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Astana Hoping to Keep Alberto Contador on Their Roster

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This past Thursday, the UCI (International Cycing Union) announced that Astana, among a few other teams, had failed to provide all the information needed for a ProTour license. Under UCI rules, riders of teams that have yet to get a license by October 20th the preceding year are free to break their contracts without fear of consequences. Two-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador is one of those racers, but it seems as if he’s made a commitment to stay with Kazakh cycling team Astana. A spokesman for the Kazakh federation says:

“We’re continuing to work closely with Mr Alberto Contador who should meet with Mr (Yvon) Sanquer, our future general manager, and Mr (Giuseppe) Martinelli, the future sporting director, in the coming days.”

He adds:

“With him (Contador) we’re preparing the 2010 season so that he can have a competitive team around him to take up…

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Alberto Contador Free to Leave Astana?

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This Thursday, the UCI (International Cycing Union) released a list showing all of the ProTour teams that have made the requirements for a 2010 license. Five teams did not make the list, and one of those is Astana, the team of two-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador. According to the UCI regulations, riders of teams that have not submitted the correct files for registration may terminate their contracts with no consequences. Contador has stated that he wishes to leave Astana. Where will he go from here? There’s no telling, but Quick Step, Caisse d’Epargne and Garmin-Slipstream have all shown interest in Contador. Stay tuned for more news on this issue!

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Endura Marlin Glasses

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Road cyclists have to deal with a lot of different nuances while riding, with the bright sun being one of them. The Endura Marlin Glasses protect the eyes with their one piece photocromic lens. They are also super lightweight because the frame is rimless. Adding to the comfort level of the Endura Marlin Glasses are the rubber-touch temples and molded nose piece, which also helps to hold the glasses on while riding over bumps or other things. The Endura Marlin Glasses come complete with a hard carrying case as well as a soft wipe microfiber pouch. The Endura Marlin Glasses retail for $81.58, you can purchase them at Chain Reaction Cycles….

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Rocket7 Custom Prescription Road Bike Cycling Shoes

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Rocket7 is a custom footwear outfitter for cyclists. They can make you the ultimate fitting cycling shoe to meet your needs on the saddle. This is accomplished by supplying Rocket7 with a casting of your foot, only to be performed by a Certified Pedorthist (C-PED) or Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM). The Rocket7 perception cycling shoes can be colored to your taste. Furthermore, the custom shoe manufacture allows you cleat mounting options and custom integrated footbed if desired. The turn around time is several months, with no an official date so plan accordingly. Rocket7 offers its perception road bike cycling shoe in for $1,450.

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Carbon Skeleton Sterling Helmet by Rudy Project

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New from Rudy Project is the Sterling bike helmet, which are priced around the same as your traditional top of the line helmet. None other than Erik Zabel, known for his 6 time Tour de France green jersey wins design the Sterling helmets. Utilizing composite skeleton, which provides a strong shell to protect your head, and will hold your sunglasses.

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2010 Tour of California Host Cities and Cyclists

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Officially announced today at 10 am, the 2010 Tour of California host cities are confirmed. In addition, on the social network platform twitter Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger had a cross conversation with cyclists Lance Armstrong, George Hincapie, David Zabriskie and Levi Leipheimer, who all confirmed they will take part in the 2010 Tour of California. Here is the schedule:

Stage 1: Sunday, May 16th – Nevada City to Sacramento
Stage 2: Monday, May 17th – Davis to Santa Rosa
Stage 3: Tuesday, May 18th – San Francisco to Santa Cruz
Stage 4: Wednesday, May 19th – San Jose to Modesto
Stage 5: Thursday, May 20th – Visalia to Bakersfield
Stage 6: Friday, May 21st – Pasadena to Big Bear Lake
Stage 7: Saturday, May 22nd – Los Angeles (individual time trial)
Stage 8: Sunday, May 23rd – Thousand Oaks/Westlake Village/Agoura Hills…

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Bontrager Wheels 2010 Alternating Spokes

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For 2010, Bontrager wheels will contain alternating spoke location, while each spoke hole will contain the classic feel due to equal spacing. As well, the Bontrager wheels for 2010 are wider and stiffer, so the result is a all around solid wheel. Lastly, the rims are lower in weight, and the affected models are Race X Lite, Race Lite, Race, Race XXX Lite, SSR Road Disc, and Classics.

Via Roadcyclinguk….

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