With the road racing season here in the US quickly approaching, and racing already underway in the Southern Hemisphere, Trek has pulled the annual wraps off their team’s bikes. Under the management of Luca Guercilena, Team RLT has gotten off to a good start with the general classification Teams award at the recent Tour Down Under.See more of the bikes after the break.There are a lot of familiar faces in team RLT’s ranks for 2013, as Andy Schleck, Frank Schleck, Fabian Cancellara, Adreas Kloden, Jens Voigt, Chris Horner, Ben King, and many more make up a solid squad.As the standard road bike for the team, Trek’s 7.9 Madone will help them cover the miles with a unique blend of performance road and aero road, rather than a dedicated aero bike like many manufacturers are trending towards. The Madones will be equipped with Dura Ace 9070 Di2 drivetrains, and Bontrager Aeolus D3 wheels. The bike is pictured with Bontrager tires, but the team will be racing on Schwalbe Ultremo HT tubular rubber.The Domane, aka the classics bike, will hopefully propel the likes of Cancellara to a victory after an unexpected crash last season in the Tour of Flanders left him with a shattered collarbone. The Domane still features Trek’s IsoSpeed decoupler, which should help to smooth out the cobbles the Spring classics are known for. More Dura Ace Di2 is found, though with classic road caliper brakes.Finally, when engaging in the race of truth (can you really say that anymore?), Trek’s team will be on the Speed Concept 9.9. Known for its Kammtail virtual foil design, the wind cheater has integrated brakes and a slick cockpit to shave every second possible.All of the racers will have full access to all of Bontrager’s DE wheels in 30, 50, 70, and 90mm depths. Supporting the rider’s backsides will be Bontrager’s Team Issue, Paradigm XXX, and RXL InForm saddles. Other parts found on team RLT’s bikes include Speedplay pedals, and SRM Powermeters.
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Somali military officers attend a training programme by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at their military base in Mogadishu, Somalia November 1, 2017. Picture taken November 1, 2017. REUTERS/Feisal Omar – RC13D84CADA0 Recruits belonging to Somalia’s Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Shabab militant group march during a parade at a military training base in Afgoye, Somalia, on February 17, 2011. FEISAL OMAR/REUTERSSomali National Army (SNA) on Saturday killed 37 Al-Shabaab extremists in a fierce fight in the outskirts of Hudur town in the southern region of Bakol, officials confirmed on Sunday.Odawa Yusuf Rage, commander of SNA told journalists that the clashes started after government forces got intelligence of the militants’ presence in the area and conducted operations.“Our forces inflicted severe casualties on the militants, killing 37 of them, including the militants’ leader in Hudur area,” Rage said, adding that the army also recovered weapons from the militants.Locals told Xinhua there was an intense fight in Abal village in the outskirts of Hudur town which caused casualties from the warring sides and the residents.On May 27, Somali forces backed by the Southwestern State army killed six Al-Shabaab extremists in another operation in Dinsor town in the southern region of Bay.Government forces have intensified operations against Al-Shabaab extremists in the southern regions, but the militants still hold swathes of rural areas in those regions conducting ambushes and planting land mines.Related Somali army kills six Al-Shabaab militants in southern region Somali army kills 142 Al-Shabaab militants during operation Somali army kills 12 Al-Shabaab militants
West Indies Under-19 all-rounder Bhaskar Yadram receives the Cricketer-of-the-Year trophy.WEST Indies Under-19 all-rounder Bhaskar Yadram and Vivian Albert took the lion’s share of awards when the Enterprise Busta Sports Club (EBSC) hosted its 2017 awards at a gala ceremony in the club’s auditorium last weekend.The 18-year-old Yadram, who represented West Indies in the ICC Youth World Cup in New Zealand this year, copped the Cricketer-of-the-Year award, along with three other trophies.Yadram was also rewarded for making the Guyana senior team and the West Indies Youth side. He was recognised for being one of the club’s centurions during the last season, and he also carted off the Most Improved Player accolade.Meanwhile, Albert also bagged four awards after an outstanding year with bat and ball. The talented cricketer got the most runs by an Enterprise batsman during the season, 637, and also captured the most wickets – 24.Albert recorded the highest individual score of the year, 150 not out, and was also recognised for being one of the centurions.Other centurions were Rajendra Chandrika, Kamesh Yadram and Ameir Habib. Siblings Pradesh Balkishun and Shelly Balkishun and Chandrika were also rewarded for making the national team.Bishram Samaroo copped two awards: one for the best bowling figures (4-14) and the best bowling average of 3.5- while Chandrika’s batting average of 112.3 was the highest for the club during the period under review.Off the field, there were persons who were hailed for their contributions to the successful and smooth operations of the club. Seemangal Yadram, V. Gobin and Khalel Mohamed were recognised under the category of Outstanding Helper, while curators Chatterpaul Singh and V. Gobin were given medals for their work in 2017.Club Secretary Chandrapaul Tickaram was also honoured by president Parmanand Dindyal for his dedicated and hard work during the past season.Additionally, the club presented trophies of appreciation to News Room Sport Editor/News Anchor Avenash Ramzan, Guyana Times/TVG Sport Editor John Ramsingh and Kaieteur News Sport Reporter Zaheer Mohamed for their coverage of the club’s activities during the past 12 months.During the formal proceedings, Dindyal and Tickaram told the gathering that the club had an outstanding year both on and off the field, hence the reason to show appreciation to those who made it possible.National Sports Commission Administrator Gervy Harry and East Coast Cricket committee executive Jitlall Jowahirlall were also present at the event and delivered remarks.
tense 1 Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Deployed in the left hand side of midfield, Iwobi was a surprise selection to say the least.After Mesut Ozil’s magnificent display against Bournemouth in midweek and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s exceptional scoring streak, Arsenal fans were somewhat angered the Nigeria international was named in the starting XI.But his direct style of running and defensive contributions at the other end of the pitch proved invaluable and he was a standout performer for the visitors.The winger has managed just 11 goals in his career thus far, but fans are convinced more will follow if he continues to perform as admirably as he does on Saturday. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury MOST READ IN FOOTBALL Iwobi had a great game at Wembley Iwobi’s having a really mature game— kung fu kwesi (@kingkwesi_) March 2, 2019 revealed huge blow gameday cracker Iwobi is absolutely roasting Trippier— EMEKA NWANI (@emeka_nwani) March 2, 2019 predicted The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Alex Iwobi has certainly divided the opinion of Arsenal fans since making his break into the first team in 2016.However, his performance against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley during the 1-1 draw on Saturday had plenty of supporters raving. whoops Iwobi is moving like a Nigerian Messi— 💉🦍❤️ (@siyat_99) March 2, 2019 Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update SORRY Kieran Trippier is going to have Alex Iwobi-fueled nightmares. Consistently beating him. #Arsenal— The Short Fuse (@TheShortFuse) March 2, 2019 Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Nah iwobi you’ve changed man I love it— Crooks 6ft7 (@6ft7Crooks) March 2, 2019 Iwobi should work hard he can be like Mbappé.— Amelia ba🤙🏾 (@Sharyfff) March 2, 2019 REPLY latest Iwobi’s confidence is a sight to behold. He’s about to add goals to his game I think. Definitely shooting more— Accounting 🔌 (@iii_am_mee) March 2, 2019 Arsenal took the lead through Aaron Ramsey’s cool finish, but harry Kane equalised from the spot in the second half after being fouled by Shkodran Mustafi.The Gunners had the chance to win the game in stoppage time, but Aubameyang saw his weak penalty saved by Hugo Lloris.Check out the best Tweets below! The defensive shift iwobi is putting in rn is crazy— ais the Great (@BabaOloriokoBB) March 2, 2019 I really like Iwobi and I’m glad he’s playing well – not sure why he gets so much stick from #afc fans— Dipak (@dipaksiyani) March 2, 2019 Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City