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Astana Keeps Contador and Gets Approved for ProTour License

astana keeps contador and gets approved for protour license   Astana Keeps Contador and Gets Approved for ProTour License

Today, the UCI ProTour commission has approved Astana’s registration. This means that they will have a ProTour license for 2010, and that they will be able to retain the two-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador. The team almost went under due to late payments this season. The UCI also demanded that they get a bank guarantee of the finances. “Looking forward to the 2010 season, the UCI requested the Kazakh team to provide an additional bank guarantee so that the regrettable situation in 2009 would not be repeated and so that the request for the withdrawal of the Astana licence would not have to be reactivated,” says the communique. “This request is not connected in any way to the registration procedure for UCI ProTeams …but to the request for the withdrawal of the Astana licence that would have to be reactivated if the bank…

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Oscar Pereiro May Be Riding with Astana in 2010

oscar pereiro may be riding with astana in 2010   Oscar Pereiro May Be Riding with Astana in 2010

Oscar Pereiro, winner of the 2006 Tour de France, says that he will be racing with Astana in 2010. There is no official word yet, but he has told Radio Galega that “I’ve signed for one year. It’s going to be an important team.” Pereiro had a crash in 2008 that made his 2009 season rough, and he had to pull out of the Tour de France in the first week. Pereiro says that he considered an offer from QuickStep, but instead chose to go with Astana in hopes of riding with two-time Tour winner Alberto Contador.

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Redline Urbis 2010

redline urbis   Redline Urbis 2010

Redline Bicycles is introducing the Redline Urbis for 2010 in efforts of satisfying the fixed gear rider who is looking for more of a bmx feel in a fixie. The Redline Urbis made its debut at InterBike Las Vegas in 2009, instantly catching the attention of fixed gear enthusiast. By design, the Urbis enables its rider freestyle capability. Redline has accomplished this by incorporating a MTB straight leg chromoly fork, NEW Redline Microline crank with Isis BB spindle, and Redline low rise cruiser bars. In addition, Redline has equipped the Urbis with a 140mm front mechanical disc brake. For barspin type tricks, the brake cable on Redline’s freestyle fixed gear bike is routed through the stem so riders can spin away. Gray in color with minimal graphics, the Urbis is urban fitted for eager freestyle fixed riders.

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Mirraco Canvas 2010 BMX

mirraco canvas 2010 bmx   Mirraco Canvas 2010 BMX

Introducing the Mirraco Canvas 2010 BMX bike which is available in one colorway of white/lime and has a long list of cool specifications. Breaking down the Mirraco Canvas 2010 starting with the full heat treated frame with integrated head tube, 4 mm thick dropouts, and removable brake bosses and cable guides. Utilizing full crmo fork with alloy CNC cap, Black Label alloy rims, 3 piece crmo lite cranks, and a pivotal padded saddle. Weighing 25 pounds without pegs, while the Mirraco Canvas 2010 comes with one pair of steel pegs….

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Timothy Roe to Ride for Trek-Livestrong in 2010

timothy roe to ride for trek livestrong in 2010   Timothy Roe to Ride for Trek Livestrong in 2010

Australia’s Timothy Roe had a successful season this year riding with Savings and Loans, which has opened up several opportunities for 2010. The 20-year-old from Glenelg, South Australia, has accepted an offer from Trek-Livestrong for the 23 and under squad. “Signing with Livestrong wasn’t as easy as it seemed as I had other good offers that needed a lot of thought. But in the end I felt that the professional support from Lance and his team, especially with Axel Merckx as the director sportif, was too good a opportunity to miss,” says Roe. Roe is set to meet with his 2010 teammates at the Trek-Livestrong training camp next month in the US. “I am looking forward to meeting all the guys and Axel, maybe even Lance,” he says. “I am really looking forward to doing a proper race program next year and racing the…

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Team RadioShack Releases its 2010 Roster

team radio shack releases its 2010 roster   Team RadioShack Releases its 2010 Roster

Team RadioShack has just announced their roster for the 2010 season, featuring 26 riders from 16 different countries. “It is a well balanced team. We have experienced riders – with some of them I worked already many years in my former teams – but we also have young talents who can develop in the perfect environment. I am happy that our sponsors want to invest in the future of cycling. Our main goal will be the Tour de France and other stage races but I am confident that, with these riders, we can perform very well in the one-day races as well. I look forward to the new season with Team RadioShack and our first training camp,” says RadioShack team director Johan Bruyneel. Team RadioShack has also announced that their first training camp will be held next month, in Tucson, Arizona. The 2010 roster is as…

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Kazakhs Offer Guaranteed Backing for Astana

kazakhs offer guaranteed backing for astana   Kazakhs Offer Guaranteed Backing for Astana

For a while, it seemed as if Astana was going to collapse due to financial instability. However, Kazakh officials have answered the call for help and have offered a guaranteed $22 million in backing to keep Astana up and running, at least for another year. This news comes just in time, as two-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador has just reached a tentative agreement to ride with Astana in 2010. “Samruk-Kazyna (state holding) has provided UCI with a guarantee of financial backing worth 15 million Euro($22 million) for this season,” says Nikolai Proskurin, Kazakh Cycling Federation deputy president.

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