Belgian Cycling Champion Igor Decraene Takes Own Life

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BRUSSELS, Aug 30, 2014 - Belgium world junior cycling champion Igor Decraene was found dead on Saturday after taking his own life at the age of just 18, local media press reports said. A native of Waregem in northern Belgium, Decraene killed himself not far from there at Zulte, the Belga news agency said without giving further details. The Belgian cycling federation said it was … [Read more...]

Eddie Merckx In Hospital After Heart Scare

BRUSSELS, Aug 29, 2014 (AFP) - Cycling great Eddie Merckx has been hospitalised in Brussels after complaining about heart pains, Belgian newspapers reported on Friday. Het Laatste Nieuws and De Morgen said the 69-year-old Belgian had been suffering from hypertension and had lost consciousness last weekend. Merckx, known as "The Cannibal" in the prime of his cycling career in … [Read more...]

Scott Creates The Strongest Cycling Clothing Ever

SCOTT is proud to introduce the ITD ProTec Technology. This one of a kind blend of Carbon yarns and ceramic prints provides a fabric with very high abrasion resistance, especially in the case of high speed crashes. The SCOTT RC ProTec outfit is the very first bikewear kit featuring this technology and will be available to end-consumers in 2015. http://tinyurl.com/olbteng … [Read more...]

2014 USA Pro Challenge Team Rosters Impressive

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Denver (August 7, 2014) – With an impressive lineup of the top professional cyclists in the world, the provisionary team rosters* for the 2014 USA Pro Challenge have been confirmed and are headlined by Pro Challenge defending champion and fifth-place finisher in last month’s Tour de France Tejay van Garderen, as well as 2014 Tour de France KOM Jersey winner Rafa? Majka and teammate and Tour de … [Read more...]

Demise of Italian Cycling Has Been Greatly Exaggerated

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by Barnaby CHESTERMAN NANCY, France, July 12, 2014 - The demise of Italian cycling has been greatly exaggerated according to winning pair Vincenzo Nibali and Matteo Trentin. Nibali, 29, kept hold of the Tour de France yellow jersey after Trentin, 24, won Friday's 234.5km stage from Epernay to Nancy. Italian cycling has come under fire in local press but the performances … [Read more...]

Belkin To Exit Pro Cycling After 2014 Season

Schiphol-Rijk, The Netherlands - 17th June 2014 - By the end of 2014 Belkin will exit Pro Cycling as the title sponsor of the Belkin Pro Cycling Team. Belkin entered into cycling last year with the aim to increase brand awareness and subsequently sales revenue. While initial brand awareness results increased for the Belkin brand throughout Europe, the company strategy is to be more globally … [Read more...]

Learn To Ride A Bike In One Hour – A New, Better Way To Teach Your Child To Ride

Kids learn best when they can see and feel what they're learning.  Despite that, we often try to teach them with lots of words and concepts with which they're not yet familiar.  Like telling your child to "try to keep your balance" when they haven't yet learned what balance is, or how one keeps it.  Nevertheless, this is how our parent's taught us, so we just keep doing it until eventually our … [Read more...]

Team Cannondale Pro Cycling Comes to Southern California

by Bryan Boyhan with photos by Einhard Buccheim This week Cannondale Pro Cycling came to sunny southern California following a training camp in Tuscany to present the 2014 lineup and rest a bit before heading out to the Tour Down Under and the Tour de San Luis. We were invited to sit down with some of the riders, check out the camp, and even go for a ride with the pros. Before divulging all … [Read more...]

Go For The REAL Stuff

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Written by: Lea Crosetti, RD, CSSD As a sports dietitian and endurance athlete, I am always looking for new food variations to eat out on the course. Whether it be an attempt to “go more natural”, avoid the GI issues with sugary sports nutrition products, or simply get more variety and tasty foods my body is craving while cycling, it’s the quest to find a nourishing, tolerable and tasty … [Read more...]

Fisch Tales Bicycle Blog – Recent Engagement = Recent Lack of Riding

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Recent Engagement = Recent Lack of Riding Written by: Jonathan Fisch (Soon to be husband, and ex CAT4 racer) My past life: As I reflect on my life, I can only think of the last 7 years when I got into cycling. Only last year focusing on racing. My life has been about the miles I put on my bike, the adventures that I have had with other fellow roadies, and of course the laughs I get once I … [Read more...]