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]
The History Of Mountain Biking
There is a lot of history and information out there in regards to the history and origins of mountain biking, with some being recognized and some that depends on who has the best firm of public relations.
Some say that mountain biking began with t ..... [read more]
Mountain Biking Terms You Need to Know
There's a lot of terminology to learn if you're a mountain biking enthusiast. These enthusiasts have a language all their own, what with "face plants, boing-boing, drillium and wild pig."
However, there is also biking terminology that stays the s ..... [read more]
Snowboarding Wax: What Should Be Done!
Have you ever been cruising your way down a mountain just enjoying the ride, the scenery and everything else, when suddenly along comes a nasty wide open expanse of flat. Do you ever wonder why it is that there always seems to be a whole load of peop ..... [read more]
Why Try Rock Climbing?
These days, the popularity of many extreme sports has actually resulted in them not being so extreme. This is definitely not the case when it comes to rock climbing.
Life is a beautiful thing. If you want to get out into the great outdoors, there ..... [read more]
Building a half pipe for snowboarding
Perhaps one of the most exhilarating things to snowboard on is a half pipe. A half pipe is a combination of gracefully arcs and glorious straight stretches that allow you to perform skateboarding tricks with your snowboard. The only other thing that ..... [read more]
Things To Know About Your Mountain Bike Parts
You are a biking champ - ruler of the vast mountain trails. But your fame will become dull if you don't understand the various parts of your mean machine. So to become a complete champ it is necessary to enhance your knowledge about different mountai ..... [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]
Taking the extreme approach to Israel
[Skydiving, Other Extreme Sports]
Want to mountain-bike through the Negev at moonlight? Rappel down Black Canyon? Spelunk in Mount Sedom? Name the extreme sport and Israel has it.
You are probably familiar with the image of the brawny Israeli ex-soldier fearlessly charging up the ..... [read more]
A Sky Dive Jump From The Middle Ages To Mid Air
Believe it or not. skydiving has been around for hundreds of years. Some historians even trace the first parachutes back to China in the 1100s. That's a long distance. in years and miles. away from skydiving San Diego. But if you are in the southern ..... [read more]
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