Cycling to help manage ADHD

Specialized is using Riding for Focus as a way to Manage ADHD In Schools.

Mike Sinyard founder and chairman of Specialized used to have trouble focusing and found that regular cycling helped to calm his mind. So he thought why not use cycling as a way to help kids who are suffering from ADHD.

Victoria Pendleton Depression & Recovery

Olympic track cycling champion Victoria Pendleton has lifted the lid on her battle with depression and the surfing trip to Costa Rica that helped her banish her demons.

At 37, Marie Dessart will join Lotto-Soudal

At 37 years young, Marie Dessart becomes a “pro” cyclist with Lotto-Soudal Happiness never comes alone, the Liège, Belgium cyclist Marie Dessart is a new example. After becoming amateur UCI Gran Fondo world champion at the beginning of September in Varese, Italy, she has just signed a one-year contract with the Lotto-Soudal womens cycling team….

Wonderful Losers – A different world

Award-winning director Arunas Matelis returns after 12 years of creative silence with his new documentary feature Wonderful Losers – A different world.

In this film, Matelis features the less known side of bike racing to understand the harsh sacrifices and the selflessness of the team domestiques to compete the Giro d’Italia which covers over 3,000 kilometers in May of each year.

UPS launches cargo e-bike delivery in Seattle

UPS has partnered with the Seattle Department of Transportation and University of Washington to make deliveries using electric-assist cargo bikes in downtown Seattle. During the year-long pilot, UPS will deliver packages in Pike Place Market and the surrounding neighborhood using the bikes. If the pilot is successful, UPS will expand its cargo e-bike delivery service to other parts of Seattle.

2019 Tour De France will hit the Heights

After the time-trial in Pau, the climbers will have the opportunity to hit back against the specialists against the clock when the race tackles the Col du Tourmalet pass, which will signal the start of a festival of summits. In the space of a week, they will face an unprecedented climbing programme, with five mountain stages including three that will finish at an altitude of more than 2,000 metres: on the Giant of the Pyrenees (2,115 m), then in Tignes (2,113 m) on a stage that will culminate at the Col de l’Iseran pass (2,770 m) and finally in Val Thorens (2,365 m), the day before the finish in Paris. In the mean-time, the riders will have also experienced a day in the Alps of the highest standard, with the ascents of the Col de Vars (2,109 m), Col d’Izoard (2,360 m) and Col du Galibier (2,642 m) passes before a dizzying, vertigo-inducing descent into Valloire!

‘Blood Road’ Deals With Grief on Ho Chi Minh Trail

In this award-winning film Rebecca Rusch rides 1,930km along the Ho Chi Minh Trail through the dense jungles of Vietnam. The goal is to reach the site where her father, a US Air Force pilot, was shot down in Laos more than 40 years earlier.

Dario Pegoretti, master Italian frame builder, dies.

Legendary Italian frame builder passed away yesterday, as a result of a heart attack.

Dario was known as one of the best frame builders in the world. His custom frames were often considered to be works of art due to his creativity when painting and welding. In the world of frame builders he was knows as the maestro!

Froome cleared to race Tour de France

The UCI has considered all the relevant evidence in detail (in consultation with its own experts and experts from WADA). On 28 June 2018, WADA informed the UCI that it would accept, based on the specific facts of the case, that Mr Froome’s sample results do not constitute an AAF. In light of WADA’s unparalleled access to information and authorship of the salbutamol regime, the UCI has decided, based on WADA’s position, to close the proceedings against Mr Froome.

The Cannondale SystemSix – Freaky Fast

At $11,000 the new 2019 SystemSix was unveiled today. Cannondale says this is the fastest road bike in the professional peloton! The American Tour team EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale will ride the SystemSix during the three-week event. The SystemSix is a direct rival to the Trek Madone, the Specialized Venge, the Canyon Aeroad, and others.

The Comeback: Greg LeMond, the True King of American Cycling!

In July 1986, Greg LeMond stunned the sporting world by becoming the first American to win the Tour de France, the world’s pre-eminent bicycle race, defeating French cycling legend Bernard Hinault. Nine months later, LeMond lay in a hospital bed, his life in peril after a hunting accident, his career as a bicycle racer seemingly over. And yet, barely two years after this crisis, LeMond mounted a comeback almost without parallel in professional sports.

UCI rejects Froome’s doping defense

Union Cycliste Internationale appears to be open to banning Chris Froome and disciplinary proceedings by sending the adverse doping test Froome returned at the Vuelta a España last season to a tribunal. German judge Ulrich Haas will oversee the case according to French sports daily L’Equipe.