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Athletes Turn to Crowd Funding to Raise Money

August 21, 2013
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Athletes Turn to Crowd Funding to Raise Money

In the News–August 21, 2013–By Jen Benepe Emily Scott, a US Speedskater, raised $4,800 in a week through crowd funding after an article appeared about her efforts in USA Today. She had to do that because unbeknownst to most of the American public, unlike many other nations, U.S. Olympic hopefuls don’t get funding from...
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Cyclist Identified in River Road Fatality

August 18, 2013
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Cyclist Identified in River Road Fatality

Alpine, NJ–By Jen Benepe The 55-year old female cyclist who died Friday after crashing on Alpine Hill, a downhill on a popular bike route along the Hudson, is said to be Magaly Flores Maquis Anabalan, according to several of her friends and acquaintances. Anabalan is originally from Chile, and was more recently a resident of...
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Posted in Bike Crashes, Chile, New Jersey, New York-USA, News-USA, News-World, South America, United States, World | 1 Comment »

TDF 2013: Froome Sips Champagne into Paris: Kittel takes Stage

July 22, 2013
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TDF 2013: Froome Sips Champagne into Paris: Kittel takes Stage

Paris, France—July 21, 2013—By Jen Benepe © All rights reserved. Photos © Jen Benepe To the delight of fans, Chris Froome, the new winner of the 2013 Tour de France rode into Paris sipping champagne, while the sun set on the Champs Elysees. Marcel Kittel  came to the line in a final sprint, dashing...
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TDF 2013: Stage 20: Froome Seals Yellow, Quintana Steals Second

July 20, 2013
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TDF 2013: Stage 20: Froome Seals Yellow, Quintana Steals Second

Le Semnoz, Annecy, France—July 20, 2013—By Jen Benepe Nairo Quintana made good on yesterday’s promise to do something at the end of this stage, and he attacked in the final 10 km, pushing Froome to his limits, and winning the stage. It wasn’t easy, but Chris Froome sealed the Yellow Jersey today in the...
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TDF 2013:Stage 18: Frenchman Riblon Wins Double Alpe d’Huez

July 18, 2013
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TDF 2013:Stage 18: Frenchman Riblon Wins Double Alpe d’Huez

July 18, 2013-Bourg D’Oisans-Col des Sarenne, France–By Jen Benepe It was a day that every one was talking about long in advance. The riders would climb two times up the Alpe D’Huez! And at least two Frenchman had their eye on the prize, one  was Pierre Rolland of Europcar who got into an early...
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Posted in Alberto Contador, Colombia, England, England-News, Espana, Europe, France, Noticias-Espana, Nouvelles-France, South America, Tour de France 2013 | 1 Comment »

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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American Drivers Most Distracted

March 27, 2013
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American Drivers Most Distracted

When you set out for a ride every day, do you wonder whether you’ll make it home in one piece? If you do, there is good reason because American drivers are using more devices and are more distracted than other drivers worldwide, says a new report. Almost 70 percent of Americans ages 18 to...
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Posted in Bike Crashes, Europe, New Jersey, New York-USA, Politics, Policy and the Law, Portugal, South America, South Carolina, United States, World | Comments Off

Disabled Cyclist to Start Achilles Chapter in Cuba

March 25, 2013
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Disabled Cyclist to Start Achilles Chapter in Cuba

March 25, 2013 — By Jen Benepe Damian Alfonso, the Cuban cyclist who made headlines when he qualified for the 2012 cycling event at the Paralympics –and then came in 12th overall in his class, will be recruiting more disabled athletes in Cuba. “This is about Damian giving back,” said his long-time American friend...
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Driver Runs Over Cyclist, Discards Severed Arm

March 12, 2013
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Driver Runs Over Cyclist, Discards Severed Arm

In a horrific crash between a young driver and a cyclist, the driver fled the scene after striking the cyclist, but not before jettisoning his arm–which had been amputated in the crash– into a nearby stream. The article, which can be translated from Portuguese using Google Translate, was published in Sao Paulo on the website...
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Cyclists Found on a Boat

February 27, 2013
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Cyclists Found on a Boat

Two cyclists who had been presumed lost while riding across Peru were surprised to learn that they were considered missing. The joke, it appears, is on us. All the hand-wringing about how dangerous Peru was from the media, including from Cyclists International–and the couple were sitting snug as two bugs on a slow boat...
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Cycling Couple Missing in Peru

February 26, 2013
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Cycling Couple Missing in Peru

Another couple engaged in adventure cycling are now missing in Peru. Peruvian authorities have expressed concern that Jamie Neal and Garrett Hand have been kidnapped, and the U.S. State Department has announced that they will be searching for them. The couple left for Peru in December from San Francisco, and were last heard from on...
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Rechnitz’s Velodrome Dream

November 25, 2012
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Rechnitz’s Velodrome Dream

By Jen Benepe Josh Rechnitz was profiled by the NY Times on Sunday, but the journalist never spoke to the man. Perhaps that’s because the Times doesn’t have any cyclists on staff, because just about everyone at the Century Road Club Association, one of the oldest bike racing clubs in the U.S., knows Rechnitz....
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Mountain Biking and Dengue

June 8, 2012
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Mountain Biking and Dengue

By Jen Benepe, June 7, 2012 If you travel around the world to find the best mountain biking spots, you need to know about the dangers of mosquito-bourne diseases. One of those is Dengue which in its worst manifestation can be fatal, and in its most benign, make you bedridden for days. Both of...
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Posted in Brazil, Health, Mexico, Noticias-Mexico, Noticias-South America, Rides & Events-USA, South America, Travel, United States, World | Comments Off

First Mountain Stage at Tour de France Doesn’t Break Mold

July 9, 2011
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First Mountain Stage at Tour de France Doesn’t Break Mold

With the Tour switching to the mountains today–even little ones–the outcome  was predicted to change the winners. But the massive shake up that Tour de France watchers were looking for never materialized: even with the first major climbs of the tour, Yellow jersey winner Thor Hushovd–more a sprinter than a climber,  managed to stay...
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Attempted Murder Sought for Driver in Brazil

March 2, 2011
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Attempted Murder Sought for Driver in Brazil

The prosecutor’s office in Porto Alegre, Brazil where a driver plowed into a group of 100 cyclists injuring 40 of them will be seeking charges of attempted murder against the motorist. Prosecutors Eugenio Amorim and Lucia Callegari said  in a statement they have asked for the preventive detention of Ricardo Jose Neis on charges...
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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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