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 Mountain bike enthusiasts from all over Ireland showed up at the Movie House cinema this weekend in Belfast for the world premier of Break the Cycle , a film about Irish downhilling produced by Irish downhiller Andy Yoong. The dress code was black tie, but the downhillers interpreted that in their own way, showing up with everything from monocles to gimp masks being worn on the night. Attendees enjoyed a pre-viewing reception and an after-party which included a pillow fight that got a bit out of ...

Break the Cycle premiers in Belfast

Mountain bike enthusiasts from all over Ireland showed up at the Movie House cinema this weekend in Belfast for the world premier of Break the Cycle , a film about Irish downhilling produced by Irish downhiller Andy Yoong. The dress code was black tie, but the downhillers interpreted that in their own way, showing up […]

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 American Amy Dombroski has signed with the Luna Pro Team for the 2010 season. Fresh off a third place at the elite women's US Cyclo-Cross National Championships this weekend in Bend, Oregon, she is looking forward to a mix of mostly off-road racing next year. "I'll be doing mostly mountain bike races with a few road races here and there. Then we'll be hitting cyclo-cross really hard again," said the current Under 23 women's cross country national champion to Cyclingnews . She is also a ...

Amy Dombroski signs with Luna

American Amy Dombroski has signed with the Luna Pro Team for the 2010 season. Fresh off a third place at the elite women’s US Cyclo-Cross National Championships this weekend in Bend, Oregon, she is looking forward to a mix of mostly off-road racing next year. “I’ll be doing mostly mountain bike races with a few […]

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 Daniel Fleeman’s battle to find a team for 2010 has come to an end, with the British rider signing for the newly formed Raleigh squad. Fleeman takes the rider tally to 10 for Raleigh, which has applied for International Cycling Union (UCI) Continental status. Fleeman will lead the squad, managed by Chris Truett, alongside countryman Tom Barras. Fleeman’s signing is a big coup for the team, which held its first training camp at the weekend in England’s North West. After a strong ...

Fleeman secures Raleigh ride

Daniel Fleeman’s battle to find a team for 2010 has come to an end, with the British rider signing for the newly formed Raleigh squad. Fleeman takes the rider tally to 10 for Raleigh, which has applied for International Cycling Union (UCI) Continental status. Fleeman will lead the squad, managed by Chris Truett, alongside countryman […]

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Spitz awarded Olympic Trophy for anti-doping stance

Sabine Spitz was award the International Olympic Committee “Trophy 2009 for Sport and the Fight against Doping” by the German Olympic committee, in honour of her anti-doping stance. The award was made at the German Olympic committee meeting this weekend in D

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 Focus bikes will be represented in the peloton next year by two new teams, the German Continental Team NetApp and the US-based Jelly Belly team. The German bike manufacturer already supplies the ProTour Team Milram, and the Continental Team Van Vliet has extended its agreement with the supplier. In mountain biking, Focus provides bikes to the Team M.I.G. (Made in Germany) as well as the Italian amateur team Focus Italia. "Focus has its origins in cyclo-cross, and we plan to help our riders ...

NetApp and Jelly Belly will ride Focus bikes in 2010

Focus bikes will be represented in the peloton next year by two new teams, the German Continental Team NetApp and the US-based Jelly Belly team. The German bike manufacturer already supplies the ProTour Team Milram, and the Continental Team Van Vliet has extended its agreement with the supplier. In mountain biking, Focus provides bikes to […]

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Keisse signs with Quick Step

Iljo Keisse will race for Team Quick Step in 2010, both on the track and the road. He reached an agreement with the Belgian ProTour team Saturday for the coming year, with an option for 2011. Keisse, 27, will continue to focus on track riding up until the UCI

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 The USA's UCI cyclo-cross season is nearly at an end, and with just two regular season races left before the national championships, Jeremy Powers (Cyclocrossworld/Cannondale) and Maureen Bruno-Roy (MM Racing/Seven) hold onto solid leads in their respective classes. Powers nabbed double victories in the Baystate Cyclo-cross races in Massachusetts, while Bruno-Roy's consistency kept her in the overall lead behind dual victor Mary McConneloug. A second and fourth place on the weekend puts Bruno-Roy ...

Powers, Bruno-Roy top US cyclo-cross rankings

The USA’s UCI cyclo-cross season is nearly at an end, and with just two regular season races left before the national championships, Jeremy Powers (Cyclocrossworld/Cannondale) and Maureen Bruno-Roy (MM Racing/Seven) hold onto solid leads in their respective classes. Powers nabbed double victories in the Baystate Cyclo-cross races in Massachusetts, while Bruno-Roy’s consistency kept her in […]

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 The North American Cyclo-cross Trophy (NACT) will wrap up its 2009 season in Southampton, New York, this weekend, November 21-22. With Natasha Elliott (Garneau Club Chaussure Ogilvy) leading the way in the elite women's series standings, the Canadian's position atop the podium looks to be secure. Giant's Kelli Emmett placed fifth in both in the Boulder and Longmont, Colorado, races and is traveling to New York with teammates Carl Decker and Adam Craig, who could put on quite a show in the men's ...

NACT finale at Whitmore’s Super ‘Cross Cup this weekend

The North American Cyclo-cross Trophy (NACT) will wrap up its 2009 season in Southampton, New York, this weekend, November 21-22. With Natasha Elliott (Garneau Club Chaussure Ogilvy) leading the way in the elite women’s series standings, the Canadian’s position atop the podium looks to be secure. Giant’s Kelli Emmett placed fifth in both in the […]

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 Perhaps the biggest surprise of this year's La Ruta de los Conquistadores, which wrapped up this weekend, was the performance of AMA Superbike rider Ben Bostrom, who not only won the Men's Master A classification, but also took fourth overall in the general classification. The 35-year-old American motorcycle racer won the AMA Superbike Championship in 1998 and the AMA Supersport Championship in 2008. He is a relative unknown in the sport of professional mountain biking, but his La Ruta performance ...

Superbike racer Ben Bostrom surprises at La Ruta

Perhaps the biggest surprise of this year’s La Ruta de los Conquistadores, which wrapped up this weekend, was the performance of AMA Superbike rider Ben Bostrom, who not only won the Men’s Master A classification, but also took fourth overall in the general classification. The 35-year-old American motorcycle racer won the AMA Superbike Championship in […]

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 Australian pro cross country mountain biker Chris Jongewaard will remain in jail after he lost an appeal of a sentence for involvement in a hit-and-run accident in 2007. In September of this year, he had been sentenced to two years of imprisonment following a conviction by the court, which had previously found him guilty of aggravated driving without due care and leaving the scene of an accident. "It's a significant fact that, for all Mr. Jongewaard knew, he had left someone seriously injured ...

Jongewaard loses jail sentence appeal

Australian pro cross country mountain biker Chris Jongewaard will remain in jail after he lost an appeal of a sentence for involvement in a hit-and-run accident in 2007. In September of this year, he had been sentenced to two years of imprisonment following a conviction by the court, which had previously found him guilty of […]

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