Memorable cycling moments of 2016
2016 is over, and what a year it was for a cycling fan! Let’s look back one last time and check out the most memorable moments HERE.
Sir Bradley Wiggins has confirmed his retirement on his Instagram account. It was rumoured Wiggo would end his career since his win at the Ghent Six Day with Mark Cavendish. However, he declined to comment till this post.
Wiggins ends his career as one of the best cyclists ever with the 2012 Tour de France win, five Olympic gold medals, and numerous world titles.
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Ferdinand Kübler dies aged 97
The oldest living Tour de France winner has sadly passed away. He died in a hospital in Zurich on December 29. Ferdinand won the 1950 Tour, beating Gino Bartali for the title.
RIP Ferdy Kübler National…. what a legend and big inspiration with 97years swiss power pic.twitter.com/JSVKsoNvFN
— Fabian Cancellara (@f_cancellara) December 30, 2016
“He softly fell asleep with a smile on his face. And shortly beforehand, he had told me that I’m the greatest woman in the world,” said Ferdinand’s wife Christina.
“I became a champion because I was poor. I struggled to eat, to have a better life. I won the Tour de France because I dreamed, because I knew that afterwards I would never be poor again,” Ferdinand told L’Equipe in 2013.
Frenchman Roger Walkowiak now takes over the title of the oldest living winner of the Tour de France.