Cyling News Roundup - 2 February 2011
Bahati Foundation TRU Cycling, Team News Liquigas, Lampre, Hitech Products, Matt
White Confirmed, and more...
The Bahati Foundation endorses
“TRU Cycling” development team
The Bahati Foundation and Rahsaan Bahati, the namesake of the
foundation has committed to mentor and endorse “TRU Cycling Team” starting with
a weekend skills clinic and group ride. The Bahati Foundation supports youth in
inner-city and underserved communities. Through grants, scholarships and cycling
outreach programs, speaking engagements, the Foundation empowers youth and
provides funding to cycling development teams such as Major Motion cycling whom
Rahsaan credits his career to.
TRU Cycling is a new local cycling club based out of Orange County
California, formed in late 2010. It's built on the foundation of
Trust, Respect and Unity. Besides of promoting
friendship, healthy living, family value, TRU Cycling also focuses on
introducing cycling to the Vietnamese American community to develop more cyclist
and help grow the sport. TRU Cycling has a diverse group of cyclists including
master, senior, junior racers and recreational riders.
“I’m very exciting to work with a group of young up and coming Vietnamese
cyclist. The start of this program will really have a positive impact on the
cycling community as we work to diversify this predominately white sport and
offer a healthy life style to the Vietnamese community.”
"As new cycling team, TRU Cycling is honored and proud to embrace the
endorsement and mentorship from Mr. Bahati and The Bahati Foundation, TRU
Cycling president says. We believe this great opportunity will definitely help
TRU Cycling growing into a bigger, stronger team.”
Liquigas-Cannondale riders with their official 2011 uniforms, matched with Ergo
2 Carbon Lite and Genius 6.6 Carbon Lite shoes.
Training Camp in Vincenzo
Tough trainings in these days for cyclists by Lampre-ISD, collected in Residence
Riva degli Etruschi in San Vincenzo.
Under the direction of blue-fucsia technical staff, the athletes covered many
kilometres on Tuscan roads, also thanks to a dry but cold weather.
Lampre-ISD president, Emanuele Galbusera joins the team for a portrait. at a photo shoot by photographers Bettini and Pisoni;
when the riders arrived from Tour Down Under.
"The program of training scheduled before the beginning of the training camp has
been completetely performed: so, we can confirm that we're happy for what we can
perform." Sport director Piovani commented.
Team Hitec Products
Presentation in Stavanger
All the Norwegian girls were gathered in Stavanger, at our main sponsor Hitec
Products. Before the press conference, we found time for handing out the the new
Craft team clothes, Etto helmets, Scott bikes, sports nutrition from
Proteinfabrikken and many other things. We started the day at Jæren SportMed
where the girls went through a lactate test.
Women's Team Hitec Products UCK Tore Espedal, Rogalands Avis 2011
Later we continued with a course by dietary specialist Oddveig Drøpping. We
finished with a dinner at the local club Bryne CK's annual party. The girls are
ready for a tough 2 weeks training camp in Spain, where we will prepare for the
first battle of the season, 'Omloop Het Nieuwsblad' in Belgium in the end of
Note: 3 girls were not present at the presentation: Emma Johansson
(honeymoon), Sara Mustonen (training camp) and Lisa Brennauer (track camp).
Koldo Fernandez de Larrea has updated his website and invites you to
Geraint Thomas also launched his new website:
Matt White's appoint reconfirmed to High Performance Program
Cycling Australia has today reconfirmed the appointment of Matt White as
Professional Men's Road Coordinator for the Cycling Australia High Performance
CEO Graham Fredericks was last week directed by the board of Cycling
Australia to investigate issues surrounding the termination of Mr White's
contract by the Garmin-Cervelo Cycling Team. In his report to the board Mr
Fredericks found no reason for Cycling Australia to reconsider the appointment
of Mr White to the High Performance Program.
"The board is satisfied that Mr White's breach of Garmin-Cervelo Cycling Team
policy was an error of judgement that he sincerely regrets but that it was
nothing more than that ," said Mr Fredericks. "Matt has learned a lesson, the
hard way, from this and we are confident he is fully aware of and committed to
the policies that must be adhered to when working with the national program.
"We look forward to working with him and believe he is a valuable addition to
White, 36, is a former professional cyclist who, during a 15 year career,
represented Australia at World Championships, Olympic and Commonwealth Games. He
comes into HIgh Performance Program as Australia prepares for the 2011 UCI Road
World Championships, being staged in Copenhagen in September and the 2012 London
Tre Valli Varesine 2011
2011 Depart inn Besozzo
The Italian late summer classic will be held next August 16 and depart from Besozzo,
The classic international event for professionals who will
open the Trittico Lombardia Region will take place from Besozzo in Campione
d'Italy, on a path unknown. Will the ninety-first year of the contest organized
by the Cycling Club Alfredo Binda:
"We have defined the past few days an
agreement with the mayor of Besozzo Fabio Rizzi - Renzo Oldani said - and found
the willingness on the part of City of Besozzo. It will not be the first time
the race will have its focus in Besozzo, August 22, 1981 edition of the
race number sixty-one "Binda" departing and arriving Besozzo with
victory by the
lone German Gregor Braun after 220 km of racing Paganessi prevailed, and
Gavazzi Bombini, starting the following year and finishing in Varese Besozzo
valid in the race as the only evidence of the Italian Championship on June 27,
1982; the winner was Pierino Gavazzi before Torelli, Baronchelli, Ceruti and
2011 team’s roster presentation in Milan
Team’s President Felice Gimondi will present to the media and public 2011
Bianchi MTB Team in Milan (Pirelli Skyscraper, seat of Regione Lombardia), next
Wednesday February 9th.
For 2011 season the team owned by Bianchi, with TX Active by Italcementi as
main sponsor, will again have an Elite-Under23 team and a Junior team,
respectively managed by former professional rider Massimo Ghirotto and Andrea
Ferrero. The Elite-Under23 team will consist of five strong bikers: French
Stephane Tempier, Portuguese Ricardo Marinheiro, Italian Cristian Cominelli and
new-entry Tony Longo and Gerhard Kerschbaumer, both from Italy.
Also the TX Active-Bianchi Junior team, with a roster of five young and
talented riders including two Italian Champions, will approach the new season
full of confidence.
Bianchi will supply the Elite-Under23 team with the Methanol SL “Team
Edition” carbon frame, top of the MTB range, featuring some customized
components. The Junior team will ride the Methanol SX model.
TX Active-Bianchi’s Elite and Under23 team will gather in Montichiari -
Brescia (North of Italy) for a six-day training camp from February 4th to 8th.
It will be the occasion to fine-tune bikes, clothing and plan the upcoming MTB
Team’s international race calendar will be unveiled at the press conference.
Back to Vincenzo for Camp
For Lampre-ISD it's time to come back to the sea in order to warm the
trainings thanks to the sun of San Vincenzo: on Thursday 3 February, in fact, a
selection of blue-fucsia cyclists will reach Residence Riva degli Etruschi for a
second training camp that will end on Tursday 10 February.
There will be 13 riders: in addition to Cunego, who had a good seasonal debut
in Giro della Provincia di Reggio Calabria, there will be also Balloni, Buts,
Gavazzi, Kostyuk, Kvachuk, Loosli, Magazzini, Perez Arrieta, Righi, Spezialetti,
Spilak and Ulissi.
The athletes will pedal directed by Piovani, Bondariew, Lerici and Tebaldi.
The program of usual trainings will be interrupted only on Saturday 5 February,
when the team will take part in Gp Costa degli Etruschi.
Diego Ulissi (photo), who will run on his hometown roads (he lives in
Donoratico, where there will be the arrival) will have the number 1 and he'll be
at the start with the team mates Balloni, Buts, Gavazzi, Kostyuk, Kvachuk, Perez
Arrieta, Righi, Spezialetti and Spilak.
Piovani explained in this way the
programs for the training camp and the race: "The group of athletes that will be
in the training camp will work with the aim of improve the fit, in order to be
competitive in the next races. For what concerns the race, on the contrary of
the last year we won't be able to rely on a top sprinter such Petacchi. So,
we'll need to plan a race during which we'll pay attention to the attacks and
we'll try to give value to Gavazzi's good quickness".
Sidi Back to Win in 2011
Everything's ready for the 2011 season, with Team
Liquigas Cannondale determined to achieve some important goals and stand out
among the best formations in all races in which it takes part. As always, Sidi
Sport will be there to support them.
am Liquigas-Cannondale is lining up with an exceptional cast of stars, from Ivan
Basso, king of the 2010 Giro d’Italia, to Vincenzo Nibali, winner of the Vuelta
For the team's official presentation, the riders worked the catwalk wearing
their new uniforms, as well as their new Sidi Ergo 2 Carbon Lite and Genius 6.6
Carbon Lite shoes, dedicated especially to them by Dino Signori. These shoes are
in the new, attractive “bronze” version, enhanced with graphics and details that
recall the official colours of the Liquigas-Cannondale uniforms.
Feet, and therefore shoes, are fundamental for any cyclist, they mark the point
where the athlete becomes one with his bike, where the human and mechanical
components meld to make a difference. Every champion has his needs and
preferences; if Ivan Basso uses Genius 6.6 Carbon Lite, Vincenzo Nibali has
chosen the Ergo 2 Carbon Lite instead. Sidi Sport will also be there with their
unmistakable vortice Sidi, the riders' official racing socks, and they'll supply
the team with shoe covers in two versions: one protects the foot from rain and
wind and the other contributes to the aerodynamics of the shoe during time
Sidi Sport and Liquigas Sport, have enjoyed a long lived partnership that's
destined to last in time and that keeps getting stronger, victory after victory.
Vincenzo Nibali visiting the Sidi Sport headquarters in Maser (TV) as he tries
out his new Ergo 2 Carbon Lite.
Te, and including the “green battalion” made up of great young guns
like Peter Sagan, Daniel Oss, Jacopo Guarnieri, Elia Viviani, Kristijan Koren
and Davide Cimolai who've been joined this year by Eros Capecchi, Damiano Caruso
and Dominik Nerz.
After a 2010 in which the Liquigas-Cannondale juggernaut was on top of the world
after a series of extraordinary successes, now their focus in on the upcoming
season. The team is already hard at work abroad in South America, in the Tour de
San Luis on the roads of Argentina, and in Australia at the Tour Down Under.
They're looking forward to their debut on the European roads that will carry
Ivan Basso towards the yellow jersey in the Grande Boucle and Vincenzo Nibali
towards the pink jersey in the Giro d’Italia.
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