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Archives - May 2010

31
May

Alejandro Valverde Receives Two year Ban

CAS today ruled a joint declaration alongside the UCI and the WADA to ban Valverde for two years. Valverde was already banned from riding in Italy after the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) matched his DNA to samples of blood seized during the Operation Puerto raids. This new worldwide sanction will see Valverde out of racing …

31
May

Alex Wetterhall (Team Sprocket) Wins Rás

Alexander Wetterhall, part of the Swedish outfit Team Sprocket secured the finest win of his career to date yesterday…

28
May

Resolution

In 2005, when Lance Armstrong gave the governing body of cycling, the UCI, $100,000, a dangerous precedent was set. It could be viewed as a player giving a match referee a bribe, or as a donation to help clean up the sport and purchase a blood-testing machine. Regardless of how ‘it’ is viewed, a transparent …

26
May

Alex in Yellow

Swedish Bike Pure professional Alexander Wetterhall (Team Sprocket Pro) took the yellow jersey today at the FBD Insurance Rás stage race in Ireland. He had trailed race leader Dan Craven (Rapha Condor Sharp), another BP rider, by sixteen seconds overnight, after both riders were part of a decisive ten man break on stage one. Alex, …

21
May

Is Your Jury Out?

Picture an eleven year old kid who enjoys riding his bike and playing soccer. His parents see the headlines about Floyd Landis and Lance Armstrong this week. Which sport would they encourage their kid take part in? It took a 50km ride home for me into a headwind today to try and figure out what’s …

20
May

Floyd Landis Admits to Doping

According to reports in American media, cyclist Floyd Landis has admitted he doped throughout his career. Landis was the centre of doping scandal when his victory in the 2006 Tour de France was declared null and void after traces of testosterone were discovered in a sample taken on Stage 19 of the race. In an …

19
May

Porte Pretty in Pink

Young Australian Richie Porte (Saxo Bank) made history this afternoon by taking his first leaders jersey in a grand tour. He also made history by being the first Bike Pure rider to pull on the leaders jersey at a major tour. The 25 year old Tasmanian took the jersey from Alexandre Vinokourov in an eventful …

17
May

WADA making the right moves.

If you want to stop cheating in sports, one method must be to check the supply. Next month the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will sign an agreement with some of the major drug manufactures to put easily identifiable markers into the drugs they produce, to make their presence    show up during testing. Pharmaceutical giant, Roche, led …

17
May

Bike Pure Rider Update

What a week it has been for Bike Pure and cycling. We’ve had it all, from witnessing one of the most memorable stages in a Grand Tour for many a moon to Team Sky’s Ben Swift celebrating his biggest success so far on a bike.  Have a look at what’s been happening over the past …

16
May

2010 FBD insurance RAS

Bike Pure are delighted to announce its partnership with the 2010 FBD insurance RAS. The UCI 2.2 event starts next weekend, with eight days of fantastic racing around Ireland. The Ras is an historic event where elite, allowing amateur athletes to race alongside the world’s professional cyclists. We are thrilled that the race organizers align …

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