November 23/11 11:18 am - Cycling (in the) NEws
Posted by Editoress on 11/23/11
"When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking." -- (Sir) Arthur Conan Doyle
Milton preparing bid for Pan Am velodrome
The Pan Am Games aren’t coming to the GTA for another four years, but competition has already begun - Milton council has decided to go up against Vaughan in a bid to host the velodrome events in 2015.
“Ideally, we would like to see the velodrome and the university built at the same time,” said Milton Councillor Colin Best, after Monday’s 8-3 council vote to accept a staff report recommending the town go after the venue.
It would be located on a five acre parcel of land within the 150-acre Milton Education Village, where Wilfrid Laurier University and the town are planning to build a campus once the province gives them final approval, which is expected by the spring.
Read more: The Star
Veal guides tandem to medals
Ed Veal is hoping his sit-in role becomes a full-time ride.
Based on results Veal and stoker Daniel Chalifour turned in at the Para Pan American Games last week as a tandem in cycling, it’s not out of the question.
Read more: YorkRegion.com
Big Weekend For Junkyard Dogs
Portage la Prairie's Junkyard Dogs cycling team brought home some hardware from the Manitoba Cycling Association's annual awards dinner.
Read more: PortageOnline
Cobourg council supports biking but hedges at cost
A healthier population, increased tourism potential, less-polluted air, less-congested roadways, less need for parking - it's not hard to make a case for the Town of Cobourg to encourage bicycling.
Read more: Nothumberland Today
GreenEDGE upbeat about pending status
New Australian cycling team GreenEDGE remain confident there will be cause for celebration next month at the end of their first training camp.
Read more: SBS
Contador hearing to end on time
The Court of Arbitration for Sport will complete the hearing in Alberto Contador's doping case in time on Thursday, CAS general secretary Matthieu Reeb said.
"There will be no changes," Reeb said on Wednesday, naming speculation from the previous day "wrong."
Read more: SuperSport
Contador will not learn fate until 2012
Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador, whose hearing over a failed dope test before the Court of Arbitration for Sport will end on Thursday, will not know his fate before the end of the year, sport's highest court confirmed on Wednesday.
Read more: EuroSport
French veteran Longo cleared in doping case
Former Olympic and world champion Jeannie Longo was cleared of any wrongdoing by the French cycling federation (FFC) after she failed to provide her whereabouts to anti-doping authorities on three occasions, the FFC said on Tuesday.
Read more: Reuters
Cycling rivals' row threatens medal hopes
A growing row between two of Britain's leading female cyclists threatens the prospects of either winning a medal at next year's London Olympic Games.
While world champion Mark Cavendish is the leader of the men's squad and can expect his team-mates to help him in his bid to win the Olympic road-race title, the issue is not so clear-cut in the women's team.
Read more: AFP
Cooke hits back in spat with Lizzie Armistead
Read more: WalesOnline
Thomas admits Aussies are setting the pace for team pursuit
Geraint Thomas admits Australia are now ahead of Great Britain in the battle for team pursuit gold at London 2012 - but insists the defending champions will be ready when it matters.
Read more: More than the Games
Sir Chris Hoy looking forward to UCI London Track World Cup
With no sprinters travelling to Cali, Columbia for the next event in the World Cup series, London’s 6,000-seater venue in the Olympic Park will be Hoy’s next competitive outing in front of a sold out crowd, with British Cycling members having benefitted from priority access to tickets for the spectacle.
Read more: British Cycling
Puerto 8 to stand trial, facing 2 years in prison
Eight people linked to cycling's Operation Puerto doping scandal will finally stand trial in Spain, facing up to two years in prison.
Read more: AP