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Ring of Fire from Wheeltags

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Ring of Fire from Wheeltags 1 300x201   Ring of Fire from WheeltagsWheeltags comes out with new Ring of Fire design. These new graphic decals are made for cyclists who want their deep dish rims get head-turning looks. The designs are flexible in various sizes to fit different wheels and rims like the Zipp 404, Zipp 808 and Velocity.

The new Ring of Fire wheeltags come in an Edge to Edge style. It allows sizes for deep rims of 16mm, 25mm, 38mm, 60mm or disc. It is also available in 650c and comes in color red.

There are other eye catching designs to choose from, too. Wheeltags of note are Los Muertos, El Diablo (in colors of Maillot Jaune Yellow, Sprinter Green and KOM Red), Blades (comes in colors red, green and yellow) and TrioSport (for triathlon bikes). Women cyclists can opt for Karmageddon in colors yellow and pink, or Candy Dots.

For customized graphics for your team, you can always ask Wheeltags to…

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Telegraph Road Cycling Jerseys

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A new brand of cycle wear comes out which was designed for cyclists to wear off and on the road. The Telegraph-Road brand is from Aaron Firth. He is an avid cyclist with a mission to make a smooth transition from ‘the team’ and ‘the technical’.

The 2010 spring/summer line is composed of six new jersey designs with a white theme color to set off the contrasts of the colors used on the jerseys. The white colortone was chosen to keep the rider cool under the heat of the sun since it will act to deflect the sun’s rays.

The material used on the jerseys is stretchable sweat-wicking fabric. Seams are locked with a cover stitch to provide a better fit that is comfortable yet functional. To avoid draft, Telegraph-Road inserted a silicone strip on the rear hem to prevent it from exposing your back while cycling.

All jerseys have a bite tab…

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Frei Admits to Doping

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Frei admits to doping 200x300   Frei Admits to DopingThomas Frei of Switzerland revealed that he has been using the drug for the past two years. He admitted that his EPO test yielded positive results after he took a micro-dose on the eve of the early morning test. Fret stated that he was into dope without the BMC Racing Team’s knowledge at all. Jim Ochowicz , co –owner of BMC Racing was grateful about Fret’s honest confession, however his contract was duly terminated immediately.

Ochowicz further announced, “The BMC Racing Team will now separate from Thomas Frei but thanks Thomas Frei for his honesty to confess his failure. This brings transparency to the situation and is part of the anti-doping fight the BMC Racing Team is committed to be part of.”

The 25 year old Frei divulged the truth in a press conference in Olten, Switzerland. “It is correct, that I have taken EPO. Therefore there is no sense in opening…

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Barry and McMillan’s Le Metier Published

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Michael Barry, a rider for Team Sky who is also a column writer for New York Times comes up with Le Metier, a glimpse on the life, troubles, and survival of cyclists. This is not the first book about cycling that Barry published but in Le Metier, he teams up with Camille McMillan of Rouleur who produced photographs that were told to have paired perfectly with Barry’s soothing prose.

The fusion of both’s art gave the professional cycling world a new face that will capture readers into awe and oddity that people in and out of the cycling world can appreciate.

People who would like to grab a copy of the very limited hardback editionmust know th is 204 pages thick and 35 pounds heavy. Indeed a limited edition because it is signed by both of the authors, is also due for release.

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Alexandre Vinokourov bags Liege-Bastogne-Liege

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The winner Alexandre Vinokourov said, “I’ve turned the page.” He caused his team Astana to pull out of the race and was kicked off the second stage win for the 2007 Tour de France because of blood doping.

Vinokourov leaves a pool of all-time favorites well-wishers in awe when he bagged the oldest one-day classic for the second time.

Vinokourov was banned for two years after he won the same title last 2005. Now, he comes back with a blast by finishing first over Alexandre Kolobnev of Russia who finished second and Alejandro Valverde (who won twice) of Spain who stood in third place in just a little over six and a half hours.

Vino who was consistently denying the cause of his suspension is equipped with much strength. His winning the Italy Tour if Trentino, with Kolobnev seemingly alongside him in the final 15 km of the race, is plain proof of that he is…

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Li of RadioShack Suspended for use of Performance Enhancers

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RadioShack’s Fuyu Li was suspended due to testing positive for using Clenbuterol. The A-sample testing happened in Belgium at the Dwars dor Vlaanderen last March 23. When the results returned positive for the banned substance, Team RadioShack immediately took action and suspended the Chinese rider.

The press release over the incident stresses the team’s advocacy to no doping:

“Team RadioShack and its management take this incident very seriously. We will respect the rights of our rider but will enforce our zero tolerance policy should his B-sample test positive.”

Li also took a B-sample testing and should it prove to be positive, he will be removed from RadioShack.

Fuyu Li currently holds the title of being the first professional Chinese to join a ProTour team. His career highlights included holding the current Chinese individual time trial champion (2009), he won the Tour of Thailand in 2006, he was the Chinese national mountain bike cross country…

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Vinokourov takes stage 1 of Tour of Trentino

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Alexander Vinokourov of Astana the 12.5 km time-trial at Lake Garda in northern Italy for the stage one of the Tour of Trentino. At second place was Stefano Garzelli of Acqua e Sapone and Matteo Montaguti of De Rosa.

Vinokourov finished the course in 15 minutes and seven seconds. He won by 16 seconds from Garzelli and 18 seconds ahead with Montaguti. Michele Scarponi of Androni Giocattoli took fourth place.

Riccardo Ricco of Ceramica Flaminia placed eighth and Ivan Basso, who was last year’s overall winner only finished at thirteenth. Finishing at 46th was soon to retire Gilbert Simoni of Lampre-Farnese Vini. The Giro d’Italia will be Simoni’s last race.

Vinokourov now has the overall lead but has his sights set for the Liege-Batogne-Liege. “On Sunday I’ll be in Liege with strong ambitions, better to measure out my efforts here in Trentino where there are many competitors also wishing to get…

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