August 3/10 12:11 pm - Cycling (in the) News
Posted by Editoress on 08/3/10
I was the first Olympic medalist I ever knew - Curt Harnett
Tour champion Contador joins Saxo Bank team
Tour de France champion Alberto Contador has signed for Denmark's Saxo Bank team on a two-year contract, team manager Bjarne Riis announced on Tuesday.
"I am proud and honored that I am able to introduce Alberto Contador to our team next year," Riis told a news conference in the Danish capital. "It is an impossible opportunity that has occurred and that we are able to realize."
Read more: Reuters
Read more: BBC
Saxo Bank joins SunGard as co-title sponsor in 2011
Bjarne Riis, owner and manager of Riis Cycling A/S, announced today that Saxo Bank, the trading and investment specialist, will become co-title sponsor with SunGard, one of the world's leading software and technology services companies.
Following the announcement during the Tour de France that SunGard had agreed to become co-title sponsor for the next two years, Bjarne Riis revealed at a press conference in Copenhagen today that Saxo Bank will be the other co-title sponsor in 2011. The Team will be called "Saxo Bank-SunGard Professional Cycling Team".
Read more: Newswire
Lance Armstrong's lawyer, Tim Herman, takes issue with U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's dealings in probe
The United States Anti-Doping Agency may be violating the law by offering deals to cyclists who dish steroid dirt on Lance Armstrong, the seven-time Tour de France winner's lawyer said Monday.
Read more: NY Daily News
London 2012: Road races to be held on first weekend of games
Locog's director of sport Debbie Jevans has confirmed the men's and women's road race will be staged on the opening two days of the Games - Saturday July 28 and Sunday July 29.
Although the fine details of the route are still being finalised with UCI, cycling's world governing body, it is expected the men's race will be 240km long and women's race 130km.
Read more: More than the games
Lance Armstrong coming to Colorado for cycling announcement
A dawn bicycle ride Gov. Bill Ritter took two years ago with Jonathan Vaughters, CEO of Team Garmin-Transitions, may have led to high-level pro cycling's return to Colorado.
The eight-day race, scheduled for next August, will be announced at a Wednesday morning news conference on the state capitol steps. And the event will get a celebrity push from seven-time Tour De France champion Lance Armstrong. He announced on Twitter this morning that he will join Ritter for the announcement.
Bicycle support shifts into higher gear
Just weeks after Langley Township released a map of its Draft Cycling Network, the province is offering cash for building bike lanes.
On Friday, the provincial government announced $500,000 for BikeBC Cycling Infrastructure, to support cycling projects that will make people healthier.
Read more: Langley advance
The best cycling gear for women
Forget fluorescent tabards and lycra shorts - cyclewear has got stylish. Sky Ride has teamed up with fashion-conscious cycle retailers to bring female cyclists chic yet practical clothes and accessories
Read more: Guardian
SoundofMotion Releases VeloComputer Power on BlackBerry Storm
SoundofMotion announces the VeloComputer Power application for BlackBerry®Storm™ family of smartphones and introduces the new VeloComputer Bluetooth wheel and pedal sensor. In combination with the high precision Bluetooth sensor, Version 8 of the award-winning VeloComputer offers a new level of precision measurement for distance, spot speed, acceleration, cadence along with road grade and power analysis.
Read more: PR Web
After dropping 50 lbs, chef Anthony Sedlak can't stop hitting the road
Anthony Sedlak has spent many summers sweating it out in the kitchen. The 27-year-old Vancouverite joined the ranks of celebrity chefs in 2007 when he became host of the Food Network’s The Main, later authoring a best-selling companion cookbook. But the love of food and frantic pace that fed his career also took a major toll on his health, he tells The Globe and Mail. So these days, when temperatures climb, he swaps his apron for a spandex cycling kit and heads for the hills.
Read more: The Globe and Mail
Making cycling stick
The benefits of bicycling as an alternative form of transportation are well known: almost no carbon emissions or pollutants; better cardiovascular health; less traffic congestion. Where cyclists and motorists are respectful of each other, cycling is a public good.
Why don’t more Canadian city-dwellers cycle? Safety and distance are the key impediments, while some of the likely deterrents hardly register – even in Montreal, weather is fourth on the list. In Toronto, only one-third of cyclists say they are comfortable driving on major roads without bike lanes.
Read more: The Globe and Mail
Former city woman cycling from Alberta to Texas for cancer
Tonya Skanes admits she’s a new recruit to the world of cycling, but this fall she’ll have plenty of time to fine-tune her skills.
The 35-year-old Corner Brook native and current Edmonton, Alta. resident, will join 30 other cyclists on a ride from Calgary to Austin, Texas as part of this year’s Cancervive Peloton Program.
The program is part of the Cancervive Foundation of Alberta and was started in 2005 by a group of friends looking to participate in Lance Armstrong’s LIVESTRONG event and to help raise money for cancer research and survivorship programs.
Read more: The Western Star