom | Women’s Euro 2022 http://www.cyclingfan.org/team-behind-the-team-meet-the-staff-at-sarina-wiegmans-english-backroom-womens-euro-2022/ Sat, 30 Jul 2022 20:26:00 +0000 http://www.cyclingfan.org/team-behind-the-team-meet-the-staff-at-sarina-wiegmans-english-backroom-womens-euro-2022/ Arjan Veurink (assistant coach) Veurink was brought in to be Sarina Wiegman’s assistant with the Netherlands women’s team after battling in the league with her while managing women’s teams FC Twente and ADO Den Haag respectively. Wiegman won the league in 2012 and the Dutch Cup in 2012 and 2013 before joining the national team […]]]>

Arjan Veurink (assistant coach)

Veurink was brought in to be Sarina Wiegman’s assistant with the Netherlands women’s team after battling in the league with her while managing women’s teams FC Twente and ADO Den Haag respectively. Wiegman won the league in 2012 and the Dutch Cup in 2012 and 2013 before joining the national team in 2014 as an assistant. Veurink beat Wiegman to the title in 2013 and retained it for the next three seasons, also winning the Cup in 2015. They forged a formidable partnership, guiding the Netherlands to a first European Championship trophy in 2017 at home and towards the 2019 World Cup Final.

Arjan Veurink (left) and Geraint Twose, Sarina Wiegman’s assistant coaches, lay down for a training session. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA

Germanyaint Twose (assistant coach)

Spent 17 years with Cardiff City, much of it as assistant academy manager. He was recruited by the FA in 2013 and has since been an educator of youth coaches, supporting clubs. Twose also spent eight months as England men’s under-15 head coach and has been in the senior women’s squad for over five years, including at Euros 2017 and the 2019 World Cup. Supported Team GB during the Tokyo Olympics.

Darren Ward (goalkeepercoach)

The former Wales international worked for Sheffield United before taking over last year. At United he coached Dean Henderson and is credited with helping him secure an England call-up. Henderson told the Sheffield Star that Ward – who made most of his appearances for Notts County and Nottingham Forest – was “the best goalkeeper coach I have ever worked with”.

England goalkeeping coach Darren Ward with Mary Earps during training.
England goalkeeping coach Darren Ward with Mary Earps during training. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA

Ritan Mehta (Lead Women’s Performance Physician and Team Physician)

Worked in football for 14 years, starting at Barnet as club doctor and head of medical services in 2008. Mehta has since worked for the FA as a roving team doctor for the men’s and women’s development teams, as a club doctor at Watford and is currently also a club doctor at Reading. He has worked with the senior women’s team since 2014 and is a sports and exercise medicine consultant at Fortius Clinic and Centennial Medical Care.

Martin Evans (Head of Physical Performance Pathway)

Worked in rugby and cycling before joining the FA in 2017. Early in his career he worked in strength and conditioning with Cardiff Blues Academy and Glamorgan Wanderers. Evans spent six months with the Welsh Rugby Union working with the Under-20 side and three years working for Sport Wales. Between 2011 and 2017 he was a strength and conditioning coach with British Cycling.

Kate Hays (Head of Performance Psychology)

The sports psychologist has been working for more than 20 years in various sports. She was with British Diving for 11 years and worked with Harlequins Rugby Club from 2011 to 2014. Hays was Head of Performance Psychology for Sport981, which provides performance training services for athletes, clubs and other organisations, and worked for the English Institute of Sport for over seven years before joining the FA in 2021.

Sarina Wiegman applauds the England players as well as members of her team behind the scenes, including Dr Kate Hays (third from left)
Sarina Wiegman and her behind-the-scenes team, including Dr Kate Hays (third from left), applaud the England players. Photography: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Anja van Ginhoven (General Manager)

A player in the Netherlands before starting to work in communication. She was media manager for the Netherlands Football Association for two years from 1998 and joined as media manager for the women’s national team in 2018, working sandwiched across multiple locations including Dutch broadcaster NOS. and Discovery. Last year, she partnered with Wiegman again, taking on the role of general manager at the head coach’s request.

Kay Cossington (Women’s Technical Lead)

Worked in women’s football for the FA for over 17 years. Cossington was manager of West Ham’s women’s team from 1999 to 2005, then spent around four years as technical director with Millwall Lionesses. She managed the UK Universities and College Sport GB team and is a mentor coach and consultant for Fifa and UEFA respectively. She has coached various women’s national youth teams and has been with the FA for almost 15 years, taking over as women’s technical role in 2017.

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VinFast IRONMAN World Championship 2023 http://www.cyclingfan.org/vinfast-ironman-world-championship-2023/ Thu, 28 Jul 2022 16:22:24 +0000 http://www.cyclingfan.org/vinfast-ironman-world-championship-2023/ July 28, 2022 — With dedicated race days for women and men, qualifying opportunities increase at events around the world — — 17 IRONMAN triathlons around the world will be designated as Women For Tri events, providing more than 1,200 additional qualifying spots for the 2023 VinFast IRONMAN World Championship, as IRONMAN seeks to further […]]]>
July 28, 2022

— With dedicated race days for women and men, qualifying opportunities increase at events around the world — — 17 IRONMAN triathlons around the world will be designated as Women For Tri events, providing more than 1,200 additional qualifying spots for the 2023 VinFast IRONMAN World Championship, as IRONMAN seeks to further develop and celebrate women’s participation —

TAMPA, Florida. (July 28, 2022)/ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE / – IRONMAN, in conjunction with local and state officials in Hawai`i, today announced that the VinFast IRONMAN 2023® The World Championship Triathlon will continue with a two-day format in Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i, October 12-14. This year, for the first time in the over 40-year history of triathlon’s premier event, the 2022 VinFast IRONMAN World Championship will take place over two days in Kona, Hawai`i, October 6-8. With the two-day format set to continue into 2023, IRONMAN will have a dedicated race day for the women’s field on Thursday and the men’s field on Saturday, allowing for full focus and coverage on each race and its competitors as well as the island of Hawaii. like never before.

“Hawai`i County and IRONMAN have a long history of working closely together to ensure this global event is conducted safely and with respect for the needs of athletes, county residents and visitors from around the world” , said the mayor of Hawai`i County. , Mitch Roth. “With the 2022 VinFast IRONMAN World Championship taking place over two days in October, Hawaii County is thrilled to welcome these champions back to Kailua-Kona and Kohala, and looks forward to another epic VinFast World Championship. IRONMAN in 2023. The partnership with IRONMAN has stood the test of time and we are grateful and humbled that the culture here has fueled the culture of IRONMAN, reflecting the aloha spirit and theme of Holomua – to go from the front – for the 2023 IRONMAN season.

“We are grateful to our partners in Hawai`i and Kailua-Kona, for their support for more than 40 years of this local event which captured the imagination of the world and grew into a flagship event in the sport of triathlon,” Andrew said. Messick, President and CEO of the IRONMAN Group. “We look forward to an incredible two-day event in 2022, and the opportunity in 2023 to further advance what a two-day format can look like with a focused women’s race day and a men’s race day.”

Dedicated women’s and men’s race days will also now bring more qualifying opportunities, including expanded slot allocations at regional championships as well as increased opportunities for women at 17 IRONMAN triathlons around the world, designated as Women For Tri.® events. These events will include: 2022 Little Debbie IRONMAN Chattanooga presented by McKee A Family Bakery, IRONMAN Arizona and GWM IRONMAN Western Australia, and 2023 IRONMAN New Zealand, IRONMAN African Championship – South Africa, Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Texas, IRONMAN European Championship – Hamburg, IRONMAN Championship Cairns Airport Asia-Pacific – Cairns, IRONMAN Coeur d’Alene, IRONMAN France, IRONMAN UK, IRONMAN Vitoria-Gasteiz, ViewSport IRONMAN Lake Placid, IRONMAN Kalmar, IRONMAN Ireland, Subaru IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant and IRONMAN Copenhagen.

These designated Women For Tri events will aim to further increase participation and celebrate women in sport while creating over 1,200 additional opportunities to qualify for the sport’s biggest stage – the VinFast IRONMAN World Championship. These designated events were determined based on a number of factors including time of year, regional racing schedules, as well as their propensity to increase female participation based on relatively higher levels of female participation or areas where further growth opportunities exist.

A complete list of qualifying events and slot allocation for the 2023 VinFast IRONMAN World Championship can be found at www.ironman.com/im-world-championship-2023-slot.

While the number of athletes participating in IRONMAN events each year has increased significantly over the past 20 years, the number of athletes able to qualify for the IRONMAN World Championship has remained relatively stable. With a two-day format, the top age groups deserving of a chance to compete on the world stage will now have additional opportunities to qualify. Even with an increase in slots, however, it is expected that less than 6% of annual IRONMAN participants worldwide will ultimately make it to the VinFast IRONMAN World Championship. As one of the most sought-after experiences in all grassroots sports, those who made it to the IRONMAN World Championship continue to be part of the global elite, which equates to approximately 0.00006% of the population. world.

“Creating a two-day race has been transformative for our IRONMAN® 70.3® World Championship, allowing for deeper and bigger fields with men and women racing on different days, and ultimately delivering benefits for all with cleaner racing and targeted coverage and attention to every race,” said Messick continued. “We are excited to implement these principles in the IRONMAN World Championship with two days of racing in Hawai`i.”

In 2017, IRONMAN held a two-day IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship for the first time with women racing one day and the majority of men racing the other, and has seen a correlated growth in female participation in IRONMAN 70.3 events since therefore, both globally and regionally. where the world championship was held. After the pandemic impacted the 2021 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship, resulting in a one-day event, the two-day format returns in 2022 and will continue into 2023.

Like the 2023 VinFast IRONMAN World Championship, the 2023 VinFast IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship taking place in Lahti, Finland will also see dedicated race days for women and men. Additionally, the 2023 VinFast IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship will include more female qualifying opportunities at 20 designated Women For Tri events around the world. A full list of qualifying events and slot allocation for the 2023 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship can be found at www.ironman.com/im703-world-championship-2023-slot-allocation.

“I am thrilled to hear that the VinFast IRONMAN World Championship will host a dedicated women’s race for the first time in 2023,” said IRONMAN Hall of Famer Julie Moss. “Women have a long history of stealing the show in Kona! A separate race day ensures professionals and women in the age group have their time to shine. These incredible athletes deserve the opportunity to show off their talents, separate and apart from the men. It is truly cause for celebration.

For more information on the 2022 and 2023 VinFast IRONMAN World Championship event, please visit www.ironman.com/im-world-championship. For more information on the 2023 VinFast IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship, please visit www.ironman.com/im703-world-championship.

For more information on Women For Tri® initiative, visit www.ironman.com/womenfortri, follow on Instagram @womenfortri or contact womenfortri@ironman.com.

To learn more about the IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 brands and event series, please visit www.ironman.com. Media can contact press@ironman.com.

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About Women For Tri

women for triathlon®, a program launched by IRONMAN and the IRONMAN Foundation in 2015, aims to increase the participation of women in long distance triathlon. The program aims to identify and reduce key barriers to entry and mobilize triathlon advocates to encourage and engage female athletes. Since its inception, over $300,000 in grants have been awarded to triathlon clubs supporting female participation initiatives. Women For Tri embodies the heart and soul of what makes the sport so rewarding: testing your abilities, overcoming challenges and realizing the full depth of your potential in the most widely recognized test of endurance – the long distance triathlon. Learn more at www.womenfortri.com and join the Women For Tri online community at www.facebook.com/WomenForTri.

About the IRONMAN World Championship

Since its inception in 1978 on the island of O`ahu, the IRONMAN World Championship has etched its name in history with stellar performances, inspiring participants and emotional memories. In 1981 the race moved from the tranquil shores of Waikīkī to the arid lava fields of Kona on the island of Hawai`i where it continues to be held to this day. The race now sees over 2,500 athletes embark on a 140.6-mile journey that presents the ultimate test of body, mind and spirit to claim the IRONMAN World Championship title. The world’s most iconic one-day sporting event is the culmination of 40 IRONMAN World Events with more than 94,000 athletes from around the world vying for one of the most coveted qualifying spots. The 2021 edition of the event was held in St. George, Utah in May 2022, becoming the first venue to host the event outside of Hawaii since its origins in 1978. After a two-year hiatus from Hawaii due to COVID, the race returns to Kona and is first held as a two-day event in October for the 2022 edition of the IRONMAN World Championship. 2023 will see the event continue with the two-day format but with a race day dedicated to women and a race day dedicated to men. For more information, visit www.ironman.com/im-world-championship.

About the IRONMAN Group

The IRONMAN Group operates a global portfolio of events that includes IRONMAN®Triathlon series, the IRONMAN®70.3® Triathlon series, the IRONMAN®Virtual Racing™ (VR™) Series, 5150™ Triathlon Series, Rock ‘n’ Roll®Running Series, The Rock ‘n’ Roll Virtual Running™ Series, IRONKIDS®World Triathlon Championship Series, premier racing events including the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon™ and City2Surf®UTMB®World Series events including Tarawera Ultra and Ultra-Trail Australia™, Epic Series™ mountain bike races including the Absa Cape Epic®road cycling events including the Haute Route®, and other multi-sport races. The IRONMAN Group is the largest mass sports operator in the world, bringing the benefits of endurance sports to more than one million participants each year through the company’s extensive offerings. Since the creation of the iconic IRONMAN®brand and its first event in 1978, athletes proved that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE®crossing finish lines around the world. Starting out as a single race, the IRONMAN group has grown into a global sensation with hundreds of events in over 55 countries. The IRONMAN group is owned by Advance, a private family business. For more information, visit www.ironman.com/about-ironman-group.

About Advance

Advance is a privately owned, family-owned company that owns and invests in companies in media, entertainment, technology, communications, education and other promising growth sectors. Our mission is to build the value of our companies over the long term by promoting growth and innovation. Advance’s portfolio includes Condé Nast, Advance Local, Stage Entertainment, The IRONMAN Group, American City Business Journals, Leaders Group, Turnitin, 1010data and Pop. Together, these operating companies employ more than 17,000 people in 29 countries. Advance is also a major shareholder in Charter Communications, Discovery and Reddit. For more information, visit www.advance.com.

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Hilton opens Hilton Mallorca Galatzo, an elegant hilltop oasis in the beautiful Balearic Islands http://www.cyclingfan.org/hilton-opens-hilton-mallorca-galatzo-an-elegant-hilltop-oasis-in-the-beautiful-balearic-islands/ Tue, 26 Jul 2022 13:03:16 +0000 http://www.cyclingfan.org/hilton-opens-hilton-mallorca-galatzo-an-elegant-hilltop-oasis-in-the-beautiful-balearic-islands/ Tropical gardens, locally inspired restaurants and private balconies overlooking the Mediterranean provide secluded exclusivity under Hilton’s flagship brand. Hilton (NYSE: HLT) has opened the doors of the Hilton Mallorca Galatzo, located on the coast of the beautiful Spanish island of Mallorca with panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea and the alluring Mount Galatzo. Picturesque paths […]]]>

Tropical gardens, locally inspired restaurants and private balconies overlooking the Mediterranean provide secluded exclusivity under Hilton’s flagship brand.

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) has opened the doors of the Hilton Mallorca Galatzo, located on the coast of the beautiful Spanish island of Mallorca with panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea and the alluring Mount Galatzo. Picturesque paths meander through 50,000 square meters of tropical gardens, linking traditional Mallorcan round towers, four diverse bars and restaurants, and plenty of leisure facilities that make this a destination in its own right. With a fusion of island architecture and contemporary design, each of the 208 rooms has a private balcony to enjoy the fresh sea air and take advantage of the Balearic climate. The resort will also soon be home to Cotton Club Mallorca, Cotton Lifestyle’s latest destination after its famous Cotton Beach Club Ibiza and Cotton Club Zakynthos.

Prime location for exploration

Just 20 minutes from the airport, the Hilton Mallorca Galatzo is perfectly located to jump right into vacation fun – with plenty to discover nearby. A short walk from the island’s capital, Palma, guests looking to explore can enjoy culture, upscale shopping, and historic sites, including Santa de Maria Cathedral. Meanwhile, nature lovers can escape to nearby unspoiled beaches, the quaint quaint villages of Costa de la Calma and Paguera, or hike Galatzo Mountain.

Locally inspired design, sunbeams and sea views

Set in a serene setting between the coast and the mountains, the Hilton Mallorca Galatzo combines traditional Majorcan architecture with contemporary design. Local pottery, wickerwork and art meet buildings inspired by Mallorca’s traditional rounded mill towers and nearby historic fishing hamlets. Families have the ability to easily book and instantly confirm connecting rooms with Confirmed Connecting Rooms by Hilton, giving parents and groups peace of mind knowing everyone will be together. Enjoy a slow-paced day and relax by one of the hotel’s two swimming pools or kick things up a notch with endless activities on offer, including tennis, water sports and cycling.

Mouth-watering Mallorcan cuisine

Tantalize your taste buds in one of four dining rooms, serving the best of Mediterranean cuisine, with gourmet dishes inspired by the island’s historic fishing villages and local flavors. Start the day with breakfast and stunning sunrise views from Cocinethen head to Alma Restaurant & Bar for lunch or dinner to experience the locally inspired cuisine of celebrity chef Eduardo Gandia, while enjoying lively entertainment. Here you can indulge in local delicacies such as Mallorcan squid “a la brut”, or sip a Mediterranean herbal digestive cocktail with Gin Mare, olive tonic, an infusion of heirloom rosemary and thyme to finish. Those who catch the rays of the sun by the pool can enjoy Paradise Pool & Bar, where an extensive wine and cocktail offering includes a Majorcan White Prensal from the KM.1 range of ecological wines, and cocktails are made with local spirits and seasonal fruits. The accompanying menu of casual bites includes the delicious Santa Pinza, a crispy pizza-style dish with Stracciatella cheese, smoked salmon and capers.

Cotton Club Majorca

Cotton Lifestyle’s latest destination, Cotton Club Mallorca, will host 180 guests in an elegant restaurant and bar with a terrace of 70 sun loungers around a large first-class swimming pool. It will be designed and managed to the standards of its clubs in Ibiza and Zakynthos, where the brand’s success is closely tied to its ability to create relaxed luxury living with stunning style and to deliver exceptional service, excellent cooking, wine, and music.

Activities for all ages

Adventurers will feel right at home at the Hilton Mallorca Galatzo, as the property offers a range of sports and activities. From five clay tennis courts to a fully equipped gym, sauna and steam room plus a spa with a bespoke wellness program, guests will feel rejuvenated in no time. A kids’ club is also on offer for younger travelers – guaranteed to keep kids entertained for hours, giving parents the chance to explore the resort. For those wishing to venture further afield, the resort’s team members are on hand to help organize the perfect personalized guest adventure in the Balearic Islands.

Meet and Celebrate in Paradise

Beautiful meeting and event spaces provide idyllic venues for celebrations or bespoke corporate events with eight meeting rooms, a grand ballroom and a private terrace. Expert event planners, bespoke catering and stunning sea views make this an ideal location for getting married, hosting a conference or organizing off-site work. With a plethora of activities in and around the resort, the resort offers the ultimate “bleisure” destination and hotel is set to host this year’s World Travel Awards in October, the awards body’s first ceremony in the Balearic Islands.

Hilton Mallorca Galatzo is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest loyalty program for Hilton’s 18 distinct hotel brands. Members who book direct have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose almost any combination of points and cash to book a stay, an exclusive member discount, login Free standard Wi-Fi and the Hilton Honors mobile app.

Hotel website

Hilton Majorca Galatzo
Ctra. Andratx, km. 20
Costa de la Calma, 07160
Spain

+34 971 68 96 00

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Tour de France Women: Lizzie Holden says race revival will witness eight days of ‘aggressive racing’ | Cycling News http://www.cyclingfan.org/tour-de-france-women-lizzie-holden-says-race-revival-will-witness-eight-days-of-aggressive-racing-cycling-news/ Sun, 24 Jul 2022 20:15:05 +0000 http://www.cyclingfan.org/tour-de-france-women-lizzie-holden-says-race-revival-will-witness-eight-days-of-aggressive-racing-cycling-news/ Holden thinks eight days of racing is long enough and good viewing for fans amid talk of whether to match the men’s schedule – “I hear most men say three weeks is incredibly long”; The British cyclist wants to focus on growing the sport and believes a new event will come to the right place […]]]>

Holden thinks eight days of racing is long enough and good viewing for fans amid talk of whether to match the men’s schedule – “I hear most men say three weeks is incredibly long”; The British cyclist wants to focus on growing the sport and believes a new event will come to the right place

Last update: 24/07/22 11:11

Lizzie Holden will participate this year in the Tour de France Women, which returns after more than 30 years of absence

British cyclist Lizzie Holden said the return of the Tour de France Women would show how shorter stages can produce more “exciting” and “aggressive” races and questioned the value of races that span weeks.

It has been more than 30 years since the last official women’s Tour de France was organized by the Tour organisers. As other races have been launched during this period, excitement is building ahead of Sunday’s opening stage on the streets of Paris for the all-new race following the conclusion of the men’s Tour.

It’s a historic moment that Holden, born and bred on the Isle of Man, is eager to be a part of – even if the brutal eight-day race stretching some 1,029km across France with gravel sections and back-to-back mountain stages will push the field of 24 world-class teams to the limits.

British team Le Col Wahoo will aim for glory in the Women's Tour de France

British team Le Col Wahoo will aim for glory in the Women’s Tour de France

The women’s version may have 13 fewer stages than the men’s race, which was first held in 1903, but Holden believes the talks are over whether the women’s race should mimic the same format and course three weeks that men must turn to science.

“Some women would like to run for three weeks, but for me personally eight days is still a lot,” said Holden, who is part of the six-woman British team Le Col Wahoo. Sky Sports News.

“If you ask the men, they would also say eight days is enough. I hear most of them say that three weeks (for the Tour de France) is incredibly long.

“At the end of the day, there is science to consider. I am not a scientist, but you must understand that there are factors that limit us as women. This is not an opinion – it is science.

“I think eight days will be enough. I think women’s cycling is very exciting to watch because it’s mostly shorter stages, it allows us to be more aggressive throughout the race and to attack.”

In fact, having grown up on the Isle of Man and the daughter of former pro Rob Holden, the 24-year-old couldn’t quite imagine the day she could ride at the pinnacle of professional cycling.

During her school days, she was often asked if she would ever take part in the Tour de France – only for reality to hit home.

“I grew up watching the Tour on TV. It was on from start to finish and then I would watch the highlights in the evening. It was non-stop,” she said.

“When I was younger I didn’t think ‘oh, these are just men’s races’. I always loved cycling and when people asked me at school ‘are you going to do the Tour de France,” I always said, “well, that’s actually not possible.” Now we have an event, so that’s a big change.”

In recent years, La Course, launched in 2014, has seen runners compete in the one-day race on the Champs-Elysées before the final stage of the men’s race.

Lizzie Holden (far right) with her Col Wahoo teammates

Lizzie Holden (far right) with her Col Wahoo teammates

“These races felt different,” said Holden, who has earned five top-10 finishes on the World Tour calendar this year. “They were at the start of the Men’s Tour, so it’s good that you had the vibe, but you always felt like a bit of a sideshow. No one knew what it was or what was going on. The Women’s Tour has been very well publicized, every time I watch the Tour now it comes across as an advertisement. I think it’s going to be really big.

There are challenges that come with life on the road. The periods of isolation, the difficulty sleeping, the passages from hotel bed to hotel bed, the endless bowls of pasta. Holden says she can no longer travel without her earplugs, eye mask and other household comforts such as her own pillow.

His family won’t be able to cheer him on in France, but they can’t wait to meet them in Birmingham for the Commonwealth Games after the Tour concludes.

“There will be no downtime after the Tour as I head straight to Birmingham. But I am lucky to be at another great event.

“I will probably catch up with Mark Cavendish there. When I started racing at the age of 12, I went with my father to the local clubs and was constantly surrounded by professional cyclists like Mark and Pete Kennaugh. It was so exciting to see them and ride with them. It’s helped me a lot in my career.

There may be no respite in Holden’s schedule right now, but she wouldn’t have it any other way. If it grows the sport she loves and inspires the next generation, it was worth it.

That’s the main focus for the Manx rider, who doesn’t think talk of the prize money disparity – which currently sees this year’s male winner earning £430,000 to the female champion’s £41,746 – should be a priority. absolute.

“With the whole Tour on TV every day, I hope the fan base will grow and more people will be interested in the sport. This is the most important thing for women’s cycling at the moment.

“People keep asking about the prize money and all but that’s not the most important factor, we still need the following and once that grows more sponsors will want be involved and the sport in general will grow.”

The Tour de Femmes starts this Sunday July 24 at 12:30 p.m. with an 82km stage from the Eiffel Tower to the Champs-Elysées

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a city turned towards the sea and conquering the heart of the world http://www.cyclingfan.org/a-city-turned-towards-the-sea-and-conquering-the-heart-of-the-world/ Fri, 22 Jul 2022 09:10:37 +0000 http://www.cyclingfan.org/a-city-turned-towards-the-sea-and-conquering-the-heart-of-the-world/ ​ Unforgettable moments From the dramatic staging in the Catalan capital to the geopolitical backdrop, the Games of the XXV Olympiad were a landmark event, and the unity displayed was particularly poignant for the Olympic Movement. After the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, the […]]]>

Unforgettable moments

From the dramatic staging in the Catalan capital to the geopolitical backdrop, the Games of the XXV Olympiad were a landmark event, and the unity displayed was particularly poignant for the Olympic Movement.

After the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, the Games were boycott-free for the first time since 1972.

Germany sent a single delegation team, while Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania competed as independent National Olympic Committees (NOCs). Twelve former Soviet republics took part in the opening ceremony as a unified team, under the Olympic flag.

Parade of athletes, Germany (GER) CIO / Jean-Jacques STRAHM

After the breakup of Yugoslavia in 1992, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina competed as new NOCs, while athletes from Serbia, Montenegro and Moldova competed as independent Olympic participants under the Olympic flag and using the Olympic anthem.

In an act of solidarity with the host of the Olympic Winter Games Sarajevo 1984, the city of Barcelona, ​​its citizens and the Barcelona 1992 Organizing Committee provided humanitarian aid to the people of Sarajevo, hard hit by war Yugoslavia in progress.

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After finally ending apartheid, South Africa was welcomed back into the Olympic fold, having last competed in 1960. The Games were attended by Nelson Mandela – President of the African National Congress ( ANC) at the time, leader of the anti-apartheid movement and a strong supporter of sport as a tool to contribute to a peaceful world.

The opening ceremony of the Barcelona Olympics has been hailed as one of the most magnificent in sports memory. Dancers performing the traditional Catalan circular dance Sardana, forming the Olympic rings, and José Carreras and Montserrat Caballé singing Freddie Mercury’s ‘Barcelona’ anthem, to the dramatic lighting of the Olympic flame with an arrow shot above the Leading the crowd, the ceremony reflected the rich spirit and startling transformation of the host city.

Unforgettable sporting moments include 32-year-old Linford Christie’s victory in the 100 meters, Belarus’ Vitaly Scherbo collecting six gold medals in gymnastics and 13-year-old Fu Mingxia’s high dive winning the gold for China with Gaudí’s Sagrada Família basilica in the Context. The Games were also the first to include an American Olympic basketball team with active NBA stars: the “Dream Team”, which included Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Charles Barkley.

United States basketball team members Michael Jordan (middle) Scottie Pippen (left) and Clide Drexler (right) 1992 Getty Images – United States basketball team members Michael Jordan (middle) Scottie Pippen (left) and Clide Drexler (right)

During that time, the host nation won 22 medals, 13 of them gold, affirming a sporting confidence that has since grown, notably in football, tennis and cycling.

The Games were preceded by a four-year “Cultural Olympiad” – which revitalized the arts landscape – and sports programs which continue to inspire residents. The “Sport for All” program expanded opportunities for children and young people to play sports, while “Activate” did the same for the over 40s. Other major programs focused on social integration, schools and opening Games venues to children during the summer holidays.

A city transformed

The 15 purpose-built venues are still in use today, as are 94% of all permanent venues used for the Games. These have been developed alongside other new and refurbished amenities in line with a visionary urban master plan, which has seen the town open up to the sea and the surrounding region transformed. Described as “new, progressive and successful”, the “Barcelona model” has been studied ever since – it even earned the city an unprecedented award from the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Overlooking from Montjoic: Port, World Trade Center and Ronda litoral. Getty Images / Xavi GOMEZ – Overlooking Montjoic: Port, World Trade Center and Ronda litoral.

“For me, a citizen of Barcelona, ​​it was very clear that there was Barcelona before the Games and Barcelona after the Games,” said Pere Miró, former director of NOC relations and Olympic Solidarity at the International Olympic Committee. (IOC), who worked closely on the organization of Barcelona 1992. “It was a completely transformed city, in a positive way. For me, it was an excellent example of what the Games can do for the transformation and evolution of a city and a region, and for the benefit of urban and social development.

One of the best-known developments is the Port Olimpic marina, a former industrial area whose regeneration involved the decontamination of seawater and the creation of beaches, leisure areas and a marina. pleasure.

Located between the beaches of Somorrostro and Nova Icària, Port Olimpic is today known to locals and tourists alike for its water sports and its wide range of shops, restaurants and clubs.

Tourists visit Parc Guell by Antoni Gaudi.  Tourism is one of the main contributors to the well-being of the Spanish economy. Getty Images – Tourists visit Antoni Gaudi’s Parc Guell

Similarly, the development of the nearby Olympic Village has led to the redevelopment of the dilapidated district of Poblenou, further opening up the seafront and regenerating 40 km of coastline.

Outside of Barcelona, ​​a medieval town in the Spanish Pyrenees has been chosen for the whitewater center at Segre Olympic Park. Canoeing is now complemented by other activities, such as rafting and mountain biking, making La Seu d’Urgell a tourist destination all year round.

There have been other reinventions, such as the Estació del Nord station, abandoned for 20 years. Redeveloped for the Games with its magnificent Art Nouveau iron and glass façade intact, the resort was home to table tennis and has since been transformed into a state-of-the-art municipal sports facility.

Return on investment

The construction of architecturally striking sites and city-wide renovation have been complemented by transport improvements – the expansion of the airport, a new ring road system and rail investments, including a new high-speed rail network. In total, around 95% of the city’s budget has been invested in transport links and infrastructure.

Lukas Pollert of Czechoslovakia maneuvers through a gate during the Canoe C-1 Whitewater Slalom competition at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics 1992Getty Pictures

The organizers’ €900 million investment generated a direct boost of €7 billion for the region and wider economic benefits exceeding €18.6 billion, according to an independent estimate.

Since the Games, Barcelona has gained international recognition for its insightful approach to urban management, as well as Olympic legacy planning.

“The Games also created an intangible legacy: the feeling that all of society was working together for a common goal, in a common effort towards something positive for the city and the country,” added Miró. “It’s something that brought people together. We were very proud of it. This intangible legacy of the Games was very important.

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The whiteness of the England women’s team prevents too many girls from dreaming | England women’s football team http://www.cyclingfan.org/the-whiteness-of-the-england-womens-team-prevents-too-many-girls-from-dreaming-england-womens-football-team/ Mon, 18 Jul 2022 20:00:00 +0000 http://www.cyclingfan.org/the-whiteness-of-the-england-womens-team-prevents-too-many-girls-from-dreaming-england-womens-football-team/ Football is about creating dreams, but even the most ambitious and imaginative young players need some initial inspiration. Before they can start envisioning being part of a trophy-winning team or start dreaming of scoring goals galore, budding Lionesses need role models they can relate to. This is one of the many reasons why diversity is […]]]>

Football is about creating dreams, but even the most ambitious and imaginative young players need some initial inspiration.

Before they can start envisioning being part of a trophy-winning team or start dreaming of scoring goals galore, budding Lionesses need role models they can relate to.

This is one of the many reasons why diversity is so important and why it is legitimate to question the whiteness of the England squad. This should not be taken as a criticism of a very good team or a very good manager in Sarina Wiegman, but as an acknowledgment of the importance of visibility.

Young girls who don’t see anyone who looks like them are running out of heroines to emulate – and that matters.

Like England, France have reached the quarter-finals of Euro 2022 but unlike the Lionesses, their 23-woman squad has 15 black or brown players. On the other hand, the Lionesses have only three black players: Jess Carter, Nikita Parris and Demi Stokes, the only Carter having, so far, had playing time.

There is clearly a problem – but it has nothing to do with Wiegman’s squad sheets for Euro 2022 and everything to do with the pathways leading players to the England squad.

The English Girl Scouting system lacks sufficient bodies on the ground, the necessary resources and the imagination to look in the right places. Why aren’t chief scouts asking organizations like the Football Beyond Borders charity to help them identify talented young players from unconventional backgrounds?

Demography also comes into play. Some areas – the northeast for example – are much whiter than others. Even so, scouts don’t seem to identify promising young black players in much more diverse regions. Aren’t they looking in the right places? Does laziness or groupthink cause them to search in similar places? Or is it also partly about the creation of the WSL in 2010?

When I started playing, when women’s football was still amateur, the women’s teams of London, Arsenal, Chelsea, Charlton and Fulham were quite diverse.

Hope Powell, who is preparing England for Euro 2005 here, is the only non-white manager Anita Asante has worked with. Photography: Christopher Thomond/The Guardian

Perhaps strangely, that has changed since 2010. Most England internationals now represent professional and largely white WSL teams. It was something that really hit me when I joined newly promoted Aston Villa in 2020 and realized that with players like me, Jamaicans Shania Hayles and Elisha N’Dow, we were the most diverse team in the WSL.

Part of the problem stems from the fact that WSL teams have moved mainly to new leafy suburban or semi-rural training facilities away from cities in places like Surrey, Hertfordshire and Cheshire.

This is the norm for many male Premier League clubs from their parents who, perhaps rightly, believe that female teams should train in the same sort of places. What they may not have thought of is that there is a lot less money in women’s football and that many young black girls, who often live in inner cities, may have struggling to reach the training grounds outside the city.

While a top men’s club might arrange transport for a men’s academy player from school to training and then back home, that option certainly won’t be there for the girl whose parents don’t. are unable to transport it back and forth. Young Premier League players are sometimes put up with host families who can create the right home environment to maximize their talent but, again, that doesn’t happen to their WSL counterparts.

While no group is homogenous and it is wrong to buy into the conventional wisdom that all young black players are disadvantaged and live in inner cities – clearly a radical generalization – the suburbanization of football centers training obviously limited opportunities for black and white girls to work-class funds. As an added complication, some schools have been very slow to introduce football as an option for girls.

Another problem is the lack of black and brown faces among the coaches. I’ve played for quite a few clubs over the years but, apart from my former England manager Hope Powell, I’ve never worked with a non-white manager. This must change.

Anita Asante celebrates with Shania Hayles after scoring for Aston Villa at Brighton in November 2020.
Anita Asante celebrates with Shania Hayles after scoring for Aston Villa at Brighton in November 2020. Photo: Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images

Some young black players were probably put off by the events of 2017 when the FA finally apologized to Eni Aluko after his claims that former England manager Mark Sampson had made racist comments to him. When they saw that Eni wasn’t believed at first, they might have thought, “Why risk putting this on me?”

Then there is the lack of understanding of cultural barriers in some black, Asian and minority communities where there are often a lot of different pressures for girls to conform to gender norms. For example, when Sport England began encouraging members of the South East Asian community to take up cycling, it did not initially realize that in that culture cycling was synonymous with the poor and therefore , despised. Once officials explained why cycling in England is viewed very differently, a positive response followed.

In football too, coaches and administrators can sometimes be a bit lazy to understand cultural differences that would allow them to challenge perceptions and, at times, myths.

But visibility – or lack thereof – remains the biggest problem. I was doing expertise for the BBC last week when presenter Eilidh Barbour sparked a discussion about the lack of diversity in Lionesses.

Twitter’s backlash – with many users mistakenly assuming we were criticizing Wiegman’s England – suggested that too many people are denying our diversity problem.

They don’t realize that everyone should be able to dream.

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WNBA growth focused on digital and social, revamping live events http://www.cyclingfan.org/wnba-growth-focused-on-digital-and-social-revamping-live-events/ Wed, 13 Jul 2022 20:54:36 +0000 http://www.cyclingfan.org/wnba-growth-focused-on-digital-and-social-revamping-live-events/ WNBA Chief Strategy Officer Richard Barbier is all about collecting data to better assist players and improve fan experience. While speaking on day one of the Horizon Summit hosted by SportTechie, the San Francisco 49ers and the Sports Business Journal at Levi’s Stadium, Barbier shared some of the WNBA’s best strategies for laying the foundation […]]]>

WNBA Chief Strategy Officer Richard Barbier is all about collecting data to better assist players and improve fan experience. While speaking on day one of the Horizon Summit hosted by SportTechie, the San Francisco 49ers and the Sports Business Journal at Levi’s Stadium, Barbier shared some of the WNBA’s best strategies for laying the foundation for growth. sustained.

“At the end of 2019, we’ve seen three straight seasons where our attendance has dwindled,” Barbier said. “At the same time, the number of matches covered domestically was also on a downward trajectory. Basically, we saw fans leaving our arenas and we didn’t make it easy for them to find us at the broadcast. … We knew a challenge was on the horizon.”

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Barbier explained that one of the first steps in the overall growth of the WNBA began with increasing its workforce in league offices.

“Our headcount has more than doubled in less than 12 months. We’re talking about creative leads, content leads, data analytics staff and, most notably, our first-ever WNBA commissioner, Cathy Engelbert.”

The growth of WNBA employees has coincided with more partnerships (Sylvain Labs, MIT, Deloitte Consulting) to help focus the league’s storytelling on players, the fan experience in the arena as well as improving the digital engagement.

For the pandemic-delayed 2020 season, the WNBA was one of the first leagues to return to play. “By the nature of being one of the first leagues to return to play in 2020, we have received tremendous support from several of our broadcast partners and approximately 33% of our regular season games have been broadcast on the networks. Disney and CBS,” Barbier said. “What that helped us achieve immediately was a 68% increase in average viewership for our regular season games.”

In 2021, the WNBA had its best regular season viewership on ESPN networks since 2009.

The growth in WNBA viewership is due, Barbier says, in part to the amplification of player voices regarding the political and social challenges facing the country.

“We didn’t know how it would play out, but ultimately our fans, our fans saw a level of authenticity among the WNBA that immediately struck a chord.”

Going forward, Barbier explained that the league’s continued growth will focus on “unique WNBA experiences,” such as revamping fan events like the WNBA All-Star Weekend Fan Festival, WNBA Draft and competition during the season, of the commissioner Cup.

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Cudjoe congratulates cyclists on Nations Cup success | World sports http://www.cyclingfan.org/cudjoe-congratulates-cyclists-on-nations-cup-success-world-sports/ Tue, 12 Jul 2022 00:45:00 +0000 http://www.cyclingfan.org/cudjoe-congratulates-cyclists-on-nations-cup-success-world-sports/ Sports and Community Development Minister Shamfa Cudjoe congratulated the TTO team on their success at the International Cycling Union (UCI) Tissot Nations Cup Track Race in Cali, Colombia over the weekend , during which she won three gold medals. Flying 200m world record holder Nicholas Paul emerged victorious in his first major competition since his […]]]>

Sports and Community Development Minister Shamfa Cudjoe congratulated the TTO team on their success at the International Cycling Union (UCI) Tissot Nations Cup Track Race in Cali, Colombia over the weekend , during which she won three gold medals.

Flying 200m world record holder Nicholas Paul emerged victorious in his first major competition since his collarbone injury, winning two gold medals in the men’s sprint and kierin events, while Akil Campbell won gold in the men’s elimination race.

Paul also finished fourth in the 1km time trial, just missing out on a podium spot.

A Department of Sport press release yesterday said Paul ‘showed sprint prowess as he won a double gold medal to secure a victory over Harrie Lavreysen, the current world and Olympic sprint champion’.

“We thank the team for their outstanding performance in the Nations Cup and for inspiring our youngsters and budding cyclists. We will continue to strongly support all of our athletes as they chase success and fly red, white and black on a global scale. Cujoe said.

She also acknowledged the contribution of all coaches, technical staff, cycling clubs and the cycling federation for their tireless efforts to advance cycling.

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UEFA and FIFA will try to block the European Super League in EU courts http://www.cyclingfan.org/uefa-and-fifa-will-try-to-block-the-european-super-league-in-eu-courts/ Sat, 09 Jul 2022 14:03:28 +0000 http://www.cyclingfan.org/uefa-and-fifa-will-try-to-block-the-european-super-league-in-eu-courts/ You viewed more than 50 articles in the last 12 months. Keep Olympic News Free Support insidethegames.biz for just £10 For nearly 15 years now, insidethegames.biz has been at the forefront of fearless reporting on what’s happening in the Olympic Movement. As the first website not to be placed behind a paywall, we have made […]]]>

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