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Ivan Basso Returning to Tour de France?

ivan basso returning to tour de france   Ivan Basso Returning to Tour de France?

Italian cyclist Ivan Basso may be returning to the Tour de France for the 2010 season. He will decide next month with his team, Liquigas, if he will be riding in the Giro d’Italia, the Tour de France, or both. Basso is no stranger when it comes to grand tours, as he won the 2006 Giro d’Italia, and placed second behind Lance Armstrong at the 2005 Tour de France. “When I saw the Tour route I said, ‘very cool’ to myself. The Tour is the Tour. I like it all: the pavé, climbs, descents. Like the Giro, when you love something, you love all parts of it,” says Basso. “The Giro, Tour and Vuelta give me the strongest feelings. The Giro because I am Italian, I have already won it, and I want to win it again….

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Ivan Dominguez Joins Jamis-Sutter for 2010

ivan dominguez joins jamis sutter for 2010   Ivan Dominguez Joins Jamis Sutter for 2010

Ivan Dominguez, “The Cuban Missile,” is joining the ranks of the re-named Jamis-Sutter for the 2010 race season. The top-sprinter, Dominguez, is a Cuban native and US citizen. He’s ridden with Saturn, Healthnet, and Toyota-United. Last season, Dominguez began with Fuji-Servetto, but went with Rock Racing mid-season. “Signing with Jamis-Sutter Home is really special for me. I have the opportunity to ride with the number one team in the NRC and I’m reunited with former teammates Sebastian Alexandre and Luis Amaran,” says Dominguez. Jamis-Sutter will begin the 2010 season at the Tour de San Luis in Agentina in January.

Via Velo News….

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Raleigh Bicycles Bring Back Nottingham Headbadge for 2010

raleigh bicycles bring back nottingham headbadge 2010   Raleigh Bicycles Bring Back Nottingham Headbadge for 2010

Raleigh Bicycles will bring back the Nottingham Headbadge for all 2010 bikes, taking it back to Raleigh roots. The headbadge has “Nottingham England” embossed on it, and will feature the trademark heron. Companies with Raleigh licensees will have the logo present. Mark Gouldthorp, MD of Raleigh UK has said the following on the change:

“Returning to the traditional logo is the best way to show the company’s pedigree and its historic commitment to Nottingham. All our partners across the world will now use this famous logo.”

Source: Bikebiz

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Giro Atmos Helmet 2010

giro atmos helmet 2010   Giro Atmos Helmet 2010

The Giro Atmos Helmet 2010 is a comfortable, low-profile cycling helmet with 26 wind tunnel vents to provide sufficient ventilation, while pushing heat and stale air out. It also features and In-Mould roll cage which fuses together the outer shell and the impact-absorbing EPS liner, which provides reinforcement, and with less weight. The Giro Atmos Helmet 2010 is available in blue/white, red/black, and matt titanium color ways. Its available for purchase at Chain Reaction Cycles for $191.50….

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Chances High That Contador Will Stay With Astana

chances high that contador will remain with astana   Chances High That Contador Will Stay With Astana

While Alberto Contador enjoys his vacation in the Caribbean, he will be back to work deciding where he’s going to ride for next year. His brother and manager, Francisco Contador, says that it is likely that his brother will stay with Astana, but if so, it will only cover the 2010 season. Francisco told the Spanish Biciclismo that the work of Yvon Sanquer, team boss of Astana, is resulting in a “good impression” of the team’s progress. Alberto and his brother will begin talking about what they will do when Alberto returns home to Madrid on Thursday. As far as the rumors go about a multi-year, 8 million euro-a-year offer from Astana goes, Contador says that they’re all fake. “It’s incredible. This weekend I was in Florence relaxing with my wife so it was impossible for me to have met with anyone…

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La Ruta De Los Conquistadores 2010

la ruta de los conquistadores 2010   La Ruta De Los Conquistadores 2010

The 17th edition of La Ruta de los Conquistadores is set to begin on Wednesday. 225 riders from all over the world will be competing in the multi-day race in Costa Rica. 80 of the 225 riders are local, and the rest are international. “It’s not about making it to the finish line, it’s about working with what you’ve got, giving it all your might and surviving the adversities that you might come upon along the way. Lending a hand to someone else, a sip of water, a spare tube, a word of encouragement, a friendly smile… while you compete against yourself… that’s the true spirit of La Ruta,” says organizer Roman Urbina. Some favorites for the men’s La Ruta race are Tinker Juárez, Jeremiah Bishop, Bingen Fernandez, Marc Trayter, Mauricio Patiño, Rune Christopher Hoydahl, Manuel ‘Manny’ Prado, Ben Bronston and Milton Ramos, and five-time…

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CamelBak Mule Lightweight Hydration Pack 2010

camelbak mule lightweight hydration pack 2010   CamelBak Mule Lightweight Hydration Pack 2010

CamelBak hydration systems have become very popular over the years, allowing you to store water and drink it without using your hands. However, they have been known to be “overbuilt,” making them less efficient than they are intended to be. One issue with the CamelBak MULE is its weight. The CamelBak Mule Lightweight Hydration Pack 2010, however, has dropped some of the unnecessary while maintaining its utility uses such as storage, and now actually has comfort. It features a big pocket where you can store pumps and other things, and a smaller pocket for little odds-and-ends such as keys, tools, etc. There’s even a handy cell phone/ipod/glasses holder at the top of the harness. The new-and-improved CamelBak Mule Lightweight Hydration Pack 2010 has shed 200 grams, is a lot more comfortable, and is cheaper than its bulkier counterpart at $130.91.

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