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Archives - December 2010

30
Dec

Wishing you a …..

After a fantastic season where Bike Pure role models claimed victories on the road, track, cyclo-cross and mountain biking, our sport really has something to cheer about. Our organisation has grown to over 50,000 members in 90 countries, a sure sign that cyclists want riders they can trust. We wish to thank all the supporters, …

26
Dec

Clenbuterol; Lean and Mean

Clenbuterol has recently become one of the most talked about substances on WADA’s banned list, since minute traces were found in a sample given by defending Tour de France champion Alberto Contador, during the second rest day of this years event. It has since been muted to be commonly used by certain riders in the …

26
Dec

Congratulations

Congratulations to Bike Pure ambassador Quinton Van Loggerenberg and his wife Griet on the birth of their son Oscar. Quinton works with famous Belgium bike clothing manufacturer Decca. Oscar hails from a cycling family and “.. born in the shadow of the Muur in Geraardsbergen!… :-)” the decisive climb in the Tour of Flanders, is sure …

24
Dec

Chiropractor Advice

Bike Pure supporter and highly commended Chiropractor Dr. Sean O Maoltuile, gives us seasonal, off season advice into injuries and how to prevent them. During this time of year in South Wales, I typically treat football and rugby players for competitive injuries and cyclists and triathletes who get injured cross training. I thought it best to …

22
Dec

Alex Dowsett (Team Sky )interview.

By: Christina Hansen, Danish Ambassador   Here’s an interview with Team Sky’s new signing Alex Dowsett. And as a Bike Pure role model, he agreed to a interview.   BP: Why did you choose to become a BikePure-rider? AD: In what’s considered an unclean sport, it’s good to see campaigns to promote clean racing, it’s clear …

19
Dec

Don’t mess with NADA

Mountain biker Robert Kircher (33) was one of three athletes NADA (Austrian National Anti-Doping Agency) opened proceedings of drug use in July of this year. Kircher was investigated with fellow cyclist Christian Ebner and triathlete Michael Weiss by the national drug Police (SOKO). On the same day  three riders from the Austrian KTM team were …

16
Dec

Graeme Obree Interview

The former world hour record holder holds a special place in the heart for many bikers around the world who witnessed his rise from local Scottish hero to World Champion. Obree arrived on the top step of the cycling world in 1993 when he shattered Francesco Moser’s nine year old hour record by riding 51.596 …

14
Dec

Pre Season summer training!

Back in the day a professional biker would drag his  enlarged body back on his bike, with a new year hangover and after three months break from saddles and line outs. Modern training methods and the near endless season, requires a pro cyclist to not only maintain base fitness year round, but the summer saddle …

10
Dec

Operation Greyhound

Spain awoke this morning to the shocking news that Marta Domínguez, world champion in the steeplechase and a national icon, had been arrested for her role in a doping ring. Three time Olympian Domínguez was arrested by Spanish Police in an anti doping investigation named Operation Greyhound, which began to gather information last April. The …

5
Dec

Power of the Lens

One of the most evocative images of the 2010 road season for Bike Pure, was Lyne Lamoureux’s emotional picture of Daniel Holloway. Daniel had just won the US national criterium championships in Illinois, and was pulling on his national jersey when Lyne, a respected photographer on the pro circuit, captured just what it meant to …

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