March 18/08 4:14 am - Cycling in the News
Posted by Editoress on 03/18/08
Landis set for last appeal of doping ban
US cyclist Floyd Landis, stripped of his 2006 Tour de France victory for doping, makes his appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) Wednesday in a do-or-die bid to regain his title.
The 32-year-old American has spent about two million dollars in fighting the positive doping test for steroid testosterone on July 20, 2006, but lost a 2-1 ruling before a US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) arbitration panel last September.
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Governing body to meet with riders over Paris-Nice row
The International Cycling Union (UCI) will meet with professional riders next Tuesday following the row over the Paris-Nice stage race.
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Cycling and mountain biking form a major part of the outdoor tourism economy in Scotland
Scottish Enterprise estimates more than 900,000 trips to Scotland each year feature cycling as part of the holiday.
A business summit in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park is seeking to find ways to boost those numbers further, and develop park activities.
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World Track Cycling: Can GB repeat gold rush?
Olympic champions Bradley Wiggins and Chris Hoy again lead the British challenge at the World Track Cycling Championships in Manchester next week (March 26-30), while Victoria Pendleton will be defending the three world titles she won in Palma last year.
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World Bicycles Market to Reach in Excess of $61 Billion by 2010
Poised to register a CAGR of 5.28% over the 2001-2010 period, the world Bicycles market is projected to reach in excess of US$61 billion by 2010. Asia-Pacific, with a share estimated at 47.36% in the year 2007, forms the largest Bicycles market worldwide. The region is also slated to record the fastest growth with a CAGR of over 6.33% during the aforementioned period.
Adults Bicycles forms the largest segment in the global Bicycles market, accounting for an estimated 44.17% of the total. Sub-categories analyzed under Adults Bicycles include Mountain bicycles, Hybrid Bicycles, Touring Bicycles, and Specialty Bicycles. Sports Bicycles segment is forecast to grow at a strong CAGR of 6.15% over the 2001-2010 period.
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Marathon facing Olympics blow
Urban road cycling, mountain biking, marathon swimming, the triathlon and road walking are also at risk.
The IOC have revealed they will be forced to postpone high profile events such as the marathon, road cycling and the triathlon at this year's Olympics if pollution in Beijing does not improve.
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Top IOC medical official says analysis of Beijing air quality finds some risk to athletes
The IOC's top medical officer says Beijing's air quality is better than expected, although a study shows there are risks to athletes in outdoor endurance events and conditions may be less than ideal during this summer's Olympic Games.
Arne Ljungqvist, chairman of the International Olympic Committee's Medical Commission, said Monday that an analysis by four independent experts of data supplied by Beijing organizers found heat and humidity might be a greater threat to athletes than the city's noxious air.
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Testing agencies pushing privacy boundaries
The extent to which drug testers are able to intrude on athletes' private lives is in the spotlight after a urine sample was demanded from a cyclist who was organising the funeral of his son.
The Minister for Sport, Kate Ellis, has also asked the Privacy Commissioner and the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority to justify the use of Medicare records of Australian Olympic athletes in the fight against drugs in sport.
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80,000 school children to receive cycle training in next 12 months
Transport Minister Rosie Winterton today announced that over £3 million would be dedicated to providing cycle training to nearly 80,000 school children by March 2009.
This funding is part of the £140 million package announced in January, which will give up to half a million ten to eleven year olds cycle training by 2012.
Cycling has a major role to play in the Government's drive to promote sustainable travel - 41% of all trips are less than two miles, a distance easily cycled in less than 15 minutes.
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More Pedal Power in Oregon
Bicycle fever is burning hotter than normal in Eugene-Springfield this year.
Several recent developments have helped re-energize area bicycle advocates, including:
Adoption of a new Eugene Bicycle-Pedestrian Plan that, among other things, calls for creation of a "signature" bike event for the city.
In the discussion and early planning stages are a "community ride" and/or "Walk and Roll" Sundays, which would see two miles of Willamette Street closed to motor vehicles for several hours of "dragging the gut" on foot, bicycles or skates.
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Schwinn Signs First-ever National Bicycle Sponsorship of Team In Training
Schwinn Bicycles, America's most recognized bicycle brand, today announced the signing of a partnership with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training (TNT), the world's largest endurance sports training and fundraising program, to become its first-ever national bicycle sponsor. Schwinn is owned by Dorel Industries.
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Runaway boy cycled 600 miles
A teenage Dutch boy who ran away from home and headed to China with just £6 and a bag of crisps has finally been caught in Poland.
Cops have been searching for 16-year-old Collin Baker since he set out by bike from his home in Holland six days ago.
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Bikes donated, shipped to Uganda Cycling Club
Bikes and accessories donated by readers of YourHub.com for the Uganda Cycling Club were loaded into a 40-foot shipping container along with medical supplies at the Project C.U.R.E. warehouse in Centennial in early March. The container is going to a children's hospital in Mbale, about 100 miles north of the capital city of Kampala.
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RCS starts talks for Giro's international TV rights
RCS Sport started negotiations with broadcasters for the international TV rights for its cycling events, including the Giro dâ€šItalia, for the period from 2009 Ë† 2012.
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