This tech will make you fast, no matter who you are. A new bike tyre that uses LED technology to create a ring of light and which has been likened to something out of the sci-fi movie Tron promises to provide cyclists with “a unique and unprecedented safety measure.”
Australian Mark Renshaw has extended his contract with HTC-Columbia and will continue to ride with them for 2011 and 2012. Renshaw, a world class sprinter, has become known as the best lead out guy in the peloton over the past two years, and had been pivotal in a number of Mark Cavendish’s wins.
This weekend saw the UCI Marathon World Champs happening in St-Wendel, Germany. It was an incredibly tight race with the top six men finishing within 10 seconds of each other. South African Burry Stander had a phenomenal race taking home the bronze medal, just 6 seconds behind the winner, Alban Lakata. Italian Mirko Celestino was second.
Lance Armstrong and RadioShack teammate Levi Leipheimer will race in the 2010 Leadville 100 mountain bike race next weekend.
Armstrong is the defending champion having won last years race in a record winning time of 6 hours, 28 minutes, 50 seconds.
Two of Lance Armstrong’s racing team sponsors, Trek bicycles and Nike are cooperating with federal authorities investigating the seven-time Tour de France champion and others in cycling, spokespersons for both companies said on Friday.
Have you always dreamed of owning your own Pinarello or Colnago bicycle? I certainly have but they usually come with a fairly hefty price tag. Top end Euro bike manufacturers have taken a step back and created some awesome commuting bikes for us mere mortals. I am not saying that they are cheap but compared to their racing relatives, they certainly are. Check them out below.
Hanka Kupfernagel, born on 19 March 1974, is a German professional cyclist who rides cyclocross, road and moutain bikes. She has won seven consecutive medals at the UCI Women’s Cyclo-cross World Championships, including three gold medals for 2000, 2001 and 2005; the silver medal in 2002 and 2003; and the bronze medal in 2004.
XTR has long been Shimano’s flagship groupset that everybody has drooled over. Check out this video from the award winning Anthill Films that shows us the history of this iconic groupset. This is the first of a six video series so stay tuned for the second episode.