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USA Cycling Professional Championships Moves to Memorial Day

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The Greenville Hospital System USA Cycling Professional Championships moved to Memorial Day Weekend, May 28-30, 2011. Special features to expect in the event are the community and sponsor support, the level of competition and terrain and the variety of events and activities.

This event is licensed by USA Cycling, Inc. (Colorado Springs, CO) and organized by Medalist Sports. Among its partners are Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center (GHS), Title Sponsor; TD Bank, Presenting Sponsor of the Road Race Championships; Duke Energy, Presenting Sponsor of the Individual Time Trial Championships; GE Energy; Hincapie Sportswear; Yakima Products; the City of Greenville; and Greenville County and in partnership with the Palmetto Peloton Project and the US Handcycling Federation.

The date change will allow the return of a three-day format. This provides the riders a vital rest day. On May 28, Duke Energy will present the Individual Time Trial Championships at CU-ICAR where…

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Campagnolo Super Record 11S Front and Rear Derailleur

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Campagnolo Super Record 11S Front and Rear Derailleurs are great in terms of speed, smoothness, and precision. Features such as its weight provide optimal performance as well—thanks to its selected materials and Ultra-Shift™ geometry.

The Campagnolo Super Record 11S Front Derailleur features an Ultra-Shift™ carbon cage, Z-Shape™ inner cage, surface treatment, and an exclusive M-Brace™ Campagnolo® geometry derailleur. The Ultra-Shift™ carbon cage has a graduated curvature that allows fast and extremely precise shifting. The Z-Shape™ inner cage provides maximum cage force and rigidity when shifting. The exclusive M-Brace™ Campagnolo® geometry derailleur also provides high system rigidity and makes for precise shifting.

The upper to lower pulley of the Campagnolo Super Record 11S Rear Derailleur comes in a 55 mm axle, composite outer plate, Titanium hanger and pivot bolt, parallelogram with 11s geometry, and forged carbon fiber. The aluminum upper and lower body comes in metal, carbon cage, lightened special…

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Focus Izalco Team Katusha Road Bike

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FOCUS Izalc team Katusha enters season 2011 with a new race bike. This Russian ProTour Team Katusha’s new official team bike is from FOCUS, German bicycle manufacturer. This new race bike features a balanced and comfortable seating position as well as excellent power transmission. The first appearance of this bike was on January 16, 2011 in the 2011 Santos Tour Down Under, where 133 riders meet to donate to the Queensland Flood Relief Appeal for the flooding victims in Queensland, Australia.

The Focus Izalco Team Katusha Road Bike has internally routed precision-engineered cables, decreasing aerodynamic drag. The design is already nice but these cables make it even better. The tapered head tube includes a matching Rigida Pro fork for combined stiffness and comfort. To optimize power transfer, the oversized bottom bracket continues the BB30 standard. This bike is outfitted with a SRAM shifting system, bottom bracket and brakes, 3T fork,…

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Rapha Bicycle Collection

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The new Rapha Bicyle Collection includes four bikes. These are the ‘Every Day’ from Beloved, the ‘Continental’ from Ira Ryan and Tony Pereira, the Independent Fabrication ‘XS’, and the the Cinelli ‘XCR’. Its partnership with these four masters of frame building begins in January, 2011 and for the next two years.

First is the ‘Every Day’ from Beloved, which is conceived by Cycle Works Oregon and hand-built by Chris King in Portland, OR. The features include a Sturmey-Archer 5-speed internal rear hub with a downtime shifter, Chris King Headset and front hub, Nitto ‘Priest’ Bar, aluminum stem and post, Limited Edition Rapha Speedster San Marco Regal saddle, Walnut hand-sewn leather grips, carrying handle and toe clip covers, Honjo fenders by Spectrum and MKS Sylvan road pedal with deep leather toe clip.

Second is the ‘Continental’ from Ira Ryan and Tony Pereira. This year-round racing and training bike is…

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Bianchi will Relaunch Chiorda Brand

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The legendary Chiorda brand will get a relaunch within the opening quarter of 2011 thanks to F.I.V. Edoardo Bianchi S.P.A.

Chiorda began its life in the 1950s and is one of the most historical Italian brands for cycling and has been actively involved in the cycling scene from 1963 to 1972. Now noted brand Bianchi will be breathing new life into its former partner Chiorda.

The brand was part of the legendary Felice Gimondi’s early career and his victories at the Tour de France, Vuelta a Espana, Paris-Roubaix and even the Giro d’Italia. Chiorda was also instrumental in Marino Basso of Italy gaining his Road World Champion title in 1972.

New Chiorda colors and models will soon be revealed to the market….

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Louis Garneau Europcar Professional Cycling Custom Kit + Custom Helmets

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The 2011 cycling season will prove to be a big victory not only for cycling teams from around the world but also for the Europcar Professional Cycling Team Custom kit and custom helmet.

One great thing that racing teams should look forward to this year is that Louis Garneau will now officially be providing both apparel and helmets for cycling. The new and improved helmet and apparel is the product of intense study and observation of a windtunnel’s effect on body acceleration to enhance the aerodynamic performance. Louis Garneau’s International Marketing Director, Pierre Perro, was proud when saying that the new apparel and helmet will definitely exceed any standards on cycling apparel.

With the help of the study conducted on wind resistance to a cyclist’s placing, the technology and the design for the Mondo Jersey was created. The upgraded jersey has multiple zones and technology that can easily adapt with airflow…

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Bianchi 2011 Oltre Pro Team Road Bike

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Italian bicycle manufacturer Bianchi, together with the Androni Giocattoli team, is gearing up for the road racing season for 2011 in a bid for total domination. The Androni team’s riders will be joining the competition equipped with their special 2011 Bianchi Oltre Pro, starting with the Tour de San Luis in Argentina set for January 17 to 23. The Argentinian race will also become the stage for the official debut of the Oltre model.

The riding team has given its thumbs up on the performance of the Oltre, citing in particular the frames capability for ease in riding and rigidity as well as the Oltre’s dynamic new aero shape design, which spells efficiency for the new bike model. Placing 17th overall for the 2010 UCI World Ranking, the Gianni Savio managed Androni team is looking for a higher ranking this year with the help of the Oltre’s superior output.

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