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Copenhagen UCI BMX Supercross World Cup

copenhagen uci bmx supercross world cup 213x300   Copenhagen UCI BMX Supercross World CupThe world’s best BMX Super Cross riders gather in Copenhagen, Denmark on May 7 and May 8, 2010 for the UCI BMX Super cross World Cup. A hundred and eighty riders from 22 countries are vying for victory and eligibility to the London 2012 Olympics. In July, the UCI BMX World Championships will be held in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa after this Supercross World Cup event.

On Friday May 7, the favorites on the Men’s Category which will kick off with the qualifying time trials are; Connors Fields of USA, winner of the 2009 Chula Vista leg and runner up in the Madrid stop, Maris Strombergs (LAT), Olympic 2008 Champion and Sam Willoughby of Australia. Two other top favorites and contenders for this event, Donny Robinson (USA) and Ivo van der Putten (NED) will be missing the event. The finals will be on Saturday May 8.

For the Women’s category, Shanaze Reade…

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Google Street View of Cyclist Falling in Copenhagen

google street view cyclist falling copenhagen   Google Street View of Cyclist Falling in Copenhagen

Recently, Google launched their popular street view in Denmark, and the Google has captured an unlucky cyclists falling off his bike outside of Vestergade 12, and sadly he was not wearing a helmet. Peter Friis from Google’s Danish office stated “It’s actually a funny story”, he continues with “He was riding along when he spotted the Street View car and he wanted to take a photo with his mobile phone and that’s when he toppled over.” The man in the picture is actually a friend of the employees at the Google Denmark office, and the man himself thinks the picture is funny. So in turn, Google leaked the image to the press for the launch of Google Street view.

Source: Copenhagenize

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The Copenhagen Wheel

the copenhagen wheel   The Copenhagen Wheel

The Copenhage Wheel is a prototype bicycle wheel designed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the famous MIT. It basically turns any bicycle into hybrid, self-powered bike. The wheel was unveiled in the Danish capital Copenhagen, coinciding with the UN conference on climate change. The wheel utilizes technology similar to that of the Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) used by Formula One cars. MIT’s SENSEable City Lab director Carlo Ratti explains how the wheel works: “When you brake, your kinetic energy is recuperated by an electric motor and then stored by batteries within the wheel, so that you can have it back when you need it. The bike wheel contains all you need so that no sensors or additional electronics need to be added to the frame and an existing bike can be retrofitted with the blink of en eye. In a…

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