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When Drug Testing in Cycling Goes Too Far  Outside Magazine

It's no surprise that when a 90-year-old masters cyclist tested positive for an anabolic agent—after winning a race in which he was the only entrant—and lost ...

Outside Magazine
Cycling: No regrets for Varnish over failed employment case  Reuters

Former European team sprint champion Jess Varnish said she had no regrets after losing her employment case against British Cycling and UK Sport and will ...

After Cycling, Lance Armstrong Makes First Deal As A VC  Crunchbase News

After leaving the world of professional cycling amid a doping scandal that resulted in lifetime bans and a $5 million settlement on federal fraud charges, Lance ...

Crunchbase News
The best #10YearChallenge posts from the world of cycling  Cycling Weekly

Chris Froome, Mark Cavendish and Geraint Thomas have all jumped on the latest craze to sweep across the world. The cycling world is pretty active when it ...

Cycling Weekly
17.01.2019 Welcome to 2019: Cycling  International Paralympic Committee

The world's best Para cyclists will have the opportunity to test themselves at some major competitions this year with the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games fast ...

International Paralympic Committee
DeVos suffered broken pelvis, hip socket in cycling accident  Star Tribune

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is recovering from a broken pelvis and hip socket that she suffered in a recent cycling accident.

Star Tribune
The Telegraph Cycling Podcast: A fresh start for Caleb Ewan and a reboot for Bob Jungels  The Telegraph

The 2019 road racing season is under way in Australia and Caleb Ewan got off to the perfect start, winning the People's Choice Classic, his first race in ...

The Telegraph
As Tech Invades Cycling, Are Bike Activists Selling Out?  WIRED

Now in the cycling business, Uber, Lyft, and others are co-opting the experience of longtime safe streets advocates.

Peloton Bike brings smart indoor cycling home  CNET

Peloton's pricey spin bike is totally worth it for fans of indoor cycling.

Chris Froome shares first monster ride of 2019 on Strava  Cycling Weekly

It's that time of the year again – the moment Chris Froome unleashes his superhuman training efforts on the world by posting his rides on Strava. Last January ...

Cycling Weekly
Team Sky’s four new recruits for 2019  Cycling Weekly

The transfer window was relatively quiet for Team Sky, with just four riders joining for the new season. Sky are famed for snapping up talent to bolster their ...

Cycling Weekly
Terrifying video shows moment Spanish film star mowed down by car while cycling  Cycling Weekly

A shocking video shows the moment a famous Spanish film star was hit by a car travelling at full speed while he was cycling. Dani Rovira, who starred in a ...

Cycling Weekly
Cycling App of the Week - Icycle: On Thin Ice  road.cc

What is it? What isn't it? This game, that we can only assume was dreamed up after a heavy hallucinogenics session, sees the main protagonist Dennis cycling ...

Video: Work Up A Sweat With This NES Indoor Cycling Game  Nintendo Life

Indoor cycling has really taken off in recent years, with innovations made with modern smart turbo trainers such as the Wahoo Kickr combined with software such ...

Nintendo Life
We're no longer walking like Egyptians, but cycling like them  ReporterNews.com

What would it be like cycling through ancient Egypt? What would the dark world of "Blade Runner" look like in daylight? I got an idea on both Saturday.

Cycling: Sagan closes in on Tour Down Under lead with stage win  Channel NewsAsia

Triple world champion Peter Sagan held off former race winners Luis Leon Sanchez and Daryl Impey to win stage three and close in on the overall ...

Channel NewsAsia
World Cycling Alliance launched to promote cycling  United News of India

Hyderabad, Jan 17 (UNI) The World Cycling Alliance (WCA) was officially launched here on Thursday as an international non-profit organization focused on ...

United News of India
Cycling: Former world champ Jordan Kerby welcomed to NZ team after leaving Australia  Newshub

Eighteen months from the Tokyo Olympics, the New Zealand track cycling team has happily picked up Australia's star discard. Last year, Commonwealth Gold ...

Cyclist Greg Henderson shows gruesome thigh gash after having 500ml of PUS drained  The Sun

The retired cyclist, 42, required in incision on the wound after being in pain for four weeks and it has required more than one attempt at draining.

The Sun
Fairfax County Planning Commission considers cycling trails in Huntley Meadows Park  WDVM 25

The Fairfax County Planning Commission is considering an amendment to the county's comprehensive plan that would forgo a cycling trail in Huntley Meadows ...

'We are not doing enough’: why is Australia failing its cyclists?  The Guardian

With increasingly frequent reports of cyclists being injured or killed on Australian roads, the cycling community is asking whether governments and peak body ...

The Guardian
Cambridge's station square branded 'disaster area' for cycling  Cambridge Independent

Cambridge's main railway station has been branded a “traffic-soaked sewer” and a cycling “disaster area” with a “mini-roundabout of death”.

Cambridge Independent
Live blog: Video: Cyclist clipped by wing mirror – no action taken; Whoopi Goldberg says bike lanes are "screwing up" New York, Twitter post threatening to "run over" cyclists backfires, important Lance Armstrong lavatory news + more  road.cc

Video: Cyclist clipped by passing driver's wing mirror – sluggish police response meant no action was taken. BRM 1-1 from BRM on Vimeo. Barry writes: “After ...

British teenager Charlie Condell on cycling journey of lifetime  Newshub

British teen Charlie Condell is in New Zealand on a world cycling adventure.

UCI Track Cycling World Cup season to continue in New Zealand  Insidethegames.biz

The fifth round of the International Cycling Union's Track Cycling World Cup will begin in Cambridge in New Zealand tomorrow, with two home athletes set to ...

Two cyclists attacked in Stellenbosch  TimesLIVE

Jandre du Raan (pictured) and Brendon Jacobs suffered serious injuries when they were attacked by people in two vehicles as they cycled in the Stellenbosch ...

PODCAST - Discovery's cycling plan, Winter Olympic race heats up, and Andy Murray steps away  SportsPro Media

SportsPro editor-at-large Eoin Connolly and magazine editor Michael Long return to discuss Discovery's plans for a global cycling network after its takeover of ...

SportsPro Media
U.K's Bicycle Association Seeks Government Investment In Cycling Through New Market Data Service  Forbes

The Bicycle Association of Great Britain is today telling members and the wider cycle industry about the planned launch of a new market data *service*. Unlike in ...

Canada's Georgia Simmerling returns to cycling after serious injury  Nanaimo News NOW

CAMBRIDGE, New Zealand — Just under a year after breaking both her legs during a World Cup ski cross event, Canada's Georgia Simmerling is set to return ...

Nanaimo News NOW
The Insane Numbers Behind Cycling's Most Masochistic Race  WIRED

I straddle my bike, clip into my pedals, and take a slow, deep breath. What I'm about to do won't take long, but it's going to hurt and I know it. Really, it's all I can ...

Cycling: No mention of All Blacks but Hamish Bond ranked in world's fittest athletes by Sports Illustrated  New Zealand Herald

The All Blacks have been overlooked but Kiwi rower-turned-cyclist Hamish Bond has been ranked among the fittest athletes in the world by Sports Illustrated.

New Zealand Herald
Painkiller tramadol banned in cycling from March  In the Bunch

The in-competition use of tramadol, a painkiller substance in the synthetic opioid category, will be banned across all cycling disciplines from March 1, Cycling ...

In the Bunch
Cycling groups, businesses, and local government strengthen the Napa Valley Vine Trail  Napa Valley Register

Cyclists of all ages are giving back to the Napa Valley Vine Trail, from clean-up work to donations to efforts to educate students about wildlife and habitats along ...

Napa Valley Register
British Cycling announces new partnership with Thrifty Car and Van Rental  British Cycling

The Exeter-based vehicle hire firm has supplied a 65-strong fleet to the national governing body.

British Cycling
City eyes 'bold' new targets for increased cycling, walking, bus riding  Windsor Star

Cycling advocates are excited about “bold” new targets being recommended to Windsor city council to dramatically increase cycling, walking and bus riding over ...

Windsor Star
Motorbike organisation calls for cyclists to wear identification numbers  Cycling Weekly

An Australian motorbike organisation has called for cyclists to wear ID numbers so drivers can report them for riding “illegally.” The Tasmanian Motorcycle ...

Cycling Weekly
Cycling: Patrick Bevin stuns world's best to take drought-breaking win at Tour Down Under  New Zealand Herald

Patrick Bevin has become the first New Zealand cyclist to win a stage on the World Tour in nearly eight years, stunning a field of world-class sprinters to take ...

New Zealand Herald
Ask Oli: Keeping your chin up this winter  Canadian Cycling Magazine

January and February historically have been the hardest months for me to train. I'm reminded of this right now as I see more and more posts from fellow riders ...

Canadian Cycling Magazine
British Cycling: BBC obtains email at centre of testosterone delivery  BBC Sport

BBC Sport obtains an email at the centre of the controversy over a mystery delivery of testosterone to the National Cycling Centre.

BBC Sport
Winter Cycling Gear Sale — Competitive Cyclist Deals  Bicycling

If the cold is preventing your from enjoying your riding, now might be the best time to consider acquiring some new winter cycling apparel from Competitive ...

Airbag-equipped cycling vest instantly inflates when accidents happen  New Atlas

According to French firm Helite, approximately 40 percent of serious bicycle-accident injuries involve the thorax, and 25 percent involve the spinal area. With that ...

New Atlas
Bloodied Haller pushes on after TDU crash  SBS

Marco Haller's bike was splattered with blood after the Austrian crashed near the finish of stage two in the Tour Down Under in South Australia.

This Cyclist Tested Positive for a Steroid. He’s 90.  The New York Times

It was the kind of short, dry announcement that pops up from time to time and goes virtually unnoticed. A cyclist had tested positive for a banned substance and ...

The New York Times
Former Team Sky and British Cycling doctor accused of ordering testosterone for rider  The Independent

Former British Cycling and Team Sky doctor Richard Freeman will face misconduct charges brought by the General Medical Council (GMC) at an independent ...

The Independent
Group Rides | Cycling Motivation  Bicycling

It's easy to make excuses when you plan to ride solo, but there's a super simple way to guarantee you get on the bike.

Pensioner pedals to success with cycling initiative  Scottish Field

A cycling initiative aimed at getting older people out and enjoying the *fresh* air has gotten off to a 'wheelie' good start thanks to a Perth pensioner. With the help ...

Scottish Field
Philippa York on her return to a public life in cycling - Journal  Rouleur

In this extract from her feature on covering The Women's Tour, Philippa York looks back on a return to public life, bike races and meeting old acquaintances.

Live blog: Ex-Sky and British Cycling medic Dr Richard Freeman allegedly ordered testosterone for athlete's use, Astana star in epic rap cringefest, police criticised for calling out red light jumping cyclists + more  road.cc

Welcome to a new week on the road.cc live blog with Simon MacMichael, Jack Sexty and the rest of the team. live blog · road.cc live blog. Live blog: ...

Construction of cycling complex could begin in April | Video  Daily Advertiser

The cycling complex can't come soon enough for Barry O'Hagan.

Daily Advertiser
Bicycle road safety, cycling laws: Push for cyclists to wear ID numbers  NEWS.com.au

There has been a call for cyclists to wear unique numbers in order to make it easier for others to identify rule breakers and report them to the police.

New Cycling Technology - CES 2019  Bicycling

From smart bikes to the smoothest shaves, here are 11 amazing products from CES 2019 you need to know about.

Peterborough city council reverses decision, will put cycling lanes on Charlotte St. downtown  ThePeterboroughExaminer.com

City council voted Wednesday night to add cycling lanes along Charlotte St. after all, reversing a decision against the lanes that the previous council made in ...

From free bikes to steering wheel spikes: how to boost urban cycling  The Guardian

Car-free days, filtered permeability and lower speed limits are just some of the ways that cities around the world are trying to encourage cycling.

The Guardian
'I'm over it': Cyclist, 90, hits back after record stripped for failed drugs test  The Guardian

A 90-year-old cyclist who was stripped of his world record after a failed drugs test has questioned the wisdom of the US Anti-Doping Agency's decision.

The Guardian
It was the meat: 90-year-old Indiana cyclist innocent of one doping charge  Indianapolis Star

A piece of tainted cow's liver that Carl Grove ate at a diner the night before the Masters National Track Championships is to blame.

Indianapolis Star
Williams Cycling Looks to be Acquired  Bicycle Retailer

Stockton, CA— Williams Cycling, a direct to consumer wheel and component brand, is for sale. The company is seeking a buyer who can leverage the brand to ...

Bicycle Retailer
Richard Freeman: Ex-Team Sky and British Cycling doctor charged with ordering testosterone for an athlete  BBC Sport

Former Team Sky and British Cycling doctor Richard Freeman will face a charge he ordered testosterone to enhance the performance of an athlete at a tribunal ...

BBC Sport
Police investigating attack on 2 Stellenbosch cyclists  EWN

Brendon Jacobs and Jandre Du Raan were cycling from the Jonkershoek Nature Reserve on Sunday evening when their attackers passed them in a green ...

Cycling When Sick | Should You Work Out When Sick?  Bicycling

It's tempting, we know. Here's when to ride, when to curl up, and how to avoid getting sick in the first place.

A big week of off-season training with Michael Woods  Canadian Cycling Magazine

Canadian climber gives us a detailed look into what his winter training plan looks like as he prepares for a big season in which he hopes to be selected to ride ...

Canadian Cycling Magazine
Olympic star Chris Boardman opens Saddle cycling lanes  Wigan Today

A major project to boost cycling in the borough has been praised by an Olympic star of two wheels as he helped to officially open the scheme.

Wigan Today
Edvald Boasson-Hagen used cycling treadmill for monster six-hour Zwift training ride  Cycling Weekly

We were all pretty blown away by Norwegian pro Edvald Boasson-Hagen's marathon six-hour training ride on Zwift, but one detail makes it even more ...

Cycling Weekly
Ready, Set, Cheat: Electric Bikers Zoom Past Mad Pedalers on Cycling App  The Wall Street Journal

Amateur cyclists on the popular site Strava are in an uproar over alleged e-bike cheaters who they claim are stealing their virtual glory.

The Wall Street Journal
The Monday Roundup: Baller bikes, cycling cheat sheet, car ad comedy, and more  BikePortland.org

*This week's Monday Roundup is sponsored by the City of Portland, who reminds you that the Eastbank Esplanade will close for maintenance on February 1st.

Zwift Raises $120M To Expand Its Virtual Cycling Technology To Esports  Forbes

Virtual reality cycling startup Zwift announced it was raising a Series B financing round of $120m as the company looks to get into eSports. The company has ...

Cycling community remembers William Campbell  KESQ

Dozens of community members and cyclists memorialized one of their own Sunday with a "ghostbike" to honor 32 year-old William Campbell.

This is how cycling can boost India's GDP and help fight air pollution  Business Today

Cycling for 3.5 km regularly for 120 days could help India save Rs 1.8 lakh crore or 1.6 per cent of its GDP, annually. Cycling for 3.5 km for 120 days can also ...

Business Today
Indoor Cycling App Zwift Secures $120m Investment To Aid Esports Expansion  Forbes

Indoor training and gaming platform Zwift secures Series B funding to expand its esports offering.

Formula 1 comes to cycling: McLaren deal a 'game-changer' for Bahrain-Merida  VeloNews

A dominant force in Formula 1, McLaren is now a 50-percent partner in the Bahrain-Merida team and expected to offer extensive expertise.

The weird cycling mask at CES that blocks air pollution  CNET

R-Pur Nano is a new anti-pollution mask aimed at runners, cyclists and motorcycle riders. The mask in this photo is a prototype that lights up to indicate poor air ...

Email claims testosterone patches sent to British Cycling "in error" - but is dated five months after delivery  road.cc

Ex-Team Sky and British Cycling doctor Richard Freeman is alleged to have contacted supplier to ask them to send message. Dr Richard Freeman (picture ...

IRONMAN Welcomes Santini as Official Cycling and Triathlon Apparel Partner  IRONMAN

Co-branded cycling and triathlon technical apparel to be available at IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 events around the world as well as online at ...

Descending at over 100kph remains one of road cycling's greatest tests of nerve  ABC News

How do pro cyclists manage the physical and mental challenge of hurtling down a mountain at speeds over 100kph, when the slightest of errors can lead to ...

ABC News
Former British Cycling doctor Richard Freeman accused of obtaining testosterone to improve athlete’s performance  Cycling Weekly

The former British Cycling and Team Sky doctor faces a string of allegations around his medical practices. Former British Cycling and Team Sky doctor, Richard ...

Cycling Weekly
Israel Cycling Academy confirms merger talks with WorldTour teams  VeloNews

With Team Sky's future in doubt, there is speculation that Israel Cycling Academy might merge with the British superteam in 2020.

Former Kew Bowl velodrome cycling site up for grabs  The Southland Times

A new housing project could be one potential use for the former Kew Bowl site as the Invercargill City Council call for expressions of interest.

The Southland Times
The Australian Men's Pursuit Cycling Team came to Launceston's Silverdome for workshop  Tasmania Examiner

The team set the Commonwealth Games record for 4000 metre cycling team pursuit.

Tasmania Examiner
Sir Bradley Wiggins warns cycling will suffer if Team Sky breaks up  The Guardian

Sir Bradley Wiggins has warned cycling could take a step backwards if Team Sky close their doors at the end of next season.

The Guardian
Pedal power: Go for the sporty look in cycling shorts and socks that really pop  Independent.ie

The men in lycra don't know just how 'fashionable' they are this season.

An international cycling odyssey that ends at home  Stuff.co.nz

Jo Taylor has been travelling the world on her bike and has finally come home to NZ.

Brisbane’s most dangerous walking and cycling suburbs revealed in Move Safe Report  Courier Mail

BRISBANE'S most vulnerable road users have provided overwhelming feedback on the city's most dangerous suburbs and streets for pedestrians and cyclists.

Courier Mail
Northern Beaches Cycling Club partners with Youth Futures to help young people in northern suburbs  Community Newspaper Group

Northern Beaches Cycling Club, based in Quinns Rocks, has partnered with Joondalup's Youth Futures to support young people facing social issues.

Community Newspaper Group
USA Cycling hires New Balance boss Rob DeMartini as CEO  ESPN

Rob DeMartini, the longtime New Balance boss, has been hired as the new president and CEO of USA Cycling. He takes over for Derek Bouchard-Hall.

Trans Cyclist Rachel McKinnon on Her World Championship  Bicycling

What masters track sprinter Rachel McKinnon (and her competitors) want you to know.

Elite cycling race the Chorley Grand Prix will NOT be returning in 2019  Lancashire Evening Post

Chorley's premier elite cycling race has been cancelled after just four years on the town's roads.

Lancashire Evening Post
This fitness instructor set up a cycling studio in her garage for her students after their gym was damaged in Hurricane Michael  The News Herald

They said they needed it,” said Wyatt. “It brings them back to normalcy and it's something they love to do. Right now it's not only about exercise but more about ...

The News Herald
Cyclists could someday circle the region on their own version of the Capital Beltway  Washington Post

Motorists can circle the Washington region via the Capital Beltway. In the future, the region's residents may be able to do the same on a version built for cyclists ...

Washington Post
The Best Cycling Gear We Tested This Year  Outside

My job is to test a product hard, then move on to the next thing to see how it all stacks up. As a result, I test piles of cycling equipment in a year. But I keep very ...

Betsy DeVos undergoes surgery following cycling accident  Washington Post

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was recovering Friday from surgery to repair a broken bone after a biking accident, a department spokeswoman said.

Washington Post
Ewan beats Sagan to win cycling classic  SBS

Australian sprinter Caleb Ewan avoided a late crash that took out several rivals to win the Down Under Classic in Adelaide.

Rick Vosper: Cycling is the antidote to childhood obesity  Bicycle Retailer

In our ongoing national childhood obesity crisis, kids are the fish, parents are the barrel and we in the bike industry are Elmer Fudd holding the jammed gun, ...

Bicycle Retailer
Riding to the sky above: Taking on the Passo dello Stelvio  Cycling Weekly

It was almost as if the cycling gods were aware of what was to come. A thunderstorm greeted us upon landing at Milan Malpensa airport before we made our ...

Cycling Weekly
Tramadol: UCI bans painkiller in competition from March  BBC Sport

The powerful painkiller tramadol will be banned in-competition in cycling from March this year. Cycling's world governing body, the UCI, has announced its own ...

BBC Sport
Brenton Jones to take on Caleb Ewan in cycling series  The Guardian

Renowned Australian cycling coach Dave Sanders is surprised a World Tour team is yet to sign Victorian sprinter Brenton Jones. The 27-year-old will renew his ...

The Guardian
The Rise and Fall of China’s Cycling Empires  Foreign Policy

Until the late 1990s, China was a nation of cyclists. Bicycles were such a vital part of everyday life that in the 1970s, owning one was a prerequisite for marriage ...

Foreign Policy
90-year-old cyclist stripped of world record after failed drug test  USA TODAY

90-year-old Carl Grove told the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency his failed drug test was the result of a piece of contaminated meat he ate the night before his race.

Futuristic mask filters out air pollution for cyclists and runners  Digital Trends

A big concern for cyclists in urban environments is staying safe, not only from car crashes but also from airborne pollutants. A cycling mask shown off at CES ...

Digital Trends
A Low-Budget Gift Guide for Your Favorite Cyclist  Outside

One of the greatest things about cycling is that you can spend as much or as little money as you want on it. In fact, once you've got the bike, it's pretty much free ...

Is Seed Cycling The Answer To All Your Period Problems?  Refinery29

The list of offbeat treatments people are willing to use in the name of period relief range from using essential oils, to sitting on a vaginal steamer, and wearing a ...


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Cycling, also called biking or bicycling, is the use of bicycles for transport, recreation, exercise or sport. People engaged in cycling are referred to as "cyclists", "bikers", or less commonly, as "bicyclists". Apart from two-wheeled bicycles, "cycling" also includes the riding of unicycles, tricycles, quadracycles, recumbent and similar human-powered vehicles (HPVs).Bicycles were introduced in the 19th century and now number approximately one billion worldwide. They are the principal means of transportation in many parts of the world.Cycling is widely regarded as a very effective and efficient mode of transportation optimal for short to moderate distances.Bicycles provide numerous benefits in comparison with motor vehicles, including the sustained physical exercise involved in cycling, easier parking, increased maneuverability, and access to roads, bike paths and rural trails. Cycling also offers a reduced consumption of fossil fuels, less air or noise pollution, and much reduced traffic congestion. These lead to less financial cost to the user as well as to society at large (negligible damage to roads, less road area required). By fitting bicycle racks on the front of buses, transit agencies can significantly increase the areas they can serve.Among the disadvantages of cycling are the requirement of bicycles (excepting tricycles or quadracycles) to be balanced by the rider in order to remain upright, the reduced protection in crashes in comparison to motor vehicles, often longer travel time (except in densely populated areas), vulnerability to weather conditions, difficulty in transporting passengers, and the fact that a basic level of fitness is required for cycling moderate to long distances.