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Archives - February 2011

27
Feb

23 Reasons Not to Use Human Growth Hormone (hGH)

Growth hormone (hGH) was developed in medicine to treat children’s growth disorders, Turner’s syndrome and adult growth hormone deficiency. It may be taken orally or by intramuscular injection and is listed alongside similar Growth Factors  on ADA’s banned list like Insulin-like Growth Factors (e.g. IGF-1) and Mechano Growth Factors (MGFs). In its role as an …

20
Feb

Rui Costa Interview

In early October 2010, the floor fell from Bike Pure when we got news that Rui Costa, a Bike Pure rider from Portugal had failed a drug test along with his brother Mario. The essence of Bike Pure is adherence to an open honour code:- to ride clean. Anyone who joins or supports Bike Pure …

16
Feb

Return of the Viking!

Magnus (‘Maggy’) Backstedt had a glittering 13 year pro career, in which he can count a stage of the Tour De France and a victory in the Paris-Roubaix to his accomplishments. Magnus retired from professional racing in 2009, due mainly to recurring injuries caused from a series of crashes. The former Swedish National Road Race …

15
Feb

Dean and Russell Downing launch ‘Out of the Saddle’

Long time supporters of Bike Pure, Dean and Russell Downing have launched a new initiative aimed at raising money for good causes through their hugely successful charity, ‘Out of the Saddle’. Each November,  the annual ‘Out of the Saddle’ charity dinner, held in England, has raised money for charities through the auction of rare cycling …

15
Feb

Contador Cleared

The Spanish Cycling Federation (RFEC) have today decided to clear Alberto Contador of all doping charges. The three time Tour de France winner Contador tested positive for Clenbuterol on 4 occasions during the 2010 Tour de France.   We await a statement to see if the UCI and WADA will contest the decision to the …

15
Feb

Strict liability – the Cornerstone of all Anti-Doping Rules

Today we wait to see if the system set in place to protect clean athletes actually works. If an athlete returns a positive sample, under guidelines set in place by WADA, the athlete’s national anti doping body would implement the recommended sanction, following the global anti-doping code. If the code is not accurately followed by …

14
Feb

SKY + CNP= full trust.

You have often heard that to maintain optimal health and ensure a healthy intake of vitamins and minerals, 5 fruit and veg per day are recommended per normal adult. This is based on an average calorific intake of 2500.  An endurance cyclist often uses 6 – 9000 calories per day.  Therefore the vitamin demand is …

9
Feb

Open Letter to the CAS

The worst possible situation in our sport occurred last year when Alberto Contador tested positive for a banned substance. To have the highest profile rider in cycling test positive, at the world’s biggest race, once again pollutes the reputation of all cyclists. Although this disaster has transpired, we feel another is occurring. Bike Pure believe …

8
Feb

The Cobra Lives

The movie script for the life of Riccardo Riccò just got that little bit more surreal on Sunday.  It opens on a Tuscan hillside with a young prodigy winning every race he enters at junior level. Quickly selected for the national Italian amateur squad, he then progresses to the pro ranks and is whispered to be …

8
Feb

Drug ring busted

With the German state TV deciding recently to no longer  screen the Tour de France due to the drug scandals, the country scored back a victory against the drugs that have destroyed the reprutation of German cycling. Earlier today customs investigators in the German state of Hessen broke a doping supply ring and have seized a …

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