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July 18/10 15:23 pm - Cycling (in the) News


Posted by Editoress on 07/18/10
 

"I'm proud of what I've done in the Tour, but you have to keep your perspective. It's just a bicycle race after all" - Miguel Indurain, after his fourth Tour de France win


Canadian cyclist on the ride of his life in France
Ryder Hesjedal is racing at the pinnacle of his sport -- a long way from the Victoria cycling centre where he started in 1996. His rise has been as steep and fast as the mountains he's climbing in the Tour de France
Read more: Vancouver Sun


Hesjedal pays harsh price in bid for historic stage win
Drops to 13th, but says gamble worth risk to be first Canadian victor in 12 years
Read more: Montreal Gazzette


Not just spinning his wheels
Bauer launches most ambitious plan in Canadian cycling history

Canada has not produced another road cyclist like Steve Bauer: 1984 Olympic silver medallist, brilliant Classics rider in Europe, 14 times in yellow as the race leader at the prestigious Tour de France.

The next Steve Bauer?
Read more: Ottawa Citizen


The fastest way down
West Van racer wins national mountain bike title
If you see West Vancouver's Micayla Gatto around town, congratulate her on winning gold in women's downhill racing at the Mountain Bike Canadian Championships held last Sunday in Panorama, B.C.
Read more: North Shore News


Bike activists should be commended
Dear Editor:

Lance Armstrong, back again for the Tour de France, entitled his book, It's Not About the Bike. By that title choice, he conveyed the message spelled out through the pages of his bestseller that the character he built through his battle with hills -- and with cancer -- exceeded his bike racing in importance.

Most of us would agree.

But, in West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast- Sea to Sky Country, where we have witnessed a rising tide of concern about health and fitness, our volunteers and our local government leaders are encouraging us to get on our bicycles -- in our basements, in our gyms and on our bike trails.
Read more: North Shore News


Wiggins at 2010 Tour: "I haven't got it"
Sky's Bradley Wiggins ended the first Pyrenees stage today in Ax 3 Domaines upset with his Tour de France performance. He cleaned himself at the team bus and then spoke frankly with the press.

"To be honest with you, I am f**ked, mate. It is as simple as that, I ain't going to lie to you," explained Wiggins. "I am just trying my hardest, battling on. Rather than give up."
Read more: Cycling Weekly


Armstrong’s PR Machine Rolls Over Scandal, Bad Press
Federal prosecutors are moving ahead with a criminal investigation into whether Lance Armstrong committed fraud and doped during his cycling career. Yet, at a quick glance, Armstrong’s image at the Tour de France — the race that helped turn him into a worldwide icon — has not suffered the slightest dent.
Read more: NY Times


Greg LeMond subpoenaed by government in widening doping probe of Lance Armstrong's teams
Three-time Tour de France champion Greg LeMond has been served with a grand jury subpoena as the federal government widens its probe into potential doping conspiracies on Lance Armstrong's cycling teams, the Daily News has learned.
Read more: NY Daily News


Lemond attacks Lance again
Former Tour de France champion Greg LeMond reiterated doping accusations against fellow-American rider Lance Armstrong and accused the ruling body UCI of remaining silent.

LeMond said in an interview with Saturday's edition of Germany's Sueddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) daily that Armstrong had submitted a positive doping test in 1999, the year he won his first of seven straight Tour titles.
Read more: Sport24


Greg LeMond quoted in newspaper saying Lance Armstrong tried to pay individual to make doping claims
A German newspaper Saturday quoted three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond saying that Lance Armstrong offered an individual LeMond knows $300,000 to claim that LeMond had used erythropoietin, or EPO, the banned endurance-boosting drug.

The allegation surfaced a day after the Daily News reported that LeMond, a three-time Tour de France champion, was served with a subpoena from a federal grand jury in Los Angeles that is investigating potential doping conspiracies on Armstrong's cycling teams.
Read more: NY Daily News


The dark side of world cycling
For two decades Tino Tabak was the only name that counted in New Zealand cycling.

A driven man, and an arrogant man, he was a winning machine who did whatever it took to be first - including the drugs.

To reach the pinnacle of the Tour de France takes a special kind of athlete and Tabak says you have to be brutally focussed and iron-willed.
Read more: TVNZ


Tour de France stage 15 will pass the memorial marker of Fabio Casartelli
Important in Tour de France history is the descent of the Col de Portet-Aspet nearing the halfway point of the stage. It's during the same section where 15 years ago, Fabio Casartelli of Italy crashed, also in stage 15, and died of head injuries.
Read more: Examiner

 


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