thomas dekker – Bike Intelligencer http://bikeintelligencer.com All bike, all the time Wed, 11 Nov 2015 18:11:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 This Day in Doping: Dekker down, UCI director out, Humanplasma sings http://bikeintelligencer.com/2010/03/this-day-in-doping-dekker-down-uci-director-out-humanplasma-sings/ http://bikeintelligencer.com/2010/03/this-day-in-doping-dekker-down-uci-director-out-humanplasma-sings/#respond Fri, 05 Mar 2010 09:13:59 +0000 http://bikeintelligencer.com/?p=2368 Our continuing roundup of cycling's sad and seamy side . . .

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Thomas Dekker goes down for 2 years.

Austrian lab Humanplasma is naming names.

Brains behind the UCI’s “100 percent against” program resigns.

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Daily Roundup: Lance’s coyness, Tyler rools! Fixie Love and more http://bikeintelligencer.com/2009/10/daily-roundup-lances-coyness-tyler-rools-fixie-love-and-more/ http://bikeintelligencer.com/2009/10/daily-roundup-lances-coyness-tyler-rools-fixie-love-and-more/#respond Fri, 02 Oct 2009 08:19:53 +0000 http://bikeintelligencer.wordpress.com/?p=1286 Well now Lance has himself in a pretty pickle. With the Tour of California moving to May to avoid the freezing wet of last April’s racing, Lance now has to decide between the Giro d’Italia and the Tour d’Cali. I’m sure his heart is in California but he has Team Radio Shack to think about, […]

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Well now Lance has himself in a pretty pickle. With the Tour of California moving to May to avoid the freezing wet of last April’s racing, Lance now has to decide between the Giro d’Italia and the Tour d’Cali. I’m sure his heart is in California but he has Team Radio Shack to think about, and all the big bucks that go with Euro racing. So he’s being coy. First he’s not gonna do Cali, only the Giro. Then — UPDATE! — he says he’s mulling things over. OK by us if he keeps us guessing, long as he comes down on the side of the Golden State.

I know it’s possible to love a bike, and in fact it’s possible to love several bikes at once. I love all my mountain bikes, for instance. I will never love a fixed gear bike, but am not opposed to fixed-gear relationships and in fact support affording fixed-gear lovers the same rights and benefits as all bike owners. So when I read a syrupy encomium to the fixie, I do not disrespect. I link.

Turner was showing a prototype of its DW-Link RFX long-travel trail bike at Interbike 2009, but to me it looks like the thing still needs work. Strange that it’s taking so long, too. We know Dave wants to get it right, but there’s gotta be some subtext here. Licensing? Flat market for hi-end 6-inch bikes? Design tweaks? Whisper in our ear, we won’t say where we got it from…

This Day In Doping: Thomas Dekker is tossed off Team Silence after his B test shows positive. Dekker says it was a one-off mistake he apologizes for and WILL NEVER DO AGAIN! Why are we so uncharitably skeptical? Well, for one, there’s the issue of who sponsored Dekker. To cleanse itself of the embarrassing association with an admitted doper, Silence is changing its name to … Omega Pharma! That’s right, a drug company is financing a pro cycling team. And you wonder why it’s so dang hard to clean up this sport:

“Silence, which is part subsidized by Belgium’s national lottery, has changed the name of its main sponsor on several occasions in recent years. It was called Davitamon from 2005 to 2006, Predictor in 2007 and Silence in 2008 and 2009. All three names are from products among those made by the pharmaceutical company Omega Pharma.”

More kudos to Wenatchee’s Tyler Farrar, who on Thursday won the opening stage of the Circuit Franco-Belge, then followed it with another win Friday. With “fastest human on wheels” Mark Cavendish out for the season, Farrar stands a great chance of racking up some impressive wins.

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Daily Roundup: This Day in Drugs, local bikeboy does good, BC Bike Race sabotage, naked cyclists and more http://bikeintelligencer.com/2009/07/daily-roundup-this-day-in-drugs-local-bikeboy-does-good-bc-bike-race-sabotage-naked-cyclists-and-more/ http://bikeintelligencer.com/2009/07/daily-roundup-this-day-in-drugs-local-bikeboy-does-good-bc-bike-race-sabotage-naked-cyclists-and-more/#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2009 09:47:36 +0000 http://bikeintelligencer.wordpress.com/?p=897 This Day in Drugs: Thomas Dekker is out of the Tour for doping…in 2007! Think the UCI honchos are trying to send a message here? Wonder how many of Lance’s old samples they have lying around, waiting for some new technology to analyze? BC Bike Race, Day 3: Morons are removing course flags to screw […]

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This Day in Drugs: Thomas Dekker is out of the Tour for doping…in 2007! Think the UCI honchos are trying to send a message here? Wonder how many of Lance’s old samples they have lying around, waiting for some new technology to analyze?

BC Bike Race, Day 3: Morons are removing course flags to screw up the race. The racers are overcoming the morons.

The only bad thing about having 25-year-old Tyler Farrar, Washington State’s first Tour de France cyclist, in the upcoming Tour will be having to listen to the announcers try to pronounce his home town of “Wenatchee.”

BikeJuju: Naked cyclists are a blogger’s best friend.

The Adventure Life recalls the recent bike recalls. Worth a look-over to make sure your steed ain’t on a list.

Dave Wiens will speak at REI Boulder on July 7. Hope someone blogs it. Hope someone asks how Dave plans to kick Lance’s ass again in the Leadville 100 this year, what with Lance having the Giro & Tour (by then) under his belt.

Seattle’s Cascade Bicycle Club is auctioning off bib No. 10,000 for this year’s Seattle to Portland classic. Current bid is $120 but c’mon all you bikin’ ex-Microsofties, we can do better than that…

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