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Lance Breaks His Silence On The Landis Decision

When first asked a couple of weeks ago about the decision in the Floyd Landis case, Lance Armstrong basically implied that he didn't keep up with cycling anymore and that he didn't have time to look at it.

Now, in a new interview released yesterday, Armstrong blasts the decision of the arbitration panel and states that he feels that Landis would have been exonerated by a jury.

It's about time he spoke up. He may be focused on finding a cure for cancer, but he needs to recognize that for most Americans, he is the person that comes to mind when they think about professional cycling.

Racing News - September 28, 2007

The city of Stuttgart's request for an injuction to bar Paolo Bettini from racing in the World Championships road race on Sunday has been rejected, so he will be lining up to defend his rainbow jersey.T-Mobile is revamping their team for 2008, adding 10 new riders, the most notable of which is George Hicnapie and Bradley Wiggins.The Tour Down Under will receive ProTour status in 2008, a year earlier than anticipated.Mario Cipollini hosted a swank party during Interbike at the Mirage on Wednesday, then went out and raced in the USA Crits on Thursday.Oops. Michael Rasmussen was found to have used  Dynepo during the 2007 Tour de France. While not on the UCIs list of banned substances, it is questionable. WADA's criteria of positivity of a test have not yet adapted to the advances in the pharmaceutical market.Patrik Sinkewitz is now denying that Paolo Bettini supplied him with testosterone gel.Svitlana Semchuk of the Ukraine women's team has been declared "unfit to ride&…

Slipstream/Chipotle Announces Winner of Jeresy Design Contest

Las Vegas, NV - September 27, 2007 - The fans have spoken and Joe Yule, a graphic designer and avid cyclist from Redondo Beach, California, has been selected as the winner of the "Get in the Slipstream" contest, sponsored by Slipstream Sports LLC and its chief venture, the Slipstream/ Chipotle Professional Cycling Team. The first-of-its-kind contest invited fans to submit design ideas for the official 2008 Team Slipstream/Chipotle jersey.

A panel of judges, including Doug Ellis and Jonathan Vaughters, selected the five finalists who they felt best incorporated the team's orange and blue argyle, as well as logos for Chipotle, Felt and Slipstream Sports. Then, the voting opened up to the public and cycling enthusiasts around the world were encouraged to go to to vote on the winning designer. Again, the fans spoke and Slipstream/Chipotle today announced that Joe will become the designer of the official team jersey, worn by the team in and…

Interbike 2007 Report 4

Yesterday was Day 2 on the show floor at Interbike 2007.
Fixed Gear Gallery returns with a boatload of pictures: A visit to the Phil Wood boothA utility bike from SycipNew track bikes in aluminum and carbon fiber from PinarelloDedicated track and fixed road bikes from Masi, some at very attractive pricesCruisers, commuters and a revamped Madison from SchwinnNew very affordable carbon fiber bikes from Ibis.Pursuit bars from Profile DesignA couple of track bikes from TempleNew track wheels from American ClassicFrom : Deep, deep section wheels from HEDThe reintroduction of the very popular Gore Ride-On brake and derailleur cablesHot and cold weather riding gear from CraftFrom VeloNews: A slick looking ti cruiser from LynskeyAn all carbon fiber time trial/tri bike from ParleeA look at some of the 'cross bikes ridden in this year's CrossVegas: Jeremy Power's Ridley X-Fire, Tim Johnson's Cannondale and Decker's Giant TCX.

Interbike 2007 Report 3

Reports are starting to come in from the show floor.

We start off today with a good number of pictures from the Fixed Gear Gallery. They are, of course, focused on the fixed/singlespeed/commuter world. Some of products they highlighted were:
Cool weather gear from GatorTeschner and Colnago all carbon track framesFixed bikes from Kind, Felt, SE, KHS, Kona, Co-motion, Salsa and Rocky MountainSome very sweet looking wheels from FormulaA Human-Powered System design competition sponsored by's Gary Boulanger filed his first report from the show:A new commuter oriented brand from Quality Bicycle Products called CiviaAn integrated time trial/triathlon hydration system from FSA/Vision TechA new wheelset from FSA's offroad brand GravityNew models from Lynskey PerformanceAn extremely versatile bike from Ibis called the TrannyA new all-mountain bike from Trek called the RemedyCycling News features:A less expensive, more comfortable new model from Cervelo called the RS. It …