The 2013 Tour de France: The Biggest Race in Cycling


The 2013 Tour de France is just around the corner, and this guest post from Mark at Ladbrokes provides a first look at who’s favored to win the 100th edition of this grand tour.

The Tour de France: the biggest race in cycling

It’s one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the sporting calendar and attracts millions of viewers around the world. Where many other races fail to capture the public’s imagination, the Tour de France succeeds.

Last year, a dramatic race saw the charismatic Brit, Bradley Wiggins, secure the Yellow Jersey, but what does this year have in store?

Cancellara in check

In the run-up to cycling’s marquee event, one of the in-form riders is Fabian Cancellara who recently secured an impressive victory in the Paris-Roubaix Race, his third win of the race in a row. He’s likely to be one of the major threats to Wiggins’ crown, especially as he has had victories this season at the Tour of Flanders and the E3 Harelbeke.

The Swiss ace had mixed fortunes in 2012, with an injury to his right collarbone keeping him out of some of the biggest meetings of the year. He also left last year’s tour to support his wife at the birth of his child.

However, he’s begun 2013 with a bang, and with the Tour less than three months away, it seems that he’s coming into form at the right time.

A Successful Defense?

A lot of pressure rests on the shoulders of Bradley Wiggins. After a phenomenally successful 2012, a nation of keen cycling fans expects him to at least come close to repeating his heroics this year. Despite being in a good position to retain the Yellow Jersey, Wiggins has a packed schedule.

Recently, the 32-year-old had suggested that he might compete in the Vuelta a Espana. What that could mean is Wiggins may focus a lot of his attention on that particular race having already done it on the biggest stage of all. This race is in September so Wiggins may use the Tour de France as a spring-board to work on his form.

Many believe that Wiggins is in with a reasonable chance of winning the Tour for a second year running. He’s 14/1 with Ladbrokes, though the favourite is Alberto Contador, while Chris Froome is also ahead of him in the betting. Cancellara is currently a ranked outsider at the moment you may start to see this change.

Froome Could Win

Chris Froome rides for the same team as Wiggins and will be a contender too. In March Wiggins was accused of “hiding” in the tour of Oman by fellow rider Vincenzo Nibali. After losing time on the first day he resided to helping and supporting Froome.

So far this year Froome has won the Tour of Oman and Criterium International overall, both of which he took a stage win. He also finished second overall in the Tirreno Adriatico again winning one of the mountain stages of the tour.

Alberto Contador Favourite

Despite finishing behind Froome in the Tour of Oman and Tirreno-Adriatico Contador is the favourite for the Tour de France. He has won the tour twice, once in 2007 and once in 2009. He has also been at the centre of doping scandals both in 2006, when he and his team were associated with the Operacion Puerto doping case and again after the 2010 Tour de France when traces of clenbuterol were found in a urine sample that he gave.

Another tour on the cards

While male riders have the Tour de France to look forward to, what does the future hold for their female equivalents?

Leading rider Emma Pooley is the latest big name to suggest that women deserve their own Tour de France, not to mention a busier calendar.

A women’s race would make the whole event more inclusive and it would help to showcase the depth of talent in cycling as a whole. In the meantime, fans will have at least one race to look forward to this year, but if campaigners are successful, two could take place in 2014.

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  1. aesd124 on May 8, 2014 at 5:09 am

    Juventus ace Pogba: no regret to leave M.united
    Agen bola terpercaya reported, Paul Pogba has no regret to leave M.united to join Juventus as he saw his progress with the latter when Juventus has won another Scudetti.
    He said: “I’ve made a great decision coming here from Manchester United. I’m thankful to them every day because that’s where I gained the experience that prepared me for training with big players like Pirlo, Vidal, Marchisio and Buffon.” as reported by Agen bola terpercaya
    With Juventus player, Pogba would rather talk about Pirlo, one of the great players with a lot of experiences and he learns a lot from him. as reported by Agen bola terpercaya
    He added: “Being with Pirlo is just great – you learn every day with him and you just enjoy your football when you see him play. He’s been a top player for many years now and when you watch him you just want to be like him!”

  2. wasignton124 on May 8, 2014 at 5:06 am

    Juventus midfielder Vidal faced with knee surgery
    Agen bola terpercaya reported, Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal is having a problem concerning his knee surgery and thus will have the surgery. He might be absent for up to five weeks due to this surgery. However, it is expected that he will be able to play for Chile’s World Cup campaign.
    Dr. Giovanni Carcuro said: “The (recovery) period is the most important question and the one that worries us the most” as reported by Agen bola terpercaya
    He added: “Unfortunately, in these cases, it’s not something so definite. We can say that the player is by no means ruled out from the World Cup. But we don’t either have lots of time and giant and super-relaxed deadlines.” as reported by Agen bola terpercaya
    Vidal is known to be one of Chile’s top players and his presence is very important for the victory.

  3. quess124 on May 8, 2014 at 5:02 am

    Clippers Kalahkan Thunder di Gim Pertama
    Berita terbaru dan terkini bola Soccer dari Agen bola Indo11 – Guard Los Angeles Clippers Chris Paul tampil gemilang di gim pertama semifinal Wilayah Barat lawan Oklahoma City Thunder. Sumbangan 32 poin CP3 bikin Clippers menang 122-105.

    Pada gim yang dihelat di Chesapeake Energy Arena, Selasa (6/5/2014) pagi WIB, Clippers sudah memimpin sejak kuarter pertama dengan unggul 39-25.

    Di kuarter kedua Clippers masih memimpin dengan 30 poin berbanding 27 angka untuk tutup babak pertama dengan 69-52.

    Masuk di kuarter ketiga Clippers masih unggul dan Thunder baru bisa bangkit di kuarter terakhir, tapi tetap Clippers lah yang akhirnya menang 122-105.

    Chris Paul bikin delapan tembakan tiga angka dari total 32 poin, dua rebound, dan 10 assist yang dibuatnya di gim ini. Bagi Chris Paul ini adalah perolehan three point tertinggi dalam kariernya.

    Agen bola Indo11 Terpercaya – Ia ditopang rekannya Blake Griffin dengan 23 poin, Jamal Crafword dengan 17 poin, dan J.J Reddick dengan 12 poin. Gim kedua masih dihelat di kandang Thunder dua hari berselang.


  4. ry chard on April 24, 2014 at 3:16 am

    Steve Round dan Jimmy Lumsden Ikut Dipecat

    Berita terbaru dan terkini dari agen bola City Holiday – Menyusul diberhentikannya David Moyes sebagai manajer, Steve Round dan Jimmy Lumsden juga ikut didepak dari Manchester United.

    agen bola City Holiday Terpercaya – Keduanya adalah staf yang dibawa Moyes ketika dia ditunjuk menjadi manajer United pada musim panas tahun lalu.

    Sky Sports mengabarkan bahwa keduanya setuju untuk berpisah dengan United usai menerima beberapa kesepakatan.

    Moyes dipecat beberapa hari setelah United kalah 0-2 dari mantan klubnya, Everton.

    Musim ini, United sudah menelan 11 kekalahan dan Keluarga Glazer dikabarkan sudah tidak bisa bersabar lagi dengannya.

    Ryan Giggs pun ditunjuk sebagai manajer interim sampai United menunjuk manajer berikutnya.


  5. ravy sok on April 24, 2014 at 3:11 am

    Javi Martinez : Hati – hati Dengan Serangan Balik Madrid

    Berita terbaru dan terkini dari agen bola City Holiday – Javi Martinez menyadari bahwa Real Madrid punya sejumlah pemain yang punya kecepatan.

    agen bola City Holiday Terpercaya – Serangan balik Madrid pun disebut Martinez sebagai hal yang wajib diwaspadai oleh Bayern Munich.

    Karena itu, Martinez meminta timnya untuk lebih berhati-hati dalam menghadapi counter attack Madrid.

    “Kami harus mengendalikan serangan balik Madrid, mereka sangat cepat dalam serangan balik,” ujar Martinez di situs resmi UEFA.

    “Mereka punya beberapa pemain yang sangat cepat yang bisa dengan cepat bergerak ke depan dan mencetak gol, itulah yang harus kami waspadai,”

    “Tim Madrid yang ini lebih menyerang karena mereka punya pemain untuk melakukannya, jadi kami harus sangat berhati-hati,” lugasnya.


  6. chamroeunoscar on April 24, 2014 at 3:06 am

    Yaya Toure Sudah Bisa Merumput Pekan Ini

    Berita terbaru dan terkini dari agen bola City Holiday – Kabar baik untuk Manchester City terkait perkembangan kondisi Yaya Toure.

    agen bola City Holiday Terpercaya – Yaya Toure yang kian membaik dan disebut sudah siap bermain melawan Crystal Palace akhir pekan ini.

    Pemain internasional Pantai Gading itu diperkirakan sudah bisa main saat Citizens tandang ke Selhurst Park melawan Palace, Minggu 27 April besok.

    “Soal Yaya, saya pikir dia sudah bisa bermain lagi di laga selanjutnya (kontra Crystal Palace),” tutur manajer City Manuel Pellegrini seperti dilansir Soccernet.

    Yaya begitu penting perannya musim ini dengan menjadi topskorer tim di liga dengan 18 gol, hanya kalah dari Luis Suarez dan Daniel Sturridge yang total sudah bikin 50 gol untuk The Reds.


  7. Red July on April 10, 2014 at 4:00 am

    Ancelotti: El Real Tak Perlu Motivasi

    Berita terbaru dan terkini bola Soccer dari Agen bola Indo11 – Entrenador Real Madrid, Carlo Ancelotti merasa tiket semifinal sudah semakin dekat dengan skuadnya. Hal itu memang bukan tanpa dasar, pasalnya Madrid sendiri sudah memiliki keunggulan tiga gol.
    Don Carletto juga berujar bahwa para pemainnya tidak perlu diberikan motivasi lagi. Pelatih asal Italia itu juga mengklaim bahwa babak semifinal sudah semakin dekat.
    “Bermain di leg kedua perempatfinal dengan keunggulan yang kami miliki itu berarti saya tidak perlu memberikan motivasi kepada para pemain. Kami sangat dekat ke semifinal dan itulah motivasi terbaik. Mereka memiliki waktu 90 menit untuk mencetak empat gol dan kami memiliki waktu yang sama untuk mencetak satu gol. Kami tidak akan mengubah sistem,” ujar Ancelotti .
    “Kami hanya berpikir untuk kemenangan dan kami harus memainkan sepakbola terbaik kami dan mencoba permainan terbaik kami seperti di leg pertama. Permainan kami tetap menyerang dan bertahan bersama-sama,” tutup Ancelotti.

  8. Red July on April 10, 2014 at 3:55 am

    Dortmund Harus Fokus Di Pertahanan

    Berita terbaru dan terkini bola Soccer dari Agen bola Indo11 – Mantan pemain Internasional Jerman, Christoph Metzelder memperingati Borussia Dortmund untuk memperkuat pertahanan mereka dalam menghadapi Real Madrid di leg kedua babak perempatfinal Liga Champions.
    Pria yang saat ini berusia 33 tahun juga menambahkan, agar runner upLiga Champions musim lalu itu bisa menyerang lebih dulu. Menurutnya, jika Los Blancos yang menyerang lebih dulu, hal tersebut pasti akan menjatuhkan mental para pemain Die Borussen.
    “Saya rasa Dortmund akan melakukan segalanya yang mereka miliki dan para pemain juga akan mencoba untuk mengalahkan diri mereka sendiri. Dortmund mampu bertahan dengan sangat disiplin dan memaksa lawan mereka untuk membuat kesalahan,” papar mantan pemain Borussia Dortmund musim 2000-2007.
    “Laga ini akan sangat penting bagi mereka untuk menemukan keseimbangan dalam permainan. Meskipun Real Madrid akan menghukum mereka tanpa ampun. Jika Madrid mencetak gol lebih awal, semangat Dortmund akan jatuh,” tambahnya.

  9. Jonh World on April 10, 2014 at 3:48 am

    Cetak Empat Gol, Itu Sedikit Mustahil

    Berita terbaru dan terkini bola Soccer dari Agen bola Indo11 – Ada kabar suka cita tengah menghinggapi kubu Borussia Dortmund. Pasalnya, bomber andalan, Robert Lewandowski siap kembali merumput bersama Die Borussien.
    Lewandowski pun tetap optimistis bahwa skuadnya masih memiliki kesempatan. Namun, ketika disinggung perihal apakah dirinya bisa kembali mencetak empat gol, striker 25 tahun itu mengatakan itu sedikit gila.
    “Tapi kami masih memiliki kesempatan. Kami bermain di Dortmund dan kami bisa tampil berbahaya di sini. Kami ingin memberikan segalanya dan bermain untuk 90 menit,” tutur Lewandowski.
    “Saya sangat sedih karena saya tidak bisa bermain di Madrid. Saya melihat di leg pertama dari rumah dan lebih gugup daripada berada di lapangan. Itu sangat sulit bagi saya dan saya berharap saya tidak pernah melewatkan permainan seperti itu lagi,” tutup Lewandowski.

  10. Jonh World on April 10, 2014 at 3:41 am

    Stockdale: optimistic about his club’s survival

    Agen bola terpercaya reported, Goalkeeper David Stockdale believes Fulham have all the tools to ensure survival as they prepare for a crucial clash against Norwich City.
    He claimed a 2-1 win at Aston Villa last weekend. And a victory over Norwich on Saturday would cut the gap to safety down to just two points. Stockdale insists that Fulham have everything they need to avoid the drop. as reported by Agen bola terpercaya
    He said: “There’s some fight in that dressing room and we’ve believed all along. When things fall into place we might win these games comfortably but for now we’ve just got to keep playing.’’ as reported by Agen bola terpercaya
    He added: “The character is there. The players are there. The ability is there. We all know that, but we just need things to click into place for us. There are five more games now and we’re still five points adrift so we carry on. Nothing has changed really because we’ve won at Villa.’’

  11. Sen Blue on April 10, 2014 at 3:25 am

    Terry: Mourinho helps Chelsea to progress to the semi-final

    Agen bola terpercaya reported, John Terry appraised manager Jose Mourinho for helping the club to progress to the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday. It was Andre Schurrle and Demba Ba who help Chelsea win PSG 2-0.
    Chelsea captain said: ‘‘Mourinho’s tactical preparation was the catalyst behind the club’s successful night. We showed great character and a will to win. It was a big result. This competition means a lot to us. The manager has had a lot of success and so have we as a club.” as reported by Agen bola terpercaya
    Chelsea will contest their first Champions League semi-final since 2011-12, when they eventually went on to win their maiden European crown. as reported by Agen bola terpercaya
    Terry believes the club can repeat that feat this season. He added: When we got to the Champions League final and won it is the best feeling ever. We have big players and we gave a big performance. That’s what we live for.”

  12. Sen Blue on April 10, 2014 at 3:20 am

    Ramos: not happy with his team performance

    Agen bola terpercaya reported, Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos told his team to reflect on the efforts that almost cost them a spot in the UEFA Champions League semi-finals. Despite its 2-0 loss to Dortmund, Real can progress to the last four.
    But it could have been worse for Real after the Bundesliga outfit missed several chances to claim an even bigger win on the night. Ramos said he and his team-mates needed to think about their performance despite being delighted to be in the last four. as reported by Agen bola terpercaya
    He told reporters: “Obviously it was not a good first half for us. We’re delighted to have made the semi-finals, but we have to reflect on this performance. as reported by Agen bola terpercaya
    The first half wasn’t so good but we were better in the second. We’re not worried about who we play now. To win the Champions League you have to beat the best.”

  13. Sen Blue on April 10, 2014 at 3:11 am

    Sakho confident of winning Man City

    Agen bola terpercaya reported, Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho insisted his side can cope with Manchester City’s attack on Sunday. The game will be at Anfield. Brendan Rodgers’ leaders have scored 90 league goals, six more than City, with Chelsea (65) the next best.
    Sakho, 24, revealed his team was confident ahead of the competition against Man City. He said: “We’ve not stolen the position where we are today. We deserve to be where we are. We are confident about facing their strikers. City score a lot of goals but so do we.’’ as reported by Agen bola terpercaya
    Sakho said Sunday ‘could be the biggest match for Liverpool and praised Rodgers for all of his effort to help the team to arrive at this game. as reported by Agen bola terpercaya
    He added: “Rodgers manages to get the maximum out of every player. It’s hugely important and not every coach has that charisma. He must keep all the players interested and each time he calls up a player they respond with a performance.’’

  14. loy man on March 27, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    Atletico prepared for battle against Barca and Real, says Juanfran

    agen bola terpercaya reported – Atletico Madrid defender Juanfran says his side are well prepared for the climax to the season as they look to challenge for La Liga and the Champions League.

    The Rojiblancos currently sit top of the Spanish top flight – even on points with Real Madrid but with a better head-to-head record and one point ahead of Barcelona.

    They are also in contention for the Champions League, as they prepare to face Barca in the quarter-finals with the first leg next week at Camp Nou before the return tie at the Vicente Calderon.

    Juanfran is sure his team have the physical and mental strength to ensure they can cope with the intensity and difficulty of the run in to the end of the season.

    “We’ve prepared ourselves for this period, the best part of the season,” As reported by City holiday.

    “Our objective is to stay where we are, competing with the biggest and best teams. We’re prepared to continue.”

    “We’re very proud of the work we’ve done. Being leaders in the league makes us happy.”


  15. Dada vinada on March 27, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    Seedorf delighted by Balotelli ‘intensity’

    agen bola terpercaya reported – AC Milan coach Clarence Seedorf praised striker Mario Balotelli performance in the 2-0 victory over Fiorentina.

    A stunning free kick by Balotelli after Philippe Mexes’ opener secured the points for Milan, giving them their first win in their last six games in all competitions.

    The controversial Balotelli was never far from the action and while he was booked for the 10th time in Serie A this season in the first-half, he peppered the Fiorentina goal with several free kicks and was a constant nuisance to the hosts’ defence.

    “A centre-forward has to work going forward and back, so when his team goes too deep he needs to spread it wide to help the others come up,” As reported by City holiday.

    “I asked Mario for intensity and in that sense he had a great game in both phases.”

    “We already knew he had talent and could take free kicks like that, but I was most impressed by his consistency and intensity.”


  16. Ga lucita on March 27, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    Kompany warns Manchester City : Title is not won yet

    agen bola terpercaya reported – Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has warned his team-mates that they cannot afford to get carried away after beating Manchester United on Wednesday.

    Tuesday’s comfortable 3-0 victory at Old Trafford saw City close the gap on leaders Chelsea to three points, with Manuel Pellegrini’s men boasting two games in hand.

    However, Kompany insists that the battle for the title is far from over and that they must remain focused on the task in front of them.

    Pellegrini’s charges face Arsenal on Saturday and the Belgium defender expects another strong display to maintain their five-game unbeaten run in the league.

    “It’s just one little step [beating United],” As reported by City holiday.

    “The other teams are still very good.”

    “I mean, games have to be played. As long as we don’t have the points, I don’t consider ourselves there yet.”

    “With the game against Arsenal, obviously it’s good in a way because you don’t have to make a big effort to get the lads focused again.”


  17. worlda john on March 21, 2014 at 4:05 am

    Hernanes Memang Ingin Pergi

    Berita terbaru dan terkini Bola Soccer dari Agen Bola Indo11 –Roma – Presiden Lazio Claudio Lotito memutuskan untuk melepas Hernanes karena si pemain memang ingin meninggalkan klub. Dia juga mengatakan bahwa penjualan Hernanes menguntungkan Biancocelesti.

    Agen Bola Indo11 Terpercaya –Setelah tiga setengah tahun berseragam Lazio, Hernanes pergi dari klub ibukota Italia itu. Gelandang serang asal Brasil itu pindah ke Inter Milan dengan nilai transfer yang kabarnya mencapai 20 juta euro.

    “Si pemain ingin pergi. Apa yang bisa saya lakukan? Kami tak bisa mempertahankan seorang pemain yang tidak bahagia di sini sampai bulan Juni,” tutur Lotito.

    “Hernanes punya kesepakatan dengan Inter dan dia ingin pergi. Sikap saya dengan dia jelas. Saya bilang ke dia bahwa apabila dia ingin pergi, dia harus mengatakannya,” lanjutnya.



  18. thon mey on March 21, 2014 at 3:58 am

    City Akan Belajar dari Kesalahan

    Berita terbaru dan terkini Bola Soccer dari Agen Bola Indo11 –Manchester – Manchester City takluk dari Chelsea saat berduel di lanjutan Liga Inggris. Bek The Citizens Pablo Zabaleta menegaskan bahwa tim yang dibelanya bakal belajar dari kesalahan.

    Rentetan 11 kali kemenangan City di Etihad Stadium musim ini akhirnya terhenti setelah kalah tipis 0-1 dari The Blues.

    Agen Bola Indo11 Terpercaya –Kekalahan itu juga menjadi kegagalan pertama buat City menjebol gawang lawan saat berlaga di kandang sejak tahun 2010 silam.

    Soal hasil itu, Zabaleta pun meminta rekan-rekannya agar tetap tenang. Dia juga percaya bahwa manajer tim, Manuel Pellegrini, bakal mampu menemukan solusi atas kesalahan yang dibuat yang mengakibatkan City kalah.

    “Kami sedikit putus asa karena hasil akhirnya, tapi terkadang seperti itulah sepakbola. Terkadang Anda bisa kalah dalam suatu laga,” ucap Zabaleta.



  19. Chanheng Mey on March 21, 2014 at 3:46 am

    Rosicky Sebut Wenger sebagai Legenda Arsenal

    Berita terbaru dan terkini Bola Soccer dari Agen Bola Indo11 –London – Tak lama lagi Arsene Wenger akan menorehkan catatan istimewa sebagai manajer Arsenal. Menurut Tomas Rosicky, Wenger memang pantas disebut sebagai legenda The Gunners.

    Sejak datang ke ‘Gudang Peluru’ pada 1 Oktober 1996, Wenger sudah mencatatkan 999 pertandingan sebagai manajer Arsenal. Dia butuh satu partai lagi untuk sampai ke angka 1.000 dan laga itu akan terjadi di markas Chelsea, Sabtu (22/3/2014).

    Agen Bola Indo11 Terpercaya –Selama bekerja di London Utara, Wenger sudah mempersembahkan tiga gelar Premier League dan empat titel Piala FA untuk Arsenal. Tapi, pria asal Prancis itu belum bisa memberi trofi lagi sejak tahun 2005.

    Menurut Rosicky, apa yang sudah dilakukan Wenger di Arsenal tak akan gampang ditiru oleh orang lain.

    “Ini benar-benar unik,” ucap Rosicky.


  20. Chanheng Mey on March 21, 2014 at 3:46 am

    Roma Tundukkan Udinese 3-2

    Berita terbaru dan terkini Bola Soccer dari Agen Bola Indo11 –Roma – AS Roma mendapatkan poin penuh pada pertandingan kandang melawan Udinese. Meski Udinese memberi perlawanan sengit nyaris sepanjang laga, Roma akhirnya menang tipis 3-2.

    Menjamu Udinese di Stadion Olimpico, Selasa (18/3/2014) dinihari WIB, Roma sempat terlihat akan menjalani sebuah laga mudah. Mereka unggul dua gol lewat Francesco Totti dan Mattia Destro dalam waktu setengah jam.

    Agen Bola Indo11 Terpercaya –Tapi, Udinese yang terus-menerus menyerang bisa memperkecil ketertinggalan melalui tembakan Giampiero Pinzi. Meski Roma mencetak gol ketiganya lewat Vasilis Torosidis, Udinese bisa membalas lagi berkat gol Dusan Basta.

    Di sisa waktu, Udinese berusaha keras untuk menyamakan kedudukan. Namun, hingga peluit panjang berbunyi, tiga poin tetap tak lepas dari genggaman Roma.

    Hasil ini tak mengubah posisi Roma di urutan kedua klasemen sementara Serie A. Giallorossimengumpulkan 61 poin dari 27 partai, terpaut 14 poin dari Juventus yang menempati urutan teratas. Tapi, Juve sudah bermain 28 kali. Udinese di urutan ke-14 dengan 31 poin.


  21. Chanheng Mey on March 21, 2014 at 3:46 am

    Presiden Lazio Dibanjiri Ancaman Pembunuhan

    Berita terbaru dan terkini Bola Soccer dari Agen Bola Indo11 –Roma – Keputusan Lazio untuk menjual Hernanes ditentang keras oleh para pendukung Gli Aquilotti. Presiden Lazio, Claudio Lotito, bahkan mengaku dirinya banyak menerima ancaman pembunuhan.

    Agen Bola Indo11 Terpercaya –Setelah tiga setengah tahun membela Lazio, Hernanes akhirnya meninggalkan klub asal ibukota Italia itu. Pemain asal Brasil itu bergabung dengan Inter Milan dengan nilai transfer yang kabarnya mencapai 20 juta euro.

    Tapi keputusan untuk melego Hernanes itu mendapat respons negatif dari para pendukung Lazio. Mereka bahkan mengungkapkan kekesalannya atas transfer ini dengan mengancam Lotito.

    “Saya menerima antara 50-80 ancaman pembunuhan kemarin,” ucap Lotito

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  22. Rima Mar on February 27, 2014 at 2:35 am

    Draxler belum tentu menjadi starter

    Berita terbaru dan terkini bola Soccer dari Agen Bola Indo11 – Kembalinya Julian Draxler pasca cedera panjang tentu jadi kabar baik untuk Schalke 04. Tapi pelatih Jens Keller belum tahu apakah akan langsung memainkan Draxler sejak awal di laga kontra Real Madrid atau tidak.

    Agen Bola Indo11 Terpercaya – Menghadapi Madrid di leg pertama babak 16 besar Liga Champions, Schalke bermodalkan penampilan oke di Bundesliga dengan tak terkalahkan di lima laga terakhirnya, empat menang dan satu seri.

    Dengan adanya Draxler, permainan Schalke bisa baik mengingat ia punya kemampuan menyisir sisi lapangan kiri dan melepaskan tembakan jarak jauh, seperti halnya Kevin Prince Boateng yang oke menusuk dari tengah.

    “Julian Draxler sudah absen cukup lama. Kita lihat saja bagaimana kondisinya. Di menit-menit akhir nanti, saya akan putuskan apakah dia bermain atau tidak (sebagai starter),” jelas Keller.

  23. Chanheng Mey on February 27, 2014 at 2:22 am

    Djouoru eager extend contract with Hamburg

    Agen Bola terpercaya reported, Johan Djouoru is eager to sing his contract extension with Hamburg beyond his current loan deal from Arsenal.
    The 27-year-old, who joined the club from Arsenal, has made 14 top-flight appearances since arriving at the Imtech Arena in the close-season.
    Djourou has a new feeling of optimism under new coach Mirko Slomka, under whom he worked at Hannover, as reported by Agen Judi terpercaya
    “I know the coach, I love the club, I love the city. HSV is incredible. The club has so much potential. We have to go way up,” The Switzerland international said.
    He added, “The fans are great. The mood is different than in England. If all goes well and the club also want to, I would stay.”

  24. Chanheng Mey on February 27, 2014 at 2:20 am

    David Moyes accepts responsibility for club’s defeat

    Agen Bola terpercaya reported, David Moyes, a manager of Manchester United, has revealed that he shoulder for Manchester United’s ‘worst’ performance in Europe this season.

    The comment from manager comes after the club’s 2-0 defeat to Olympiakos, which really harm to their future’s position.
    Moyes concedes that the Red Devils failed to produce the required standard on Greek soil and paid the price. However, he believes that his side’s chance is still possible, as reported by Agen Judi terpercaya
    “It’s the worst we’ve played in Europe, that’s for sure. We never got going from the start and we didn’t deserve anything because of the way we played tonight,” the manager said.
    “We just never really got to grips with things. To a man, you could hardly pick anyone out, we just didn’t perform.”
    He added, “There is the second game to come and Old Trafford has seen some great nights in the past – I’m looking forward to hopefully seeing another one.”

  25. Eko Dinda on January 24, 2014 at 2:56 am

    Poyet : United Berada Dalam Tekanan

    Berita terbaru dan terkini dari
    agen bola
    City Holiday – Manajer Sunderland Gus Poyet menyebut Manchester United berada dalam tekanan besar untuk mengalahkan timnya di leg kedua semi-final Piala Liga di Old Trafford, Kamis (23/1) dinihari WIB.
    Berita yang diringkas
    agen bola
    City Holiday, Poyet mengakui setiap orang yakin kalau The Red Devils bisa menang, namun klub asuhan David Moyes itu harus bisa mengatasi tekanan dari publik tuan rumah, yang menginginkan gelar di musim ini.
    Di pertemuan pertama, United kalah 2-1. Kemenangan menjadi harga mati buat mereka kalau ingin lolos ke final. Sudah ada Manchester City yang menunggu.
    “Kalau ada orang yang butuh menang, tentu demikian pula Manchester United. Setiap orang di dunia berharap mereka bisa menang, tapi karena itu, tekanan ada di pihak mereka,” ujar Poyet.
    “Ini pertandingan yang harus dimenangkan oleh mereka karena jadi peluang untuk meraih gelar. Juga ada peluang untuk mengalahkan rival terbesar mereka, Manchester City, [di final] untuk memenangi trofi. Saya yakin ini jadi pertandingan yang penting buat Manchester United.”
    Sumber :

  26. Dada vinada on January 20, 2014 at 12:34 am

    Blanc : PSG Tidak Incar Messi

    Berita terbaru dan terkini dari Agen Bola – Pelatih Paris Saints-Germain Laurent Blanc mengungkapkan, juara Ligue 1 itu tak tertarik untuk mendatangkan Lionel Messi karena prioritas mereka adala menguatkan lini tengah.

    Berita yang diringkas City Holiday, Sang Juara Prancis memang telah dikaitkan dengan penawaran raksasa untuk bintang Argentina itu, dan beberapa laporan menyatakan adanya dana sebesar €250 juta yang telah disiapkan.

    Kendati begitu, Blanc menepis rumor itu, menekankan Les Parisiens hanya akan memperkuat lini tengah mereka dan diskusi soal Paul Pogba terus berlanjut.

    “Bicarakan soal bursa transfer pada ahlinya. Messi tetap di Barcelona,” ujar Blanc.

    “Saya telah bicara soal bursa transfer. Jika ada pembelian besar, ia pasti seorang gelandang. Bukan yang lain,” ungkapnya.

    Sumber :

  27. ga ga on January 9, 2014 at 12:56 am

    Gus Poyet says Sunderland would sell Fletcher

    Agen Bola reported, Gus Poyet, a coach of Sunderland, says the selling striker Steven Fletcher would be done if the club receive a substantial enough offer.

    Steven Fletcher, 26, has scored three goals in 16 Premier League outings this season, making him the Wearside club’s top scorer.

    However, the coach says that he would be forced to sell Steven Fletcher.

    “I’m not the type of person to say ‘no-one is for sale’ and then we sell one. Why? Because every single player has a price. I’ve got no issues with Steven, that’s why he’s playing,” Gus Poyet said.

    “If I had issues I wouldn’t be playing him. We need to use the squad because of the quantity of games. I don’t take anything personal with any player, sometimes they get it wrong.” as reported by

    Agen Bola

    “If they don’t play, sometimes it can be a tactical reason and sometimes we don’t explain it because if you did that every time you would not stop calling players. The idea is we try to get the best out of them. That is our job,” he added.


  28. daranyrany on November 28, 2013 at 2:53 am

    Mancini tidak akan ambil risiko soal Sneijder

    Berita terbaru dan terkini Bola Soccer dari Agen Bola Indo11 – Pelatih Galatasaray, Roberto Mancini mengaku akan menunggu sampai menit akhir untuk memutuskan apakah Wesley Sneijder sudah cukup fit untuk tampil menghadapi Real Madrid.

    Agen Bola Indo11 Terpercaya – Galatasaray akan bertamu ke Santiago Bernabeu untuk laga matchday 5 Liga Champions, Kamis (28/11/2013) dinihari WIB. Untuk laga itu, Sneijder bisa jadi harus absen.

    “Sneijder tidak dalam kondisi 100%. Namun ia sudah berlatih dengan tim selama empat atau lima hari terakhir dan nanti kita akan memutuskan soal dirinya. Tapi yang penting kita tak bisa mengambil risiko dengan Wesley karena ia amat penting buat kami,” jelas Mancini.

  29. loraki on November 13, 2013 at 3:40 am

    Nigeria worries for matching with Mexico

    Agen Bola terpercaya reported,Nigeria will stand on the
    tough match against Mexico in Friday’s final of the ongoing FIFA U-17 World Cup
    in the United Arab Emirate (UAE).

    Nduka Ugbade, the assistant
    coach of Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets, said on Thursday that the final match will
    not be an easy one, especially because both countries would be meeting again.

    “The final will be the
    toughest match we’ll be playing, not just because it is the final match, but
    because we’ll be meeting the defending champions (Mexico), for the second time
    in the competition,” Nduka Ugbade said. as
    reported by Indo Eleven.

    He also showed that his team
    had already known the style of play of the Mexicans; the match will still not
    be an easy one for the West Africans.

    At the group stage earlier in
    the competition, Golden Eaglets defeated Mexico 6-1.

    The Golden Eaglets trashed
    Sweden 3-0 on Tuesday, to book a place in the final against Mexico.

    The 1985, 1993 and 2007
    editions of the tournament, Nigeria held the Champion and in 1987, 1995, 2001 and
    2009 Nigeria finished runners-up.

    Source http://

  30. henglida on October 18, 2013 at 2:28 am

    Inggris Bukan Unggulan Di Piala Dunia

    Berita pertandingan sepak bola terkini dari Agen bola terbaik – Pelatih tim nasional Inggris,
    Roy Hodgson, menegaskan bahwa timnya bukan unggulan dalam Piala Dunia tahun
    depan. Hodgson menilai masih banyak tim lain yang lebih baik dibanding Inggris,
    serta menyoroti sulitnya tim-tim Eropa untuk menang di Amerika Selatan.

    Ia pun menyinggung nama-nama pemain yang hampir pasti dipanggilnya ke Brasil,
    serta menjadi tulang punggung tim dengan pengalaman yang mereka punya.

    Agen Juditerpercaya – Hodgson baru akan mengumumkan
    skuad untuk Piala Dunia pada bulan Mei. Ia pun sadar akan dihadapkan pada
    sejumlah pilihan sulit, meski tak menganggapnya sebagai beban.


  31. channimol on October 18, 2013 at 2:25 am

    Raikkonen mengaku tidak akan kehilangan motivasi

    Berita terbaru dan terkini bola Soccer dari

    Agen bola Indo11 – Kimi Raikkonen
    menegaskan kepindahannya ke Scuderia Ferrari musim depan tidak mengurangi
    motivasi untuk memenangkan seri tersisa musim ini bersama Lotus.

    Agen bola Indo11 Terpercaya – Sejak mengumumkan
    keputusannya pada pertengahan bulan September, Raikkonen memang kerap
    tertinggal dari rekan setimnya, Romain Grosjean. Namun ia membantah dirinya
    kehilangan motivasi untuk menang.

    “Mentalitas saya tidak pernah berubah, masih sama seperti awal musim ini.
    Kepindahan saya ke Ferrari tidak mengubah apapun. Saya masih ingin menang tahun
    ini. Saya selalu ingin berusaha sebaik mungkin. Saat ini saya tak tertarik
    memikirkan masa depan,” ujar Raikkonen.


  32. channimol on October 18, 2013 at 2:25 am

    Pedrosa ingin kembali meraih kemenangan di Australia

    Berita terbaru dan terkini bola Soccer dari

    Agen bola Indo11 – Pembalap Repsol Honda,
    Dani Pedrosa mengaku sudah tak sabar menjalani balapan MotoGP Australia di
    Sirkuit Phillip Island akhir pekan ini.

    Agen bola Indo11 Terpercaya – Rider asal Spanyol
    ini sukses meraih kemenangan di Malaysia akhir pekan lalu dan bertekad meraih
    hasil yang sama di Australia.

    “Saya puas dengan performa kami di Malaysia, dan kini kami akan menghadapi
    balapan di Australia. Kami akan berusaha menyelesaikan musim ini dengan baik,”
    ujar Pedrosa.

    “Phillip Island sangat menyenangkan. Layout-nya membuat balapan menjadi
    menarik. Saya juga ingin menjajal aspal barunya. Hasil balap saya di sana naik
    turun, namun saya tidak sabar untuk tampil!” tegasnya.


  33. Eko Dinda on August 26, 2013 at 4:24 am

    mengaku tidak senang walaupun start di baris terdepan,

    terbaru dan terkini Bola Soccer dari Agen Bola Indo11 – Pembalap Honda
    Repsol Marc Marquez tidak sepenuhnya senang dengan start ketiga di MotoGP Republik
    Ceko. Sebab, Marquez merasa dirinya sebetulnya mampu untuk meraih pole

    Berita yang dirangkum oleh Agen Bola Indo11,
    pada sesi kualifikasi, Sabtu (24/8/2013), Marquez membukukan waktu terbaiknya 1
    menit 55,863. Catatan itu mengungguli rekan setimnya Dani Pedrosa di urutan
    keempat namun lebih lambat 0,336 dari Cal Crutchlow yang meraih pole.

    Ini merupakan start di grid terdepan kedelapan berturut-turut yang didapatkan
    oleh pebalap muda Spanyol itu. Akan tetapi, Marquez sedikit kecewa karena gagal
    memanfaatkan keuntungan terkait bannya.

    “Aku tidak sepenuhnya senang karena aku punya kepercayaan diri dan
    determinasi untuk bersaing meraih pole. Aku tak bisa memanfaatkan ban dengan
    baik karena ada deretan pebalap dan beberapa lainnya menuggu untuk masuk,”
    kata Marquez.

    “Terkait balapan, aku merasa percaya diri karena aku nyaman dengan motorku
    dan aku punya sebuah dasar yang bagus dan kecepatan pebalap. Jika balapan
    berlangsung kering, aku siap bersaing untuk merebut kemenangan.” tutupnya.

    Sumber :

  34. Andreasratih on August 26, 2013 at 4:14 am

    menekuk Valencia 3-1,

    terbaru dan terkini Bola Soccer dari Agen Bola Indo11 – Pada pertandingan
    di Estadi Cornella El-Prat, Valencia kalah 1-3 di tangan tuan rumah Espanyol.
    Valencia sempat unggul lebih dulu lewat Helder Postiga di menit ke-10, namun
    Espanyol akhirnya membalikkan keadaan.

    Espanyol kemudian menyamakan kedudukan di menit ke-31 lewat sundulan David
    Lopez. Christian Tuani kemudian membalikkan keadaan menjadi 2-1 pada menit
    ke-47. Valencia pun kesulitan untuk menyamakan kedudukan kendati tampil relatif
    lebih dominan. Pada menit ke-89, Thievy membuat Espanyol melengkapi kemenangan
    menjadi 3-1. Tendangan kaki kirinya menarah ke pojok kiri atas gawang yang
    dikawal Diego Alves.

    Berita yang dirangkum oleh Agen Bola Indo11,
    hasil ini membuat Valencia turun ke posisi 10 dengan nilai 3. Sementara
    Espanyol naik ke posisi kedua dengan nilai 4.

    Sumber :

  35. Ryan on May 11, 2013 at 7:01 am

    Why is Fabian Cancellara being mentioned as a potential winner? He is a time trialist and a one day classics rider. He cannot climb, he will be riding the tour to win stages and help Andy Schleck win. He is definitely an imposing rider but i just can’t understand how anybody with any knowledge of cycling could consider him a legitimate contender

    • Garth on May 30, 2013 at 4:20 pm

      Agreed. Cancellara is not even a top 10 contender. I can’t see past froome or contador. In my eyes the real question mark is who will fill that third spot. So many riders to look at. Quintana is polling surprisingly well in the book makers eyes but my money is on Nibali to back up from a very impressive Giro. I’ll be gunning for Cadel though!

  36. Asylum Cycles on April 24, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Froome’s got this race in the bag. His form right now is scary. Barring an injury, we think that he’ll be in Yellow in Paris. We also take Wiggins at his word that he’ll be racing for the Giro and Vuelta. Wiggins is a man for image.

    Being the first Brit to win the Vuelta, the Giro, not to mention having the Tour in tow, would be much more significant, in his worldview, than getting his second tour win. He’s at an interesting junction as he’s not getting any younger, he’s super strong, but he has Froome in the same stable. That relationship probably won’t work after this year.

    Regarding other contenders, Contador can’t be counted out, but he’s just not the same rider post-doping ban. As much as we hate to say it, Cadel’s entering the twilight of his career. Van Garderen is an exciting young rider, but he lacks the experience to pull it off in the face of Sky. Nibali can’t stand up to the time-trials.

    Well, that’s our opinion at least.

    • Darryl is Loving the Bike on April 24, 2013 at 8:32 pm

      Sounds good to me. It’s going to be interesting to come back to the comments from this post once the Tour is completed so see who called it.

  37. JD on April 12, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    I don’t know who will win, but I can’t wait to watch the 100th anniversary.

  38. Tim Starry on April 12, 2013 at 10:56 am


  39. Mark Beaconsfield on April 12, 2013 at 8:39 am

    Contador is a big threat, but I would love to see Cadel Evans win again. (Yes, I am biased towards the Aussies). Unfortunately, Evans’ form has not been so great lately. With the real possibilty that he will ride Giro d’Italia, do you think he will use the race as preperation for the TdF or concentrate on winning Giro?

    • Ed on April 12, 2013 at 10:40 am

      I like Evans but I don’t think he’s at the level he was when he won the tdf. I think its time for another Aussie ride to make their way to the front.

      • Darryl is Loving the Bike on April 24, 2013 at 8:32 pm

        I agree, Ed. I like Evans but just don’t see him rising to the top again.

  40. B Romane on April 12, 2013 at 8:21 am

    My money is on Contador this year.

  41. Roger on April 12, 2013 at 8:13 am

    This is a good overview of what is to come this summer. Like every year, it can be anyone’s race. At this point last year not many people would have predicted Wiggins to win and definitely would not have thought Froome would perform so well. My thoughts are that Wiggins will repeat or come very close.

    • Darryl is Loving the Bike on April 24, 2013 at 8:33 pm

      Thanks Roger. I can’t wait to see how things will play out this Summer.


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