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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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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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Froome, Quiet Winner of the Tour de France

July 20, 2013
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Froome, Quiet Winner of the Tour de France

Le Semnoz, France—July 20, 2013—By Jen Benepe © Chris Froome, winner of the 2013 Tour de France told reporters that his win was “overwhelming.” “The arrival on the Champs Elysees will be enormous tomorrow.” The Yellow Jersey winner who triumphed today on the penultimate stage into Le Semnoz, more than 16 km above the...
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TDF 2013: Stage 19: Costa Does it Again, in the Rain

July 19, 2013
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TDF 2013: Stage 19: Costa Does it Again, in the Rain

Le Grand Bornand, France—July 19, 2013—By Jen Benepe. © All rights reserved, Jen Benepe Portuguese Movistar rider Rui Costa did it again, taking a chance at the head of a chase group to escape and take the final climb and descent to the finish in the Alps. “I waited until the last mountain then...
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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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Cycling Union Says Froome Unjustly Accused of Doping

July 17, 2013
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Cycling Union Says Froome Unjustly Accused of Doping

By Jen Benepe An organization created to protect the rights of professional cyclists while also establishing their credibility as clean riders has issued a public memo to journalists at the Tour de France asking them to stop maligning Chris Froome. The memo from the Cyclistes Professionels Associes decries any innuendo or direct accusation against...
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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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Peta Todd, Cavendish’s Mate

July 11, 2013
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Peta Todd, Cavendish’s Mate

July 11, 2013 By Jen Benepe Most of you know by know that Mark Cavendish, sprinter for the Omega Pharma Quickstep, has now married his girlfriend Peta Todd. We’d like to start by saying, so what if he’s only won one stage in this Tour so far: look how his private life is going....
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Did Cavendish Knock Veelers? Or did Veelers Block Cavendish?

July 9, 2013
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Did Cavendish knock Veelers in stage 10? Who was right? Cavendish for getting him out of the way: Or Veelers for sitting up in the rush up to the line? You can see for yourself by checking out the multiple videos on YouTube. Here is one, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlBWnTPwmgI
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TDF 2013: Stage 8: Froome, Porte Obliterate Field in Pyrenees

July 6, 2013
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TDF 2013: Stage 8: Froome, Porte Obliterate Field in Pyrenees

July 6, 2013. Ax 3 Domaines. By Jen Benepe Sky Team’s Chris Froome has done it again, by surprising and delighting fans as he shredded the field up the final mountain pass to Ax 3 Domaines, and securing himself the new title of race leader. And despite the fact that the Kenyan born Brit...
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Bradley Wiggins is out of the Tour de France

June 1, 2013
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Bradley Wiggins is out of the Tour de France

Defending Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins will not be competing in this year’s race due to an ongoing knee condition, said his Sky Pro Cycling team on Friday. Wiggins was the first British rider to win cycling’s most prestigious event last year. But in a season that looks like it won’t be stacking...
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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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Two U.K. Cyclists Killed in Thailand

February 18, 2013
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Two U.K. Cyclists Killed in Thailand

Two British cyclists who were traveling around Thailand by bicycle and documenting it in their blog were killed by a young driver who leaned down to pick up his cap while driving his truck. The 25-year-old driver was released pending an investigation. In Thailand, killing someone with your motor vehicle can result in up...
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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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Bradley Wiggins, Coach Sutton Injured in Crashes with Motorists

November 8, 2012
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Bradley Wiggins, Coach Sutton Injured in Crashes with Motorists

A motorist collided yesterday Wednesday with Bradley Wiggins, the 2012 Tour de France winner, sending him to the hospital with injuries. In a strange twist, hours later head coach for Great Britain, Shane Sutton was also struck by a motorist, and sustained more serious injuries, according to news reports. The driver who struck Wiggins,...
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Marijuana Use Disqualifies U.S. Judo Olympic Athlete

August 6, 2012
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LONDON, August 6, 20112 – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced that it has disqualified American judoka Nicholas Delpopolo from the men’s 73kg judo event of the Games of the XXX Olympiad in London. Immediately after his participation in the event on 30 July, Delpopolo, 23, provided a urine sample that tested positive...
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Brits Pick up Golds in Track

August 3, 2012
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The British cycling team won the sprint gold medal on Thursday, continuing their almost complete rein of the category. Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny and Chris Hoy posted a world record time of 42.6 seconds, overcoming France, one of the six world records that were remade in three hours on the London track, according to the...
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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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