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Amy Dombroski Mourned After Training Crash in Belgium

October 4, 2013
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Amy Dombroski Mourned After Training Crash in Belgium

October 4, 2013–By Jen Benepe The international cycling community is reeling after the death of Amy Dombroski who died in a training crash in Belgium yesterday morning. The 26-year-old Dombroski was killed by a truck while doing her training workout on a road with her teammates from the Young Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team. “Amy did...
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TDF 2013: Stage 3: Break Dissolves to Sprint Finish: Bakelants Still in Yellow

July 1, 2013
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TDF 2013: Stage 3: Break Dissolves to Sprint Finish: Bakelants Still in Yellow

July 1, 2013–Corsica–by Jen Benepe Simon Gerrans won the third stage of the Tour today as it wound up its run through Corsica into the town of Calvi. It was the second Tour stage win for Gerrans who rides for Orica GreenEdge, the same team whose bus rammed the finish line banner two days...
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TDF 2013, Stage 2 Delivers New Yellow to Finish Line

June 30, 2013
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TDF 2013, Stage 2 Delivers New Yellow to Finish Line

Corsica, France , June 30, 2013 By Jen Benepe The stage from Bastia to Ajaccio managed to upset the apple cart at the Tour today, putting yesterday’s Maillot Jaune into a 17 minute deficit, and delivering new points to new riders for an entirely different podium today. The Yellow Jersey went to Jan Bakelants of...
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UCI Professional Race Tour Schedule

April 12, 2013
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UCI Professional Race Tour Schedule

Below is the schedule for all the big European professional bike races this year, all of them held under the auspices of the International Cycling Union (UCI). Tourists and fans are allowed to travel to parts of these races and stand on the side of the road, climb or finish and watch the race...
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UCI Amateur and Master Races in Europe, Asia, South America 2013

April 12, 2013
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UCI Amateur and Master Races in Europe, Asia, South America 2013

Love the wobbly wheel in the start for the time trial. Also, isn’t that Mary Ann Miller of Century Road Club Association in there somewhere? The video is a sales piece for one of the UCI-endorsed races for amateurs and masters who love the idea of being in the Tour de France, Tour de...
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Ride the Cobblestones on Vinegar Hill

March 23, 2013
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Ride the Cobblestones on Vinegar Hill

March 22, 2013 OPINION, By Jen Benepe A recent post in the Brooklyn Paper has unfairly stigmatized neighborhood activists who have gathered a petition to prevent the building of a bike lane through their historic district. The article points to two recent petitions being circulated by residents asking the city’s Department of Transportation to...
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Lemond in Bid for Top UCI Post

December 4, 2012
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Lemond in Bid for Top UCI Post

Greg Lemond, the man who was the first American to win multiple Tour de France races says he is vying for the top post at the International Cycling Union. In an interview with French newspaper Le Monde about whether he was prepared to run for president of the Swiss based union against incumbent Pat McQuaid, the 51-year-old...
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Leipheimer Dropped from Team

October 17, 2012
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Leipheimer Dropped from Team

The Omega Pharma-Quick Step team has fired Levi Leipheimer after learning of his confession to doping as part of the Lance Armstrong investigation. Acting as Armstrong’s teammate for five years at the United States Postal Service, Astana and RadioShack teams, the 38-year-old Leipheimer joined Quick Step in 2012. Team management expressed surprise last week...
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Eddy Merckx’s Cycling Life Revealed

October 10, 2012
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Eddy Merckx’s Cycling Life Revealed

A new book about Eddy Merckx, the infamous racer that dominated his generation so much that his tag name was the Cannibal, has hit the book stores. Written and compiled by Ron Reuman, Stephan Vanfleteren, Jan Maes, and Frederik Backelandt “Merckx 525″ is a biography with many previously unseen private photos said David Trendler, Press...
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Phillipe Gilbert’s Injury

July 4, 2012
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Phillipe Gilbert’s Injury

  By Jen Benepe, July 4, 2012 Posted on his Twitter account, check out the injury that Phillipe Gilbert, BMC Team sustained in stage 3 of the TDF 2012. Nasty. Don’t forget how well Gilbert did in last year’s Tour and that this year his goal is to assist Cadel Evans bring home another...
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TDF 2012 Stage 3: Five in Break, Morkov Included

July 3, 2012
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By Jen Benepe, July 3, 2012 An early break of five riders was 3 minutes 55 seconds ahead of the peloton at Therouanne, some 95 km from the start, and inlcuded riders Andriy Grivko (AST), Ruben Perez (EUS), Sebastien Minard (ALM), Michael Morkov (STB, and Giovanni Bernaudeau (EUC). Leave it to Morkov, to take...
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TDF 2012 Stage 3: Predictions

July 3, 2012
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Stage three is guaranteed to have a breakaway from the start, with a question mark for the winning rider. One reason, though the first half of the 197 km stage that passes onto French soil is mostly flat, at 95 km from the start, the climbing begins. Then there are a series of category...
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TDF 2012 Stage 2: Cavendish Freelances to Finish

July 2, 2012
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TDF 2012 Stage 2: Cavendish Freelances to Finish

In characteristic missile fashion Mark Cavendish won the final sprint for his 21st Tour de France victory, and his first stage for 2012. The Manx Missile answered all questions about who could win a freelance sprint, and in delicious irony, used the wheel of his previous teammate Andre Greipel to come across the line...
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TDF 2012 Stage 1: Break Skirts the Ardennes to Peloton Finish

July 1, 2012
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TDF 2012 Stage 1: Break Skirts the Ardennes to Peloton Finish

Sagan Wins Stage 1: Cancellara Still in Yellow By Jen Benepe, July 1, 2012 A 22-year-old rookie Peter Sagan racing his first Tour de France challenged the Swiss time trial champion to the line in Saraing, Belgium, clinching his first stage win at the big race. It was strong showing for the Slovak who...
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TDF 2012: Cancellara wins Prologue

June 30, 2012
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TDF 2012: Cancellara wins Prologue

Fabian Cancellara, the Swiss time trial champion and overall time trial specialist was expected to win today’s prologue being held in Liege, Belgium, and so he did with a crushing seven-second win over the second best time set by Bradley Wiggins. British Sky Team rider Wiggins who is being bandied by the media as...
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Tour de France 2012 Predictions

June 30, 2012
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Tour de France 2012 Predictions

By Jen Benepe, June 30, 2012 This year’s Tour de France starts today, and the biggest buzz surrounds predictions about who will win. With favorites Andy Schleck out with a broken pelvis and planning for competition in the Olympics, and Alberto Contador out for penalties from the Court of Arbitration for Sport for alleged...
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Cadel’s Win Broadens Tour’s World Appeal: Shleck’s First Podium Brothers

July 25, 2011
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Cadel’s Win Broadens Tour’s World Appeal: Shleck’s First Podium Brothers

July 25, 2011, Paris, France Cadel Evans brought a new spirit to the Tour de France this year, and perhaps a new methodology. The oldest rider since World War II to win the Tour, the 34-year-old Evans rode a sensible, if not patient Tour in which he worked hard to protect his gains when...
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Boonen Quits Tour

July 8, 2011
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Boonen Quits Tour

Tom Boonen of Team QuickStep has quit the Tour de France. Boonen rode alongside his team car, speaking with his directeur sportif Patrick LeFevre, then stopped and got into the car. The team’s doctor was also there, and took his bike to another QuickStep car. Boonen crashed two stages ago, in stage 5 from...
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In the News

Cookson Still Endorsing Cycling Move to Winter Olympics

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In the News — April 9, 2014 UCI cycling  head Brian Cookson has reiterated his desire to discuss the re-allocation of select Summer Olympic...
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