January 28/08 5:23 am - Cycling in the news
Posted by Editoress on 01/28/08
Cycling in the headlines from around the world
Tour gives guarded response to UCI-federations deal
The latest chapter in the interminable saga of the conflict between the UCI and the major stage race organisers has seen Tour de France boss Patrice Clerc once more reject automatic acceptance of the 18 ProTour teams in his race.
â€žHaving a ProTour licences is no guarantee of participation in our races.â€° Clerc, head of Tour organising company ASO, told the French newspaper L'Equipe on Sunday.
For the full article go to Cycling Weekly
Ritchey Design Recall
Ritchey Design today announced a voluntary recall of a limited number of WCS and PRO model non-drive side crank arms (left arm) and the WCS carbon one-bolt seatposts due to potential safety issues.
For the full article go HERE
Coldest Day of the Year Ride
What kind of people don't like riding their bikes in a Toronto winter? People who have never tried it, that's who. Even as more and more people choose not to get off their bikes when November comes around, many non-cyclists still view winter cycling as unwise, dangerous, or impossible.
For the full article go to torontoist
Tour de France icon distributes bicycles to Albuquerque kids
Twenty-five New Mexico children were lucky enough Sunday to get a bicycle from Johan Bruyneel, the most successful professional cycling manager of the past decade, and a few members of team Astana.
Bruyneel and his team, including Tour de France champion Alberto Contador and USA national road champion Levi Leipheimer, are in Albuquerque for two weeks of high-altitude training. It's the first time Astana has held a training camp in the United States.
For the full article go to The Albuquerque Tribune
Dutch residents bought more than 1.35 new bicycles last year
The Netherlands continues to be a country of cycling aficionados. Last year more than 1.35 new bicycles were purchased, about 2 percent more than in 2006.
For the full article go to Expatica.com
Osler Announces Partnership with Olympic Athlete Clara Hughes
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, one of the most respected law firms in Canada, announced today that it has committed to a long-term sponsorship agreement with Clara Hughes, as she prepares to defend her gold medal in speed skating at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
For the full article go to Canada Newswire
Lance Armstrong Sells out - Cyclist's Foundation Links to For-Profit
The charitable foundation launched by cycling legend and cancer survivor Lance Armstrong -- which four years ago ignited a fashion trend by selling yellow bracelets stamped with the "live strong" mantra -- is making another foray into the for-profit world.
The Lance Armstrong Foundation, which spends about $40 million a year on health programs and cancer research, is teaming up with Web-site operator Demand Media Inc. to launch a health-and-wellness Web site funded by advertising. The site, called "livestrong.com," is expected to go live this year.
For the full article go to The Wall Street Journal
Commute to fitness
Fed up with overcrowded public transport or bored of sitting in traffic? Why not ride to work and reap the benefits. Evans Cycles, the UK's largest specialist cycle retailer, gives you a few reasons why cycling to work could be more beneficial to you than you think.
The list of why cycling is better is endless. It's clear that by bike you're more environmentally friendly, save time and money especially through the busy streets of the countries major cities.
For the full article go to Easier Lifestyle
Number of cyclists treated for serious injuries doubles
The number of seriously injured cyclists being treated in London hospitals is soaring, official figures have revealed.
They show twice as many riders are being admitted for treatment as six years ago. The biggest rises were in Kensington and Chelsea, Wandsworth, Camden, Kingston and Havering.
The figures prompted calls for a better cycling network and a clampdown on rogue road users. They also suggest there is under-reporting to and by the police of serious injury accidents involving bicycles.
For the full article go to Evening Standard