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Catching up with New UIV President Peter Rengel

Peter Rengel become president of the Union Internationale de Velodromes, here with outgoing president (right) Henrik Elmgreen.

“We would appreciate it if there were in the United States a new race. Madison or Americaine started in 1899. It is a part of US sports history. Let the dream come through … but also one day or more day races are welcome.”

The Hazbins: Jersey of the Week


See if you can find out who the Hazbins are: they keep a low profile, take a big trip every year, and have among them previous Olympic champions. The group is so secretive that Rob refused to reveal who runs the group, or any of the members’ names, and even gave us the wrong phone number to follow up with.

Bicycle Recalls, Injuries, Fatality

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In response to questions from our readers about recalls on bicycles, we are publishing a list of recalls of bicycle brands and components available in the United States. If you find your bicycle or component on this list, you must STOP riding immediately.

Bikegate: Contador’s Broken Specialized Bicycle

Contador after his crash and before returning to Spain.

The incident called “Bikegate,” has become the subject of conspiracy theorists who used reconstructed photos of video and other photos they found on the Internet to prove or disprove the idea that either Contador’s bike snapped when it hit a rock, or snapped when he crashed–or neither. A quick search for the top bicycle and parts manufacturers on the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission recall site, shows that almost all major brands have had some safety recall in the past two years.

Talansky Dethrones Contador, Froome in Final Critérium du Dauphiné

Final podium at the Criterium du Dauphine today.

It was an epic day for Andrew Talansky who came almost out of left field to capture the title at Critérium du Dauphiné in its final stage, defeating Alberto Contador and Chris Froome, the Tour de France giants. It was a bad day for Chris Froome who had led the Dauphine for 5 days until he crashed on day 6, and was upset by Alberto Contador who surged ahead of the Kenyan and his entire Sky Team in the ultimate kilometers of the race. Mikel Nieves almost made up for it by winning the stage for Team Sky.

Rowing is the New Spin

Tassana Landy competing in the World Indoor Rowing Championship recently.

Red Bank, NJ–May 2014 Spinners watch out, the rowers are taking front stage, and center. Cyclists are turning more and more to rowing during the off-season winter months, and even now converting parts of their summer workouts to rowing competition,…

Bike Expo Draws Companies From Across U.S.

May 5, 2014–New York, NY –By Jen Benepe The three-year-old expo that was created to expose riders from the Five Boro Bike Tour to cycling businesses was booming last week. Businesses came from across the country and Canada to peddle their…

Are More Women Riding Bicycles?

Two gurus who have published numerous reports on the state of cycling are offering a free webinar next week on who is cycling and why. The sessions on May 15 at 12 noon (Eastern) will help bicycle businesses and others…