In 1878, the first bicycles were manufactured in America. Very quickly, women began to experiment with riding the new personal vehicles. And just as quickly, fashion and medical experts found that bicycle riding was a bad idea for women
Today’s fashionable “lady cyclist” is likely wearing spandex, skin-tight bicycle shorts…. or not
Earlier today, the UCI advised Spanish rider Oscar Sevilla Ribera that he is provisionally suspended. The decision to provisionally suspend Mr Sevilla was made in response to a report from the WADA accredited laboratory in Bogota indicating an Adverse Analytical Finding of Hydroxyethyl starch in a urine sample collected from him at an in-competition test at the Vuelta a Colombia on 15 August 2010.
This past weekend saw the start of the Western Province Spring League at the Tour de Worcester, and was the inaugural race for our newly formed Pro Road cycling team, featuring Robert Quinn, James Tennent, Martin Wesemann, Joshua Le Roux, Jaco Cronje and Mark Nel.
The race proved to be an excellent start for the new team who secured a podium in this their very first race wearing the Team RSAWEB colours
The classy Italian eyewear brand, Salice (pronounced Saleechi) , is now available in South Africa. Salice provide a full range of sports glasses and masks that pay particular attention to design and continuous technological innovation to improve performance of athletes.
Adrien Niyonshuti (MTN-Energade) is considered by some to be one of the true heroes of African cycling.
When Niyonshuti tells the story of his life, it becomes clear that this is a man who truly lives every minute of every day. The well-known saying: ‘When the going gets tough, the tough gets going’ is certainly applicable to him.
Nic White is one of the elder statesmen of SA cycling. As a professional cyclist for Team Medscheme, he has certainly had his fair share of ups and downs.
CRANK recently caught up with the charismatic White who is on his way back to full fitness after an injury-plagued few months.
E-Bikes are definitely the talk around town. As petrol prices soar and battery technology evolves so commuting becomes more fashionable. This coupled with the fact that its the most energy efficient means of transport available with zero emissions makes the E- Bike all the more appealing. This was clearly evident by the strong showing of these bikes at the recent Eurobike tradeshow.