Ericsson Racing Team currently holds the top two spots on Leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race as the fleet approaches at a snail’s pace the finish in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
One week ago today Ericsson’s yachts led the fleet past Cape Horn in rough weather. The crews had had little sleep approaching the infamous landmark because they were sailing down the coast of Chile in a strong following wind, jibing back and forth.
At the time of the rounding the leaders were estimated to finish yesterday, Mar. 23. Instead, the current estimated time of arrival has the leader finishing in the early morning hours of …Â Details
It’s not even April, yet the May 2009 issue of Mountain Bike Action magazine is out, and so is the secret about Bend’s mountain biking scene.
In a feature story titled, “America’s Top Mountain Biking Town: 35 reasons why Bend, Oregon, rules,” Mountain Bike Action (circulation 66,239) editors praised everything from access and lodging, to weather and friendly locals as reasons why they made their ultimate decision.Â
“To prevail over such respected mountain biking destinations as those we were up against is a perfect example of Bend’s business community rallying together to …Â Details
Lewis Hamiltonâ€™s disenchantment with the performance of his McLaren Mercedes in the build-up to the new Formula One season is such that he admitted last night that he may consider switching teams.
McLaren have been so far off the pace that there are some who think the world champion may fail to make the top ten in qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday, and Hamiltonâ€™s frustration appeared to be reflected when he said publicly for the first time that he could leave a team he joined to drive karts as a 13-year-old in 1998…Â Details