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Figure skater facing ban linked with Dr. Michele Ferrari

A former figure skating world champion Carolina Kostner of Italy has been linked with notorious doping expert, Dr. Michele Ferrari. Kostner faces a proposed lengthy ban in the doping case involving her former boyfriend and Olympic race walking gold medalist Alex Schwazer. The Italian Olympic Committee's anti-doping prosecutor recommended Friday that Kostner be banned for four years and three months...

Sean Kelly signs Stayin’ Alive at 1.5 petition – Sign now

Sean Kelly has added his signature to the Stayin' Alive at 1.5 petition. The aim of the campaign is to amend overtaking laws, making it safer for cyclists on the roads. Their request to the Irish Government is as follows: We ask the department and minister for Transport, tourism and sport to amend current overtaking laws and persue the...

Andy Schleck finally receives his 2010 Tour de France winner’s trophy

Andy Schleck was finally awarded the winner's trophy for the 2010 Tour de France in Paris last night. The Tour was initially won by Alberto Contador, but the Spaniard was later revealed to have failed a doping test. In September of that year, Contador revealed that a urine sample he had given on 21 July, a rest day in...

Lotto-Belisol’s off-season antics

While other teams climb Kilimanjaro or go sailing in the Caribbean during the off-season, the Lotto-Belisol get involved in a more intimate (and much cheaper) team-building exercise. It looks like there wasn't much left in the team budget at the end of the season. They decided to see how many of the team could fit in a car. They...

Australian Prime Minister goes for a spin with ORICA GreenEDGE

Even more from the team's backstage pass: To celebrate ORICA's two year sponsorship renewal and to mark the announcement the Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon. Tony Abbott MP joined the team for a ride around Canberra and hosted a breakfast function back at Parliament House.

Man celebrates 103rd birthday with a 10km climb up Col Robert Marchand

Monsieur Marchand celebrated his 103rd birthday in style by climbing up the Col Robert Marchand. The ten kilometer long pass which rises to 911m in the Rhone Alpes was renamed after him in 2011. You may also recognise him as earlier this year he set the world record of super centenarians to complete complete the hour record with...

ORICA GreenEDGE Training Camp 2014

ORICA GreenEDGE team seem like a really nice bunch of guys and their PR team behind the Backstage pass videos are doing a great job showing the human side to the team. In this video the team greet the fans at the Mitchelton Wines Rivers and Ranges Winery Ride. Then it's on the road for three solid days...

Vinokourov suspends Astana Continental team

Alexandre Vinokourov has reportedly suspended the Astana Continental team following the fifth doping case in the Kazakhstani teams. On Wednesday the UCI announced that Artur Fedosseyev had tested positive for an anabolic androgenic steroids. Fedosseyev's positive test is the fifth doping case in just three months for Kazakhstani cycling, all coming from the Astana teams that include the WorldTour team...

Isidro Nozal continues to recover from his serious accident

The former professional Isidro Nozal continues to recover from the serious injuries he suffered in September in a traffic accident. Two months later, Nozal remains in a wheelchair having suffered broken arms, legs and hips. The accident took place on September 30th and involved two cars which collided head-on and a truck near the Cantabrian town of Penagos. Nozal...

The Impossible Bike the worlds smallest folding electrical bike

At only 17" high the Impossible Bike fits into a standard backpack. Check out the kickstarter video below including actual footage of the bike being set up and ridden.

Is this the future?

Set to be released in China by the end of the year, the Dubike is a pedal powered bicycle equipped with regenerative electric technology and full of smart fitness technology. It has heart rate, pedal rate, peddle pressure and other sensors which which connect via Bluetooth to a smartphone app. The power for the electronics comes from a...

The Handmade Cyclist releases great new prints

The Handmade Cyclist has released three new prints and we think they're great. They represent a particular iconic race, described below. They're available from this site: http://thehandmadecyclist.tumblr.com/ MERCKX ‘69 On the 15th July, 1969, Eddy Merckx scored perhaps his greatest triumph. Riding in his debut Tour de France, Merckx - already in yellow - attacked early. He rode for 140km alone through the...

O’Donnell speaks out about cyclist injuries

Liz O'Donnell, the new head of the Road Safety Authority, has warned drivers about being more aware of cyclists, as the number of injuries sustained by cyclists has seen a big jump. Writing in The Irish Independent, O'Donnell said, "A soon-to-be-published report by the Road Safety Authority will show that there has been a 59pc increase in injuries among cyclists....

People are awesome

Watch 8 times World Champion in Artistic cycling David Schnabel showing you some of the moves that has made him champ in this incredibly difficult discipline.

The Comedown Human Powered Rollercoaster in Glasgow

The Comedown Human Powered Rollercoaster in Glasgow “Scary the first time,” reports builder Stephen Murray. The artist, sculptor and cyclist behind The Comedown figure-eight track in Glasgow, Scotland just took the first ride on the track last month after months of planning, design and fabrication work. For more info go here. // Post by John Silvera.

Anyone got a cool 8k spare to spend on a bike that goes nowhere?

So here are some of the features your €8.565,00 will get you.  Please note though if you want the marine version for your boat in the South of France expect to pay €10.120,00 to make sure it doesn't corrode with the sea air. Colors: Full Carbon Black Fiber / Silver Fiber / Purple Fiber Size: h 113,4cm x p 54cm x l 112,2cm Weight: 55...

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