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January 16/08 2:41 am - Cycling in the News

Posted by Editoress on 01/16/08

A few cycling headlines and "bits" from the mainstream news.

Kayaker Planning to Pedal Atlantic

In his pedal-powered kayak, Greg Kolodziejzyk seeks to become the fastest human to cross the Atlantic, erasing the 43-day mark set more than a decade ago by a French rower.

To read the rest of the article go to Times Colonist

Cycling Pros Brian Buchholz and Keven Lacombe Join PedalFest 2008 to Support the Fight Against Cancer

Professional cyclist and San Carlos resident Brian Buchholz joins teammate Keven Lacombe and San Franciscans to support the fight against cancer during PedalFest 2008, a stationary cycling fundraiser in which miles pedaled earn matched dollars. A pre-event leading up to the 2008 Amgen Tour of California, a professional road cycling race, PedalFest will take place at Union Bank of California in downtown San Francisco, 400 California Street. Buchholz and Lacombe ride for the Kelly Benefit Strategies/Medifast Pro Cycling team.

To read the rest of the article go to Business Wire

Sharing a Nova Scotia secret

American cyclists enjoy treasure chest of adventure found almost by accident.

"We had no intentions of coming to Nova Scotia," Hodel said, "but because we were ahead of schedule when we arrived in Bar Harbor, we decided to come to Yarmouth on the Cat (ferry) for a short visit."

To read the rest of the article go to Nova News Now

Barcelona wins lawsuit against French newspaper Le Monde

The French newspaper Le Monde was found guilty of defamation Tuesday for suggesting the soccer club FC Barcelona was linked to a doctor involved in one of cycling's biggest doping scandals.

To read the rest of the article go to Slam Sports

Rasmussen linked to suspect Austrian laboratory

Disgraced Danish cyclist Michael Rasmussen, excluded from the 2007 Tour de France when likely to win, was one of the cyclists who visited an Austrian laboratory presently the subject of two separate investigations, German television station ARD reported on Tuesday.

According to ARD, Rasmussen, as well as his former Rabobank team-mates, Dutchman Michael Boogerd and Russian Denis Menchov, stored blood with the laboratory.

To read the rest of the article go to AFP

Anti-doping measures welcomed

Stuart O'Grady has welcomed tough new anti-doping measures in place at the Tour Down Under this year, with some riders to be tested up to four times before the race has even started.

Working with the Union Cycliste International (UCI), the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) said it would impose a series of anti-doping measures never before been implemented at a cycling event in Australia.

To read the rest of the article go to Fox Sports AU

Scots cycling champion killed while out training

One of Scotland's leading road cyclists and triple British champion has been killed in a traffic accident after being knocked from his bike while out training.

Jason MacIntyre's death came less than a day after the 34-year-old - who was being considered for the British Olympic squad - learned he had been given funding to train for the 2010 Commonwealth Games as a potential medalist, robbing the sport of one of its brightest hopes.

To read the rest of the article go to The Herald

Blood doping scandal puts winter sports into limelight

Winter sports may replace cycling at the centre of the doping limelight after reports of involvement of a large number of winter sports athletes in the doping scandal focused around an Austrian blood bank.

According to German broadcaster ARD, two-thirds of the up to 30 athletes implicated in the scandal came from Germany and were active in the winter sport disciplines of biathlon and cross-country skiing.

To read the rest of the article go to Sports Plus

Google, Specialized Bicycles, and Goodby, Silverstein & Partners Improve the Planet Through Innovation

Google, Specialized Bicycles, and Goodby, Silverstein & Partners -- Bay Area companies that share a passion for innovation, technology and the environment -- are excited to announce the winner of the Innovate or Die Pedal-Powered Machine Contest. The contest challenged participants to create a pedal-powered solution for offsetting climate change. When it comes to efficient energy use, the bicycle leaves all other modes of transport in the dust; for the same effort required to walk three miles, a person can easily travel 15 miles by bike.

To read the rest of the article go to Marketwire Goes Mobile

Trek Bicycle Corporation knows that its brand champions are technology-savvy, design-conscious and on-the-go. So starting on January 15, iPhone and iPod touch users will enjoy the total experience as the country's premier bicycle manufacturer becomes one of the first consumer product brands to optimize its site for the iPhone.

To read the rest of the article go to Marketwire

HGH argument: Freeze now, test later

Despite seeing enough names linked to the use of human growth hormone in the last year to form an All-Star team, baseball still has not found a way to catch HGH cheats.

On Tuesday, one member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform decided enough is enough and asked a pertinent question of commissioner Bud Selig and union chief Donald Fehr: While baseball waits to adopt a reliable test to detect HGH, why not start collecting and storing blood samples to test for it retroactively?

To read the rest of the article go to NY Daily News

Ride safely or you could face a ticket
A Bournemouth police chief has warned that dangerous cyclists who insist on riding on pavements or without lights could receive fixed penalty tickets.

Inspector Neil MacBean told civic leaders that the enforcement of cycling legislation was not a recognised priority for police officers.

But he stressed that officers would take a stand against law-breaking cyclists in problem areas such as Westbourne, where foreign students have been caught flouting the one-way system.

To read the rest of the article go to Daily Echo

Bike Riding Dangerous for a Baby?
If you love biking to get exercise and fresh air, you may be particularly eager to bring your small child with you. "Don't be in too big a hurry to share the experience with your baby. In fact, NEVER carry a child under the age of 1 on your bike, either in a bicycle seat, a child trailer or any other carrier,"....

To read the rest of the article go to NewsReleaseWire

Cyclists walk on wildside

Spanish team Caisse D'Epargne enjoyed some Adelaide highlights yesterday in a break from their Tour Down Under preparations.
Most were up for a dawn walk at Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary in the Hills. Ivan Gutierrez said: "To see kangaroos and koalas in their natural habitat was special. It was a great feeling to walk through the bush in the morning."

To read the rest of the article go to Adelaide Now

Another Bike Blog?

Bicycle lover, Linda Riggins has partnered with Neekam company to create the Bicycle 365 Blog. This blog will act as a source of information and networking for the wide world of bicycles including vintage bicycles, folding bicycles and more!

To read the rest of the article go to PR-USA


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