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.
July 16, 2014 – Stage 11 – Besançon to Oyonnax – 187.5 km
Frenchman Tony Gallopin who lost his yellow jersey after Bastille Day, has now won stage 11 through some clever thinking and hard work at the end of a technical stage that defied prediction. His win was the result of a brave attack off the front of a four-man lead group with only 2.5 km to go. Behind him three riders refused to work together, to their detriment. Among them was Peter Sagan and Michal Kwiatkowski who both wanted to save energy for the final sprint. Instead, they lost to Gallopin. Earlier in the stage, American Andrew Talansky (Garmin) flatted, and then complaining of back pain, lost significant time to the leaders. As Gallopin crossed the finish line, Talansky was still 20 km from the finish.
Englewood looks a little like a subsection of Greenwich Village in New York City. Its small shops and relatively mild traffic is only accented further by a nice main street filled with great restaurants.
But traffic on the southbound-only Dean Street is very fast and narrow, and completely unsafe for cyclists. Even pedestrians have great difficulty crossing the street.
The Tour de France will be broadcast on cable TV in the United States, and carried on NBC Sports. Below is the entire TDF 2014 TV Schedule. Saturday, July 5 LIVE: Tour de France Stage 1 – Leeds to Harrogate,…
With great fanfare the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced today that they will be offering “free” Wifi at area airports.
That should make frequent flying for cyclists to race, train and attend events happy.
Except the fine print reads that the provider Boingo Wireless Inc, will only be offering the first 30 minutes free. The remainder of time has to be purchased.
June 25, 2014 In 1995, a team of seven cyclists rode their bicycles from Utica, NY to Washington, DC to raise awareness of missing children and bring a message of safety to the people they met along the way. They arrived…
It shouldn’t have been too shocking for most people who have followed the sex-crazed company leader over the time of his success in providing brightly hued cotton separates to young people.
But in the ensuing media frenzy, up comes a video showing Charney dancing naked in his living room with at least two current or former employees of the company present (see video).
The film “Clean Spirit,” an inside story of the Argos-Shimano race team racing the Tour de France without any performance enhancing drugs will headline the Bicycle Film Festival, New York next week. The organizer and founder Brendt Barbur has also added an art…
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.
The incident today, Pumpkin the horse running wild through the streets, has spurred more horse opponents to call for removing the animals from the city. He didn’t hurt anyone, not even himself. To be fair, before we take horses off the street, let’s take all the cars off the street.