Cycling Can Shed Black Sheep Status: So Says Prudhomme

Cycling can shed black sheep status: Prudhomme by Benoit Noel DOHA, Jan 29, 2008 (AFP) - The head of the Tour de France, Christian Prudhomme, said Tuesday he believed the advent of biological passports would help the sport to shed its "black sheep" status after years of doping scandals. Speaking in Doha on the sidelines of the Tour of Qatar, Prudhomme said plenty of interest was … [Read more...]

Boonen retains lead after stage three win in Tour of Qatar

Boonen retains lead after stage three win in Tour of Qatar DOHA, Jan 29, 2008 (AFP) - Belgium's Tom Boonen, riding for the Quick Step team, retained the overall lead after winning the third stage of the Tour of Qatar here on Tuesday. Boonen sprinted home ahead of Italy's Danilo Napolitano and Dutchman Steven De Jongh after the 147.5km ride from the Camel Race Track to Qatar … [Read more...]

Tour of Qatar results – Stage 3

Tour of Qatar results DOHA, Jan 29, 2008 (AFP) - Results from the third stage of the Tour of Qatar here on Tuesday, a 147.5km ride from the Doha Camel race track to the Qatar Foundation in central Doha. Stage 1. Tom Boonen (BEL/Quick Step), 147.5km in 3hr 29min 41sec, 2. Danilo Napolitano (ITA) s.t., 3. Steven De Jongh (NED) s.t., 4. Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) s.t., 5. Christopher … [Read more...]

Boonen retains lead after stage three win in Tour of Qatar

Boonen retains lead after stage three win in Tour of Qatar DOHA, Jan 29, 2008 (AFP) - Belgium's Tom Boonen, riding for the Quick Step team, retained the overall lead after winning the third stage of the Tour of Qatar here on Tuesday. Boonen sprinted home ahead of Italy's Danilo Napolitano and Dutchman Steven De Jongh after the 147.5km ride from the Camel Race Track to Qatar … [Read more...]

Breaking News: Rock Racing’s squad for the 2008 Amgen Tour of California

Breaking News: Rock Racing’s squad for the 2008 Amgen Tour of California. A rumor has made it’s way into the Bicycle.net newsroom this evening and we want to be the first to get it out to our readers. It seems that Michael Ball and his Rock Racing Team may have chosen their squad for the 2008 Amgen Tour of California. Along with five of the euro-expats that have made there way across the … [Read more...]

Pro Continental BMC Racing Team Signs On With “The Agency for Cycling Ethics”

The Agency for Cycling Ethics, Inc. Announces its Blood Passport Program Pro Continental BMC Racing Team Signs On Los Angeles, January 29, 2008: The Agency for Cycling Ethics, Inc., (“ACE”), a subsidiary of The Agency for Sports Ethics, LLC, (“ASE”), is pleased to announce its Blood Passport Program. In late 2006, ACE introduced its Pure Sport Program, a unique and … [Read more...]

Descending Skills 101

Descending Skills: There are a few factors to hold in your mind as you enter a turn... 1.) Body position a. Inside knee angled out toward the turn. b. Outside leg and arm weighted down / pressure on the outside pedal. c. Body weight on the center of the bike with focus on weighting down the rear wheel, head is aligned over the outside brake lever. d. head turned looking where you … [Read more...]

Product Recall: WCS and PRO Crank Voluntary Recall

WCS and PRO Crank Voluntary Recall January 17, 2008 17.01.2008 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE From: Ritchey Design 575 Old County Road San Carlos, CA 94070 650-368-4018 Warranty Department: Ext: 1855 Subject: Ritchey WCS and PRO Crank Voluntary Recall (LEFT ARM ONLY) Ritchey Design has identified a potential safety issue concerning WCS and PRO Level Non-Drive Side Crank Arms (LEFT ARM … [Read more...]

The Tan Lines Saga

January 23, 2008 The Tan Lines Ahh yes, The infamous farmer tan lines. Any real cyclist should have a good set, and every pro should have exceptionally significant lines. I’d say my pair are pretty decent. I’ve been working on them since I was about 10 or so when I started to ride for reals in the whole spandex kit. I didn’t know that I was going to get tan lines from riding centuries … [Read more...]

New Year’s Resolution To Nowhere

New Year's Resolution to go Nowhere. Hello there. My name's Bobby. I work at a bike shop. Actually, I've worked in a few bike shops over the years. I didn't really set out to. It was just something that sorta happened on its own during college. I was enough of a fixture at my neighborhood shop-- a human drool fountain posted up near the purple anodized stuff-- that one day when the manager … [Read more...]