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Dec 27, 2012 8:01pm
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LONDON —Mark Cavendish expects to be less dominant when he defends his green
jersey as the Tour de Frances best sprinter after changing his training regimen
and losing weight as part of preparations for the London Olympics. Lance Briggs Womens Jersey . The Briton, who
joined Team Sky last season from the defunct HTC outfit, said he has lost four
kilograms following his new teams scientific approach to training. Cavendish
knows he wont get the support at the June 30 to July 22 Tour that he used to
receive when riding in a team built to fulfil his ambitions, not with Team Sky
rider Bradley Wiggins looking to become the first Briton to wear the yellow
jersey down the Champs Elysees. “I will win stages but I may not win five,”
Cavendish said, referring to his 2011 total. “My sprint has suffered a little
bit, but the guys who are sprinters, like I was, wont be there in the finish (of
the Olympics). “I am so much faster than the others anyway I can afford to lose
a few per cent in the sprint in order to be able to get to the line. It is worth
it this one year, especially when the team is concentrating on the GC (general
classification). It is worth doing that for the Olympics.” Cavendish had a great
season last year, winning the green jersey for the first time to total 20 Tour
stage wins before becoming road world champion. He won the BBC Sports
Personality of the Year Award, had lunch with Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham
Palace and says he is slowly getting used to being recognized in public.
Cavendish is convinced the Olympic road race will not end in a massive bunch
sprint. The route features the Box Hill climb, which the peloton will tackle
nine times on July 28, less than one week after the Tour ends. Many riders
expect the race to be won or lost on Box Hill. Cavendish, who has worked on
improving his climbing abilities this season, is one of them. “If Box Hill was
in the Tour de France, it would not even be categorized,” Cavendish said Tuesday
at the Nolan Partners Sport Industry Breakfast Club. “So one time of Box Hill,
its not categorized. Four times, yes, youre starting to feel the hill. Six,
seven. Hmmmm. And nine times, yes, its a climb!” Nicknamed the “Manx Missile”
and the bookmakers favourite to win gold at the London Games, Cavendish captured
the first stage-race victory of his career — the Ster ZLM Toer in the
Netherlands last week — by staying with the leaders on the hilly routes. “It was
a benchmark in my career,” Cavendish said. “I knew it was possible to do. It is
absolutely important.” Although he acknowledges the road race has never been a
pinnacle of the Olympics, Cavendish is looking forward to competing in front of
his home fans. “In cycling, the Olympics does not rank highly, it is not a
prestigious event. But as a Great Britain athlete to compete for the flag I was
born under, it is a big thing,” he said. “It brings extra motivation. That is
why I am changing (my training). I will not be as successful in the Tour de
France as I have been in the past. “If I thought Id be in better condition for
the Olympics (by missing the Tour), I would. I am doing both for different
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new teammates when he returns from international duty next week.WINNIPEG—The
Winnipeg Blue Bombers have looked inside for their new assistant general
manager. Kyle Walters has been picked for a job that current general manager Joe
Mack agrees could be a stepping stone to the top spot he now holds. The
39-year-old has been the Bombers special teams co-ordinator for the past three
seasons. “I think any good organization is going to want to always be conscious
of a succession plan,” Mack said Wednesday by phone from his home in the United
States. “I think our intention is certainly for Kyle to grow in the position and
be a candidate when that does occur.” His official title will be assistant
general manager and director of Canadian scouting. Although Walters has a house
in Winnipeg, he spoke by phone from Hamilton to say he was excited about the new
job but also a little sad to be giving up a nine-year coaching career. The
former defensive back with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats previously worked as a
defensive co-ordinator and also as head coach at the University of Guelph.
“Thats the thing Im certainly going to miss the most, is the on-field coaching
and being around the players,” he said. Mack said Walters was picked from a list
of more than 16 candidates. “It was very gratifying to see the number of people
that were willing to be part of our team and our organization,” Mack said. He
added that Walters solid Canaadian connections were major draws. Jay Cutler Womens Jersey. “I think it was a
huge positive that Kyle had played in the league and been captain of a team and
the fact that hed been head coach of a CIS program just added to his overall
value,” Mack said. Although the Canadian draft is a big part of his role, he
will also be involved in all aspects of club operations, including talks with
free agents, said Mack. “I think right now weve pretty much decided we want to
have everybody back if we can arrange it,” Mack said of the list of 11 Bomber
free agents released by the CFL Wednesday. Although theyve had discussions with
all of their free agents, those talks will resume in the next week or so now
that the players have had a chance to see if there is other interest in their
talents. The 6-12 Blue Bombers did not make the playoffs this past season. There
was a “Fire Joe Mack” petition circulating on Facebook and head coach Paul
LaPolice did lose his job mid-season over the teams stumbles as they tried to
get back to the Grey Cup. After the season ended, the Bombers dumped assistant
general manager Ross Hodgkinson, who had held the position since 2008. He first
joined the team in 1985 and served in a number of posts. It was widely
speculated at the time that the team was looking for someone who might be able
to replace Mack and Hodgkinson didnt fit that bill. ’ ’ ’ 

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