Aussies Hope New Bike Will Carry Them To Olympic Gold In Beijing

MELBOURNE, June 12, 2008 (AFP) - A new bicycle, designed with aerospace expertise, will give Australian cyclists the edge at this year's Beijing Olympics, team organisers said here Thursday. The 'BT Blade' will be ridden by Australia's track endurance cyclists in events including the individual and team pursuit, while sprint cyclists will use the 'BT Stealth' variation, Cycling Australia … [Read more...]

Andreas Kloden Insists Still Beijing-Bound

BERLIN, May 21, 2008 (AFP) - German rider Andreas Kloden of Astana on Wednesday insisted he was still intent on showing up at the Beijing Games despite previously intimating he would no longer race for his country. "I am evidently absolutely ready to race for the German federation in Beijing," said the 32-year-old in an email to federation vice-chairman Udo Sprenger. A report in … [Read more...]