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Fifth Positive Test at Team Astana Raises Questions

Fifth Positive Test at Team Astana Raises Questions

The name of Astana’s current head doctor, Dr Joost De Maeseneer has emerged on occasions over the last number of years, most notably in Tyler Hamilton’s autobiography

By: Andy Layhe, 27/11/14
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Junior Tour of Ireland Trust Fund Established

Junior Tour of Ireland Trust Fund Established

The Junior Tour of Ireland is a race with deep routes in the development of young cycling talent, not only in Ireland but across Europe. A highly renowned event on the Irish cycling calendar each summer, the race has found itself struggling to acquire sustained financial backing over the last number of years and next [...]

By: Andy Layhe, 12/11/14
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Apollo Cycling Team Rockets Youth Development

Apollo Cycling Team Rockets Youth Development

There are few things more gratifying than seeing a young cyclist perched on a bike, face etched with customary smile and a mask of sheer enjoyment on their face. Yet behind every young cyclist or group of young riders is a network of trusting and passionate people and parents who go out of their way [...]

By: Andy Layhe, 13/10/14
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Paniagua Launched at 10% Discount

Paniagua Launched at 10% Discount

Today we launched a project that has been in the planning for more than a year. We have started to produce a new carbon frame set, fork and seat post which is available to purchase at our online store. The package is titled ‘Paniagua’, derived from the Spanish term ‘pan y ague’ which translates to [...]

By: Andy Layhe, 03/10/14
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Bike Pure Launch Cycle Tours Initiative

Bike Pure Launch Cycle Tours Initiative

Today sees the launch of Bike Pure Cycle Tours, a project aimed at promoting the positive aspects of cycling to provide a platform whereby cyclists of all abilities can engage in the cultural aspects of cycle sport at some of the greatest cycling events that exist today. Bike Pure Tours allows us to engage with [...]

By: Andy Layhe, 12/09/14
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Anti-Doping News Update

Anti-Doping News Update

Confirming what many thought would occur, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) have banned the use of xenon and argon gas, thought to be beneficial in the production of naturally occurring EPO in the body to increase performance. Rumours had been circulating for some years that argon and xenon gas were being used in professional sport. [...]

By: Andy Layhe, 01/09/14
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Bike Pure Anti-Doping Education Resource Packs

Bike Pure Anti-Doping Education Resource Packs

For a number of years we have been sending our education resource packs on request to coaches and riders around the world. Due to high demand we have now made the packs more readily available at our online store. If you are passionate about sporting integrity and honesty,  you may be interested in these Educational [...]

By: Andy Layhe, 10/07/14
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Authentic World Cycling Champions Jersey Signed by Vos and Costa

Authentic World Cycling Champions Jersey Signed by Vos and Costa

We are delighted to offer you the opportunity to bid on a limited edition specially commissioned Santini World Champions jersey signed by the two current World Road Race Champions Rui Costa and Marianne Vos. Santini were kind enough to donate jerseys to Bike Pure which were passed onto Marianne and Rui for signing. This is [...]

By: Andy Layhe, 18/06/14
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The Giro d’Italia is starting Belfast….say it again. By Andy McGibbon

The Giro d’Italia is starting Belfast….say it again. By Andy McGibbon

The Giro d’Italia is starting in Belfast.  I still can’t quite believe or understand how this happened.  I’m still not convinced its actually is happening, I’m sure it’s a big old prank.  Today I’m going down to the team introduction with some of my club mates from Apollo Cycling Team and until I see something [...]

By: Andy Layhe, 09/05/14
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World Paracycling Blog by Oztandem

World Paracycling Blog by Oztandem

Fresh from their record breaking ride and proudly wearing their Paracycling World Championship jersey’s, we’re delighted to present the latest blog from Oztandem, aka Mick Curran and Matt Formston. The ‘Impossible’ in the morning, becomes ‘Possible’ by the afternoon. We set our minds on winning the 2014 Tandem Pursuit Rainbow Jersey in January, 2014; only [...]

By: Andy Layhe, 24/04/14
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