Recent Road Cycling News
Some North Americans will never truly understand the devastation and hardships that take place in African nations such as Rwanda. Hollywood tries to depict the sad reality of the issues sweeping the African continent, but rarely is the full effect of troubling problems ever shown. Canadian Clara Hughes has taken notice and pledged to do something about it. The Oakley Olympic cyclist, speed skater and now humanitarian has teamed up with Oakley Canada in pledging to donate the entirety of her retainer payment as well as any Olympic victory bonuses received in 2012 to the Right To Play charity, aimed at aiding the Rwandan people.
Team GreenEDGE is officially on the map. Oakley Cyclist Simon Gerrans powered the Australian cycling team to its most prominent victory by claiming the 2012 Santos Tour Down Under in his phenomenal debut.
World Road Race Champion and Tour de France green jersey winner, Mark Cavendish won the 2011 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award by a landslide with nearly 50% of the 342,147 votes cast.