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Archives - January 2013

28
Jan

Cycling – The Scapegoat of Doping in Sport

Monday sees the commencement of the Spanish trial into the alleged doping practices of Dr Eufemiano Fuentes, otherwise now known as the doping ring Operation Puerto. The trial begins some six years after Spanish police discovered a range of doping substances, paperwork and blood bags belonging to athletes across a variety of sports. The trail …

27
Jan

“Cycling will recover” – Bernard Hinault

Five time Tour de France champion, Bernard Hinault said on Friday that the sport will recover from the Lance Armstrong doping controversy. “Lance Armstrong isn’t the first rider to have hurt cycling. You have to fight against these problems.” He said while speaking at the season opening of the Tour Down Under in Adelaide. Armstrong …

18
Jan

Lance Armstrong Confession

Press Release: Having heard the much publicised interview with former cyclist Lance Armstrong, please see our comments below. It was only a matter of time before Lance Armstrong came under pressure to begin to admit to years of doping, corruption and lies he had inflicted on the sport of cycling. It is a desperate time …

17
Jan

More About Us

Bike Pure is an independent not for profit organisation registered in Australia, promoting honest ethical cycle sport. We are strongly opposed to doping and stand together in a united position for a new era in cycle sport. Bike Pure has become an independent voice for honest, ethical cycling on a global scale, sending a powerful …

8
Jan

Compton Secures Overall Cyclo Cross World Cup Success

Katie Compton (Trek Cyclo-Cross Collective) made history on Sunday when she took the overall victory in the Cyclo-Cross World Cup series, becoming the first American cycle cross racer to do so. Although there is another round of the World remaining, Compton finished second in the race, and has already secured enough points to secure overall …

3
Jan

Burry Stander

We are sad to report the news that South African mountain biker Burry Stander has been killed in a cycling accident in KwaZulu-Natal province on South Africa’s east coast. Stander was thought to be cycling with his father when he was hit by a taxi, which then failed to stop at the scene. Stander, who …

2
Jan

2013 Season Starts at Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic

With 2013 only just beginning it was time for many of Austrlia’s top cycling talent to dust off the New Years Eve cobwebs as they lined up at the Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic in Geelong Australia. Whilst those in Europe and the northern hemisphere are battling it out in the cyclo-cross, The ‘Bay Crits’ as …