Posted by Editoress on 09/25/10
People are screaming and the next thing you know you're going too hard. You're out of the saddle sprinting up a hill or something and because of the cheers you don't feel a thing until you get to the top. Then you pay. - Canadian cross-country mountain cyclist Alison Sydor
Whitten faces Games torture test
Brutal schedule a 'learning experience' for Olympics
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Putting rubber to the road in Montreal
It's not every city guide who carries a bike helmet along with her maps and brochures, but for Celine Bernier, it's an essential part of her daily commute in this cosmopolitan city.
The professional guide is a devoted fan of BIXI, Montreal's thriving bike rental project, an award-winning transportation system that has caught on big time with residents, garnered international praise and is now being discovered by curious tourists.
Read more at The Star Phoenix
Spate of cycling accidents leads advocates to call for public education
Ottawa needs a safe cycling educational campaign to help cut down on the number of cyclists killed and injured in the city, says the president of Citizens for Safe Cycling.
Read more at Ottawa Citizen
Commonwealth Games chief: More needs to be done in India
A lot of work remains to be done at the venues and athletes' village at the Commonwealth Games in India, just a week before they are due to begin, the head of the games said Saturday.
"It's not over yet. There is still a lot of work to be done," said Mike Fennell, president of the Commonwealth Games Federation.
Fennell spoke to reporters in New Delhi after a week of criticism and concern about safety and security, and the apparent poor state of the athletes' accommodation.
Read more at CNN
Two wheel zeal: why biking beats driving
I love living in Vancouver.
One of the first things I did when I moved here was sell my car. Living and working downtown, my once beloved Honda Civic became more of a nuisance than anything – parking’s expensive and hard to come by, the need for maintenance always seemed to arise at the most inconvenient moments (or, not often enough, which may or may not have been the case when I a friend of mine forgot to check my her oil for 6 whole months…), and insurance costs more than twice what it did in my hometown. I was paying to live in a dense neighbourhood close to amenities, so why would I fork over more cash in order to drive to them?
Read more at Vancouver Observer
Cavendish yet to decide on Delhi
After the news that Team Sky rider Peter Kennaugh has opted out of the Isle of Man's Commonwealth Games squad, Manx eyes have understandably turned to the island’s other big cycling medal hope.
Mark Cavendish is currently in Australia preparing for the world road championships but his national team cycling manager, Gary Hinds, told road.cc that Cav has yet to make up his mind about participation in the crisis-hit Delhi games.
“Mark thinks it’s too early to make a decision,” said Hinds. “He has concerns about security issues but at the moment he has bigger fish to fry and is concentrating on his preparation for the worlds. He will decide on the Commonwealth Games later and that seems like common sense to me.”
Read more at ROAD
Caisse d’Epargne bank to rescue BBox Bouygues Telecom team?
The final efforts to work out a solution to keep the BBox Bouygues Telecom team afloat may rest upon the Caisse d’Epargne bank, which stood down from backing the Spanish ProTour squad this year.
Read more at VeloNation
Cyclists face increased injury risk
Injuries to cyclists have more than doubled in eight years, with cyclists now 34 times more likely than an occupant of a car to be seriously injured, new research shows
Read more at The Age
Pierre Bordry resigns as France’s Anti-Doping chief
The recent development in case of the French anti-doping agency states of resigning of Pierre Bordry, chief of the Agence Française de Lutte contre le Dopage (AFLD).
Bordry known to be an outspoken man who fidgeted with the, International Cycling Union (UCI) in recent years, concerning both methods of how the tests are being conducted.
Read more at French Tribune
RAAM champion Robic killed in traffic accident
Jure Robic, five-time champion of the Race Across America, died of injuries suffered in a traffic accident in his native country Friday afternoon.
Robic, 45, won the solo men's of RAAM a record five times between 2004 and this past summer. He was in second place in the 2009 race when he dropped out to protest time penalties he felt he received unfairly. That decision cost him a chance to win the event an unprecedented four consecutive years.
Read more at Fort Scott Tribune
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