Don Schumacher’s NHRA racing team pledges to donate brains for concussion research, urges same from military members

MORRISON, Colo. — Concussion experts would someday like to conduct the same amount of research on head injuries among military members as they’ve done for football players. One way to get there: race car drivers. All seven members of the world’s largest hot-rod team, Don Schumacher Racing, pledged their brains to concussion research Friday as part of an effort geared to reach military members as much as racing fans. Through its sponsorship with the U.S. Army, Schumacher connected with the Infinite Hero Foundation, a nonprofit that works with the Concussion…

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CCC step in to save BMC Racing, Ochowicz announces at the Tour de France

Jim Ochowicz has announced that CCC has stepped in save his team for the 2019 season. BMC Racing are set to disband and leave the sport at the end of the season and several high-profile riders including Richie Porte and Rohan Dennis are set to leave the team. Grev Van Avermaet has signed for the squad, which at the moment has no official team name for next season. Related Articles “We’ll build a team around Greg. We’re going to look different, we’re going to feel different and we’re going to…

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BMC Racing vow to fight on despite Porte crashing out

The BMC Racing team suffered a Sunday in Hell on stage 9 of the Tour de France, with Richie Porte crashing out and Tejay van Garderen losing five minutes. Related Articles But on a happier note, Greg Van Avermaet extended his overall race lead to 43 seconds over Team Sky‘s Geraint Thomas, while the Belgian is also expected to confirm that he’ll stay with the team in 2019 as part of a team-saving merger with CCC Sprandi secured by manager Jim Ochowicz. Van Avermaet was disappointed not to win the…

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Hamilton accepts Raikkonen’s apology, agrees collision was ‘racing incident’

Lewis Hamilton has accepted Kimi Raikkonen’s apology for their first-lap collision at the British Grand Prix and retracted his suggestion that Raikkonen drove into him on purpose. Ferrari boss Maurizio Arrivabene says the team’s former technical director James Allison needs lessons in how to be a gentlemen after suggesting Kimi Raikkonen intentionally knocked Lewis Hamilton off the road at the start of the British Grand Prix. Hours after Lewis Hamilton suggested her husband had deliberately driven into him during the British Grand Prix, Minttu Raikkonen took a swipe at people…

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Inter Milan sign Argentina starlet Martinez from Racing Club for €22 million

Inter Milan have signed forward Lautaro Martinez on a five-year contract from Argentina’s Racing Club, the Italian Serie A club said on Wednesday. The 20-year-old, capped once by Argentina, has joined the Milan-based club for a reported fee of around €22 million ($25.6 million), Italian media reported. Official: #WelcomeLautaro! 📣⚫🔵 The Argentine has signed a five-year contract ✍ 👉 https://t.co/MvR9YJh9US #InterIsHere #FCIM pic.twitter.com/cLbheVvJ66 — Inter (@Inter_en) July 4, 2018 Martinez, nicknamed “El Toro,” made 21 league appearances last season, scoring 13 goals. “After being monitored by various European clubs in…

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McLaren racing director Eric Boullier resigns

Eric Boullier has stepped down as McLaren’s racing director in the midst of the team’s recent struggles in Formula One. Boullier joined McLaren from Lotus in 2014 and was in charge of the sporting aspects of the team during its recent struggles with former engine partner Honda. He had hoped to return the team to the front of the grid with Renault power this year, but a continued failure to perform — largely due to issues with the car’s aerodynamics — has led to Boullier resigning ahead of the team’s…

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David Millar’s Time Trial review: ‘A captivating insight into pro racing’

‘Everything I did was for the Tour de France’, explains David Millar early on in Time Trial, ‘That’s why I became a cyclist’. Director Finlay Pretsell’s documentary, following Millar’s final year as a pro, makes it clear how important the Tour is to the Scot. He has ridden in 12 but will he make the 2014 edition? The effect, when a teary-eyed Millar discovers his Garmin-Sharp team have not selected him for the race, after a thrilling, eye-opening and often gruelling documentary, is devastating. Away from the Tour, Time Trial…

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ASO try to block Chris Froome from racing Tour de France

Tour de France organisers ASO have told Team Sky that Chris Froome will not be allowed to start in this year’s race, which starts on Saturday. Under UCI regulations, Froome is allowed to continue racing pending a resolution of his salbutamol case. However, ASO sent Team Sky an email in which they make it clear that Froome is not welcome at the Tour. “The Tour de France wants at all costs to avoid being in the same situation as the recent Giro d’Italia, where the final victory of Froome is…

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Biver creating new team for 2019 but not to save BMC Racing

Marc Biver has confirmed he is creating a new team for 2019 but has made it clear he will not be the savour of the BMC Racing team, which is in a race against time to find a new title sponsor. The 66-year-old Biver is known for managing the Astana team in 2007 when Alexandre Vinokourov tested positive for blood doping. He also organised the Tour de Suisse with the IMG management company and worked as an agent for a number of riders, including Tony Rominger. Biver’s brother Jean-Claude, is…

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Kamna takes time out from racing to reflect on long-term career goals

Team Sunweb have announced that talented young German rider Lennard Kämna will take a break from racing to “reflect on his long-term career goals’. Related Articles The 21 year-old rider turned professional in 2017 after leaving his home in Bremen at the age of 14 to attend the Cottbus Sports school. He was junior world time trial champion in 2014 and was third in the 2015 under 23 world championships in Richmond. He completed a full WorldTour season in 2017 with Team Sunweb, including riding 17 stages of the Vuelta…

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