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Wheels on ice: Slip-sliding and loving it
The New York Times
The mass perforation of Brownie Lake began at noon, when eight rolling tires, thousands of shiny screw tips and the fast-pumping legs of four bike riders were set in motion on a dizzying figure-eight track of ice. “Round and round we go,” said Jay Henderson, known as Hollywood, whizzing by on a plane of ice, jockeying for position on a tight turn in the course.
Cycling race through Columbia contingent on funding
Columbia will host a leg of the first Tour of Missouri cycling race if the City Council appropriates up to $60,000 to the Convention and Visitors Bureau this month.
Preparations for Cameroon tour on right track
With barely three weeks to go to the fifth edition of the Grand Cycling Tour of Cameroon, officials of the Cameroon Cycling Federation are stepping up preparations to make sure the race goes on hitch-free this year.
American Hamilton happy to lead Russian team Tinkoff
Olympic champion Tyler Hamilton, whose two-year ban for blood doping ended in September, is delighted to have been recruited as Tinkoff Credit Systems’s leading rider. The Italy-based team, backed by Russian businessman Oleg Tinkov, does not have a ProTour license but hopes to compete in most major races as well as this year’s Giro d’Italia. “I would like to say special thanks to Oleg for believing in me as I’ve had a tough couple of years,” Hamilton told reporters at a presentation in Moscow.
Cyclist Tammy Thomas pleads not guilty
The Associated Press
Former elite cyclist Tammy Thomas pleaded not guilty in federal court Friday to charges of lying to a grand jury investigating steroid use in sports. Thomas, the first athlete charged in a probe that has implicated some of the biggest stars in baseball and track and field, is charged with three counts of perjury and one count of obstruction of justice. Thomas, who appeared much slimmer than during her racing days, declined comment after being released on $50,000 bond.
Jelajah Malaysia 2007: Iranians dominate mountain stage
New Straits Times – Malaysia
Iranians dominated the day as Mehdi Sohrabi claimed the red overallleader’s jersey from Japan’s Makoto Ijima after a dramatic Jelajah Malaysiafourth stage from Bukit Bunga to Grik yesterday, which was won by Sohrabi’steammate, Hossein Ashkari.It was the only climbing stage of the tour and one that the main protagonistshad been waiting for, but first the entire peloton had to contend witha thunderstorm as they raced with the clouds at the summit of Titiwangsa,and …
Velodrome earns great praise from former NZ cycling championAdair
The Southland Times – New Zealand
The ILT Velodrome is almost certain to breed Olympic champions fromSouthland, according to a Commonwealth Games gold medallist. Former NewZealand cycling champion Craig Adair gave Invercargill’s indoor track,which has not yet been open a year, an ideal reference for its alreadyglowing CV.
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