September 20/08 10:29 am - Cycling News of the World
Posted by Editoress on 09/20/08
Lance Armstrong to Discuss His Cycling Program and International LIVESTRONGTM Strategy at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting
Wednesday September 24th in New York, NY at 10 am EDT
Access the live webcast, archived video, transcript and related resources at:www.kaisernetwork.org
Lance Armstrong to Own The Tour?
Lance Armstrong says the reason for his return to road cycling is to engage in a global war against cancer. He also says more details of his battle plans will be revealed on Wednesday, when he holds a press conference in New York while attending the Clinton Global Initiative.
Rumours are circulating that behind Armstrong's decision, which will allow him to race in next year's Tour de France, is an audacious plan that will change the face of cycling.
Read more at The Sydney Memorial Herald
UCI Prez Comments on Tour Buyout Claims
UCI President Pat McQuaid has dismissed rumours reported by the Sydney Morning Herald that Lance Armstrong and UCI vice-president Hein Verbruggen are involved in a possible buyout of the Tour organisers ASO.
Read more at Cycling Weekly
Australia head track coach Barras to be offered new role
Australia's head track cycling coach Martin Barras will be offered a new position with the Australian Sports Institute and Cycling Australia high performance programme, Cycling Australia said yesterday.
CA said full details would be announced next month after an agreement is reached but said it was hoped that Barras would continue to play a major role in the sport in Australia.
Read more at Yahoo
Charity to hold cycling competition
A Kingston charity is challenging city residents to compete in a cycle-to-work contest.
Cycle Kingston is hosting a competition to mark Car Free Day, an international event celebrated by roughly 100 million people on every continent who leave their vehicle at home for a day. Car Free Day is endorsed by the United Nations, the Government of Canada and leaders in 1,500 cities around the world. It will be held on Monday.
Read more at The Kingston Whig-Standard
Go to Outside Magazine's Blog to view the Survey results of Armstrong's return to cycling
Chris Hoy - Reaping the rich rewards from a cycle of success
I have barely had a moment to myself since returning to Britain after a fabulous fortnight in Beijing. As part of the most successful sport in an astoundingly successful Games for Team GB, it was inevitable that everyone would want to speak to me. Not that I am complaining. It is wonderful for cycling in this country that so many people were watching what we did and were inspired by it.
Read more at Times Online
'Helmet hair' puts women off cycling
Women are three times less likely to cycle than men because they are put off by "helmet hair" and getting sweaty, a survey said today.
Despite the golden heroics in Beijing by the British female cycling team, 64 per cent of women said they never cycle, according to an online survey commissioned by Cycling England.
Citing the reasons for avoiding cycling, 58 per cent said they would not want to arrive at work sweaty, and one in four (27 per cent) were too worried about helmets ruining their hair to risk a ride in the saddle.
Read more at The Independant
British team on the cards for 2010 Tour de France
A British-based team could contest the 2010 Tour de France and produce a winner of cycling's most prestigious race within 10 years, according to British Cycling president Brian Cookson.
The stunning performance of the country's cyclists at the Beijing Olympics, where eight gold medals were won, has sparked a wave of interest and moves are under way to form a professional road cycling team capable of challenging in the major tours.
Read more at ZEENEWS.com
Madison races victim of velodrome battle
The sudden weather change isn't the only thing that has clouded this week's Times Colonist Cycling Festival, the biggest festival of competitive cycling on the Island and which in its history has featured numerous Olympians.
It's still a celebration of the many facets of the two-wheeled sport -- with the Bear Mountain Hill Climb starting things off yesterday, followed by the Oak Bay Criterium around Windsor Park tomorrow and the marquee Bastion Square Criterium on Sunday - but one piece is missing.
The festival's Madison races, scheduled for today at the Juan de Fuca Velodrome and included in all pre-festival advertising, have been called off because of a contentious insurance situation regarding the facility and amid a hailstorm of words launched from both camps.
Read more at Times Colonist
Velodrome great for students
Cops for Cancer Ride
There are probably better ways to spend your time off than to spend nine days on a bicycle riding 1,000 kilometres through beautiful British Columbia.
But don't tell that to Staff. Sgt. John Buis, the top cop for the Edmonds area of Burnaby.
For the second time in three years, Buis is participating in the Cops for Cancer ride. After raising $14,000 two years ago, Buis is on track to increase it to $20,000 by the time he finishes riding on Sept. 26.
Read more at Burnaby Now
ING Direct Capital Criterium - Race meant to raise D.C. profile
"There's going to be a lot of slicing and dicing out there for sure," veteran Canadian rider Eric Wohlberg said. "But I think it's going to make for a great spectacle, and it will be good for the riders and good for the people to have it right in downtown."
Read more at The Washington Times
Alderman pushes bike sharing
A Calgary alderman wants the city to look into whether it should add a two-wheeled option to its public transportation system.
Ald. Druh Farrell will ask city council on Monday to back a probe into how a public bike-share program might work in Calgary.
Read more at Calgary Herald
Former cycling ace wants good home for club memorabilia
A man who emigrated to Canada 42 years ago is trying to find a home for a piece of Larkhall's sporting heritage.
John Craig is a former member of Larkhall Roads Cycling Club, an organisation that was founded in 1934 and flourished up until it was disbanded in the mid-seventies.
John and his son, John junior, who works on the production of the city's newspaper, the London Free Press, have also left their mark on cycling there.
In 1967, the OAP formed London Centennial Wheelers and was president of the club for a number of years.
Read more at Hamilton Advisor