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All-Times Tour De France Winners List

All-Times Tour De France Winners List

Tour De France is the biggest and most prestigious cycling event taking place every year in France and partly in neighbor countries. Started back in 1903 with the purpose of “L’Auto” a french magazine promotion. Since the inception it has been taking place every year and 2016 event will be the 103rd edition of the greatest cycle race in world. Also known as “La Grande Boucle” or “Le Tour de France”, initially it was just a national event in France where mostly farmers took part but after few years it started to gain popularity and top riders from around the world started getting invitations and Tour de France authorities started to increase the length of the tour every year.

Tour De France Winners List: Since its inception only 5 riders has won the race 5 or more times one of them was disgraced American cyclist Lance Armstrong who won seven consecutive races from 1999 to 2005. After his doping scandal he was stripped of his titles and his name was removed from the record books. As expected French riders has won the most titles (36) followed by Belgium (18) followed by Spain (12) and Italy (10). We take a look at all time list of Tour De France winners with timeline from 1903 to 2016.

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Most Expensive Players In IPL History (2008-2017)

Most Expensive Players In IPL History

Yuvraj Singh still holds the record to be the most expensive player bought in IPL auction back in 2015. He was bought by Delhi Daredevils for a record $2.67 million. While the most expensive foreign player record is broke in 2017 when Pune Supergiants bought Ben Stokes for a record ₹14.5 crore ($2.16 million).

Indian Premier League gave a new dimension to domestic cricket around the world and more importantly in India, it is by far the most lucarative domestic T20 league in the world leaving, Australia’s T20 big bash and other T20 domestic competitions, in shadows. Premier League was started back in 2007 and since than it has grown from strength to strength with alot of exposure for Indian crickets and some very expensive foreign imports.

It will be the 9th edition of Indian Premier League taking place in Indian starting from 09 April 2016 to 29th May 2016, BCCI has already announced the schedule dates for IPL 2016 while auction will take place today, Saturday, 06 February 2016. We decided to take a look at 10 of the most expensive players ever bought in IPL history from 2007 to 2015.

Most Expensive Players In IPL History From 2008 to 2017
NO# PLAYER PRICE BOUGHT BY
1 Yuvraj Singh  $2.67 milliom Delhi Daredevils in 2015
2 Gautam Ghambir $2.4 million Kolkata Knight Riders in 2011
3 Yuvraj Singh  $2.33 million Royal Challenger Bangalore in 2014
4 Ben Stokes (new) $2.16 million Pune Supergiants in 2017
5 Yusuf Pathan  $2.1 million Kolkata Knight Riders in 2011
6 Robin Uthappa  $2.1 million Pune Warriors in 2011
7 Dinesh Karthik  $ 2.08 million Delhi Daredevils in 2014
8 Rohit Sharma  $2 million Mumbai Indians in 2011
9 Ravindra Jadeja  $2 million Chennai SuperKings in 2012
10 Irfan Pathan  $1.9 million Delhi Daredevils in 2011
11 Dinesh Karthik  $1.75 million Royal Challenger Bangalore in 2015
12 Saurabh Tiwary $1.6 million Royal Challenger Bangalore in 2011
13 Kevin Pieterson $1.55 million Delhi daredevils in 2014
14 Andrew Flintoff $1.55 million Chennai Superkings in 2009
15 MS Dhoni $1.50 million Chennai Superkings in 2008
16 Glenn Maxwell $1 million Mumbai Indians in 2013

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#1. Yuvraj Singh (Delhi Daredevils 2015) – $2.67 million

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Royal Challenger bangalore bought Yuvraj singh for massive $2.33 million in IPL 2014 window but the released him ahead of 2015 auction and it ignited bidding frenzy in IPL auction 2015 where Delhi Daredevils splashed $2.67 million to get Yuvraj’s services. He is by far the most expensive IPL player with his two back to back record breaking deals. Going into the 2016 Auction he is available again and tipped to be the most expensive player yet again this year.

#2. Gautam Gambhir (Kolkata 2011) – $2.4 million

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Kolkata Knight Riders bought Indian opener Gautam Gambhir for a whooping $2.4 million after some crazy bidding during IPL auction 2011. It comes as a surprise but the price did go over the top in the end because of the fact that several teams wanted to take Gambhir. KKR made him captain straight away and the move has worked pretty good for both parties as Kolkata went on to win perform superbly under Gautam Ghambir captaincy winning twice in a row in 2013 and 2014.

#3. Yusuf Pathan (KKR 2011) – $2.1 million

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Kolkata Knight riders were at it again in the same Auction window back 2011 when the bought Yusuf Pathan who was on a hot streak in last couple of IPL seasons. Before his arrival in KKR team he played for Rajasthan where he recorded a fastest hundred in IPL history of just 37 balls. He has been a key player for Kolkata since his arrival and recorded fastest 50 of just 15 balls in 2012 season.

#4. Robin Uthappa (Pune 2011) – $2.1 million

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Pune Warriors were introduced as a new team in IPL season 2011 and they went big in auction buying Robin Uthappa for a massive $2.1 million. Although he managed good runs in next three seasons he never lived up to the price tage. He is only player to have scored 40+ runs in 10 consecutive IPL matches.

#5. Dinesh Karthik (Delhi 2014) – $2.08 million

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Another surprising signing was of Dinesh Karthik who cost Delhi around $2.08 million in 2014 window and making him one of the top 5 most expensive IPL player in the history. He could not live up to his expectations and the price tag he came with.

#6. Rohit Sharma (Mumbai 2011)- $2 million

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Indian opener Rohit Sharma played first three seasons of IPL with Deccan Chargers but he went under the hammer during IPL 2011 caused quite a bit bidding frenzy, Mumbai Indians fetched him for massive $2 million and hes worth every penny as far as Mumbai Indians are concerned as he captained Mumbai to IPL and Champions League double in 2013/

#7. Ravindra Jadeja (Chennai 2012) – $2million

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When Chennai Super Kings went over the top and spent $2million to get services of Ravindra Jadeja in 2012 IPL auctions a few eye brows were raised, but he did manage to live up to his expectations having performed superbly with both bat and bowl.

#8. Irfan Pathan (Delhi 2011) – $1.9 million

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2011 IPL auctions was one crazy roller coaster for many teams, Delhi Daredevils spent big on Irfan Pathan who is a decent player to have in T20 competitions because of his swing bowling and useful batting down the order.

#9. Kevin Pietersen (Delhi 2014) – $1.55 million

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Pieterson was not retained by Delhi ahead of 2014 auction but they became the first team to use right-to-match card and spent 9 crore indian ruppe ($1.55 million) to buy the english cricket who was struggling with his international career with some controversy.

#10. Andrew Flintoff (Chennai 2009) – $1.55 million

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Another englishman Andrew Flitoff was hot property in 2009 IPL auction and it was Chennai superkings who bought big freddy but he failed to prove his worth as injuries cut short his 2009 season and later he decided to retire from all forms of cricket.

#11. MS Dhoni (Chennai 2008) – $1.5 million

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Indian captain was the most expensive player in the first ever IPL season when Chennai superkings got him for $1.5 million and it turned out to be the bargain as he guided Chennai to back to back IPL titles in 2009 and 2010 and also captained them to Champions league victory.

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10 Footballers Who Own Expensive Private Jets

10 Footballers Who Own Expensive Private Jets

Footballer earn big money after signing new contract deal with their clubs and endorsement companies. They spend a big budget of their annual income from the sports on expensive cars, jets and properties. Today we will discuss here about the ten footballers who own expensive plane in which they travel. Cristiano Ronaldo purchased two private jets that bring him on top of the list alongside arch rival Lionel Messi.

#1: Cristiano Ronaldo : Cost of Private Jet ($65 million) : Gulfstream G650:
Ronaldo owns private G650 cost $65 million
Cristiano Ronaldo who is well known as the richest football player in the world purchase jet (Gulfstream G650). The plane got twin-engine business and jet airplane produced by Gulfstream Aerospace. The market value of Gulfstream G650 said to be $65 million. The plane can fly in the range of (12,960 km) with top speed of (982 km/h). The company built almost 300 jets till April 2018.

#2: Lionel Messi : Cost of Private Jet ($25.9 million) : Embraer Legacy 650:
Messi private jet Embraer Legacy 650 cost $26 million
Lionel Messi owns the business class private jet (Embraer Legacy 650). The jet for the first time produced in year 2002 by ‎Embraer ERJ 145 family. According to sources the plane (Messi) owns cost ($25.9 million). The plane can fly into the top range of (6,060 km) and its top speed maximum (834 km/h).

#3: Zlatan Ibrahimović : Cost of Private Jet ($27 million) : Cessna Citation Longitude:
Citation Longitude made by Cessna cost $27 million
Zlatan Ibrahimović signed one of the most expensive contract after David Beckham in MLS league. Ibrahimović owns private jet that can fly in the range of (6,482 km). The plane is manufacturer by (Cessna) it is a super middle size business jet project.

#4: Paul Pogba : Cost of Private Jet ($24.5 million) : Gulfstream G280:
Pogba owns expensive jet Gulfstream G280 cost $24.5 million
Paul Pogba who recently moved from Juventus to Manchester United own a private jet. The private jet (Gulfstream G280) market price is $24.5 million. The French football player travel in his business class aeroplane. The plane got twin-engine business jet built under license by IAI in Israel for Gulfstream Aerospace. The jet can fly in range of (6,667 km) with top speed of (900 km/h).

#5: David Beckham: Cost of Private Jet ($26.6 million) : Bombardier Challenger 350:
Beckham owns Challenger 350 Private Jet
David Beckham who retires from football but still making big money from the endorsement deals he signed. According to football sources Beckham owns private jet (Bombardier Challenger 350) in which he travel with family & friends. The plane cost is ($26.66 million) in the market.

#6: Neymar : Cost of Private Jet ($25.9 million) : Embraer Legacy 450:
Neymar private jet cost upto $15.25 million
Neymar after signing a millionaire contract with club (PSG) becomes the highest paid footballer in the world. Neymar Jr travels in his own private jet (Embraer Legacy 450). The cost of the Legacy 450 said to ($15.25 million). The business class private jet can fly in the range of (4,260 km) with maximum speed upto (1,017 km/h).

#7: Wayne Rooney : Cost of Private Jet ($20 million) : Dassault Falcon 900LX:
Rooney owns private jet cost $20 million Falcon 900lx
Everton forward (Wayne Rooney) travels in his own private jet (Dassault Falcon 900LX). The business class jet aircraft made by Dassault Aviation. The price of the jet estimated upto $20 million. The aircraft has capacity of (6 passengers) it can save your time and fuel. It can fly upto range (4,750 km) with maximum operating speed (370/350 kias).

#8: Gareth Bale : Cost of Private Jet ($13 million) : Cessna Citation XLS:
Cessna Citation XLS Private Jet cost $13 million
Real Madrid wing forward (Gareth Bale) owns expensive private jet (Citation XLS). The jet comes with a turbofan-powered, built by Cessna Aircraft Company in Wichita. The plane can fly in the range of (2,100 nm) with top speed of (441 ktas). The maximum number of passenger capacity is 9 persons.

#9: Karim Benzema : Cost of Private Jet ($11 million) : Cessna Citation CJ4:
Benzema owns jet craft Citation XLS price $11 million
The French striker Karim Benzema owns (Cessna Citation CJ4) private jet. The business aircraft jet can fly in the maximum range of (2,165 nm) with speed of 451 ktas. The plane got capacity for 10 persons maximum. The jet feature such as single point refueling, an externally serviceable lavatory and excellent range deliver.

#10: Alexis Sanchez : Cost of Private Jet ($9.45 million) : Gulfstream G300:
Alexis Sanchez private jet cost $9.5 million
Alexis Sanchez who recently become highest paid premier league player with annual salary of (£26 million) a year owns private jet Gulfstream G300. The jet aircraft can fly maximum range upto (3820 nm) with the maximum speed of (500 kts). The business class jet comes with two crew members space with maximum capacity of (13-16) persons.

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Top 15 Best Sports Moments Of The Year 2015

Best Sports moments of 2015

2015 was a great sports year all round and fans witness glory and disappointments on and off the field. At totalsportek we coveraged all events in every major sports be it Barcelona’s Champions League, La Liga, Copa Del Rey treble, Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo’s epic motogp title battle, Lewis Hamilton third formula 1 championship, United States Women team lifting FIFA Women World Cup, Australia winning their fifth cricket world and New Zealand dominating Rugby with yet another world title. Mayweather finally fighting and beating Manny Pacquiao, Tyson Fury stunning boxing world by defeating Klitschko.

As we move to another pulsating year of sport awaiting in 2016 here are some of the most memorable moments from 2015 from all major sports.

Djokovic & Sareena Williams Win Australian Open 2015 Singles Titles:

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Djokovic defeated Andy Murray to win his fourth 5th Australian Open mens singles title while Sareena Williams won her sixth Australian Open title defeating Maria Sharapova in the final. Both Djokovic and Sareena Williams would go on to have a successfull 2015 winning couple more grand slams. Read more about Australian Open

Australia Won 2015 Cricket World Cup defeating New Zealand In The Final:

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New Zealand and Australia co-hosted the ICC cricket world cup 2015 and both teams reached the final played in Melbourne. Australia defeated New Zealand in the final to win their fifth cricket world cup title making them the most successful cricket team of all times. Read more about Cricket World Cup 2015

Barcelona Complete Historic Treble winning 2015 UEFA Champions League:

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FC Barcelona completed unprecedented treble of major trophies winning the 2015 Champions League when they defeated Juventus in the final. Barcelona had already won Spanish La Liga title and the copa del rey. Lionel Messi, Neymar and Suarez formed incredible forward line scoring 120 goals between them. Read more about Barcelona vs Juventus

Floy Mayweather Beat Manny Pacquuiao In The Most Lucrative Boxing Fight Of All Times:

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The fight every boxing fan wanted to see for best part of last 6-7 years was finally agreed with Mayweather taking on Manny Pacquioa in Las Vegas for the historic night of boxing. Mayweather-Pacquiao would go on to become the highest grossing fight of all times. Read more about Mayweather vs Pacquiao

United States Women Soccer Team Crowned World Champions:

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Fifa Women World Cup 2015 saw the repeat of 2011 final as but this time USA women team manged to beat Japan in the final to win their second world cup title. Women football has come along way as it was evident during the FIFA Women World Cup 2015 in Canada where several matches saw full crowd and extensive TV coverage of every world cup game. Read more on FIFA Women World Cup

Chile’s golden generation came of age as they won 2015 Copa America

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Chile defeated Argentina in the final of 2015 Copa America to win their very first south america title and the golden generation continue their resurgent at the top of world football. Read full review of Copa America

Novak Djokovic & Sareena Williams won Wimbledon 2015 Singles Titles:

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Djokovic defeated Federer in the final of 2015 Wimbledon mens singles event to lift his third wimbledon title and 9th grand slam title over-all. While Sareena williams was victorious in women singles winning her 6th wimbledon title and 21st grand slam overall making her the most successful women tennis player of all times. read more about Wimbledon 

New Zealand continue their dominance in Rugby winning back to back World Cup titles

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There was no match for New Zealand (All Blacks) in the 2015 Rugby Union World Cup held in England/Wales as they went on to win their third world cup title and second straight title beating Australia in the final. Read full review of Rugby World Cup

England win 2015 Ashes series beating Australia 3-2 in 5 match series

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2015 Ashes series took place in England and home side went on to complete a 3-2 series win against bitter rivals Australia. England won the first test followed by Australia second test win but two back to back wins in third and fourth test won the series for England.

Lewis Hamilton Wins 2015 Formula 1 drivers championship

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British driver Lewis Hamilton won back to back F1 world titles after beating of the challenge from teammate Nico Rosberg. He confirmed his championship win in the Austin Grand Prix in the United States. Hamilton became the first British driver to have won three formula 1 world championships. Read full review of Formula 1 season

Epic 2015 MotoGP season saw Jorge Loreno winning his third world title beating challenge from Valentino Rossi

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In what will go down as one of the most memorable MotoGP season in history, Jorge Lorenzo won the 2015 title by just 5 points in a season which had so many twist and turns. Rossi was penalized going into the last race in Valencia and Lorenzo took full advantage by winning the race and completing his world title treble. Read more about MotoGP season 2015

Holly Holms knocks out Rounda Rousey in most surprising sports upset of 2015.

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Ronda Rousey was billed as undefeated, undisputed and pretty much unbeatable women champion in UFC but her hype came crashing down in Australia when Holly Holms knocked her out in second round of their title fight.

Tyson Fury become new World Heavyweight champion beating Wladimir Klitschko

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In what was a very under-whelming performance from Wladimir Klitschko, Tyson Fury got the unanimous decision to win IBF, WBA and WBO world heavyweight championship titles. The fight was pretty average at best but Tyson Fury rocked the boxing world in what was a big upset. Read more about Klitschko vs Fury

England hosted France for a friendly just after “Paris terror attacks” for a sign of Unity

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The lowest point of the year came when terrorist killed more than 100 people in Paris during France vs Germany friendly match. But whole football world came together after the attacks to show the sign of unity.

Conor McGragor defeated Jose Aldo in UFC’s historic Featherweight title fight

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Irishman Conor McGragor defeated Jose Aldo in record 13 seconds to win featherweight title and stun the who MMA world. He was slight favourite to win the fight but it was the way he did it which made it one of the most memorable knockouts of all times. read more about McGregor vs Aldo

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