Giro d’Italia race director Angelo Zomegnan must be a very happy man. With a week to go, no one knows who will win the 2010 Giro, and that’s just the way he wants it.
“I don’t want this Giro decided until the final rider enters the Verona arena,” Zomegnan told VeloNews. “When we made this Giro course, we wanted a surprise every day. So far it’s been just like that.”
Julien Absalon (Fra) riding for Orbea took the lead early and never relinquished it scoring the win in Offenberg in the Elite men’s 36.8km race over top rival, Nino Schurter (Sui) Scott-Suisspower MTB-Racing, in second with Jaroslav Kulhavy (Cze) Rubena-Birell-Specialized Cycling Team claiming 3rd.
Lene Byberg is a Norwegian cross-country mountain biker and former road rider. Byberg competed in the road cycling event at the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens and in mountain biking event at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, where she finished 13th.
Thursday was a bad day for Lance Armstrong. Before starting stage 5 of the Tour of California he had to field questions by reporters regarding the allegations made against him by Floyd Landis and then later that day he abandoned the Amgen Tour of California with bad injuries after a mass pileup.
While there’s no denying the sheer eye-candy appeal of the 21 bikes currently on display at NYC’s Museum of Art and Design, the show goes beyond the glossy frames, contoured leather seats, and clever accessories, delving into the intensive craftsmanship that drives the growing rebirth of the trade. Called “Bespoke: The Handbuilt Bicycle,” the exhibit emphasizes both the level of customization and the painstaking techniques that go into making these one-of-a-kind rides
Floyd Landis, the American cyclist whose 2006 Tour De France victory was nullified after a positive doping test, has sent a series of emails to cycling officials and sponsors admitting to, and detailing, his systematic use of performance enhancing drugs during his career. The emails also claim that other riders and cycling officials allegedly participated in doping, including seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong.
Last night was the first official dig session of the UCT jump track for 2010. There are some big plans for both the track and the jump line. Come join us on saturday afternoon for a chilled riding and digging session. Check out some photos below to see the progress taking place.
Philip Buys (Garmin-adidas) proved the truth of this on Saturday, 15 May, at the Saasveld track just outside George, when he outsprinted Kevin Evans (MTN-Energade) to win the third pro-elite race in the MTN National Cross-country Series.