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21 Teams for the Three Days of De Panne

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KVC Panne Sportief, organizers of the Three Days of De Panne have come up with the list of the 21 participating teams for the three day road race. The event will take place from March 30th to April 2nd. The recurring event since 1977 shall feature nine pro tour teams, eleven professional continental teams and two continental teams.

As part of the UCI Europe Tour, all the teams hope to be as victorious as previous winners of the race. 2008 edition of the KBC Driedaagse van De Panne-Koksijde was Joost Posthuma of Team Rabobank and 2009 winner was Frederik Willems of Liquigas.

Team Listing for the three Days Of De Panne are as follows:

Pro Tour Teams:
1. Omega Pharma-Lotto
2. Quick-Step
3. Euskaltel-euskadi
4. Lampre-Farnese Vini
5. Liquigas-Doimo
6. Astana
7. Katusha
8. Team Garmin-Transitions
9. BMC Racing

Professional Continental Teams:
1. Vorarlberg-Corratec
2. Landbouwkrediet-Colnago
3. Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator
4. BBox Bouygues Telecom
5. Cofidis
6. Colnago-CSF Inox
7. Aqua & Sapone
8. Carmiooro-NGC
9. Skil-Shimano
10. Vacansoleil
11. BMC Racing

Continental Teams:
1. An Post-Sean Kelly Team
2. Verandas Willems…

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Trofeo Alfredo Binda Kicks Off Women’s World Cup

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The Trofeo Alfredo Binda will begin on March 28 Sunday and marks the start of the Women’s World Cup 2010. This race is held every year at the Commune of Cittiglio, Varese since 1974.

Organized by Cycling Sport Promotion Mario Minervino, the attendance expected for this even totals to 150 athletes from 26 national and club teams. Those teams include the best pro teams from Slovenia, Ukraine, USA, Great Britain, The Netherlands, Italy, Australia and Russia.

The favored one among the athletes is Marianne Vos. Her impressive career includes being the 2004 junior world champion, 2006 world champion, gold points in the Beijing Olympics 2008 as well as on the track World 2008. She also got the gold for the World cyclo-cross in 2006, 2009 and 2010. Up against her in the Trofeo Alfredo Binda are Judith Arndt of Germany, Rochelle Gilmore from Australia, Grace Verbeke of Belgium, Emma Johansson of Sweden…

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3T Ventus Aerobar Worldwide Recall

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A worldwide voluntary recall of the VENTUS Aerobar was released by its manufacturer 3T. It was found out that when the bar is used in humid, wet or salty weather conditions, the rubber hand grips becomes loose on its handholds and can possibly cause accidents.

3T will be sending a pair of redesigned replacement grips and adhesive to owners of any model Ventus aerobar free of charge. You can install this on your own or you visit a 3T dealer to do it for you. This service is also free.

You are qualified for the fix as long as you own a Ventus. The voluntary recall in the US is being managed together with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. Worldwide recall is being managed solely by 3T.

Ventus aerobar owners can also go online for the replacement kit. The website is Thenew3t.com/ventusrecall.

Rene Weirtz, CEO of 3T was sorry about the incident. He…

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New Routes for the Cotswold Spring Classic 2010

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After its successful run in 2009, the Cotswold Spring Classic returns as scheduled on Easter Monday which will be on April 5. The sportive planned to have the event retain all its components the same as the previous year however, some changes will be made on the routes.

Some of the roads in the previous route are not ideal for the event due to the winter season. There will be additional climbs as well to keep everyone excited to test their skills.

The organizers explain their reason behind the route changes, “We pride ourselves on using minor roads for the Cotswold experience. However, many of these roads are in such poor condition that riding on them could be dangerous.”

For the last two weeks, the organizers went to survey roads for the event. They were in search of new short (100km) and long (160km) routes. They had to give up some of the…

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Riis Continues Search for New Team Sponsor

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Bjarne Riis is still on the lookout for a replacement to Saxo Bank which has served as the main backer of his cycling team. However, team director Trey Greenwood has revealed that a new Danish company has expressed interest in taking over the reins as team sponsor.

Which should be good news for Riis, since a previous meeting with another potential Danish sponsor did not go as well as he had hoped. As for the current team sponosr, Saxo Bank was expected to continue until the end of the 2011 season, at least, but had opted to leave the team early, which left Riis with no other choice but to let several of his riders go. However, it was not the end of the world for the team, since Riis was still able to hold on to Andy and Frank Schleck, plus multiple world TT champ Fabian Cancellara,…

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Cavendish Gets First 2010 Road Win at Catalunya

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Star sprinter Mark Cavendish of Team HTC-Columbia finally got his first-ever win in a road race this season as he grabbed the 2nd stage victory at the 2010 Volta a Catalunya last Tuesday.

The British rider has had a rough start to his 2010 season, as he was beset by dental and medical problems as well as numerous crashes in the races. However, he seemed to have broken the jinx as he finally found himself on top of the podium as the winner of the Catalunya scond stage. Cavendish finished in front of Team Saxo Bank’s Juan Jose Haedo and Spanish rider Aitor Galdos, who finished in second and third place respectively.

Cavendish is in unfamiliar territory this year as his 2009 season was unlike what he is undergoing now. At this point of the season last year, he had already grabbed six victories, including the Milan-San Remo classic,…

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Holowesko Partners to try for Best Team in Redlands again

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With the 2009 best team title under their belt, the Holowesko Partners Under-23 Development Team hopes to have history repeat itself this year at the Redlands Bicycle Classic.

Alex Howes, the Under-23 US National Road and Criterium Champ, is confident that they can attain the goal of best team title once more. “We are coming to race, not to be pack fill. We have to set the goals high. Last year when we won it that was a big surprise for us so maybe we will surprise ourselves again this year.”

The four stages of the Redlands will be on March 25-28 in California. It also marks the start of the National Racing Calendar. There will be almost 200 riders from 26 teams participating in the race.

The riders for Holowesko Partners are Howes, Peter Salon, Caleb Fairly, Taylor Sheldon, Andrei Krasilnikau, Lachlan Morton, Danny Summerhill and Raymond Kreder.

Howes hopes to bring a…

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