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Cycle Tourists

From: BiciVeneto.it
So what is a Fondo and what the heck is so Gran about it? American cycling culture has a reputation for lagging behind European cycling culture in every way: the style, the history, the races, the fans, the media coverage.


 History of the Tour de France by numbers


Source: Cycling News

Records and stats from the last 109 years
The world’s most famous road race – the Tour de France - has a rich 109 year history and its fabled past is synonymous with the greatest names in the sport. 2012 Tour de France begins this Saturday, June 30th with the prologue, in Liege. 


 How dopers stole the best years of my career

Cycling Opinions

Source: The Age, written by: Bradley McGee

A sense of deja vu
I have felt a sense of deja vu these past weeks as the Lance Armstrong story unravels. My emotions are the same as they were after the 1998 Tour de France, when the Festina team was kicked off the race for systematic doping and I was a new professional.


 1947 Tour de France


Source: Bike Race Info portal

Backpedalling through the archives – 1947 Tour Quick Facts:
4,640 km ridden at an average speed of 31.412 km/hr. Unlike the immediate pre-war Tours, the 1947 Tour had no half-stages. 100 starters aligned on national and regional teams with 53 classified finishers.


 Centenarian sets new record

Cycling legends

Source: The Associated Press

French cyclist Robert Marchand has ridden 100 kilometres in 4 hours, 17 minutes and 27 seconds.
Doesn’t sound fast? Consider this: Marchand is 100-years-old! Setting off on his Trek racing bike around noon at a track in Lyon, Marchand covered the distance at an average pace of 23.3 kph — not far off the 24.25 kph pace he kept up to set the world hour record for his age group in Switzerland last February.


 Tour of Alberta

Edmonton cycling

Source: Cyclingnews.com

Tour of Alberta to debut in 2013 – Major professional cycling race is headed to Alberta
As the popularity of professional cycling in Canada hits new highs thanks to the performance of racer Ryder Hesjedal, a new multi-day pro stage race is heading to Alberta.


 Edmonton velodrome rolls ahead

Edmonton cycling

Source: Edmonton Journal, By Gordon Kent

$8.5M for velodrome design recommended by city committee
Edmonton could become the first Canadian city with an international-caliber indoor velodrome, after a council committee recommended spending $8.5 million to design the project.


 Roger’s Harvest ride 2012

Edmonton cycling

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Perfect weekend to close the 2012 season in Edmonton!
Is there a better time to ride a bike than at the end of September? Especially with the weather we’ve been having lately. It’s perhaps the best time to get out and just ride for the pure pleasure of it. Read on!



Grand Fondo

From: BiciVeneto.it

These days cycling Fondos are getting more popular than ever!
Needless to say, don’t even think of entering a gran fondo if you lack the proper training and fitness (at least 2000 km/1200 miles), if you hate climbs, are afraid of technical descents with hairpin curves, or are uncomfortable riding in a crowd.


 Ryder 1st for Canada!

Source: PEZ Cycling News

Contributed by Richard Pestes

Canada salutes their hero of the Giro d’Italia!
Sad to say, but the 2012 Giro d’Italia is over, wasn’t it great from the first pedal stroke to the last? Canada (and Garmin) has its first Grand Tour winner. Ryder Hesjedal had more than one battle to overcome, but apart from one scare on stage 20, he had it all under control.


 Bojan World Champion!

UCI World Cycling Tour

By Zdenko Kahlina
Photo Alain Buyck

New road world champions crowned in Stavelot (Belgium)
After many years in trying, my old friend Bojan Ropret (Slovenia) finally made it in Belgium this September. He was third in the road race where several different veteran categories raced together


 Criterium Du Dauphine (FRA)

Tales from the peloton

By: Zdenko Kahlina
Remembering what happened last year: Brajkovic takes stage and overall lead at the Critérium
Millar second, Contador has a bad day and slips to fourth overall. David Millar (Garmin-Transitions) put in a strong effort to move into second overall.


 Velocity stage race 2011

Edmonton Cycling

By Zdenko Kahlina
How windy was Velocity stage race?
Strong fields and flatland racing with horrendous cross winds ever experienced during the bike race (70+ km/hr), characterized this past weekend’s Velocity Stage Race held in and around Edmonton, Alberta. Approximately 180 riders competed in four men’s and two women’s categories. With this race cycling season is now officially open in Edmonton.


 The Man Behind SpiderTech

Sporting legends

Contributed By Phil Gale

Europe, get ready for the Canadian invasion!
The world of cycling has historically been dominated by the Europeans. Belgium, France, Italy and Spain are countries that are most engrossed with cycling’s past. There are times in that history when new countries have broken into the fore, with their refreshing and often radical ideas.


 Pro bikes…

Cycling Toolbox

Source: John Whitney, BikeRadar
Just before the epic Milan-San Remo pro cycling race.
Just before the pros set off on the epic 298km Milan-San Remo, BikeRadar took a look at some of the bikes that would help take them there. 



Spring is (almost) here

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Finally it’s that time of the year and let’s get out there and ride.
This morning at the Sherwood Park Tim Horton’s there weren’t too many riders showing up for the first road ride of the year. I’m guessing it’s because not everybody is used to have first ride this early in the season. Well, not here in Alberta, anyway.


 Istrian Spring Trophy

Season opener in Croatia

By: Zdenko Kahlina

International cycling race
An international cycling race “Istarsko Proljeće” (Istrian Spring), is a staged and road race in the duration of several days, which will be held eight years in a row from 17 to 20 March.


 Team Sky – in Mallorca

A Photo gallery from the team’s training camp

By: Team Sky on Facebook

Beginning your preparation for the new season?
While here in Edmonton we are still shoveling snow on our driveways as the best preparation for the new cycling season, somewhere in other parts of the world, cyclists are beginning their preparation with the road rides in the warm climates.



Flashbacks from the peloton

By: Paul Kimmage
American tells his story of doping to Kimmage
Paul Kimmage interviewed Floyd Landis a few days before Thanksgiving of ’10.


 Kiserlovski 10th in Giro d’ Italia

Latest news

By: Jean-François Quénet
Is Kiserlovski Liquigas’s next big thing?
 Robert Kiserlovski finished his first Grand Tour Giro d’ Italia 10th overall. Croatian is also second best young rider. Richie Porte isn’t the only rookie occupying the top ten of the Giro d’Italia at his first attempt to a Grand Tour.


 Kišerlovski makes his first mark as a pro!

Pro Cycling

2010 Giro dell’Appennino

Sunday, April 25th, Robert Kiserlovski (Croatia) won the 71st  Giro dell’Appennino beating Domenico Pozzovivo (fresh off his win at the Giro del Trentino) in a two man sprint; third place went to Alessandro Bertolini.


 101st Milano-Sanremo

Live Coverage

By Fabio 
1 km to the Cipressa as the riders fight for position as the fireworks start on the approach to Sanremo…   


 Tour de France 2009

Tour de France 2009

From: PezCycling News

The Grand Depart is only hours away.


 Tour of Austria 2009

Int. Osterreich – Rundfahrt – Tour of Austria 2009


July 5, 2009 – July 12, 2009
Dornbirn – Wien (1,204 Km)
Edition: 61

By: Zdenko Kahlina


 Armstrong wins Nevada City Classic

Armstrong wins

Nevada City Classic diary: Watching Armstrong dominate; waiting for the Tour de France call.
Posted by Chris Horner


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