What bikes are retired road pro Alberto Contador and Ivan Basso riding these days? Based on each of their Instagram feeds, the A on the headtube of the masked bike they have been leaking, and the teasingly named new @Abikesofficial company account… the two look set to debut an all-new A _ _ _ _ […]
James Hinchcliffe will pilot the No. 26 Gainbridge Honda for Andretti Autosport for the remainder of the 2020 season, following Zach Veach‘s departure from the team on Wednesday.
Hinchcliffe has already run three events with Andretti this season, piloting the No. 29 Genesys Honda for the season opening Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway, the GMR Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, and the Indianapolis 500.
The “Mayor of Hinchtown” also raced for Andretti from 2012 to 2014, and team owner Michael Andretti credits their relationship with the Canadian driver as the reason why he was chosen.
“It’s always unfortunate to have to change drivers this far into a season, but we have to look at finishing the year the best we can for the 26 team and start evaluating and looking at options for 2021,” Andretti said.
Does Rafael Nadal consider himself the favourite at this year’s Roland Garros? As a 12-time tournament champion, he has dominated the event like no other player in all Grand Slam history. On the other side of the ledger, he has played just one tournament since February and suffered a surprise quarter-final loss to Diego Schwartzman last week in Rome.
His great rival, Novak Djokovic, comes in with a 31-1 record on the season, and the confidence of having won a record-breaking 36th ATP Masters 1000 title in Rome. To win the trophy, Nadal may need to beat US Open champion Dominic Thiem in the semi-finals and Djokovic in the final. And the World No. 2 feels that conditions are not in his favour.
So maybe, just maybe, there is hope for others in the field.
“I always have been beatable on clay. [Novak] beat me a lot of times,” said … Read the rest
The Pokemon Company has released an official music video that oozes old-school Japanese vibes. The video stars the Pokemon Farfetch’d, Galarian Farfetch’d, and Sirfetch’d.
The video was released on the Japanese YouTube channel called Pokemon Kids TV and can I just say that it is a certified bop. You can give it a watch/listen down below. Now I suddenly want to add a Farfetch’d to my next Pokemon team. Who knows.
Did you enjoy the Pokemon music video? You know, this isn’t the first time that The Pokemon Company released a music video for a specific Pokemon.
I would like to introduce to you all to the wonderful masterpiece that is The Magikarp Song:
Ochain are on a mission to deliver a chainless ride feel to all full suspension mountain bike riders… with the chain on. Why? Because, the chain growth that occurs under compression and rebound causes pedal kickback. This is an undesirable feature of a vast majority of full suspension mountain bikes. So, how does their Ochain […]
Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN is looking to build on the team’s encouraging results from the past two races in Italy at this weekend’s Russian Grand Prix at the Sochi Autodrom.
Kimi Raikkonen picked up two points at the Tuscan Grand Prix, two weekends ago, it was the much needed boost the team needed after a tepid start to the 2020 season.
Kimi has not had much luck at Sochi in the past but the Finn is not going to let it get in the way of pushing forward for the second half of the season. He said: “I don’t have many good memories about racing in Sochi as for some reason it’s always been a fairly unlucky track for me. However, I am not someone who looks at past form too much: my focus is on having a good weekend and [to] get the most of what our … Read the rest
Thirty years ago, Andres Gomez lifted the Coupe des Mousquetaires at Roland Garros. On Thursday his son, Emilio Gomez, guaranteed that he will play in a Grand Slam main draw for the first time at the same venue.
The 28-year-old Gomez rallied past Kazakhstani Dmitry Popko 2-6, 6-4, 7-6(1). The Ecuadorian trailed 0-3, 30/40 in the deciding set and faced two match points while serving at 4-5, before recovering to triumph after two hours and 31 minutes.
“It was a roller-coaster of ups and downs… It was crazy,” Gomez said. “It was the first time I was in a situation like that, [with] that much nervousness during a match. It was really a big deal for me to get through it.”
This was Gomez’s eighth attempt to qualify for a Grand Slam. He had only previously reached the final round of qualifying once (2014 US Open). The 2019 Tallahassee ATP … Read the rest
Star Citizen developer Cloud Imperium Games released a new video focusing on upcoming content for the growing space simulator.
We get to see the cargo decks that will be added to space stations in alpha 3.11 which should come soon enough.
On top of that, we also take a look at more improvement and content to be released with the same patch, including the Mercury Star Runner (which will actually come a bit later in a 3.11X patch) and the Origin 100 series.
You can check the video out below.
n other Star Citizen news, the crowdfunding total is currently at $ 314,486,477 at the moment of this writing, well over $314 million.
The number of registered accounts is now well over 2.8 million (currently 2,825,128).
As usual, it’s known that not all of them are paying players. The number includes free accounts created for a variety of reasons, … Read the rest
When it comes to gravel and adventure riding, for Diamondback, look to the Haanjo. Launched in 2016 as a carbon adventure bike with bar end shifters and monster tires, the line has been continuously evolving. Now, Diamondback is offering the Haanjo in eight different configurations, with three carbon and five aluminum frames. Depending on your […]
After a race of mixed fortunes in the Tuscan Grand Prix at Mugello, McLaren F1 Team are aiming to score a good amount of points to extend their lead against the midfield in the constructors’ championship.
Piers Thynne– McLaren’s production director- says the team need to ‘focus hard on the task at hand and continue to work hard’ in order to finish high up the order in Sochi.
He also stated that this year’s new challenges concerning the balance of parts available had been made slightly trickier after Carlos Sainz crash at the restart last time out cost the team valuable resources, stating that the team ‘lost significant parts over the weekend at Mugello which need backfilling and preparing ahead of the flyaway to [Russia].’
However, Thynne did say the team are looking forward to Sochi, and that they have plans to ‘deploy some new … Read the rest