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Luis León Sánchez Sees Wins in His Future

luis leon sanchez sees wins in his future   Luis León Sánchez Sees Wins in His Future

Luis León Sánchez is excited about the 2010 season, and is expecting outcomes much like the ones he experienced this year – lots of wins. He had a stage win at the Tour de France and also won the Paris-Nice, proving that he is definitely going to be a contender for 2010. “It was a very good year. In addition to winning some important races, I’ve continued to advance my professional career. I’ve made another step forward especially in how to control a race. I feel mentally stronger and this is essential to keep improving in 2010 and to be at the front to challenge at the races,” says Sánchez. He also said that during the winter he avoided the gym so as not to put on too much mass. He rode a mountain bike to stay fit, and also married his long-time…

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Danilo Di Luca’s Doping Hearing Set for February

danilo di lucas doping hearing set for february   Danilo Di Lucas Doping Hearing Set for February

Italian cyclist Danilo Di Luca was provisionally suspended by the UCI on July 22nd after he tested positive for CERA. He will now have a hearing on February 1st, 2010, for the offenses committed in this year’s Giro d’Italia. He ended up finishing the Giro in second place overall. The CONI, or Italian Olympic Authority, is going after a three year ban for Di Luca; two years for the initial doping offense, and another year for “aggravating circumstances.” 33-year-old Di Luca is maintaining his innocence. He has also been released by his team, LPR Brakes, on August 12th. If Di Luca is found guilty, he will face a minimum two-year ban, and he will also have to pay a fine the amount of his 2009 salary as well as other fees….

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Cervelo T1 2010 Track Frame

cervelo t1 2010 track frame   Cervelo T1 2010 Track Frame

If the Cervelo T3 track frame is a bit too expensive for you, the company has made available the Cervelo T1 Track Frame for 2010, unlike the T3 which is carbon fiber, the T1 is constructed with aluminum. The Cervelo T1 2010 Track Frame uses low drag TrueAero tubing with Smartwall butting to increase rigidity, offering a overall stiff frame. Comparing the T3 to the T1 both do not feature cable guides or bottle cage bosses, but have horizontal dropouts. Available for about $1,595 USD, which you will receive the Cervelo T1 2010 frameset, FK24 fork, aero carbon headset and seatpost, sizes are 51, 54, 56, and 58cm. Releasing January 2010.

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Euskaltel-Euskadi Announces 2010 Tour de France Shortlist

euskaltel euskadi announces 2010 tour de france shortlist   Euskaltel Euskadi Announces 2010 Tour de France Shortlist

Basque team Euskaltel-Euskadi has followed suit with team Saxo Bank, releasing a shortlist for their 2010 Tour de France lineup. The team captain, Samuel Sánchez, will be joined by Egoi Martinez, Rubén Pérez, Gorka Verdugo, and Amets Txurruka at the Tour in July. The same group all rode together at the 2008 Tour de France, where Sánchez finished seventh overall. Iñaki Isasi, Juanjo Oroz, Alan Pérez, Aitor Hernandez and Iban Velasco will be competing for the remaining four spots on the team. U23 world champion Romain Sicard was named as a reserve, as were Koldo Fernandez de Larrea and Benat Intxausti. Euskaltel-Euskadi has also announced that they will miss the Giro d’Italia for the second year in a row….

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Gustavo César Veloso Breaks His Collarbone

gustavo cesar veloso breaks his collarbone   Gustavo César Veloso Breaks His Collarbone

Spanish cyclist Gustavo César Veloso suffered a broken collarbone yesterday resulting from a fall during a pre-season mountain bike ride. The Xacobeo Galicia rider will have surgery in Lugo, Spain, and will begin rehabilitation soon therefter. Veloso, who won stage nine of this year’s Vuelta a España, was riding his mountain bike for recovery after a cyclo-cross event when he crashed. “I had planned a ‘soft’ session today, since yesterday I had trained in the morning and in the evening I attended the cyclocross race. I was out with a cyclist. We were quiet. I put the wheel in a creek and was thrown over the handlebars,” Veloso says. “I tend to be very cautious, but I couldn’t help it. I think if I had gone a bit quicker the wheel would have come out of the doldrums, but as it slowly froze ,” he…

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Mark Cavendish Wants to Win in 2010

mark cavendish wants to win in 2010   Mark Cavendish Wants to Win in 2010

Mark Cavendish had a great season this year, winning six stages at the Tour de France. He says that his goals for the 2010 season will be the same as this season, which is to win as much as possible. “The green jersey will be my goal for next year. For sure, its a priority, but I am not going to sacrifice wins to sprint for points. At the end of the day, I should have won the jersey this year with the wins I had,” Cavendish told Velonews. Cavendish is currently finishing up team training camp in the Canary Islands of Spain. He said that the 2010 Tour route will be tough for him to win the green jersey. The last two weeks will feature a lot of climbs, which does not suit Cavendish very well. “Overall, its a harder…

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Allan Davis Leaves Quick Step

allan davis leaves quick step   Allan Davis Leaves Quick Step

Allan Davis has left team Quick Step after one and a half seasons with the Belgian team. Quick Step has not been able to offer Davis a new contract with the withdrawal of Specialized as one of the team’s sponsor. Davis’ leaving has been confirmed a day after Patrick Lefevere, the team manager, announced his interest in signing two-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador for the 2011 season. “I held four spots open, one for Contador himself and for three of his close teammates. I won’t fill them until the opportunity presents itself,” Lefevere told Belgian newspaper Gazet van Anwerpen on Thursday. Davis has yet to announce a new team for 2010, but it is possible that he may go to his brother’s team, Fly V Australia. They plan to race the Tour de France in 2012….

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