The bike ride to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and to promote testing for the Covid-19 virus was successful. About 30 cyclists participated in the ride and about 40 persons got tested.
Nicolas Portal, sports director for Team Ineos, died on Tuesday due to a heart attack at the age of 40, according to reports.
Portal had been a professional for the French team AG2R Prevoyance beginning as a trainee in 2001 and continuing through 2005. He then joined Caisse d’Epargne for three seasons before ending his racing career with Team Sky in 2010. He missed much of the 2009 season due to cardiac arrhythmia but raced a full season in 2010.
Portal was part of Team Sky during Bradley Wiggins’ 2012 Tour de France win and then helped the team during the victories of Chris Froome (2013 and 2015-2017), Geraint Thomas (2018), and after the team changed names to Team Ineos when Egan Bernal won last year.
For more info visit: https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/nicolas-portal-dies-of-heart-attack-at-40/
The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) reported six new coronavirus cases have been found at the UAE Tour, arising from contact with the two team staff members whose infections saw the race draw to a premature close last week.
"The six individuals diagnosed with the new coronavirus include two Russians, two Italians, one German and one Colombian," read the statement from MoHAP. "The patients were connected to the two previously announced cases associated with the cycling event, the UAE Tour.
Hugo Hofstetter (Israel Start-Up Nation) claimed victory in Le Samyn by outsprinting Aimé De Gendt (Circus-Groupe Gobert) and David Dekker (SEG Racing Academy) at the end of keenly fought contest in Dour.
As ever at Le Samyn, much of the selection came at the rear of the race rather than the front, with riders shaken loose from the back of a fragmenting peloton each time they clattered over the cobbled sections on the four laps of the 27km finishing circuit around Dour.
For more info visit: https://www.cyclingnews.com/races/le-samyn-2020/elite-men/results/
Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Simon Clarke (Aus) EF Pro Cycling 5:17:11
2 Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Arkea - Samsic
3 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Trek - Segafredo 0:00:02
4 Guillaume Martin (Fra) Cofidis 0:00:26
5 Benoit Cosnefroy (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
6 Gonzalo Serrano Rodriguez (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 0:00:36
7 Julien Simon (Fra) Total Direct Energie
8 Sean Bennett (USA) EF Pro Cycling
9 Tanel Kangert (Est) EF Pro Cycling
10 Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Total Direct Energie
Don Harris found two pictures of a Major Taylor actor in Los Angeles, California at a mini mart on the corner of Arlington and Vernon. Above is Don posing with one of the picture. Major Taylor is the first black professional athlete and the first black sports superstar.
The year 2020 is the 40th anniversary of Conch Soup, "Sopa de Caracol".
The song was originally written by Belizean singer Herman "Chico"
Ramos, and translated to the Spanish language by Banda Blanca a
group from Honduras.
Above is Chico and his brother Thomas, the leader and founder of the
Sound City Band; the band that originally recorded Conch Soup in 1980.
To find out more about the creation of Conch Soup, please visit:
Click On The Sound City Link
The Kansas City Chiefs concluded Super Bowl LIV in signature fashion; coming back from a double-digit deficit to win in Super Bowl LIV, 31-20 over the San Francisco 49ers. After seeing his offense foiled for three quarters, the Chiefs star quarterback and game MVP Patrick Mahomes led his team to victory with two fourth-quarter touchdowns, including the go-ahead score.
Los Angeles Lakers superstar, legend, and five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California on Sunday January 26, 2020. An investigation into the crash that killed all nine people on board, including Bryant, 41, and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, is ongoing, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
The Kingdom Day Parade is a tribute and celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This event has grown into the largest and longest running King Annual Birthday Celebration in the nation and occurs on the first Monday after his birthday. The parade features more than 150 units involving over 3,000 participants which include; the “Kingdom Day Parade Queen & Her Royal Court”, elaborate floats, marching bands, high school & middle school drill teams, novelty acts, equestrian units, and an exciting turn out of celebrities and community leaders.
The three 3-Mile parade route begins at Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd & Western Avenue, traveling west, south and on Crenshaw to Vernon Ave, and ends at historic Leimert Park. Several hundred thousand spectators every year line the three (3) mile route winding through the inner-city streets of South Los Angeles.
For more information about this event, please visit: https://kingdomdayparade.org
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