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The French Government Rejected The Request To Make Mechanical Doping Is Illegal

Hopes that the fight against technological fraud would be strengthened due to criminalisation of hidden motors have been dashed, at least temporarily, by the French government. Politician Marc Le Fur had proposed a motion to make so-called mechanical doping illegal, thus making those breaking the law liable to heavy penalties. He suggested a sanction of […]

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Pioneer John Wayne

Kat and I have driven across Washington State countless times on Interstate 90, but it wasn’t until we pedaled across on the John Wayne Pioneer Trail that we had a visceral connection to the state we’ve called home for over 30 years. Pedal stroke by pedal stroke, we traveled through evergreen forests, dramatic shrub steppe, unique […]

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I Eat The Elephant One Bite!

Carolyn Carter and her husband Steve are avid cyclists and runners from Texas with an interest in antique bicycles, especially high-wheel bicycles. In fact, their interest runs so high, they’ve both ridden their high wheels across the U.S., and Carolyn is the first woman to have accomplished this feat. When asked what drove her to tackle such […]

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Readers Wrote: Problems Of Your Device, Answer

Winter riding, photography, and fat bikes are addressed in our ‘Readers Write’ installment this week. Our new column answers reader questions on gear, adventure, and the outdoors. We’ll tackle a few each week. Send your questions to contact@gearjunkie.com. Question On Winter Biking Hello, I came across your article on winter bikes. Very interesting set up. […]

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There Is No Positive Doping Tests The Tour De France In 2016

The announcement one week ago by the Vuelta a España organisers Unipublic that there were zero anti-doping positives in this year’s race led to some wondering why there was silence from the UCI and Tour de France organisers ASO in relation to the 2016 Tour. The French race takes place weeks before the Spanish event […]

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Uci Insists Not Reduce Team Size In 2017

Contradicting the fait accompli announcement made by the Grand Tour organisers plus Flanders Classics on November 25, the UCI has told professional squads and other stakeholders that team sizes will not be reduced for 2017 events. Last month Tour de France and Vuelta a España organiser ASO, Giro d’Italia organiser RCS Sport and Flanders Classics […]

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Comment On: Cannondale Scalpel – Si, The Fastest Freestyle Bmx

A bike that proves all high-end rides are not the same, the Scalpel-Si might be the fastest XC bike on the planet. Cannondale’s Scalpel-Si race bike is like a supercar—so exotic it’s incompatible with standard parts and hard to work on. It is a short-travel carbon fiber frame with 29er wheels, but that’s where its similarities to the competition stops. The […]

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Temporary Australia Nrs Agenda Released 2017: Added Four Races, The Two Came Back

After the most challenging year in the short history of Australia’s National Road Series (NRS), the domestic racing competition appears to be on track for a stronger season in 2017. In 2016, a total of five events slipped off the combined men’s and women’s NRS calendar, slashing the number of race days available and compounding […]