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Archives - February 2010

26
Feb

Passport results

Pat McQuaid revealed today that the UCI is continuing its analysis of riders’ blood values as part of the biological passport programme and has again pinpointed a “small number” of athletes with abnormal readings.  The readings are blood results collected over a period to gain a ‘normal value’ of hematocrit for an athlete during rest and racing …

26
Feb

Team Medscheme 2010

South Africa’s Team Medscheme are proud supporters of Bike Pure. We wish them every success for 2010.

25
Feb

Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL) 2010

KUALA LUMPUR – THE final list of 20 teams to contest the 15th edition of Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL) 2010 from March 1 to 7 has been confirmed with American team Kelly Benefit Services completing the line-up yesterday.  The line-up for LTdL 2010 is led by one ProTour team, Footon-Servetto from Spain, two Professional …

23
Feb

UK Anti-Doping Chief Executive talks about the new HgH test

22
Feb

Human Growth Hormone Test a Major Ant-Doping Breakthrough

There was a major breakthrough in the fight against doping today when UK Anti-Doping chiefs announced the first sanction of an athlete using human growth hormone (HgH). Rugby player Terry Newton was given a two year ban after his out of competition blood sample collected in November 2009 was found to contain the banned substance. …

22
Feb

Bizhub invests in the future.

Over a period spanning 13 years the Team bizhub (formally Konica Minolta) cycling team has become an institution in South African Cycling. They have shaped the future careers of countless young riders and developed many Champions. Part of the team design is that they recruit and support riders, even in the junior ranks to encourage clean …

21
Feb

Keys ideas from BikePure research.

A few of our ambassadors got together for some idea sharing.  Below are a few of their recommendations:   A focus on root causes of doping rather than just symptoms. Striving for lasting systemic and institutional change. Employment of a combination of tactics such as policy advocacy  and  refining the doping ban structure to increase …

20
Feb

David Millar discusses doping…

David Millar discusses his career and the reasons that led him to dope. Highly recommended.
18
Feb

Dan Fleeman Blood Profile (December 09)

Dan Fleeman’s (Team Raleigh) blood profile results will be posted here throughout the season. Below are Dan’s second set of results from December 2009, undertaken by Dr Michale Stokes at Staffordshire Hospital, England. Decembers results are all within normal levels for an athlete of Dan’s calibre. The only elevated level from his previous results is …

17
Feb

Jan Left Alone

If there was ever a fall from grace that would encourage riders to race clean, it is that of Jan Ullrich. The once talented cyclist, was the first German and one of the youngest riders in history to win the Tour de France in 1997 at just 24 years old. Obviously he had natural ability. …

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