Italian Race – Classic Italian Cycles http://classicitaliancycles.com/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 14:10:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://classicitaliancycles.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-3-141x136.png Italian Race – Classic Italian Cycles http://classicitaliancycles.com/ 32 32 Serie A table: Who tops the Italian football table, relegation zone ahead of Matchday 22 https://classicitaliancycles.com/serie-a-table-who-tops-the-italian-football-table-relegation-zone-ahead-of-matchday-22/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 14:00:00 +0000 https://classicitaliancycles.com/serie-a-table-who-tops-the-italian-football-table-relegation-zone-ahead-of-matchday-22/ The Serie A title race is heating up as several teams are in contention just over halfway through the season. Reigning champions Inter Milan sit in first place with 49 points, but AC Milan are on their trail with 48 points. Napoli and Atalanta complete the top four with 43 points and 41 points respectively. […]]]>

The Serie A title race is heating up as several teams are in contention just over halfway through the season. Reigning champions Inter Milan sit in first place with 49 points, but AC Milan are on their trail with 48 points. Napoli and Atalanta complete the top four with 43 points and 41 points respectively.

Last year’s Inter championship ended a streak for Juventus, who had won the title in the previous nine seasons. They will be looking to repeat their league title this season, although they had to manage without last year’s top scorer at the club Romelu Lukaku, who joined Chelsea from the EPL in the off-season.

Inter are the favorites to win the title again this year with -400 odds on DraftKings Sportsbook. AC Milan are close behind with +550, while Atalanta sit at +900 going into the second half of the season. Napoli, with the imminent summer move of star striker Lorenzo Insigne to MLS side Toronto FC, come in at +1100 to clinch the title.

At the bottom of the table is Salernitana, who is playing his first season in Serie A since 1998-99, when he last appeared in the top flight. With just three wins to their name so far, they are on just 11 points, although they are not far behind 19th-placed Genoa (12 points) and 18th-placed Cagliari (16 points).

All three teams are in the relegation zone, but with so much time left in the season, any one of them could turn the tide and catch up to the likes of Venezia, Spezia, Sampdoria and Udinese before the campaign ends. .

  1. Inter Milan: 15-4-1, 49 points
  2. AC Milan: 15-3-3, 48 points
  3. Napoli: 13-4-4, 43 points
  4. Atalanta: 12-5-3, 41 points
  5. Juventus: 11-5-5, 38 points
  6. Fiorentina: 10-2-8, 32 points

  7. S Roma: 10-2-9, 32 points
  8. Lazio: 9-5-7, 32 points
  9. Torino: 8-4-8, 28 points
  10. Sassuolo: 7-7-7, 28 points
  11. Empoli: 8-4-9, 28 points
  12. Bologna: 8-3-9, 27 points
  13. Hellas Verona: 7-6-8, 27 points
  14. Udinese: 4-8-7, 20 points
  15. Sampdoria: 5-5-11, 20 points
  16. Spezia: 5-4-12, 19 points
  17. Venice: 4-5-11, 17 points
  18. Cagliari: 3-7-11, 16 points
  19. Genoa: 1-9-11, 12 points
  20. Salerno: 3-2-14, 11 points
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Haley Batten and Christopher Blevins join Specialized Factory Racing https://classicitaliancycles.com/haley-batten-and-christopher-blevins-join-specialized-factory-racing/ Mon, 10 Jan 2022 20:41:40 +0000 https://classicitaliancycles.com/haley-batten-and-christopher-blevins-join-specialized-factory-racing/ “],” filter “: {” nextExceptions “:” img, blockquote, div “,” nextContainsExceptions “:” img, blockquote “}}”> Access everything we post when you> “,” name “:” in-content-cta “,” type “:” link “}}”> join VeloNews or Outside +. American cross-country mountain bikers Haley Batten and Christopher Blevins will join the Specialized Factory Racing team in 2022. The two […]]]>

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American cross-country mountain bikers Haley Batten and Christopher Blevins will join the Specialized Factory Racing team in 2022.

The two young drivers have enjoyed exceptional seasons in 2021 with the British team Trinity Racing. Batten was on the World Cup podiums in Nové Město and Albstadt, while Blevins won the first short track world championship in Val de Sole and then took a World Cup victory in Snowshoe, West Virginia .

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Both traveled to the Tokyo Olympics with the US team.

Batten is hoping to build on his first season as an elite with more World Cup wins in 2022.

“Being part of the Specialized Factory Racing team for 2022 is extremely motivating for me,” she said. “The program is built with passion and big goals, which is an environment I’m thrilled to be a part of. Having progressed as an athlete in 2021, I believe this team and the people involved will help me improve and prepare for the season ahead. For my second season in the Elite World Cup in 2022, I would like to show more consistency and leave my mark on big events like the World Championships. I know there are a lot of aspects of my preparation that I can continue to improve on, so I plan to show that I am capable of being one of the best runners in the world.

Batten and Blevins join the outstanding squad of current and former National and World Champions and Olympians: Short Track World Champion and Olympic Silver Medalist Sina Frei, 2020 XC World Champion Jordan Sarrou, several times Italian national champion Gerhard Kerschbaumer, and twice world junior champion Laura Stigger.

Blevins, who is aiming for a Cape Epic podium in 2022 (among his rainbow jersey defense), is in good company in the new squad: Frei and Stigger and Sarrou won the South African stage race in 2021.

“It’s a race I’ve wanted to do for a long time, and now that I’m old enough to handle it, I’m going there to win,” he said. “With nine XCO World Cup races in 2022, there is a lot of racing to be done, as well as a few short track races. The short track is inspiring and I would love to fight for a podium spot there. Being on the same team as Jordan Sarrou and Gerhard Kerschbaumer is exciting and I can’t wait to learn from them.

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F1 CEO sent ‘dead dog’ by animal rights activists https://classicitaliancycles.com/f1-ceo-sent-dead-dog-by-animal-rights-activists/ Sat, 08 Jan 2022 23:22:00 +0000 https://classicitaliancycles.com/f1-ceo-sent-dead-dog-by-animal-rights-activists/ The “dead dog” accessory that PETA claims to have sent to Stefano Domenicali Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali is said to have received a ‘dead dog’ prop during a bizarre protest by a group of animal rights activists. PETA has announced that it sent the animal, in fact a stuffed animal smeared with fake blood, […]]]>

The “dead dog” accessory that PETA claims to have sent to Stefano Domenicali

Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali is said to have received a ‘dead dog’ prop during a bizarre protest by a group of animal rights activists.

PETA has announced that it sent the animal, in fact a stuffed animal smeared with fake blood, as part of its advocacy against an Alaskan dog sled race known as “Iditarod”, which it claims killed more than 150 dogs since its creation.

As it turns out, this race is sponsored by the local telecommunications company GCI, a subsidiary of Liberty Broadband Corporation.

In a press release proclaiming the sending of the “dead dog” and a letter to Domenicali, PETA (“People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals”) expressed optimism that the Italian could ask for an end to support from GCI in Iditarod.

“We hope that our delivery of the dead dog accessory and the letter [link to letter] will urge Domenicali to force Liberty Media to curb its Iditarod support, “the release reads in part (noting this sentence, including”[link to letter]’which is not actually linked to anything, is reproduced verbatim from the PETA website).

The Formula One group, including the F1 entity itself, is an asset of Liberty Media Corporation.

However, the connection between F1 and dog racing is even more tenuous than it seems at first glance.

While Liberty Media President and CEO Greg Maffei also holds the same positions at Liberty Broadband, the two are in fact separate publicly traded companies.

Liberty Media Corporation finalized the Liberty Broadband Corporation spin-off in November 2014, although it retains a bridging services agreement, according to its most recent annual report.

The F1 purchase agreement was only concluded in September 2016 and the acquisition was finalized in January 2017.

The PETA statement, on the other hand, said: “Yet Formula 1 (F1) sister company GCI (also owned by parent company Liberty Media) is still sponsoring the murderous race to the tune of over £ 180,000 a year. “

While not specifically related to animal cruelty issues, F1 is currently undertaking a major environmental campaign, which includes a pledge to be ‘net zero’ by 2030.

It is upgrading to E10 this year, with the new generation of powertrains that will go into service in 2026 to use 100% sustainable fuel, while there are also a range of initiatives regarding event operations.

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Arsenal lead in pursuit of Dusan Vlahovic transfer https://classicitaliancycles.com/arsenal-lead-in-pursuit-of-dusan-vlahovic-transfer/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 09:06:00 +0000 https://classicitaliancycles.com/arsenal-lead-in-pursuit-of-dusan-vlahovic-transfer/ Go back six months and replace Manuel Locatelli with Dusan Vlahovic. The flow of hourly ‘updates’ on the Italian midfielder only ended after he avoided Arsenal and finally signed with Juventus. There’s a new man in town in January. The name dominating the headlines this time around is the Serbian leader, whose total of 37 […]]]>

Go back six months and replace Manuel Locatelli with Dusan Vlahovic. The flow of hourly ‘updates’ on the Italian midfielder only ended after he avoided Arsenal and finally signed with Juventus. There’s a new man in town in January.

The name dominating the headlines this time around is the Serbian leader, whose total of 37 Serie A goals in 56 appearances for an average Fiorentina side for 18 months is more than commendable. There is a reason Europe is on red alert.

Arsenal, however, are leading the way.

According to David Ornstein, if Vlahovic were to move that window, then of all the destinations most likely to sign him, it’s Arsenal. It’s an “if”, of course.

Arsenal lead Europe in pursuit of Dusan Vlahovic transfer with Mikel Arteta side most likely to secure January deal for Fiorentina striker

The club are “trying” to sign the 21-year-old this window to resolve his current attacking problem, with Eddie Nketiah a Premier League subject and foreign interest with six months remaining on his contract Alexandre Lacazette is due to leave this summer, Folarin Balogun leaves on loan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang someone that the club will have difficulty reinstating or changing.

Considered to be the best place of all of Vlahovic’s suitors when it comes to fees and salary (KSE to come), Fiorentina are keen to cash in when they can – as reported recently – as the striker doesn’t has more than 18 months to conclude his contract. As has been well noted, however, Arsenal are not seen as Vlahovic’s preferred destination.

Like so many Serie A players, the pinnacle of the game turns out to be that of Juventus, AC Milan or Inter. It’s Juve he would love, so he can continue to score devastating points in the division. But nothing is set in stone.

Interestingly, Fiorentina have loaned out Krzysztof Piatek, someone they believe would be Vlahovic’s replacement, but Sky Italia claims I Viola remain the club most interested in Julian Alvarez. Also a forward, the club looking to sign two forwards this window could indicate a potential move with Vlahovic.

What is very clear is that the Serbia international is the man Mikel Arteta considers his long-term No.9. The numbers are huge for a player due to his relative inexperience, young age, and with underlying metrics widely deemed unsustainable. . Summer was the time to do business, but activity elsewhere on the team called for action earlier. Arsenal is really pushing.

In essence, once the player realizes that Arsenal are the best club in the world and they travel with this group under this manager, they will be signing on the dotted line in no time.

If he categorically doesn’t want to come, then the trio of Alexander Isak, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Jonathan David remain on the Gunners’ wishlist. Unless you really want to play for Arsenal, don’t bother.

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Danilo Petrucci climbs to 3rd place on the 4th stage of the Dakar | MotoGP https://classicitaliancycles.com/danilo-petrucci-climbs-to-3rd-place-on-the-4th-stage-of-the-dakar-motogp/ Wed, 05 Jan 2022 14:06:46 +0000 https://classicitaliancycles.com/danilo-petrucci-climbs-to-3rd-place-on-the-4th-stage-of-the-dakar-motogp/ Former MotoGP rider Danilo Petrucci reached a new high on stage 4 of the Dakar rally, rising to third in fastest stage times and best KTM. Considered arguably the most difficult stage of the Dakar so far, the 465 km race featured fast tracks, rocky sections and river crossings. Starting 22nd, Petrucci felt comfortable with […]]]>

Former MotoGP rider Danilo Petrucci reached a new high on stage 4 of the Dakar rally, rising to third in fastest stage times and best KTM.

Considered arguably the most difficult stage of the Dakar so far, the 465 km race featured fast tracks, rocky sections and river crossings.

Starting 22nd, Petrucci felt comfortable with the fast pace and difficult tracks to cover at the start of the special. Finding himself later in a group of three, the Italian was able to keep pace with his more experienced competitors and complete the grueling stage without a problem.

“It was a very fast stage today with very fast tracks. I was able to ride in a group and had a lot of fun, I really enjoyed it, “said Petrucci.” It was such a long stage but luckily I didn’t make any mistakes and was able to find a good one. rhythm. I also learned a lot today, so now I’m really excited for tomorrow and the rest of the event.

The former MotoGP race winner reached the finish in 4h 12m 59s, i.e. 6m 53s behind stage winner Joan Barreda, but with almost the same margin ahead of his KTM teammate and claiming the Dakar victory Matthias Walkner.

It was an exceptional achievement considering that the Saudi adventure is not only Petrucci’s first Dakar, but his first rally-raid.

But it was perhaps also a bittersweet result for the Italian “rookie” given the terminal electrical problem suffered in stage 2, which meant that his 450cc machine had to be retrieved by helicopter, putting him out of the way.

Today’s performance means Petrucci will start close to the front for the fifth stage tomorrow.

The Dakar 2022 – currently led by GAS-GAS rider Sam Sunderland, who is three minutes ahead of Walkner – will end on January 14.

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Desmo Race Spike Coaster review https://classicitaliancycles.com/desmo-race-spike-coaster-review/ Mon, 03 Jan 2022 15:45:49 +0000 https://classicitaliancycles.com/desmo-race-spike-coaster-review/ In November 2016, Maurer Rides announced the Spike Coaster, a single rail coaster with interactive capabilities. The unique and innovative model has thrilled many roller coaster fans as well as industry professionals, winning the “Best New Product Award” at IAAPA 2017. The Spike Coaster model features two-seater cars that empower drivers the sensation of riding […]]]>

In November 2016, Maurer Rides announced the Spike Coaster, a single rail coaster with interactive capabilities. The unique and innovative model has thrilled many roller coaster fans as well as industry professionals, winning the “Best New Product Award” at IAAPA 2017. The Spike Coaster model features two-seater cars that empower drivers the sensation of riding a motorcycle or similar vehicle. The track and the cars use a rack and pinion system, which is explained in detail here in this article.

Photo © Mirabilandia

Two years after Skyline Park opened the first Spike Coaster, Sky Dragster, in 2017, Desmo Race opened in Mirabilandia as Spike’s largest facility to date. The Duel Coaster has two runways that are both the same length (1,722 feet) and the same height (72 feet). Part of the Ducati World expansion in Mirabilandia, which opened just before the roller coaster, Desmo Race gives riders the feeling of riding a real Ducati motorcycle as they race alongside other riders, reaching top speed of 50 mph.

Photo © Mirabilandia

Since there are only three Spike Coaster models in the world (none in the US), I wanted to share my thoughts on the ride. During my day at Mirabilandia I had two laps on Desmo Race, one on each side as well as a front seat and a back seat. I would have liked to have had a few more rides, but due to the long queue and my limited time in the park, I chose to experience as many other attractions as possible, such as Katun and iSpeed. However, my two outings on Desmo Race were both enjoyable and sufficient for me to reflect on the race as a whole. In this review, I’ll cover the driving experience, operations, and thoughts on what might happen to this model in the future.

Desmo racing experience

The coaster itself is designed to provide an intimate experience for one or two riders as they glide through the trail in their motorcycle-style car. One of the advantages of the Spike Coaster model over other coasters is the freedom and exposure you get when riding. Most coasters lock you in a car with a lap bar or shoulder restraints. Some, like the Raptor Rocky Mountain Construction (RMC) roller coaster or the Intamin Motorbike roller coaster, offer riders more freedom and visibility. The Spike coaster takes the concept of a Raptor car and a motorcycle and builds on it. In the front and rear seats, pilots feel more free and exposed as they slide through the track. Having only a seat belt as a restraint may seem overwhelming to some, but I felt completely safe on the ride.

Photo © Mirabilandia

When it comes to the driving experience, the speed is generally excellent and the ride is filled with significant lateral forces. The initial launch was more powerful than expected. the car accelerates through valleys, and even passing some of the higher elements such as an airtime hill, the train does not lose speed. On Desmo Race’s layout in particular, there are a number of curved airtime moments that give a surprising amount of airtime. Like I mentioned, you are just buckled up by a seat belt so some of the forces feel a bit more extreme due to the exposure.

The coaster was also quite comfortable compared to what I had heard. Before visiting the park, another roller coaster enthusiast told me that the ride was difficult and unpleasant. However, I can say with pleasure that I found the ride smooth and comfortable in both seats. The car is very noisy when driving on the track due to the rack and pinion system, which can give the impression of difficult driving. This was not the case in my experience – Maurer did a great job of making the roller coaster ride smooth.

Desmo Race On-Ride POV

See a POV video of Desmo Race below:


Desmo racing operations

When it was announced, one of the main concerns of the Spike model was its capacity. With only two-seater vehicles, many thought large fleets would surely have capacity issues. One of the ride’s creators, Steve Boney, claimed the ride could be sent out every five seconds and see a capacity of over 1,400 passengers per hour. Boney also explained that each car acts as its own blocking zone, meaning that multiple cars can be on the track at the same time without needing a designated braking zone.

I may have caught the coaster running on a day off, but the operations were way below what I guess the park wanted. First, the roller coaster was not open when the park opened. I was lucky that it opened before noon and operated the rest of the day, but heard that this coaster suffers from decent downtime. In terms of day-to-day operations, one track carried only two cars, while the other carried three. RCDB lists the ride as having 12 cars so I’m assuming seven were in storage (one was visible from the station). To add to the lower-than-usual number of cars, amusement ride operators only allowed one car to drive on the track at a time, dividing it up when a car returned to the station. I wasn’t sure why this was the case, but since they wanted all passengers to leave the station immediately after driving (and the operators spoke Italian), I couldn’t ask any questions.

To the best of my ability, I timed the dispatches outside of the queue, and after a few different tries, I found that a car was cycling every two minutes or so. With five cars traveling between the two lanes, dividing each of the five cars within two minutes, the ride was running at around 300 people per hour. This is a very small amount, even for the smallest Mirabilandia park. I should note that both tracks were speeding a car every 20 seconds or so, despite track 1 running two trains and track 2 running three trains.

I only waited about 12 minutes for my first ride, as my group entered the queue shortly after the interview quietly opened the ride. However, I waited 45 minutes for my second trip. Like I said, maybe I visited the park on a slower day. If larger fleets want to build this model, there would have to be a significant improvement in operations.

Desmo race interactivity

Each car has a throttle grip and a throttle button that are readily available to the driver. Maurer claims that both the accelerator and the button are capable of increasing the speed of driving. Despite the driving experience and the constant speed of the car, I couldn’t help but feel that neither the boost button nor the throttle affected the speed. During my ride in the front seat, as any thrill-seeker would, I tried pushing the boost button and turning the throttle at the start of the ride while going through tighter elements, but I did. found no answer. As the ride continued, I kept trying to activate the boost, but still didn’t feel any response.

There were times when the car accelerated, like exiting valleys or turning down to the ground, but I felt that these accelerations were programmed rather than in response to my movement. I will consider faulty mechanics as an option, but I wonder how much control the drivers really have over the vehicle. If anyone has ridden a roller coaster and felt the controls are working, be sure to leave a comment below.

Thoughts for the future of the Spike roller coaster

Despite limited capacity and apparently low interactivity, I really enjoyed my two outings on Desmo Race. I have been on 176 different roller coasters, many of which are similar to each other. It was a big change of pace to ride something as unique as the Spike roller coaster and experience its innovative offerings. I think roller coasters have a lot of potential, both for big parks and small parks. I don’t know the exact cost of the ride, but the Ducati World Expansion set, which also includes flat rides and a large building with simulators, cost 25 million euros, so I imagine each track in Desmo Race could not have cost more than US $ 7 million. This price range gives small parks the option of building a merry-go-round like this one.

For large parks, I think the Spike model can be used as more than just a coaster. As Maurer has shown in concepts such as these – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiG-FtECaL4, the spiked roller coaster can be used for indoor attractions as well as the vehicle of walk for an immersive dark ride.


With small cars and a thin track, the size and handling of the coaster makes it possible to create thematic scenes around the ride.

Large parks could create exciting dark rides with Spike if the capacity was increased. If Disney wanted to take the TRON property to another park, I think Spike would be a better option than a Lightcycle Power Run roller coaster clone. Imagine Lightcycles-themed blue and orange tipped cars winding through dark space, with special LED lights illuminating the track behind them as they drive. I could also see Universal use this roller coaster model if they ever decided to create another ET attraction. Imagine a small animatronic ET rolling in front of you as your bike hovers over a themed scene.
I’m sure there is a plethora of ideas and implementations for the Spike roller coaster. If it can run at a higher capacity, the Spike model could be a big draw. With a pleasant and unique experience, I think there could be a lot of good things in store for the Spike model.


About the Author: Zachary Culp is an undergraduate architectural student at Pennsylvania State University pursuing a career in themed entertainment. He loves parks that offer fast, intense roller coasters and a great vibe and atmosphere. His dream is to one day participate in the construction of rides that advance technology, thrills, storytelling and landscapes.

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Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal consider replacing Aubameyang as well as Pogba and Cavani https://classicitaliancycles.com/transfer-news-live-arsenal-consider-replacing-aubameyang-as-well-as-pogba-and-cavani/ Sat, 01 Jan 2022 21:23:22 +0000 https://classicitaliancycles.com/transfer-news-live-arsenal-consider-replacing-aubameyang-as-well-as-pogba-and-cavani/ Today not only marks the start of a new year, but also the first day of the January transfer window. This means that clubs from top to bottom of the country, who were desperate to add reinforcements, can now bring in players to help at the end of the season. Manchester United look like a […]]]>

Today not only marks the start of a new year, but also the first day of the January transfer window.

This means that clubs from top to bottom of the country, who were desperate to add reinforcements, can now bring in players to help at the end of the season.

Manchester United look like a team to watch with Ralf Rangnick entering his first window as interim boss.

There are reports that the German tactician has money to spend as the Red Devils look to make a late leap to Champions League places.

There could also be notable departures with Paul Pogba, Edinson Cavani, Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata, all without a contract.

Meanwhile, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s Arsenal situation may become clearer, with Gunners boss Mikel Arteta considering replacements for the exiled ex-skipper.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp could also be on the lookout for reinforcements as he seeks to chase Manchester City to the top of the Premier League.

Elsewhere, Kylian Mbappe has distanced himself from a January move and, as always, there will be updates regarding the future of Mohamed Salah, Erling Haaland and other hottest properties in Europe.

Keep it here for live updates throughout the day.

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Newcastle fight Mourinho for ‘extraordinary’ £ 15million goal https://classicitaliancycles.com/newcastle-fight-mourinho-for-extraordinary-15million-goal/ Wed, 29 Dec 2021 13:00:00 +0000 https://classicitaliancycles.com/newcastle-fight-mourinho-for-extraordinary-15million-goal/ Photo by ANP Sport via Getty Images Newcastle are reportedly facing competition from AS Roma’s Jose Mourinho for the signing of Marseille defender Boubacar Kamara. According to Corriere della Sera, the Serie A side will look to sign the 22-year-old once Arsenal midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles arrives. Mourinho is eager to step up his options at […]]]>
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Newcastle are reportedly facing competition from AS Roma’s Jose Mourinho for the signing of Marseille defender Boubacar Kamara.

According to Corriere della Sera, the Serie A side will look to sign the 22-year-old once Arsenal midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles arrives. Mourinho is eager to step up his options at the center of the park for Roma.

As reported by Athletic, Kamara is expected to leave the French giants for free in the summer transfer window, with Newcastle being one of the teams interested in signing the versatile defensive player.

Alfredo Pedulla claimed this summer that Marseille would be willing to sell Kamara for £ 15million. However, now it looks like the French side will be ready to let the youngster go for a much lower amount than that assessment next month.

Newcastle are desperate to sign defensive reinforcements in January. Eddie Howe’s side have one of the Premier League’s worst defensive records this season, and the Toons need all the help they can get if they are to break out of the relegation zone.

Newcastle United’s January transfer window dilemma

Indeed, Kamara would be a great addition to the squad. And while Mourinho’s attraction will be tempting, playing in the Premier League could be a bigger dream for the French star than Italy.

Newcastle still in the race for Kamara despite interest from Roma

Photo by John Berry / Getty Images

Described as an “extraordinary” player by former Marseille star Rolando, Kamara will be one of the most sought-after players in 2022. And for Newcastle, they can still consider themselves in the youth race, even with the now enthusiastic Roma.

After all, Roma are unlikely to finish in the top-four in Serie A, and while Kamara might be more open to joining the Italian side against Newcastle, the Magpies could still win the battle for the youngster if they play. their cards straight into the new year.

In other news Newcastle want to sign £ 220,000-a-week World Cup winner, could be a big mistake

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Most Interrupted Jason Statham Movie Moments https://classicitaliancycles.com/most-interrupted-jason-statham-movie-moments/ Mon, 27 Dec 2021 16:45:00 +0000 https://classicitaliancycles.com/most-interrupted-jason-statham-movie-moments/ Jason Statham may be in a league of his own when it comes to action superstar, but he’s not the only muscular Briton with impressive high kicks. Enter Scott Adkins, star of films such as “Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning” and “Triple Threat”. Adkins has gained a reputation as one of the toughest action stars […]]]>

Jason Statham may be in a league of his own when it comes to action superstar, but he’s not the only muscular Briton with impressive high kicks. Enter Scott Adkins, star of films such as “Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning” and “Triple Threat”. Adkins has gained a reputation as one of the toughest action stars out there, for very good reason. Naturally, it was only a matter of time before he and Statham faced off in single combat. This opportunity finally arrived in 2012, with “The Expendables 2”.

As Sylvester Stallone’s Barney Ross fights the main villain, played by Jean-Claude Van Damme (a fantastic fight, with steel chains and circular kicks), Statham’s character Lee Christmas fights Van’s lieutenant. Damme, Hector, played by Adkins. Hector has a knife, while Statham is armed with brass knuckles, and the two clash in a bloody duel. As he takes a few hits along the way, Christmas ends up gaining the upper hand, eventually hitting Hector in the tail rotor of a helicopter. Rather than being turned into a pink haze, the impact is portrayed more realistically: the rotor is destroyed, but not before having ripped off Hector’s head and one of his arms. It’s a macabre sight, but it only appears onscreen for a fraction of a second. Hardcore gore-hounds will find themselves browsing it frame by frame, the better to take in the R-rated carnage.

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Doohan: Miller should expect MotoGP title in 2022 https://classicitaliancycles.com/doohan-miller-should-expect-motogp-title-in-2022/ Sat, 25 Dec 2021 19:00:00 +0000 https://classicitaliancycles.com/doohan-miller-should-expect-motogp-title-in-2022/ Jack Miller on his Desmosedici GP21 # 43 Jack Miller’s expectation should be nothing less than winning the 2022 MotoGP World Championship according to five-time first-class title winner Mick Doohan. Miller, 26, joined the Ducati works team this year after three good seasons with the Pramac Racing satellite team. Although he never won with the […]]]>

Jack Miller on his Desmosedici GP21 # 43

Jack Miller’s expectation should be nothing less than winning the 2022 MotoGP World Championship according to five-time first-class title winner Mick Doohan.

Miller, 26, joined the Ducati works team this year after three good seasons with the Pramac Racing satellite team.

Although he never won with the sister team, he was on the podium nine times with them and once in pole position.

A graduate of the Ducati works team, the Australian quickly found success with the Italian team.

In its fourth and fifth races of 2021, victories were to come in Spain and France.

However, he would go winless in the remaining races, despite winning three third places.

Miller would end the season in fourth place behind championship winner Fabio Quartararo from Yamaha, the other Ducati factory rider Francesco Bagnaia and Joan Mir from Suzuki.

Appearing in Episode 6 of KTM Summer Grill, Doohan said Miller is due to be a championship contender in 2022.

“I think you expect to win the world championship,” Doohan told Speedcafe.com.

“Really, he shouldn’t have any other expectations and he shouldn’t have any other thoughts than how he can prepare to get into that position, and a regular winner of the race is one of those. ingredients, but consistency is the key.

“You have to finish the races, you have to be at the forefront. If you can’t win, you take the next best position, and that’s what wins the championships.

“He sure has it, he sure has all the pieces of the puzzle, he just needs to put them together and he can do it.”

“I hope for him that he can and it would be great to inspire the next generation of young people who want to be successful and who already admire Jack.

“It would just send them a good shot to say, ‘Hey, look, anything is possible.’ Winning is his only option.

Miller suffered four withdrawals in his debut season with the Factory team, marking the fourth consecutive year he has had so many failures.

For Doohan, being constantly in the foreground must be Miller’s modus operandi for 2022.

“Jack, he shone every now and then,” Doohan explained.

“He was a little inconsistent. He’s a great guy, a great character, great for the sport, and it would be just fantastic to see him get that consistency.

“It’s a shame his teammates seemed to gain the upper hand later in the season, but that said, hopefully that will make Jack want to do a little better and I guess he will regain some consistency.

“He certainly has the ability to win a championship, he’s certainly pretty quick, he just needs to rebuild that consistency.

“If Ducati can continue with the development of the bike the bike has seemed to perform well in most places this year so if they can continue that way I think he’s in a great position to be our best shot at winning. a title.”

Miller will be joined again by Bagnaia in 2022 at Ducati.

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