Australia Gets Gold With Anna Meares

Anna Meares broke all records when she won the keirin and got the 11th title. Australia made a mark in the Paris cycling as they ended really high up with Annette Edmondson winning a second gold medal. Australia got total of 11 medals: 4 gold, 4 silvers and 3 bronze. the total medal count is 4 more than any other country. Only France, who was the host nation, got 5 golds.

With Meares winning the keirin, she is now the owner of more rainbow jerseys than any other female cyclist in the history of track cycling. Up to Sunday, she was on the same level as Felicia Ballanger of France. Felicia had won the 500m time trial race and the sprint in 5 world championships consecutively since 1995.

Meares cried while standing at the podium and she later told the AAP that those were tears of disbelief. She said that she had a dream even before the Paris worlds had been announced that she would get to meet Felicia Ballanger and also win the 11th title. All of these came true for the Australian cyclist.

King Feared Career Termination Post Training Crash

Brit Olympic track champ Dani King feared her career was over following her traumatic crash during training earlier this month. The leading rider, who triumphed with gold medal at 2012 London Olympics, suffered collapsed lung & 8 broken ribs as she succumbed to a serious crash during her usual training at South Wales.

The famous 24-year-old cyclist was kept at ICU for a couple of days followed by hospital care for 10 long days.

“There were zillion things running in my head – it seemed that I would not ever be able to ride again”, stated the rider who is now safely back home and undergoing recovery.

New Book by Thor Hushovd

Thor Hushovd has retired from the world of cycling but he is launching his book soon. His autobiography is hailed as a controversial version. The book is labelled as Thor that is expected to be sensational and bring an insight into the sport of cycling. The book deals with the abuse of drug usage and corruption of political life. The wrecking image of the governing body of cycling is thrown open in the book.

It is revealed in the book that he visited Lance Armstrong in 2011 and it was revealed that he had taken drugs. He states it vehemently that he exploited the nature of the sports body. It was unexpected of him to say that and to hear it. He wanted to show him that he was wrong but he could not do it. Hushovd himself states that he thought about the usage of drugs when he was paralysed and he believed that the International Cycling Union had hidden the drug tests of various riders which were positive.

The entire system was corrupt that is what he believed in. He states that it would be a shame if the Union had to accept and tell the whole world that Lance was on the wrong foot. Hence in order to protect the world of cycling the association kept quiet. His professional career lasted for 15 long years but was not without any ups and downs. In fact he had to go through a lot of injuries as well. He did not take part in the final race which took place in 2014. In 2010 he had won the Road World Championship. Individual stages have also been won by him of the Tour de France. He has numerous achievements under his belt which will be remembered by the cyclists.