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Bike Sales Outstrip Car Sales in Spain

October 6, 2013
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Bike Sales Outstrip Car Sales in Spain

For the first time on record, bicycles have outsold cars in Spain. “Last year, 780,000 bicycles were sold in the country — compared to 700,000 cars. That’s due to a 4 percent jump in bike sales, and a 30 percent drop in sales of new cars,” reported NPR today. Part of the reason Spaniards are...
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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 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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TDF 2013: Stage 17: After Time Trial, Contador No. 2

July 17, 2013
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TDF 2013: Stage 17: After Time Trial, Contador No. 2

Prunieres, France–July 17, 2013–By Jen Benepe, (c) All photos, Jen Benepe copyright, all rights reserved. Spanish rider Alberto Contador who lost so much time on Mont Ventoux last Sunday has taken second position in the Tour after besting Bauke Mollema in the individual time trail. Chris Froome ran a magnificent race from Embrun to...
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TDF 2013: Stage 15: Froome, Quintana Battle it Out on Ventoux

July 14, 2013
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TDF 2013: Stage 15: Froome, Quintana Battle it Out on Ventoux

Vaison-La-Romaine–July 14, 2013 –By Jen Benepe On a blistering hot day, the Tour de France saw a long  breakaway, but once the riders were on their way up Mont Ventoux, it was clear that this would be the battle of the great GC riders. In the end, Chris Froome thrashed it out mano a...
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TDF 2013 Preview and Predictions

June 29, 2013
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TDF 2013 Preview and Predictions

June 29, 2013, By Jen Benepe Oh what a year it’s been! While we haven’t seen any of the top contenders for this year’s 100th Tour de France embroiled in scandal, this year has been a roller coaster of drug accusations, suspicions and confessions. So when this year’s Tour started, everyone is expecting the riders...
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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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Posted in Asia, Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, Denmark, England, Espana, Europe, France, Gran Fondos Worldwide, Italia, Luxembourg, News-World, Racing-World, Scandanavia, South America, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, World | Comments Off

Doping in Cycling Since the 1800′s

January 20, 2013
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Doping in Cycling Since the 1800′s

By Jen Benepe You might not see your favorite rider on this list, but that’s probably because they were never caught doping. Here are some other names: Fausto Coppi, Eddy Merckx,  Jacques Anquetil, Marco Pantani, Levi Leipheimer, Bjarne Riis, Alberto Contador. They were caught doping. And many are still either on the record books as...
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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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TDF 2012: Stage 17: Valverde Takes Lead over Two Mountains to Finish

July 19, 2012
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TDF 2012: Stage 17: Valverde Takes Lead over Two Mountains to Finish

By Jen Benepe, July 19, 2012 Alejandro Valverde won his fourth stage of the Tour de France today, cresting the last climb through the Peyregude in the Pyrenees, just 19 seconds ahead of Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome. Valverde showed himself aggressive riding in the second to last climb over the Port de Bales,...
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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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Contador Verdict In and He Loses TDF Title

February 6, 2012
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Contador Verdict In and He Loses TDF Title

The 2010 Tour de France winnner Alberto Contador lost his case with the Court of Arbitration for Sport, and now also his Tour title.   The decision has been pending since about August 2010 soon after Contador tested positive for clenbuterol, a finding he said was due to eating tainted meat from Spain. Contador...
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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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Frenchman takes stage, Contador Battles, Schleck’s in Lead

July 22, 2011
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Frenchman takes stage, Contador Battles, Schleck’s in Lead

July 22, 2011, Alpe D’Huez Press Room The three-punch climbs from le Galibier to Alpe d’Huez promised a win by one of the favorites, but it was Pierre Roland who won the stage in a last minute push in which he passed the great champion Alberto Contador. It was the first win for the...
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Hushovd Victorious in Second Breakaway Stage Win at Tour

July 19, 2011
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Hushovd Victorious in Second Breakaway Stage Win at Tour

July 19, 2011—-Gap, France—In a day spotted with calm weather and flats followed by dense rains, difficult climbs, attacks and counter attacks, Thor Hushovd come to the front once again to win the stage in Gap 162.5 km from the start. The idea that the Norwegian is no longer seeking the Green Jersey, but...
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Contador Says Voeckler Could Win this Tour

July 18, 2011
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Contador posing for Spanish photographers at Hotel Rochegude, (c) Benepe

July 18, 2011 Last year’s winner of the Tour de France Alberto Contador said he thinks Thomas Voeckler could win the Tour this year. Speaking at a press conference at the Hotel Chateau Rochegude, the Spaniard who rides for Team Saxobank said crashes and his painful knee have helped make this Tour very difficult,...
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Stage 12 TDF in the Pyrenees Tests the Best Legs

July 14, 2011
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Stage 12 TDF in the Pyrenees Tests the Best Legs

It has been the day we were all waiting for: when the Tour reaches the first mountainous stages and suddenly the riders that were winning before are in the back, and a new climbing set takes their place in the bastion of power. No better day than Bastille Day, one of the most important...
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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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