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February 13/14 11:31 am - News Links of the Day

Posted by Editoress on 02/13/14

Every day we post links on our Twitter page (@cdncyclist) to interesting items from around the world. For our readers who are not on Twitter, we have reproduced the headlines and links here.

Commonwealth Games 2014 organisers reveal the routes for the ITT and Road races in Glasgow
"Cycling is among the fastest and most thrilling events at Glasgow 2014 with the Road Race and Time Trial offering fans the chance to experience the excitement of the sport up close."
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Winnipeg cyclists clearing snow from St. Boniface trail
Winnipeg cyclists and pedestrians don't think the city has been keeping up with snow clearing, so they're tackling the job themselves.
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Winter cycling focus of congress
Winnipeg welcomes experts, advocates
The coldest winter in decades has proven challenging to year-round cyclists in Winnipeg, but not because of the temperatures alone.
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Who rides a bike in winter? Study sheds light on thousands of urban winter cyclists in Calgary
The average winter cyclist in Calgary is a middle-aged man who rides almost every day, usually to work, and will brave temperatures down to -20 C and colder to do so
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This ten point plan for fixing British cycling could apply in North America too
The ten point plan is in fact relevant anywhere, not just in the UK.
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Boulder Center for Sports Medicine seeks coach
Responsible for coaching, training, and performance enhancement techniques for all athletes coached by this position.
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Australian study shows getting fit increases pain tolerance
After just six weeks of moderate workouts, people got tougher.
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Italian coach gives verdict on 2014 World Championship road race route
The UCI Road World Championships in Ponferrada, Spain, this year suits tough sprinters. Italian coach Davide Cassani assessed the race after riding two laps of the circuit yesterday in the country’s cold northwest.
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Vuelta a Espana to include women’s race
Following in the footsteps of the Tour de France, the Vuelta a España will include a women’s race. Race Director Javier Guillén said that when the stage race returns to Madrid next year (2015) it will host a one-day women’s event.
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Why the Dutch don't wear helmets
One of the perennial topics of controversy in the bicycling community is helmets, and the controversial issue is not about which color is prettiest. I won't spend too much time on the backstory, but the controversy is whether or not helmets should be a must (for their skull & brain protection benefits) or left at the shop (because they inhibit bicycling, which results in less bicycling, which makes bicycling less safe). "Must" could mean a legal requirement, or it could simply mean a personally imposed must – it depends on the conversation.
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