Virtual Tour de France shows how esports has come of age during the lockdown

Andy Miah, University of Salford

Elite sports events are still largely closed to the world – but July 2020 has still been an unprecedented month for the global sporting calendar thanks to the world’s first Virtual Tour de France, which – despite the name – was based nowhere in particular, as riders took part from their homes in all parts of the world.

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The new LeMond bikes are coming, and they will be carbon

According to reports, Greg LeMond is going to successfully revive his bike brand: he recently raised a bit over $2 million in a private placement investment. In collaboration with Deakin University, new LeMond bikes will use the technology developed by Greg LeMond’s other business, LeMond Carbon.

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HERO Trails: Summer 2020 is even better if on your mountain bike in the dolomites

The summer looks as though it will be a hot one: people will be wanting to exercise outdoors while enjoying some fresh air – hence the renewal of the HERO Trails. These 70 itineraries of varying difficulty are ideal to enjoy the magnificent Dolomites on your mountain bikes and e-mtbs! Choose from 1, 4, or 7-day packages until 11 October 2020 in Val Gardena, Alpe di Siusi, Alta Badia, Arabba, and Val di Fassa.

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HERO summer 2020: the HERO spirit is back

Get ready for a summer-worthy of HEROes: make the most of the HERO SUMMER 2020 offer running between 16 July and 13 September. Three nights for all cyclists who want to pedal on tracks of the toughest mountain bike marathon in the world. Bikers can also request the services of expert Mountain Bike Guides or rent a top-notch Specialized bike. A unique occasion to experience the HERO atmosphere from a different angle: revel in amazing days surrounded by nature and explore your MTB passion to the fullest in the run-up of the 2021 edition of the HERO.

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OREKA Training launches O5 – a revolutionary direct-drive machine

OREKA, the company of Indoor Training goods will launch a new and revolutionary direct drive system, the new OREKA O5. The new machine will bring the riders the opportunity to feel free when pedaling thanks to an adjustable balancing system that allows the rider to move the bicycle like outdoor.

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Sporthilfe Heroes Run 2020 reaches the 100,000 km goal

The SPORTHILFE HEROES RUN 2020 was a success! The initiative took place over the course of the last week with the goal of collecting 100,000 km on its dedicated app by exercising. A Sporthilfe Alto Adige initiative, its aim was to become a symbol of hope after months of lockdown due to the health emergency as well as a way of thanking everyone involved on the front line during this period – health operators, the police, and families, too. SPORTHILFE HEROES RUN was backed by countless athletes, including Dorothea Wierer, who raised funds to support young, talented South Tyrolean athletes. ‘Bursting with energy – let’s restart together!’

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Can cycling help with grief and depression?

Craig Fry, Victoria University

My father Lindsay Fry passed away suddenly eight months ago. He had end stage cancer, which was found well advanced on his lung and spine. Sadly, my father died just seven weeks after his diagnosis. He was two weeks short of his 70th birthday.

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Sporthilfe Heroes Run 2020: South Tyrol, ‘Bursting With Energy – Time To Restart Together!’

Use the SPORTHILFE HEROES RUN app to take part in the SPORTHILFE HEROES RUN 2020 by registering your kilometres on foot or by bike in South Tyrol with the common goal of reaching 100,000 km between Saturday 27th June and Sunday 5th July 2020. The initiative is promoted by Sporthilfe Alto Adige and represents a powerful symbol of a region getting back on its feet as well as offering its thanks to the heroes that worked in hospitals and the A&E during the emergency.

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Marijuana And Cycling: Can Athletes Use Marijuana While Training?

An athlete’s life is never easy because of all the training, workouts, and possible injuries. Pain and muscle ache is an inevitable factor and part of the process, but most medications pose a higher health risk overall, especially if taken continuously. That’s why athletes are searching for an approved substance that can relieve pain and inflammation without the possibility of addiction and overdose.

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