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DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone)

Tom Zirbel, joins Tyler Hamilton and Kenny Williams as the third American rider on a year confirmed positive for  DHEA. Dehydroepiandrosterone is a steroid hormone, a chemical cousin of testosterone and estrogen. It is made (naturally) from cholesterol by the adrenal glands, which sit atop each kidney. Zirbel took a quantity of non-natural DHEA and …


Vania Rossi-(wife of Ricco) positive for CERA

“When you are a father, you think twice before doing something stupid” Riccardo Ricco, Jan 2010.  When you are a mother! obviously – not so much. Today, we learned that Riccardo Riccò’s partner Vania Rossi has tested positive for the blood booster CERA, after she finished second in the Italian women’s national cyclo-cross championships, on January …


Riders Set for Cyclo-Cross Worlds

The highlight of the cyclo-cross season takes place this weekend with the World Championships taking place in Tabor, Czech Republic. Conditions in Tabor could create some interesting conclusions over the weekend with recent temperatures reaching as low as -18 celsius. With snow forecast over the next couple of days, officials have been trying to make …


Horizon Fitness Racing Team Bike Pure

Details of the new UK professional squad Horizon Fitness Racing Team was launched this week. Team Director Stefan Wyman has assembled a talented squad of riders, covering all disciplines of the sport. Riders include cyclo-cross professional Gabby Day and Paralympian and Track World Cup champion Sarah Storey. The team will focus on events in the …


AFLD Removed from Drug Testing at 2010 Tour de France

Bike Pure discovered yesterday that the drug testing during this year’s Tour de France will be carried out without the French Anti-Doping Agency (AFLD). This is a major step back for the sport.


Australians Take UCI World Cup Team Pursuit

Newly crowned Australian Road Race Champion Travis Meyer (Garmin-Transitions) showed his versatility by helping the Australian team pursuit squad take gold in the UCI Track World Cup in Biejing, China.


Tour of Langkawi Bike Pure Partnership

Bike Pure are pleased to announce it’s partnership with 2010 Le Tour de Langkawi. The 15th edition of the UCI (Hors Category) stage race runs from March 1-7th, beginning in Kota Bharu and finishing in Kuala Lumpur seven days later. Le Tour of Langkawi is Asia’s premier cycling event, equivalent in status to several major …


WADA Comments on Current Anti-doping Strategies

The World Ant-Doping Agency (WADA) have stated today that greater collaboration with drug companies could be one of the biggest weapons in combating cheating in sport….


Frenchman Aurelien Duval Tests Positive

One of the bright young talents of the cyclo-cross world has tested positive for drugs…


Dan Fleeman Blood Profile (October 09)

Dan Fleeman (Team Raleigh) blood profile results will be posted here throughout the season. Below are Dan’s first set of results, undertaken by Dr Michale Stokes at Staffordshire Hospital, England. We have added additional comments and analysis from an independent doctor

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