This Body Geometry glove from specialized is featured here in a Silence-Lotto team color way. Not only does it look like a ProTour glove, it is made to perform like one too. They feature a BG gel pad to reduce numbness in the hand while riding, by relieving pressure on the ulnar nerve. A micromatrix synthetic leather palm that is soft and durable. A cool feature of the Specialized BG Team Silence-Lotto Glove is the microwipe thumb for getting sweat out of your face. The Specialized BG Team Silence-Lotto Glove can be purchased at the Specialized online store for $35….
World road bike champion Cadel Evens has decided to opt out of his contract with Silence-Lotto, according to the team’s press release Saturday. While on the team, Evens achieved two podium places in the Tour de France and the world title in Mendrisio. After arriving on an agreement with Silence-Lotto, the team wished the Australian roadie well in his venture for a new team. There’s no word on who Evens will race with at this time. …
After testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs on December 24th, 2007, Thomas Dekker requested a B test, which also came up positive. Dekker has tested positive for EPO, a banned blood-booster, which led to him not being able to race in this year’s Tour de France. In 2008, he was also not allowed to race in the Tour, and the Rabobank team cited “abnormal blood values” as the reason. Dekker has accepted the test results, and awaits his sanction.