Police clear Boonen in drug dealing probe

Police clear Boonen in drug dealing probe (Writes through with public prosecutor quotes) By Darren Ennis BRUSSELS, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Leading Tour de France rider Tom Boonen has been cleared "for now" by Belgian police investigating an accusation that he supplied cocaine to a cyclo-cross competitor, a spokeswoman for the public prosecutor said on Friday. She said police had searched … [Read more...]

Amgen Tour of California 2008 – Team Jerseys and Info

The AMGEN Tour of California will bring the drama and excitement of a professional bicycle stage race to the California coast. The world's top professional teams will compete over an eight-day, 700-mile race on a route that includes the California redwoods, wine country and the Pacific Coast. Founded in 2005, Breakaway from Cancer continues to raise awareness and funds to support valuable … [Read more...]

Exclusive Mario Cipollini Photos – Training Camp with Rock Racing

On Saturday January 19th at 2:30pm Mr. Super Mario Cipollini and his new Rock Racing team mates where spotted training in the Santa Monica Mountains in Malibu, California. They were riding on Kanan Canyon. A few things that I found interesting about the Rock Racing Team. One, where were the helmets? I can only see two riders with them on. As a frequent rider on the same roads, all I can say is … [Read more...]

Leading Men: Can An American Team That Aims To Compete Clean Help Put Cycling Back On The High Road

Leading Men: Can An American Team That Aims To Compete Clean Help Put Cycling Back On The High Road BOULDER, Colo. -- Conditions are cramped in the modest bedroom with burgundy carpeting and busy floral wallpaper at the Boulderado Hotel. A small antique-style desk has been cleared off and covered with a clean towel, syringes, vials, latex gloves, a tourniquet and a waste disposal box. A second … [Read more...]

Mario Cipollini comes back from retirement with Rock Racing

On 1/16/08 one of my team mates was out for a afternoon ride and who did he see in Malibu, CA, none other than Mario Cipollini. Read the quoted text below to read about his experience. then read the news article below that. As usual Bicycle.net is getting the inside stories that no one else is. "A little jet lagged since he arrived from Italy yesterday, but he rode PCH for about three … [Read more...]

TEAMS ANNOUNCED FOR 2008 AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA

TEAMS ANNOUNCED FOR 2008 AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA PROFESSIONAL ROAD CYCLING RACE Most Diverse, Accomplished Field Ever Assembled for a Race on U.S. Soil to Compete in February 17-24 Stage Race LOS ANGELES, January 17, 2008 – A world-class field of 17 domestic and international cycling teams set to compete in the 2008 Amgen Tour of California was announced by AEG, owners and presenters of … [Read more...]

Amgen Tour of California Solvang’s “Race of Truth” Adventure

So you think that you can keep up with the pro's. Are you able to smoke everybody at your local TT race, now is the time to prove your strength. This is one cool opportunity to ride like a pro and actually compare yourself to their official race times. I for one have no intention of dropping $1,500 to come in dead last and get laughed at by all my cycling buddies. But if you are one of the few … [Read more...]

Floyd Landis gets his long awaited CAS court date

Floyd Landis gets his long awaited CAS court date Floyd Landis will not get his chance to present his appeal to a Court of Arbitration for Sport panel in New York on March 19, the American's lawyer Maurice Suh announced. The CAS appearance is the final stage of appeal in the former professional cyclists' 18-month long legal battle. On July 27, 2006 Tour de France organizer ASO announced that … [Read more...]

Milram’s new identity – Erik Zabel hints at retirement at team’s launch

As Team Milram shifts its nationality from Italian to German, the team's leaders naturally had to answer plenty of questions about its anti-doping program from the audience in Bremen, Germany at its team presentation on Thursday. Also hot topics were the shift in its country affiliation and the condition of its top sprinters, Erik Zabel and Alessandro Petacchi. Cyclingnews' Susan Westemeyer … [Read more...]

Monica Howe: Bicycle ‘activist by default’

Monica Howe: Bicycle 'activist by default' By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer January 7, 2008 Monica Howe Age: 32 Occupation: Outreach manager for the L.A. County Bicycle Coalition Why she matters: Has made Los Angeles' streets more accommodating for cyclists and, in the process, encouraged riders to discover -- or rediscover -- the sport. HOWE never planned on … [Read more...]