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Leipheimer Shows Well At Downieville Classic

Carl Decker (Giant) once again proved his dominance of the Downieville Classic, but he had an early scare during Saturday’s cross-country race thanks to one Levi Leipheimer.

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Riding Through the Heart of the Alps — in 36 Hours

Think you have a tough week ahead of you? Well, it’s probably not as hard as what Brit Mike Cotty is taking on in just the first 36 hours of August 5 and 6. Starting early Monday morning in France, Cotty is attempting to ride non-stop through the heart of the French Alps from Evian Les Bains to Nice, a distance of 414 miles that includes a jaw-dropping 17 alpine passes.

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Severe Thunderstorm Flattens Velodrome

A severe thunderstorm, that had tornado sirens blaring in parts of Boulder County, flattened the still-under-construction Boulder Valley Velodrome in Erie, Colorado.

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Blackburn Design Out There Website Goes Live

Designed with Blackburn’s spirit of adventure ethos as primary driver, the Out There program tells the story of two iconic cycling routes, the people who ride them, and the adventures they have along the way.

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Lapierre Debuts 2014 Cyclocross Bikes

France’s Lapierre announced its 2014 cyclocross bike collection for the North American market, which debuted recently at DealerCamp 2013. The two-model line-up includes the Cross Carbon and Cross Alloy.

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Cycling Tragedy Spawns Safety Initiative

A new initiative dubbed Three Feet for Pete is both honoring the memory of fallen teammate and hoping to educate drivers and cyclists about ways to make our streets safer for everyone.

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Cycling’s Concussion Dilemma

Tony Martin suffered a concussion in a crash during the first stage of the Tour de France. One day later, the German was back on his bicycle, lending credence to cycling’s reputation as a “hard man” sport. But there are those in the cycling world who would have preferred Martin quit the race in light of his head injury.

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Italy’s Wilier Triestina Launches Aero Road Bike

Add Wilier Triestina to the long list of bike makers offering some variation of an aero road bike. The Italian-based bike maker’s new Cento1 Air model traces much of its lineage to Wilier’s top-tier Twin Blade time trial machine, with its channeled fork design and Kamm-tail frame tube shapes.

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Recon Jet HUD Glasses Offer Fighter Jet Functionality

The company that introduced heads-up-display goggles for skiers and snowboarders is coming after the two-wheeled world. Vancouver-based Recon announced this week that it’s begun taking pre-orders for its Jet Pilot model sunglasses.

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Blackburn Rangers To Take On Iconic Cycling Routes

Blackburn “Out There” program will chronicle long-distance journeys on the Pacific Coast and Great Divide routes through riders’ eyes.

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Stages Cycling Issues Power Meter Firmware Update

Stages Cycling announced its latest firmware update this week, which addresses a Apple Bluetooth bug, eliminates data drops, improves cadence and power filters, eliminates cadence and power spikes off-road, and improves overall data handling.

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Bike Sharing Launches In New York City

New York City’s sometimes controversial bike share program made its long awaited debut Monday, with Mayor Michael Bloomberg dubbing the effort as the city’s first new public-transit option in 75 years. Already more than 9,000 people have signed up as annual members.

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Want To Improve Your City: Build A (Green) Bike Lane

Research done by various cycling advocacy groups reveals that green lane construction contributes to significant increases in bicycling. In Washington, D.C. bicycling increased by a whopping 200 percent after a green lane was installed on busy Pennsylvania.

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Bike To School Challenge Kick-Off Draws 1,183 Riders

On Monday, 1,183 students biked to five Northeast Ohio schools for the kick-off of Bike to School Challenge, a program that encourages students to bike to school for three weeks each May to help the environment, improve personal health, increase physical activity, win prizes and of course have fun.

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Pactimo Backing Davis Phinney Foundation

The Denver-based cycling and triathlon apparel maker is looking to help the foundation started by famed American pro cyclist Davis Phinney.

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New Ultegra 6800: 11 Speeds, Lighter, More Ergo

Let the Dura-Ace 9000 trickle down begin. Shimano has unveiled its new 11-speed Ultegra 6800, which is 35 grams lighter than the previous version, and requires 35 percent less shifting effort. Cost? Less than half of a Dura-Ace group.

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Cannondale Unveils 2014 Synapse Carbon Hi-MOD Endurance Bike

Utilizing the dusty gravel roads of Italy’s fabled Strade Bianche WorldTour race, Cannondale showed off its new endurance road bike that’s geared toward both rough-road racing and all-day comfort riding.

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New National Sanctioning Body Set To Compete with USA Cycling

Citing a long-held dissatisfaction with the job cycling’s national governing body has done sanctioning and supporting amateur races and racers in the U.S., an Oregon-based group has launched the North American Bicycle Racing Association.

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USA Cycling Fires Back At Rule Enforcement Criticism

In the wake of increasing criticism for its enforcement of the UCI rule regarding participation in non-UCI events, USA Cycling has produced a letter from UCI president Pat McQuaid explaining its side of the matter.

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Lance Armstrong enters Austin swim meet, then drops out

Disgraced former seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong entered Austin swim meet, but today dropped out under pressure from sport’s international governing body.

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Cratoni Helmets Back in the USA – Lighter Than Air for 2013

Cratoni Helmets is coming back to the USA, thanks to an exclusive distribution deal with SKS USA, the US subsidiary of SKS Germany.

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Heijden Confirms Shimano Di2 Hydraulic Road Disc Brakes Exist

Not officially though… Michiel vd Heijden of the Dutch Rabobank-Giant team posted the above photo to his twitter account yesterday, it’s since been taken down, but what it confirms is that Shimano are in fact developing hydraulic disc brakes for the road. From what we can gather from this single image, it appears that the […]

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Would You Ride With A Celebrity Doper?

Add Floyd Landis to the growing list of convicted and/or admitted dopers who have gotten into the gran fondo business. Landis, who won the 2006 Tour de France only to lose the title to a positive doping test and subsequent suspension, is joining forces with Anthem Sports to co-promote the two-day Gran Fondo Catskills Cycling […]

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Lance Armstrong Still Lying According to Travis Tygart

Lance Armstrong recently admitted to doping on Oprah, but according to USADA CEO Travis Tygart he’s still not telling the truth on many key issues. On last night’s episode of 60 Minutes

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News: Lance Armstrong Admits to Doping – Reactions

Lance Armstrong admitted to doping during an interview with Oprah Winfrey last night. During a quick fire line of questioning to open up the interview, Armstrong answered “Yes” to using banned substances, EPO, blood doping, testosterone, cortisone, and human growth hormones during all seven of his Tour de France wins. It was an admission that […]

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