Archive for September, 2010

The sample was taken during this year’s race. He has scheduled a news conference is scheduled for Thursday and is expected to explain how clenbuterol got into his system.

Reigning Tour de France champion Alberto Contador tested positive for the banned stimulant clenbuterol during this year’s race, a spokesman confirmed Wednesday. The Spanish cycling star has scheduled a news conference for Thursday in his hometown of Pinto.

A statement from the spokesman, obtained by Cycling News and VeloNews, said the three-time Tour winner has consulted experts who “agreed … this is a food contamination case.”

Clenbuterol, used by asthma patients, is on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s list of banned substances and is also banned by the international cycling organization that sets Tour anti-doping rules.

To read the full story, please click here and you’ll be taken to the Baltimore Sun

October 11th and 12th John Cobb will be testing at the Wind Tunnel at College Station.
Two spots are open at a price of $1500.
There is no better way to get dialed in on a TT Bike.
Sure we all think we know what is fast or aero but the Tunnel numbers don’t lie.
John will position you on your bike and make several runs in the tunnel
in order to get the best drag numbers for you.
Call me at the shop if you have any questions.

Thanks, Mark

Sheila Taormina was kind enough to stop in Lafayette and put on two swim stroke clinics at Red Lerille’s Tuesday.
Classes filled fast and Sheila was a great teacher and speaker.
Her new book “Call the Suit” is now published and really gets to the point on what it takes to Get Fast. Sheila brings a ton of energy and motivation to the table.
Good luck Sheila on the rest of your trip.
My girls loved her too!

The 2010 UCI Road World Championships in Melbourne and Geelong – which begin on Wednesday with the Under-23 and Women’s time trial events – will undoubtedly be greeted with the same whole-hearted enthusiasm, even euphoria, which currently surrounds Australian cycling.

Situated on the bay of Corio, about 70km from Melbourne, Geelong – a small touristic spot which has already organized a round of the UCI Women Road World Cup – will be at the heart of the event.

Only the last race of these Championships, the one which will award the most coveted rainbow jersey of the week and which will be raced for the first time without the help of earpieces, will set off from Melbourne, before attacking the beautiful and demanding Geelong circuit which the riders will have to cover 11 times, for a total distance of 262,7km.

Switzerland’s Fabian Cancellara, who will attempt to win his fourth title in the time trial event, Spain’s Oscar Freire, who dreams of becoming the first rider in history to win the World Championships road race four times, the Italian Filippo Pozzato, who won the “rehearsal” on Sunday in Ballarat, and the Belgian Philippe Gilbert are the main favourites – along with Britain’s Mark Cavendish and the Norwegian Thor Hushovd – to succeed Cadel Evans. Meanwhile the Australian will give his all in front of his own public in order to honour the gold medal he won in 2009.

In the women’s race, the person to watch could well be the German Trixi Worrack, who was victorious in the preparation race.

The schedules (local time, Melbourne/Geelong):
Wednesday, 29 September
Men U23 Time Trial, 31.8 km, 1000 to 1405; course details
Women Elite Time Trial, 22.9 km, 1500 to 1650; course details

Thursday, 30 September
Men Elite Time Trial, 45.8 km, 1300 to 1735; course details

Friday, 1 October
Men U23 Road Race, 159 km, 1300 to 1715; course details

Saturday, 2 October
Women Elite Road Race, 127.2 km, 1300 to 1635; course details

Sunday, 3 October
Men Elite Road Race, 262.7 km, 1000 to 1650; course details

All finish times are estimated

Check your local TV listings for coverage.

Note: the UCI has recently launched an iPhone app you can download to obtain the latest results, news and press releases for all cycling disciplines. The application is free of charge and can be downloaded from the iTunes Apple Store.

GREAT VIDEO TO SEE THE CLIMBS. 22% that’s not flat!!!!!

As you might have noticed from our initial announcement last week, Precision Bikes will now carry the amazing Scott line of bicycles. That will include the new 2011 Scott Plasma 3 pictured below!

Many in the industry are saying that this machine will be included in the top echelon of TT Bikes!

Here are some reviews…
Normann Stadler
Bike Review

Click here for a 22 picture gallery of the Plasma 3.

All triathletes and time trialists are constantly looking to shave drag resistance in effort to produce quicker times. Well, here is a new helmet called The Vorttice, from Louis Garneau, that is supposed to help in this area!

Notice the common dimples in the front, but a shortened tail that is covered by a plastic plate on the underside. Garneau has termed this section the ‘Evacuation Channel’ which is supposed to move air through/around the helmet’s dimensions effortlessly.

There has been some buzz among the helmet manufactuers that a rounder helmet coupled with a shorter tail (or lack of tail all together) may be the future standard!

Please visit this link, which shows why Louis Garneau thinks this will be a revolutionary helemt. Should arrive at PB sometime in the spring of 2011.

Jeremy Johnson and Lolly Brasseaux competed in Augusta Georgia this morning for on of Ironman’s 70.3 races. Lolly finished with a time of 5:36 and Jeremy had a time 4:29 which he was 12th in his age group. Also racing was Geoff Mire with a time of 5:08 and Brian Theriot with a time of 6:09.Congrats to all of these guys. I know you are headed home so safe travels.

Congrats to Stephan Anson and Derrick Bordelon on completing REDMAN in Oklahoma yesterday. Talked with both of the guys and they were both happy with their race. Derrick got in under 12 hours and Stephan right under 13, Stephan said he had a rough third loop on the run. Also attending and competing in the Aqua Bike, swim 2.4 and ride the 112 was Steve Howard and he also got this one covered. Safe travels back guys.

Quintana Roo and the folks over at ABG have come up with a new potential bike. Notice the missing seat stay?