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SAGAN NEEDS NO CROWD FOR THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

The Slovakian seems to be relaxed about the world championship race.


A big part of every sport is the crowd; the fans and the spectators. If no one is around to see the world championship event, it may seem as though it has not really taken place.

For many athletes, having the fans around and cheering them on has helped to boost their morale and given them that surge of energy and the rush of adrenaline required to overcome whatever obstacles they may face. The World Championship taking place in Qatar hardly has that feel of competition, set to take place in downtown Doha, the event is bound to be characterized by the absence of spectators.

However, this is no cause for worry to defending champion Peter Sagan as he is unperturbed by the idea of racing without a crowd on an empty road in the main event. Sagan, who has become a sensation as every stroke of his pedal seem to have been made into a Gif or posted as a video on YouTube, is well aware that the world has shifted away from the importance of physical presence. He understands that his audience these days is found not on the road but somewhere else.

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Cookson Warns Of “Uncomfortable” Doping Report From UCI

UCI President Brian Cookson has warned about “uncomfortable” reading on doping report which is soon to be published by UCI. The report is scheduled to be published next week.

UCI had appointed an independent 3-men panel on doping investigation which includes interview session with once-legend-now-disgraced rider Lance Armstrong, whose doping confession in 2013 took the entire world by storm.

“When one opens up a can full of worms, there are warms galore”, Cookson stated while discussing about the soon-to-be published doping report by UCI’s independent investigation panel.

“The reading would be uncomfortable, a lot.  I feel that we all must prep up ourselves for it.”

The UCI head has confirmed that there won’t be same controversy regarding the report publication as was seen while changes were incorporated into FIFA’s account on World Cup football bidding – where independent investigator Garcia (Michael) resigned with the publication of FIFA’s report.