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Video of that wooden bike hour record

I found TV Brussel video of Eddy Planckaert’s hour record on a wooden bicycle. English subtitles are available by clicking the Closed Caption control. 57 year old retired Belgian pro Eddy Planckaert rode nearly 12 kilometers on the Rochefort, Belgium velodrome. Planckaert took 30 laps around the track on the 30 kg bike to total read more »

Tour of California 2011 host cities announced

Amgen Tour of California 2011 organizer AEG announced the host cities for next year’s race.

Penitentiary Tour de France

The 15 stage Penitentiary Tour de France finishes this Friday in Paris, France. Some 200 French prisoners (of whom only a few are attempting the complete Tour), closely accompanied by more than 100 cycling guards, prison sports instructors and magistrates have set off on their own Tour de France. Unlike the usual snarky coverage seen read more »

2009 Tour of Missouri host cities announced

Jefferson, MO — Event organizers announced yesterday the host cities and overall course for the 2009 Tour of Missouri yesterday. The following cities will play host to a leg of the Tour: St. Louis, Ste. Genevieve, Cape Girardeau, Farmington, Rolla, St. James, Jefferson City, Sedalia, Chillicothe, St. Joseph, and Kansas City. “We had a record read more »

Monday bike news

The Bike Commuter Benefits that began January hit the mainstream media over the weekend and became kind of big news. Kadisco on sports websites redesigns. See also this interesting bit about cycling team sponsorship budgets: while global sports team sponsorships rose 425% between 1989 and 2007, cycling sponsorship increased only 74% between 1989 and 2008. read more »

Tour de France 2008 Stage 12 *SPOILERS*

Don’t read this if you’re waiting for the highlights video later tonight. First the fun news: Team Columbia’s Mark Cavendish sprinted for his third stage win today in the 105 mile 12th Stage from Lavelanet to Narbonne, showing that a team with a strong bio passport anti-drug program can still win and beat the cheaters. read more »