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Archives - January 2011


Cyclo Cross World Championships

This weekend in Germany, St Wendel will host the 61st World cyclo cross championships. With a fantastic presence of Bike Pure riders in the start list, we hope the winner comes home safe, with honor and pride in their performance. We are offering a Bike Pure goodie bag to those who predict both the men’s …


Contador ‘pistolero’ Shot Down with One Year Ban

Alberto Contador’s has received a one year sanction by the Spanish Federation for his use of the banned substance clenbuterol. The Spanish Tour de France champion returned the positive test on 21st July 2010, the second rest day of the Tour de France. Much has been written about Contador’s positive test and his version of …



Baboco Cycling Team Partners with Bike Pure Aalter, Belgium – (January 18, 2011) After Baboco Cycling Team saw their Under-23 rider Pawel Szczepaniak stripped of his World Cyclo-Cross Champion jersey last season due to a positive doping result, they proactively took a stand against drugs to prevent a repeat in the future. Making their stance …


Meyer Takes Major ProTour Victory

Garmin-Cérvelo pro Cameron Meyer is celebrating winning the ProTour Tour Down Under today, his first major stage race success. Cameron, already a multi World Champion on the track boards, once again showed his talent as one of the most versatile riders of his generation by taking overall victory and a stage win along the way. …


Let the Race Begin!

23 TEAMS FOR THE 2011 LE TOUR DE LANGKAWI LANGKAWI – 138 riders from 23 teams representing 28 nationalities will line for the sixteenth edition of Le Tour de Langkawi due to kick off from the Langkawi island on January 23 and finish in Kuala Lumpur on February 1st. We at Bike Pure are delighted …


Safe Supplements

For endurance cyclists who commonly use 7000+ calories a day, supplements are an essential part of the nutritional balance. But there is a growing risk in this unregulated sector. Athlete’s take the sole responsibility for all substances ingested, thus the integrity of the supplements must be known. Problems arise when an athlete unknowingly takes a …


Methylhexanamine Dangers

Methylhexanamine (or Dimethylamylamine, DMAA) was added to the 2010 WADA prohibited list as a stimulant. Methylhexaneamine, a component of geranium oil, is now the ingredient of a variety of supplements. It is chemically related to ephedrine and amphetamine.  In New Zealand it is an active ingredient in “party pills” and has additionally been found in …


Rest in Peace

Bike Pure wish to pass their sincere condolences to the family and friends of Alberto León. Alberto, a mountain bike racer recently named in connection to the Spanish doping investigation known as Operación Galgo, was discovered hanged in his apartment in San Lorenzo de El Escorial near Madrid. His apparent suicide is the tragic ultimate price …


Plasticizer Test Builds Acceptance

In early October, scientists at the WADA approved laboratory in Cologne detected the presence of plasticizers in the urine of the three-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador. The plasticizers compound found is used only to increase the flexibility and strength of blood bags. The presence of such a substance could indicate that an autologous …


16th Edition of Le Tour de Langkawi

The message that cycling only needs true, honest champions is as important in 2011 as ever. Bike Pure are delighted that this message will be shouted out at one of the first major races of the 2011 season, the 16thedition of Le Tour de Langkawi. We first partnered the event last year and are proud …

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