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February 8/11 13:49 pm - Cycling (in the) News


Posted by Editoress on 02/8/11
 

“A mountain bike is like your buddy. A road bike is your lover."- Sean Coffey


Contador doping 'not significant' - federation
Spain's cycling federation justified its decision to seek a one-year ban for Alberto Contador, rather than the usual two years, by saying his responsibility appeared to be minimal, a Spanish newspaper said Tuesday.

"The negligence of the cyclist was not significant ... as the simple presence of the substance in his body does not imply a violation of fair play," the federation, RFEC, said in a report, according to the sports daily Marca.
Read more: AFP


Contador rejects call he accept one-year ban
Three-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador, who is facing a one-year ban for taking performance enhancing drugs, on Monday rejected calls that he accept the ban instead of fighting it.
Read more: AFP


Contador submits final defence to overturn ban
Contador submitted further documentation to Spanish cycling authorities to demonstrate his positive test for clenbuterol from contaminated meat was due to “no fault or negligence.”
Read more: Times Live


Ricco admits blood transfusion caused hospitalisation
Italian cyclist Ricardo Ricco admitted today that a blood transfusion led to his hospitalisation. It counts for the second doping incident with the 2008 Tour de France and will likely lead to at least a five-year ban.

The 27-year-old told doctors; "I did an autologous blood transfusion." According to Italian paper La Gazzetta dello Sport.
Read more: Cycling Weekly


Cycling-Italian anti-doping body opens proceedings against Ricco
Cyclist Riccardo Ricco faces disciplinary proceedings after reports he had performed a blood transfusion on himself, the Italian anti-doping body said in a statement on Tuesday.
Read more: Reuters


Riders protest as communication breaks down relations with world body
The world body of cycling risks losing the support of its most valuable asset – the professional riders – over the way it has pushed ahead with plans to ban the use of race radios that maintain communication between the peloton and team cars.

Most riders oppose the Union Cycliste Internationale's ban on race radios that this season is for all but the top-tier World Tour events.
Read more: Sydney Morning Herald


Italian cycling family get doping bans
Italian cyclist Lorenzo Bernucci, a former team-mate of ace sprinter Alessandro Petacchi, was slapped with a five year ban on Tuesday by the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) while four members of his family also received bans for their involvement in a doping ring.
Read more: AFP


2012 Olympic Games road race route recce
With 18 months to go before the start of the 2012 Olympic Games, the route of the men's and women's road race is expected to be officially announced this week.
Read more: Cycling Weekly


Peddling new ideas
The bicycle industry needs to move away from unsuitable sporty racing bikes and focus on the needs of non-enthusiasts if cycling is to become a mode of transport used by the majority. Anna Norman looks at the latest developments in urban bicycles.
Read more: mad.co.uk


BBC Presents A History of the Bicycle - target=_blank>On Your Bike
Listen to the first installments of this 10 part series at BBC


Township gets rolling on bike lanes
Hundreds of kilometres of bike lanes could be built in Langley over the next three decades.

Now Township planners have to decide which to build first.

Municipal staff are sifting through comments received after consulting with the cycling community in January.
Read more: Langley Advance


Cyclists Violate State And Local Laws Without Consequence
While some group rides are scrutinized and targeted for police action, other group rides that commit similar violations continue without consequence.
Read more: Long Beach Post


Compulsory cycle helmets - what's the proof
Doctors are applauding members of the Northern Ireland assembly for voting in favour of a bill to make the wearing of cycle helmets compulsory.

The British Medical Association believes it is a great way to prevent injuries and save lives.

But opponents say such a move could be detrimental to the nation's health, arguing it will put people off using their bike and getting much-needed exercise.
Read more: BBC


Helmet cameras capture bad driving
Cyclist Ben Porter's brush with a white van man resulted in the driver being convicted of careless driving
Read more: BBC


Cyclists look at winter and let out laugh
If you dreaded the sprint to your car the last few days because you were afraid of your face freezing off, Winnipeg's hardiest commuters have a message for you -- suck it up already.

The bone-chilling temperatures and biting winds were nothing more than minor irritations for hard-core cyclists, who headed outside with no more concern than most of us would have during a sunny day in June.
Read more: Winnipeg Free Press

 


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