Recent Performance Sports News
It was a clean sweep for USA Volleyball in front of their home crowd during the Long Beach, California stop on the World Series of Volleyball tour. Three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings and partner and Olympic silver medalist April Ross won for the women as fellow Olympic gold medalist Phil Dalhausser and partner Sean Rosenthal won the men’s title.
Italian National Champion Vincenzo Nibali won his first Tour de France title on Sunday by a mind-blowing 7 minute, 37 second margin after a dominant three-week performance from the Grande Depart in England all the way to the Champs Elysees in Paris. This was 29-year-old Nibali’s first career Tour de France championship.
The translation of German Tony Martin’s nickname, “Panzerwagen,” results in the English word, “tank.” Martin has been just that during his career time trial performances. He backed up his nickname in today’s Tour de France Stage 20 time trial, winning in a time of 1 hour, 6 minutes and 21 seconds. The reigning Time Trial World Champion put down an unmatched effort on the penultimate stage of the 2014 Tour, topping his closest competitor by a staggering 1 minute, 39 seconds.