In an exclusive interview, life-time banned doctor Michele Ferrari told Al Jazeera’s Lee Wellings that “he did not dope Lance Armstrong”. But 3-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond is having none of it. He says about former Lance Armstrong doctor that “Ferrari is master at doping”.
Alberto Contador has told French television that there is no place for dopers within the sport. He said: “For cycling, it should be zero tolerance, I express myself less certain but it is clear that there is no place for cheaters.” Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank rider previously banned for two years having recorded a positive test …
Tyler Hamilton‘s book, “The Secret Race” won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year prize for 2012, becoming the third cycling book to win the prestigious British prize. The announcement was made this afternoon at Waterstones Piccadilly by BBC sports journalist John Inverdale.
Wilier Triestina, the famous and historic Italian bike manufacturer, will support South American Professional Continental Team Colombia Coldeportes in 2013. After team Lampre-ISD became Team Lampre-Merida and started using Merida bikes, Italian Team’s bicycle sponsor Wilier Triestina started supporting Team Colombia Coldeportes.
Two bicycles used by Marco Pantani in the Tour de France sold for 13,000 and 8,000 Euro at an auction in Italy. 1998 bike sold for 13,000 Euro (Pantani won Tour de France in 1998). The auction was in Ravenna on November 17th and according to reports in the Italian press, one hundred Pantani fans …
Today my friends invited me to their Sunday run. In fact, I was planning to ride for 3-hour today. Before the ride, I logged in to my twitter account and saw Liz Hatch‘s funny tweet:
Cannondale Pro Cycling Team (currently Liquigas-Cannondale) will move to Vision as its exclusive wheel sponsor for the 2013 season. Vision is a USA-based bicycle components manufacturer. WorldTour teams Lampre-ISD (going under the name of Lampre-Merida in 2013 season), Euskaltel-Euskadi, and Vacansoleil-DCM also using Vision components as well as some other pro-continental and continental teams.
US Anti-doping agency USADA banned Lance Armstrong’s former US Postal teammates Levi Leipheimer, Christian Vande Velde, David Zabriskie, Tom Danielson, Michael Barry, and George Hincapie from racing for six months, and disqualified some of their past results.
Oskar Svendsen, Junior Men Time Trial World Champion, has tested at the University of Lillehammer and his Vo2 Max measured sensational 97.5 ml/kg/min, believed to be the highest ever recorded. Svendsen won UCI Road World Championships 2012 Junior Men Individual Time Trial title last week in Limburg, Netherlands.
Since most of the cycling kits are awful, some of them were particularly atrocious. Here are the top ten twelve worst cycling jerseys from the pro peleton over the years.