It’s been a good few years for Spanish sport with Spaniards ranking every bit as well in the MotoGP as they have in the football. Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo have now been joined by Marc Marquez in making up the top three of the 2013 world standings. Only Rossi and Stoner previously seemed capable of breaking the Spanish monopoly, but Stoner is now retired and Rossi is possibly past his best.
The recent Mugello meet saw Lorenzo creep towards the top of the table by defeating his nearest rival, Pedrosa. Pedrosa has fallen strangely short of winning the title in the past, and it may come down to a test of nerve for a rider who may feel like fortune is against him. Many would say that the smart betting money is on Lorenzo to retain the title with generous odds of around 7/5 as opposed to Pedrosa at around 13/10 (favourite with the bookies).
Bizarrely Pedrosa has broken a bone every season for the last six years whilst riding competitively, surely halting his progress. Facts like these also demonstrate that MotoGP is a supremely dangerous sport almost in the manner of boxing with some riders being more being more prone to severe injury.
The impressive Cal Crutchlow is a 150/1 outsider with some generous bookies for the 2013 title after finishing third in Mugello, but..... [read more]
Season champ Ryan Villopoto crashes early in Seattle
[April 23, 2012] [Motocross]
It was not the homecoming Ryan Villopoto was hoping to celebrate.
Villopoto, the 23-year-old reigning Supercross champion who grew up in Poulsbo, hobbled off the track with an apparent leg injury Saturday night after falling on the first lap of th ..... [read more]
Steve Peat Syndicate at Combe Sydenham, Halo BDS#1
[April 18, 2012] [Mountain Biking]
The SPS team is looking massive! They could start a football team with that many riders!
Following two days of training at UK Bike Park the SPS team compete at the first Halo British Downhill Series of the year under the wing of Steve Peat.
Hop ..... [read more]
Wakeboarding's elite kick off season in Orlando
[April 16, 2012] [Wakeboarding]
High-flying airs and technical rail maneuvers are on nonstop display at the 2012 season opener of the Nautique Wake Games held at the Orlando Watersports Complex in Orlando this weekend. The Games bring a global field of the world's most talented pro ..... [read more]
Canada’s BMX Team Aims for Second Olympic Spot
[April 13, 2012] [BMX]
Canadian BMX racer Tory Nyhaug is leading the Canadian entry for the second round of the UCI Supercross World Cup, in Randaberg, Norway. The event is critical for the Canadian team, who are aiming to move from ninth to eighth in the nations standing. ..... [read more]
Lorenzo halts Stoner surge in Qatar
[April 9, 2012] [Motor Racing]
Spain’s Jorge Lorenzo halted world champion Casey Stoner’s Grand Prix of Qatar surge when he clocked the fastest time in Friday’s second and final practice ahead of today’s floodlit season-opener.
The Yamaha rider, the world champion in 2010, had ..... [read more]
Østberg inherits first WRC victory
[April 4, 2012] [Motor Racing]
Mads Østberg and Jonas Andersson have inherited their first World Rally Championship (WRC) win at the Vodafone Rally de Portugal following the eleventh-hour exclusion of provisional rally victors, Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen.
Last weekend’s ..... [read more]
A Guide to Surfing Wet Suits
Surfing wetsuits are a breed unto themselves. To begin with, there are cool, surfer-dude designations used to describe the different styles of surfing wet suits.
The first is the spring suit which has short legs and short arms and is used to keep ..... [read more]
Skateboarding In The Park
Skateboard parks are cropping up everywhere in major metropolitan areas. Like the roller rinks of yesteryear, skateboard parks are the rage with kids these days. It provides children a supervised area in which to practice their skateboarding and even ..... [read more]
Which Snowboard ?
When buying snowboarding equipment the first item on most minds is the snowboard. So what are the basic 'need to knows' of the snowboard types?
Types of Snowboard:
There are three types of snowboard to consider: Freestyle, Freeride(all mountain) ..... [read more]
For the More Advanced ........ Extreme snowboarding is a type of free ride snowboarding that is conducted over rough terrain. It frequently encounters obstacles such as ravines, cliffs, rock gaps, deep snow and many other types of obstacles one would ..... [read more]
Winter jackets have changed a lot over the years as technology has improved. The best solution used to be those big, puffy, down filled jackets. While they where warm they really didn't stand up all that well to wear and tears, moisture or active mo ..... [read more]
Ski Resorts in Bulgaria
Modern Borovets is one of the larger and increasingly popular winter resorts in the Balkan region. and situated on scenic northern slopes of the Mousala Ridge in the east of the panoramic Rila Mountains. The resort lies huddled in thick pine forests ..... [read more]
History of Snowboarding
Snowboarding became popular only in the last 15 years. It was pioneered in the late 70's by a small group including Jake Burton Carpenter, Chuck Barfoot, and Tom Sims. Most of these pioneers now have their own snowboard companies, with Jake Burton's ..... [read more]
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