Astana Pro Team To Keep Licence Despite Doping Scandals

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Paris, April 24, 2015 - Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali is free to defend his title in July after his Astana team was allowed to keep its racing licence despite a series of doping shocks, the UCI governing body announced Thursday. At the end of February, the UCI had demanded the team be stripped of its World Tour Licence which would have barred them from the main … [Read more...]

Trek Recalls Almost 1 Million Bicycles After Rider Becomes Paralyzed

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Trek Bicycles has issued a recall of of almost 1 million bikes after a series of accidents, one of which left a rider paralyzed. The recall includes all Trek models equipped with front disc brakes and a quick release lever that opens past 180 degrees on the front wheel. This lever can get caught in the disc brake, causing the wheel to come to a sudden stop or completely separate from the bike … [Read more...]

Valverde Makes It A Hat-Trick At Fleche Wallonne

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By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Huy, Belgium, April 22, 2015 (AFP) - For the second year in a row and third in total, Spaniard Alejandro Valverde triumphed atop the brutal Mur de Huy climb to win Wednesday's Fleche Wallonne race. The 34-year-old Movistar team leader placed himself at the front of the peloton on the 1.3km climb up the Mur, which has an average gradient … [Read more...]

League Awards 161 Bicycle Friendly Businesses In 31 States

Fortune 500 companies, including Walmart and Starbucks, are setting an example across the country Washington, D.C. -- April 22, 2015 -- Today, the League of American Bicyclists has awarded 161 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Businesses in 31 states and Washington, D.C. With this Earth Day announcement, the program has grown to include more than 950 visionary local businesses, government … [Read more...]

Froome Planning Cobbles Reconnaissance For Tour

By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Waremme, Belgium, April 22, 2015 (AFP) - Chris Froome was taking a break from his Tour de France preparations Wednesday by riding the Fleche Wallonne one-day classic in Belgium. But according to his Team Sky manager Dave Brailsford, his true reason for a trip around Wallonia was as a stop-gap before riding a reconnaissance mission along the cobbles that will … [Read more...]

Lance Armstrong Risks A Chilly Tour Welcome On Charity Ride

Sochi, Russia, April 22, 2015 (AFP) - Disgraced champion Lance Armstrong will be risking an angry reception if he carries out his own Tour de France charity ride this year, the head of cycling's governing body has warned. The American, who was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles for doping, plans to go over this year's "Grande Boucle" route one day before the main race with … [Read more...]

Kwiatkowski In Everyone’s Sights At Fleche Wallonne Ardennes

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By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Waremme, Belgium, April 21, 2015 (AFP) - World champion Michal Kwiatkowski will be a marked man when the 205.5km Fleche Wallonne Ardennes Classic race gets underway on Wednesday. The 24-year-old Pole comes into the race off the back of a sensational victory at Sunday's Amstel Gold race. Not since Philippe Gilbert in 2011 has anyone managed to triumph in … [Read more...]

Civia Cycles Recalls Hyland Bicycles And Aluminum Civia Fenders

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Name of Product: Hyland Bicycles and Aluminum Fenders Hazard: The fender mounting bracket can break or bend, posing a fall hazard to the rider. Remedy: Refund. Consumers should immediately stop riding bicycles with the recalled fenders and contact an authorized Civia Cycles dealer to receive a $60 credit. Consumer Contact: Civia Cycles toll-free at (877) 311-7686 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. … [Read more...]

Team Astana Doping Decision Expected By UCI In Days

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Sochi, Russia, April 20, 2015 (AFP) - An International Cycling Union (UCI) commission is expected to rule this week on whether the doping tainted Astana team should be stripped of its licence, UCI president Brian Cookson said Monday. If Astana loses, star rider Vincenzo Nibali could forfeit the right to defend his Tour de France title. "I am expecting a decision this week, I am … [Read more...]

World Champion Michal Kwiatkowski Wins Amstel Gold Race

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By Jean MONTOIS Valkenburg, Netherlands, April 19, 2015 (AFP) - World champion Michal Kwiatkowski of Poland claimed his first one-day victory of the year in winning the first of three Ardennes Classics, the Amstel Gold Race on Sunday. Kwiatkowski finished the 258km race from Maastricht to Valkenburg ahead of Alejandro Valverde of Spain and Australia's Michael Matthews. … [Read more...]