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Armstrong still possible for 2010 Worlds

Despite Lance Armstrong ruling himself out of the Worlds in Australia next fall, race organisers haven’t given up on him competing. The seven-time Tour de France winner, who won the Worlds road race in 1993, said at his Team RadioShack training camp last week that the Worlds were not yet in his racing schedule. “’The Worlds are an interesting idea,” Armstrong told Australian newspaper The Age. “Sitting here in December, it’s easy to say ‘yes’, then you get through …

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Bianchi warehouse hit by fire

Italian bike manufacturer Bianchi has been affected by a serious fire, which broke out in the company’s warehouse based in Telgate-Bergamo, on Wednesday morning. The Bianchi factory in Treviglio was not affected, as it is in another location, but some important inventory has been lost in the fire. Fortunately, Bianchi has confirmed that no employees were injured, and that it has put into place a recovery plan to continue its production flow. Moreover, the fire had no effect on the component inventory, …

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British Cycling to honour 50 Cycling Heroes

British Cycling has announced the first 50 cyclists to be honoured in the British Cycling Hall of Fame. The list includes well-known names Chris Boardman, Phil Liggett, Graeme Obree and Tom Simpson. The “50 Cycling Heroes” will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at British Cycling’s 50th anniversary gala February 20, in Manchester. The selection panel chose from 300 nominations made by the public, ranging from riders to coaches to administrators and volunteers. The panel, consisting of …

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RadioShack’s Chris Horner not slowing down

At 38 years of age, Chris Horner is one of the “senior” members of the new RadioShack team, but is by no means slowing down. In fact, he’s had some of his best performances of his career this year even though his season was plagued with injuries. It’s surprising, even to Horner himself, that he has found probably the most ideal team and fitness that only gets better now that he’s at the twilight of his cycling career. Yet even though he’s happy to be back on an American team and racing …

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Quick Step trains in Spain

ProTour outfit Quick Step recently unveiled its 2010 bikes whilst training in Calpe, Spain. The Belgian team will compete aboard Eddy Merckx frames for the next three years, with new technical sponsor Fast Forward supplying wheels in what is the Dutch company’s first ProTour sponsorship deal. While there’s been an abundance of publicity for Team RadioShack’s training camp in Tucson, TX, recently, some of Europe’s ProTour squads have been preparing for the 2010 season before the traditional Christmas …

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Bjorn Selander steps up to the ProTour

Twice a US national cyclo-cross champion, Bjorn Selander is forsaking his winter ambitions to focus on his new road career in the ProTour with the RadioShack team. As his friends and former competitors prepare to contest the US ‘cross championships in Bend, Oregon, Selander is in Tucson, Arizona to meet with his new teammates and directors for the first time at the RadioShack team camp, and finds missing ‘cross to be bittersweet. “In a way it’s kind of refreshing for me – instead of being on, …

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Sneak peek at Team RadioShack’s new bikes for 2010

Team RadioShack bicycle sponsor Trek is planning on releasing detailed information on the squad’s new race machines for the coming season but we’ve obtained some sneak preview images in the meantime. We’ll post additional specifications once they become available but several aspects are immediately apparent. In essence, the RadioShack bikes will differ little from the ones Trek supplied to Astana last year, again centered around the latest Madone 6-Series framesets with their more aggressive tube …

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Fat Cyclist goes to RadioShack team camp

Popular cycling blogger Elden Nelson, aka The Fat Cyclist , has managed to book himself a ticket to the Team RadioShack training camp in Tucson, Arizona. Elden managed it after posting a tongue-in-cheek open letter to RadioShack team manager Johan Bruyneel on his website last Thursday. In it, he argued the team should hire him as a rider on the basis that he had the necessary skills: team player, willing to travel, older than the rest of the team, good speller and enjoyed riding his bike, among …

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Lance Armstrong: RadioShack not built around me

Lance Armstrong gave his first official press conference for the new RadioShack squad at the team’s training camp in Tucson, Arizona on Tuesday and he had one point to clarify: the team is not built around him. Armstrong fielded questions about his new team and his comeback year, describing how his “experiment” rekindled his passion for the sport and inspired him not only to continue racing in 2010, but also to put his weight behind the formation of the RadioShack team. Despite the fact …

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Taylor Phinney arrives in Arizona for Trek-Livestrong camp

After what he describes as one of the ‘biggest training weeks he’s ever done,’ Taylor Phinney has linked up with his Trek-Livestrong teammates as they commence a pre-season camp with Lance Armstrong’s and Levi Leipheimer’s Team RadioShack in Tucson, Arizona. Phinney spent last week in Los Angeles, California, at a track camp hosted by USA Cycling, in a bid to escape the winter weather surrounding his home of Boulder, Colorado. In the mornings the individual pursuit …

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