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January 17/09 6:26 am - Cycling News of the World


Posted by Editoress on 01/17/09
 

You never have the wind with you - either it is against you or you're having a good day. ~Daniel Behrman, The Man Who Loved Bicycles

Garmin-Slipstream not heavy on expectation
Garmin-Slipstream cyclist Ryder Hesjedal told Grandstand he and his team-mates are feeling no pressure to perform in the Tour Down Under.

Listen to the interview at ABC Grandstand


Louis Garneau Announces Sponsorship of Team Type 1
Six years after the sponsorship of the Saturn Professional Cycling Team, Louis Garneau is proud to once again partner with Tom Schuler, founder of Team Sports, Inc. and General Manager of Team Type 1. The helmet and apparel sponsorship of Team Type 1, the only professional cycling team in the world with a mission to instill hope and inspiration for people around the world affected by diabetes, will represent a milestone in Louis Garneau history and a stepping stone of brand development similar to impact the Saturn Professional Cycling Team bestowed on Louis Garneau.
Read more at CNW


Operation Puerto to be reopened
A Madrid court has ordered the reopening of the Operation Puerto investigation into an alleged doping ring in cycling, according to Spanish media.

El Pais newspaper said Judge Arturo Beltran had ordered the probe to be relaunched after considering various appeals.

Court officials were not immediately available for comment.
Read more at Yahoo Sport

Armstrong wants drug probe in all sports
Lance Armstrong wants other sports investigated properly if there is another chapter in the Operation Puerto saga.

Speaking the day before his professional cycling comeback, the Tour de France star said he had heard little about new speculation that Puerto would reopen.
Read more at theWest.com


Lance Armstrong promises online access to drug tests
Lance Armstrong has already missed one startline in his comeback: a website that was intended to ensure the transparency of his anti-doping program is not yet up and running.

Armstrong reaffirmed on Saturday that his competitive return to cycling after three years in retirement would be governed by "the most comprehensive anti-doping program in the history of sports."

The seven-time Tour de France champion had previously promised open online access to results of his doping tests ahead of his comeback race, the Tour Down Under, which has a criterium on Sunday ahead of its official start on Tuesday.

On Saturday, Armstrong offered no assurances that the website would be online by Tuesday.
Read more at Times Online


It's not the second coming, Lance Armstrong is just having some fun
T wasn't the second coming but at times it seemed like it wasn't far from it.
American cycling legend and seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong fronted the media in Adelaide ahead of his return to the professional peleton for the Tour Down Under.

And despite the hype and unprecedented global interest in almost every aspect of his story and his life, he laughed off suggestions his comeback was a bit like the return of Jesus Christ.

"I've been called a lot of things in my life ... and I don't know that He rode either," Armstrong said.
ead more at Fox Sports


Armstrong wears cancer numbers on return
There are two numbers blazoned on the new bike Lance Armstrong will ride in the Tour Down Under and the American sporting legend and cancer campaigner says they sum up the reasons for his return to professional cycling.

The first - 1,274 - refers to the number of days between when the Texan retired at the end of the 2005 Tour de France and the start of his comeback in Adelaide.

While the second - 27.5 - refers to the estimated millions of cancer deaths worldwide in that time.

"So in those 1,274 days approximately 27.4 million people around the world have died from this disease," Armstrong said on Saturday.
Read more at smh.com


Tour Down Under: Form Guide
An analysis of some of the Tour Down Under contenders.


uRide.TV to Feature Videos from the 2009 Tour of California
uRide.tv has been approved to film and publish video of the 2009 Amgen Tour of California. According to the CEO, Sami Tauber of BikeWear World LLC, "this is monumental for both uRide.tv and cycling fans worldwide. With 1.8 million fans, more than 700 miles of cycling terrain, 8 teams with amazing credentials, the 2009 Tour of California will prove to cycling fans everywhere that cycling is moving forward, like wheels in motion."
Read more at News Wire Today

 


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