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Cookson Still Endorsing Cycling Move to Winter Olympics

April 9, 2014
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Cookson Still Endorsing Cycling Move to Winter Olympics

In the News — April 9, 2014 UCI cycling  head Brian Cookson has reiterated his desire to discuss the re-allocation of select Summer Olympic sports to the Winter Games, reported Zarif Rasul. “Despite widespread criticism of his proposals,” the head of the International Cycling Union which governs all professional and Olympic cycling, suggested that moving certain...
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Premiere of “Slaying the Badger” Coming to New York

April 9, 2014
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Premiere of “Slaying the Badger” Coming to New York

A film about the 1986 Tour de France battle between American cyclist Greg LeMond and French great Bernard Hinault will premiere in New York City on April 20. The movie, “Slaying the Badger,” will be preceded the same evening by a book signing with the author of the namesake story, Richard Moore, a few...
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Team Wild Cards for TDF Spur Ecstatic Tweets

January 30, 2014
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Team Wild Cards for TDF Spur Ecstatic Tweets

The team selections for the Tour de France competition in July has brought ecstatic tweets and PR messages from three of the four wild card teams that were selected. Those are the teams that are chosen at “random” outside of the main pro teams.  Among them was Bretagne – Séché Environnement (Fra), Cofidis, Solutions Crédits...
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Two Days to Register for L’Eroica, the Original Big Italian Ride

January 29, 2014
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Two Days to Register for L’Eroica, the Original Big Italian Ride

We don’t know about you, but we’re ditching the Gran Fondo New York for the real thing in Italy this year, l’Eroica in Tuscany. But you’ll have to move fast: registration for the October 5, 2014 event held in the Chianti wine region of Italy opens on Feb. 1, and slots are sure to...
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One in 5 Cycling Londoners Too Afraid to Bike

January 13, 2014
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One in 5 Cycling Londoners Too Afraid to Bike

In The News–January 13, 2014–London, England. A new study shows that Londoners are now more afraid to ride their bicycles in the city, reported the BBC . Of the more than 1000 people interviewed, over 250 were cyclists, and 60 percent of them say they ride on the sidewalk for fear of their safety....
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Americans in Amsterdam Bike Humor

November 18, 2013
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Americans in Amsterdam Bike Humor

Stereogum has produced a video of the French robots and San Diego’s Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) exploring the streets of Amsterdam. Burgundy and the robots go on a triple tandem (ever see one of those, we haven’t) bike ride, get ice cream, and check out local clog shops. Not to mention getting mauled by women who...
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Rabobank CEO to Step Down as Bank Reaches Libor Settlement

October 29, 2013
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Rabobank CEO to Step Down as Bank Reaches Libor Settlement

Rabobank is poised to announce the resignation of its CEO Piet Moerland as the Dutch lender reaches a roughly $1 billion settlement of an investigation into attempted manipulation of benchmark interest rates, the Wall Street Journal reported this morning. The Libor settlement cost the bank $1 billion and expectations of the Libor outcome may...
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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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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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Female Bike Racers Quit Giro Della Toscana Due to Traffic Dangers

September 21, 2013
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Female Bike Racers Quit Giro Della Toscana Due to Traffic Dangers

Sept. 20, 2013–By Jen Benepe Officials Overheard saying “These are good enough conditions for women.” Female professional bike racers registered their protest against a top ranking Italian race after two stages that left many of them angry and afraid because of unfettered motorist traffic around them. On the last day of the four stage Giro della...
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Chancellor of Germany Says Bicycles on Par with Autos

August 29, 2013
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Chancellor of Germany Says Bicycles on Par with Autos

IN THE NEWS–August 29, 2013 This would never–and has never–happened in the United States. At Europe’s largest gathering of bicycle businesses yesterday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivered the opening address that highlighted the important role of bicycles in the transportation system and as an economic driver, reported Bicycle Retailer. Addressing an audience of media and...
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Swiss Cycling Won’t Back UCI’s McQuaid

August 21, 2013
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Swiss Cycling Won’t Back UCI’s McQuaid

In the News–August 20, 2013–By Jen Benepe International Cycling Union (UCI) president Pat McQuaid received a blow Wednesday to his bid to win a third term in the role as the Swiss Cycling Federation withdrew their backing for his candidacy, reported the Agence France Presse. UCI, or Unione Cyclistes International, the organizing body for...
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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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How to Eat like a French Cycling Pro

July 29, 2013
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How to Eat like a French Cycling Pro

July 29, 2013–By Jen Benepe–Reported from Avignon, France. (Second of several articles focusing on Team Europcar.) The French team Europcar which is sponsored by the car rental company of the same name, was the first pro cycling team to create their own food bus. Among the nine professional riders on the team are Thomas...
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Selling Bike Tours for a Living

July 29, 2013
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Selling Bike Tours for a Living

Here’s an ideal job we found in Outdoor Jobs–for the touring cyclist at heart. It’s creating sales for bike tours in Italy, and you may have the chance to tour with them as well. The only catch–when you tour with them, you’ll be away from home for long periods of time, riding your bicycle,...
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Pro-Cycling Hypocrisy at its Best

July 29, 2013
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Pro-Cycling Hypocrisy at its Best

July 29, 2013–New York–By Jen Benepe How many have noticed that Lance Armstrong’s seven Tour de France wins are no longer on the record books? Most likely most of you. How many have noticed that all the other cyclists who have been caught doping, or have  been found with banned substances in their bodies, are...
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L’Equipe News Explains French Doping Affair

July 26, 2013
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L’Equipe News Explains French Doping Affair

July 26, 2013–By Jen Benepe–New York The article we are sharing with you today is translated from French. The original article entitled, “Jalabert rattrapé par son ombre,” published at L’Equipe 21 online, an online news company owned by the Amaury Sports Organization that runs the Tour de France, and many other big European races–has...
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French Senate Releases List of Cyclists who Doped in 1998

July 25, 2013
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French Senate Releases List of Cyclists who Doped in 1998

Two unions of professional cyclists raises serious objections to list, while cyclists decry the media and government focus on cycling as prejudicial. By Jen Benepe After conducting its own investigation into doping in professional cycling in 1998, the French Senate has released a list of names of cyclists who have been found positive for...
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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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