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Archives - July 2010


Passport Pressure

AG2R rider Tadej Valjavec, has been cleared by his national anti-doping body after the UCI accused him of blood doping. The UCI are now studying the Slovenian ruling which rejected biological passport evidence that Valjavec was cheating before deciding whether to appeal the Slovenia’s anti-doping organization decision not sanction the 33-year-old Valjavec. It is disappointing that …


Christoph Sauser (Specialized)

  When we started BikePure in 2008, it was lovers of our sport just looking to give a voice to the clean professionals and illustrate the desire of the fans to have riders to trust. Everything was growing  well and refining our message, but when Christoph Sauser replied to an email and said he would …


The future is bright, the future is a light blue!

Congratulations to Swedish fast man Alex Wetterhall, who has signed with Cervelo test team as a stagiaire for the remainder of the season. Wetterhall, 24, was a mountain biker until the start of last season and has already shown his talent with a fantastic win in the  Irish FDB Insurance Rás this season. Alex has been …


Lemond Publishes Anti-Doping Proposals

Earlier this month Bike Pure were fortunate to spend the day with Greg Lemond and his wife Kathy whilst they were visiting Ireland. Lemond, a triple Tour de France winner and former world champion is an avid anti-doping campaigner and has systematically called for improvements to be made to current anti-doping policies and procedures to …


A Clearer Picture of the Sport

So the 2010 Tour de France is over and we’re all set to suffer the dreaded withdrawal symptoms over the coming days…


“Nice morning”

If you have been out on your bike in these past few weeks you will have noticed a strange creature in the side of the road, where you normally are. They are usually a larger creature than the conventional occupant of the kerb with glorious natural hair in abundance, all over their body. These individuals …


MTB Titles

It was a successful weekend’s racing for many of Bike Pure’s off road contingent with several riders taking national medals in their respective events.


Rugby Player Newton Reveals Growth Hormone Use

Terry Newton isn’t a name many would easily recognise in the sporting world. Yet if we said that the Rugby League player was the first athlete in the world to test positive for human growth hormone then people may recall. A former international rugby player, Newton tested positive in November 2009 for the banned substance …


Bike Pure ‘Support a Future Champion’ Scheme

Bike Pure wish to help support local, independent bike shops and emerging young talent. Our sport can be an expensive one, and it is crucial that financial  requirements don’t stop young talent succeeding. We wish to utilize the global network of Specialist Bike Shops and encourage them to support  local, emerging talent through the sale of our headset …


Doping Sanction Revisions

It is a fundamental right of every cyclist to compete in a drug free environment. This revision of the current sanction system is driven by the number of riders, still willing to break the rules to further their gains within the sport.

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