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Lance Armstrong & Team RadioShack Forced to Remove Black Livesrong 28 Jerseys

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lance armstrong team radioshack forced remove black livestrong 28 jerseys   Lance Armstrong & Team RadioShack Forced to Remove Black Livesrong 28 Jerseys

On stage 20 of the Tour de France, Lance Armstrong and the rest of Team RadioShack wore black Livestrong jerseys with the number 28, this represents the 28 million people in the world with Cancer.

Officials at the 2010 Tour de France demanded Team Radioshack take off the black Livestrong 28 jerseys and put back on the regular red and grey jerseys, and the cyclists had to add their assigned number. This resulted in a delay in the Tour.

Team RadioShack was upset at the situation, including director Johan Bruyneel, who expressed his anger on Twitter writing: Ok people! Now it’s official!” he tweeted. “To be a race commisar (sic), you don’t need brains but only know the rules! Their motto: “c’est le reglement!”

As you can expect, the UCI is unhappy on Bruyneel’s statement. Acting in somewhat good faith, the UCI said any fines from the incident will be…

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Velocity x Halo Reflective Rims

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Velocity came together with Halo Coatings to offer a new addition to the already popular rims, known as the Halo Reflective Rims. Made from a durable powder coating, it looks like graphite but when the sun or light reflects, the rim glistens a bright white.

Floating in the liquid powder coat is millions of microscopic glass beads that hit the surface of the rim, this is how the light reflects off.

Mashing style and safety, the Velocity Halo reflective rims are hand built, and are available online and at bike stores with a Velocity account.

Velocity offers the Halo reflective on the following rims: Deep V (Machined/Non Machined), B43 (Non Machined), Fusion (Machined/Non Machined), Aerohat (Machined/Non Machined), Dyad (Machined/Non Machined), and Cliffhanger (Machined/Non Machined).

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Specialized 2011 Cyclewear

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specialized 2011 cyclewear 1 300x300   Specialized 2011 CyclewearSpecialized comes out with its 2011 apparel for recreational and competitive cycling. Released are the Enduro Shorts, Demo Shorts, Cascade Jersey and Deflect Jacket.

The Enduro short is for cross country enthusiasts. It has a removable liner that’s separate form the shorts. It has adjustable waist straps and a sliding front snap locks to keep you secured. It also features the Body Geometry Comp pad to allow better blood flow and pressure support. With mesh front panels and shell panels for ventilation and better functionality, the Enduro Shorts has a MSRP of $120.00.

The Demo Short is for freeride cycling, it is made from nylon/polyester material with functional Velcro hand and back pockets. It comes just below the knees with functional belt loops and internal waits adjustment. It has a 15.5” inseam and MSRP of $80.00.

The Cascade Top uses a vaporized field sensor fabric that pulls moisture from the skin towards the…

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Fifth Stage Win for Cavendish-Stage 20 TdF

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fifth stage win for cavendish stage 20 tdf 300x198   Fifth Stage Win for Cavendish Stage 20 TdFMark Cavendish of HTC-Columbia adds Stage 20 of Tour de France to his name as he bested Alessandro Petacchi of Lampre-Farnese and Julian Dean of Garmin-Transitions at the 102.5km ride from Longjumeau to Paris. Alberto Contador remains at the top overall, winning his third Tour de France in four years.

The stage began about half an hour later due to a media circus when leading team classification Radioshack has its riders Lance Armstrong and the rest, wearing black jerseys with the number 28. This was a tribute to the 28 million cancer patients worldwide, however UCI forbade them to ride in it and ordered them to get back into team jerseys or get disqualified. After some media exposure, team RadioShack team complied.

The stage began with a breakaway of 12 riders at 35km, including Lance Armstrong. They maintained a 20 second lead but sprinters began to dominate and…

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WTB Valcon, Silverado Road and MTB Saddles Go Carbon

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WTB‘s popular saddles for road and mountain bikes will receive a upgrade that will release towards the end of this year. Those seats are the Valcon and Silverado.

The WTB Valcon and Silverado will now use carbon fiber rails and carbon composite shells. Silverado is a popular mountain bike saddle, while the Valcon is primarily used for road bikes, but off road as well. This upgrade will reduce the weight by 30 grams, compared to the previous titanium rails. Overall weight for the Silverado is 170 grams, and the Valcon at 165 grams.

Another change, which is more noticeably is the embossed microfiber covers, lowering the weight a bit compared to the leather covers. Still, both seats will feature the WTB DNA padding, while the Valcon will receive the LuxZone cutout. For protecting the back part of the Silverado saddle, Kevlar has been added…

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Cancellara Wins Stage 19 Tour de France 2010, Contador Still Wears Yellow Jersey

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cancellara wins stage 19 tour de france 2010 contador still wears yellow jersey   Cancellara Wins Stage 19 Tour de France 2010, Contador Still Wears Yellow Jersey

Stage 19 of the 2010 Tour de France was one to remember. At the start of Stage 19, Alberto Contador had a 8 second lead on Andy Schleck, but Schleck had promised to give his all in the time trial, and going after the yellow jersey.

Other then climbs, Contador is known for his time trial ability, and was favored to win the stage. With winds picking up which affected Schleck, Contador kept riding.

Winning stage 19 was Fabian Cancellara. Contador came in 45th place, finishing 4 minutes, 52 seconds behind, and Schleck finished in 41st, 5 minutes 9 seconds behind Cancellara. Dennis Menchov of Rabobank pushed Samuel Sanchez out of third place.

From the start of the time trial, a rumored spread that he had a 4 second lead over Schleck. Throughout the stage, Contador continued to extended that lead, and now is…

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Genesis 2011 Bikes

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genesis 2011 bikes 5 300x200   Genesis 2011 BikesGenesis showcases its 2011 collection of road bikes which features the usual steel and branding except for some few tweaks. Here’s what’s coming soon in 2011.

Alfine-equipped Day One is in its final stage on the drawing boards and is designed with a hub-geared, drop-barred cyclocross iron and a Reynolds 520 frame. It uses the Versa 8 speed integrated lever shifting for its hub and for its stopping power, the Tektro Lyra mechanical disc brakes. Its longer rack mount braze-ons give more clearance on the disc. It has a price tag of £1000.

The Vapour CX bike in matt olive finish with gloss decals is obviously attractive. It has a Tiagra drivertrain with 2300 non-series chainset and a Tektro cantis coupled with secondary levers. Its cable stop is on the fork crown not hanging by the spacer stack which results to less prone to wobble braking. It has a…

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