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London Critical Mass Commemorates Cycling Deaths

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An estimated 600 cyclists gathered on the streets of London last Friday to commemorate the three deaths of cyclists during the London Critical Mass. The event was initiated after bloggers and forum posters sent out messages to pay respects to the three cyclists who died in recent road accidents.

Prof. David Vilaseca met a fatal accident on the corner of Tower Bridge Road and Druid Street last February 9. On March 9, Muhammad Ahmad suffered a deadly collision with a truck on the corner of Weston Street and Snowsfields, almost in the same vicinity as that of Prof. Vilaseca’s accident. Then on the day after, another cyclist named Shivon Watson was killed in East London, on Victoria Park Road.

The three deaths occurred at a time when the mayor of London had just launched his Cycling Safety Action Plan. This plan, however, was criticized as “inadequate”, and a…

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Mongoose Cachet 700c Fixed Gear Single Speed at Walmart

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The underground world of riding fixed gear has truly surfaced in the past years due to media, and now some might say it has hit rock bottom due to the new Mongoose Cachet 700c fixed gear single speed. Yes it gets worse, the Mongoose fixed gear is available at Walmart, so you can grab some toothpaste and a fixed. Although we are sure two different opinions might come from this, being able to grab a affordable single speed bike is a positive, but Walamrt is down looked upon cyclists. Retail price is $149.

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Meyer Wins 2nd Points World Title in Copenhagen

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The first day of the 2010 Track World Championships did not disappoint as the fans were treated to lots of exciting finishes in Denmark this Wednesday. This event, conveniently held at around the midway point between the last Olympic Games in Beijing and the upcoming games in London, also serves as a sort-of measuring stick to gauge the form and ability of future Olympic cyclists.

Cameron Meyer of Australia did not disappoint, as he proved to everyone why he’s the reigning points world champion by conquering the 40-kilometer, 160-lap track at the Men’s Points Race. As the defending champion of this event, Meyer was the favorite at the start of the race, and he practically guaranteed his victory when he lapped the field twice to earn 20 points. By the end of the race, the Australian had amassed a total of 70 points on his way to winning…

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Meyer Will Use 3T The Sphinx Handlebars

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Cameron Meyer of Team Garmin-Transitions will be using a new handlebar from 3T for the track world championships in Australia.

The new product is called the Sphinx. It has a flat aero, top section that rises before curving downwards. Thin aero profiles are found in between the end of the hooks and the bends of this UCI-friendly bar.

The handlebar was named the Sphinx for the flat forearm position of points of racers. 3T developed this item with Meyer.

Richard McAinsh, a technical director of 3T, explains how they worked with Meyer on the conception of the handlebar. “We know Cameron through Team Garmin-Transitions. He came to us and explained how he rides the points race, alternating between level high speed and all-out sprinting. We saw the chance to use a new UCI-compliant aerofoil we were developing.”

A rider can somehow copy a road position with the raised bends. The wrists are positioned on…

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Schets to Ride for Belgian Keisse

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Steve Schets is Belgium’s solution to the injured Iljo Keisse. The workload will be heavier for the rest of the male cyclists in the Belgian team. A reshuffle will be done when they compete at this week’s World Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Due to a broken collarbone, Keisse was ruled out of the championships. The Quick Step rider experienced a training crash over at the Ballerup Arena, Copenhagen. He was also planning to race the point and scratch races and the Madison.

Ingmar De Poortere will be racing for the points race. Schets will be partnered with him in the Madison. For the scratch race, Tim Merterns will cover Keisse’s slot. De Poortere will still be racing the men’s 4000 metre individual pursuit.

Keisse was sad and disappointed over what happened since he was looking forward to competing at the World Championships. He describes the unfortunate incident, “I was on Jonathan Dufrasne’s…

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New Zealand Team List Not Yet Confirmed

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Head coach of the New Zealand National Team Tim Carswell have not yet finalized the team listing for the UCI World Track Cycling Championships in Denmark on Thursday.

Together with fellow coaches Dayle Cheatley and Justin Grace, Carswell shares that the team have settled in nicely and track sessions for them have been promising. “It is definitely going to be our toughest job to make the final decisions on who will start in the team pursuits, team sprints and some of the individual events because there is so little separating the riders.”

The sprint team for men’s will be comprised of Sam Webster, Ethan Mitchell, Eddie Dawkins, Simon Van Velthooven and Adam Stewart.

Carswell expects tough competitors at the World Championships. With names like Chris Hoy and other top cyclists who gave up the worlds for the Beijing Olympics are now back.

Carswell said that they will try to start with the best squads…

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Flu Forces Cornu to Miss Track Worlds

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Dominique Cornu will be forced to watch from the sidelines as he has officially withdrawn from the UCI Track World Championships due to illness. He was expected to make a bid for the 4,000-meter individual pursuit event and was actually one of the top favorites to win.

Cornu was the only cyclist from Belgium to win a medal at the 2009 World Championships, and had high hopes of winning another medla for his country in this year’s competition, which is scheduled to be held in Denmark this coming March 24.

However, a bout of flu (which had sidelined him since February) has put his plans for success on hold. Cornu had already missed riding in the Ruta del Sol and the recent Paris-Nice event, and is still far from getting back on his feet, never mind going back into the saddle.

In the light of Cornu’s absence, Belgium’s hopes…

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