MURPHY RECEIVES 2017 NORTH WEST CYCLIST OF THE YEAR AWARD


David Murphy, 19, has a number of tall dreams, one of which is to be much more than just a member of the GB Tokyo 2020 Para Cycling squad.


A prospective Paralympian from Maghul and a member of the Mercury Cycling Club, Murphy believes he can go on to grab a medal in his specialty event – the 4K pursuit.

The former student of Maghull HS/ Southport College who went on to another arduous training session around Parbold and Rivington areas gave reasons for his optimism.

He said:

“When I first joined the British Para Cycling squad, in May 2016, there was a group of around 30. The coaches like to see improvement or else you are out, it’s tough and intense. These days there are only six riders left from that original group.”

He talked about his rival, the person that won the Rio Paralympic gold medal, someone whom he noted was 30 seconds faster than he was in the 4K pursuit. However, he believes the guy was more at an advantage because he was 11 years older, and has all the needed gear.

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Mark Cavendish Co-Develops Jawbreaker Sunglasses With Oakley


Cavendish is famous for clinical professionalism in regards to the selection of his riding equipments. He is known for cycling with non-sponsor equipment & switching in between Specialized S-Works footwear & long-discontinued Nike ones.

Thus, when somebody as choosy as Mark teams up with an elite designer brand such as Oakley, the outcome is sure to grab attention. The esteemed rider has reportedly co-developed the Jawbreaker sunglass with Oakley which is a far cry from the brands initial Eyeshade that was launched in 1980s.

The new Jawbreakers have been designed with Oakley’s signature plastic frame which is highly durable & impact-resistant lenses. The range of shades is engineered with Switchlock lens-altering technology that is akin to RadarLock & RacingJackets.

It would be more appropriate to term the Jawbreakers as ‘sport shield” rather than mere sunglasses given its huge structure. The Jawbreaker shades would feel large on the face but never obnoxious or heavy. It has got an excellent coverage which does not compromise ventilation. Thanks to hydrophobic coating from Oakley, the Jawbreaker shades never fog which would be great for riders racing at higher altitudes or during the cold months.

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Clasica de Almeria win for Cavendish


Mark Cavendish plunges into his 2015 victory. The season kicked off with a win which is great. He took the bunch sprint at the end which also marked his first win of the European tour. He won the Spanish race of 183.3 kilometres and he took a lead over Juan Jose Lobato and Mark Renshaw.

It is a signal that there is more to come from him and he has the spirits in him to make it work.

While giving an interview to the Cycling Weekly that he is motivated as before. For him 2014 was a challenging year. The season is going to run smooth for him in 2015 that is what is predicted by Manxman. His victory at the roads was heightened when he took stage wins of 25. His reign continued at the home tours. For him being part of Tour de France was an achievement in itself for him. His entire season was centred round Harrogate.

His shoulder got separated and surgery was required. Not much is left for him to achieve since he is getting older but all the acquisitions is worth his name in the sport of cycling. His focus is on the teams which are good at sprints. He keeps on motivating himself to perform at the highest level whenever he is down. Throngs of people come to watch the performance of the cyclists and that gives him a kick.

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Victory For Keisse and Cavendish In The Zurich Six Day Event


Earlier in the month of November, Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) had announced that he would not only participate in the Ghent Six Day event but also in the Zurich Six Day event. He had decided to be a part of both these events in order to prepare himself for the 2015 cycling season.

Mark Cavendish and his teammate- Iljo Keisse were not able to win Ghent Six Day which took place from the 18th to 23rd of November, 2014. Cavendish even felt sorry for not winning the track event with Keisse.

However, Keisse and Cavendish were able to perform exceptionally well in the Zurich Six Day event and were able to make up for the loss they had to face in the Ghent Six. Zurich Six took place from the 26th to 29th of November, 2014.

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Back on tracks – Mark Cavendish


Manx-man Mark Cavendish is preparing to ride at Rio 2016 Olympic Games in the omnium. He has had a very successful career with 25 stage wins individually in the Tour de France. Though Mark has never won an Olympic medal, he still has been a very promising sprinter in the history of racing. In 2008 he along with Sir Bradley Wiggins had won gold in World Madison but were in the ninth position when the event ended.

Mark had been a favorite two years back in the road race to win gold but then he ended up in the 29th position. The Great Britain team allowed a huge breakaway group to escape on the final lap.

The track for the Rio Games is not an ideal one for pure sprinters such as Mark himself. Bu he will have to get back to the tracks with full determination if he intends to win an Olympic medal. Mark is now considering the omnium to be a better option after the changes that have been made in the format. He still seems to have trouble in deciding if he will be playing in 2016 Rio games. He has reportedly said that he was focusing on making his presence and name in the Tour De France. He wanted to leave a marked impression with his return. He has also said that his appearance in Belgium for the event where the fans congregate in the track centre to drink and party had absolutely no connection with the games in Rio. He said that the return in the Ghent event was to boast about his fitness and to support his team.

Mark has said that he was excited to ride in one of the most iconic events of cycling. He was looking forward to a good comeback after having missed most of the events because of injury this season.