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Archives - March 2010


Mainstream Media Re-Education

The Operación Puerto doping case highlighted how much of a tarnished image our wonderful sport actually has. Spanish Doctor Eufemiano Fuentes and a number of accomplices were accused of administering prohibited doping products to over two hundred professional athletes to enhance their performance.  While among the two hundred named clients of Dr Fuentes included many …


Marianne Vos Takes Round One of UCI World Cup

Marianne Vos, riding for the Netherlands national team, started her road campaign where she finished her cyclo-cross season – on top of the podium, with victory in round one of the Women’s UCI World Cup at the 129km Trofeo Alfredo Binda in Italy. Vos once again used her sprinting ability to see off her rivals …


Downing Sprints to Criterium International Stage Win

Russell Downing sprinted to his first victory in Team Sky colours earlier today with victory in Stage 2 of the prestigious Criterium International. Downing was quick to dedicate the win to his Sky team mates who worked tirelessly in the closing kilometres to get Downing to the line in first position. Today’s victory is Downing’s …


Bike Pure Aussie Trio Pursuit to Gold

The Australian quartet of Jack Bobridge, Rohan Dennis, Michael Hepburn and Cameron Meyer rode to World team Pursuit glory in Copenhagen tonight in a captivating race against noted rivals Team GB. The GB team posted the fastest qualifying time earlier in the day but it was the Aussies who stayed in front for the duration …


Tomic Takes Gold in Team Pursuit

Australia’s Team Pursuit squad rode their way to a the world title tonight in Copenhagen. Bike Pure’s Josie Tomic formed part of the winning team along with Ashlee Ankudinoff and Sarah Kent, posting the fastest qualifying time earlier in the day over the 12 lap event. The Aussie trio lined up against the current World …


Cameron Meyer Retains World Points Race Title

Garmin-Transitions pro Cameron Meyer distanced himself from his nearest rivals with a blistering performance in the World Points race at Copenhagen tonight. The 22 year old Australian and reigning World Champion was at the head of affairs throughout the 40km race. With points on offer every five laps Meyer was at the forefront for much …


Can We See Your Numbers?

The biological passport program, was introduced to catch athletes using drugs to augment their blood profile, and thus performance. Since its inception in Jan 2008 over 980 riders have been part of this extended program and 13,000,000 euros spent to date. The basic premise:  a rider who was taking illegal products to increase his aerobic …


Dean Downing (Rapha Condor-Sharp) Takes Stage Win in Taiwan

Rapha Condor’s Dean Downing took a well deserved stage victory in the 157km Stage 5 of the Tour of Taiwan yesterday. Downing had threatened a stage win with a 3rd place earlier in the race and put his awesome sprint to good use in today’s hilly Stage 6, finishing second. Speaking on Downing said …


Strong Representation at World Track Championships

The UCI Track World Championships take place in Copenhagen between March 24th-28th in what is one of the most highly anticipated championships in recent years. With several nations sending strong squads we could well see some of the established records tumble on the fast track in the Danish capital. Many Bike Pure riders will be …


US Champion Compton in Search for Title Sponsor

Multiple US Cyclo-Cross Champion Katie Compton has been left without a major sponsor as her former title sponsor Planet Bike is in the process of selling to new buyers in 2010. Compton was left in a similar situation early last year and after a stressful summer of searching, finally tied up with Planet Bike in …

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