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2011-07-21 09:00:00

DENVER, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the USA Pro Cycling Challenge announced the final team roster to compete in its race, August 22-28. Rabobank Cycling Team headlines the new additions, joining seven other Pro Tour teams, including Saxo Bank-SunGard, Leopard Trek, Team Radioshack, Garmin-Cervelo, BMC Racing Team, HTC Highroad and Liquigas-Cannondale. After the second place finish yesterday by Bauke Mollema and the team's stage win in Saint Flour by Luis-Leon Sanchez at the 2011...

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2011-06-08 13:08:16

Biologists found resemblances between a peloton of cyclists in the Tour de France and a school of fish, reports the Guardian. Fish swim as though they were cyclists, where as fish at the back of a school use the slipstream created by the stronger fish out in front to swim with less effort. The study found that the position of a fish in the school depends on how physically fit it is.  The fittest swim at the front, where they get the pick of the best food. The less-fit fish swim...

2011-02-17 08:06:00

TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On Sunday, April 17, 2011, 02 Modern Fitness and Maynards Market & Kitchen Cycling Team will bring the Jim Click Automotive Team Old Pueblo Grand Prix bicycle road race to downtown Tucson. With a prize purse of $20,000, this event will rival some of the top races in the country and should attract many of the top cyclists. The Old Pueblo Grand Prix will be a classic downtown criterium - a quintessential American-style bike race concentrated...

2010-03-29 11:36:00

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The second annual zMotion Sunrise Classic presented by FRS Healthy Energy, AutoNation, White Castle and MET-Rx will take place on April 10-11, 2010. The two-day family-friendly event will include Circuit, Time Trial and Criterium racing and the largest total race purse in all of South Florida. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090316/FL83593LOGO-c ) The Circuit and Time Trial races will take place on Saturday, April 10 at the...

2009-07-10 08:00:00

BEIJING, July 10 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- To give cycling fans a treat during the 96th Tour De France, LightInTheBox.com (http://www.LightInTheBox.com ) has announced the expansion of their cycling range: including everything from patented CoolMax fabric cycling shorts (http://www.LightInTheBox.com/Cycling-Shorts.htm ) to light-weight folding bicycles (http://www.LightInTheBox.com/Cycles.htm ). Now global biking enthusiasts can choose cycling gear worthy of the hallowed Yellow Jersey and get...

2009-05-08 14:59:00

DENVER, May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- MapMyRide.com, the Internet's premier provider of online mapping and training tools that helps cyclists of all levels achieve their health and fitness goals, and VERSUS, the exclusive cable television home of the Tour de France and the home of professional cycling in the U.S., have joined forces to present a groundbreaking venture aimed at getting more cyclists involved in the world's greatest cycling races. Starting with the 100th anniversary of the Giro...

2008-08-14 09:00:39

By Jared Eborn Deseret News NEPHI -- It's rare that a breakaway succeeds in holding off the peloton for 90 miles. It's even more rare to see a breakaway later pass that same peloton and get a round of applause as they roll past their standing- still competitors with more than 50 miles still to race. Yet that's exactly what happened Wednesday during Stage 1 of the Tour of Utah cycling race after a missed turn sent a breakaway group of four cyclists down the wrong road in Mount Pleasant....

2005-08-07 15:00:13

PARIS (Reuters) - Confusion surrounded the 232-km fourth stage of the Tour of Benelux Sunday when the main pack, led by organizers' car and motorcycles, lost their way. Americans Jason McCartney and Christian Vandevelde and Belgian Bart Dockx were leading by seven minutes on the Wanne climb, 50 kms from the finish in Verviers, when the whole peloton turned into the wrong road and were forced to backtrack. When they made it back to the right road, the lead of the three breakaways had risen...

2005-07-08 08:36:34

LUNEVILLE, France (Reuters) - German rider Fabian Wegmann took the lead in the Tour de France mountain standings Friday as he sped toward his native country in a gutsy solo breakaway on the seventh stage. Wegmann had a lead of eight minutes over the peloton at the halfway mark of the 228.5 km run to the German city of Karlsruhe, the Tour's only sortie outside France. The Gerolsteiner rider earned maximum points from both the day's category climbs, the Col de la Chipotte and the Col du...

2005-07-07 12:09:03

NANCY, France (Reuters) - Race leader Lance Armstrong narrowly avoided a pile-up near the "hairy" finish of the sixth stage of the Tour de France on Thursday. The six times champion always says the first week of the race is the one he fears the most as it features massive sprints and tricky finishes. On Thursday, Armstrong came in with the pack seven seconds behind surprise winner Lorenzo Bernucci of Italy after a big crash at the final bend brought down several riders. "It was a hairy...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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