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Archives - November 2012


Bike Pure Join Anti-Doping Summit – Change Cycling Now

We are delighted to announce that we have been selected to appear on the panel of the newly formed Change Cycling Now group which will take part in it’s inaugural meeting in London this coming weekend from 2-3rd December. It was also announced today that 3 time Tour de France winner and anti-doping advocate Greg …


Leading Anti-Doping Figures Unite to Form New Pressure Group

Former pro cycle team members, world renowned doping experts, and campaigning international journalists will be part of a global pressure group which aims to force change upon international cycling’s governing body and propose a positive vision for cycling’s future when it meets for the first time in London next week. The group, Change Cycling Now, …


Anti-Doping Measures Increase at USA Cycling Events

It’s been an eventful few weeks regarding anti-doping in our sport but the emphasis remains on keeping one step ahead of those willing to flout the rules and regulations. The United States Anti-Doping Agency’s (USADA) investigation into the Lance Armstrong doping affair has laid plans for increased testing at more prolific events in the United …


Sincere thanks.

I stood elated on the roadside and cheered for Michael Rasmussen on the top of the Galibier in 2007. He flew up over the Southern assent hardly breathing with the peloton-decimated, spread out over the Col below. At the stage end an experienced, American cycling journalist replied to my opening remarks of Rasmussen’s climbing ability- …


Malcolm Lange Book Launch – South Africa

Former South African professional bike rider Malcolm Lange will be launching his book on the 27th of November in Johannesburg, South Africa. Lange, owner of two successful racing teams known as Team Bonitas and Team RECM, has always felt very passionate about fighting doping in cycling. His attitude to honesty and integrity is a part …


World Anti-Doping Agency Propose Tougher Sanctions for Doping

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) proposed it’s draft Code on Sunday which is calling for tougher sanctions in the fight against doping in sport. The amended proposal would double the current sanctions from two to four years and also include offences for masking agents and trafficking but more importantly give WADA the power to investigate …


ABSA Cape Epic 2013 – Celebrating 10 years of Untamed, African Mountain Biking.

Over the past few days, the ABSA Cape Epic 2013 official route launch was held both in Cape Town and Johannesburg and social media sites were buzzing with excitement and anticipation. The 10th edition promises to be exciting yet challenging while international and local riders will be taking on a demanding eight days of mountain …