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RCUK: Lizzie Armitstead: “It hurts me to consider anybody questioning my performances”
World champion Lizzie Armitstead has reiterated her innocence in a strongly-worded statement after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) cleared her of an anti-doping rule violation.
Armitstead, who will ride for Great Britain in the women’s road race at the Rio 2016 Olympics on Sunday (August 7), had a provisional suspension overturned after UKAD had charged the Yorkshirewoman with three ‘whereabouts failures’.
It has led to a backlash against the Boels-Dolmans rider, prompting the 27-year-old to release a statement from her twitter account to explain the incidents in more detail and reiterate her innocence.
Cycling weekly: Chris Froome and Adam Yates preview the Olympic road race
First and fourth at the recent Tour de France, Chris Froome and Adam Yates talk us through the Olympic road race where they will ride together as part of Team GB
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Bike Radar: Six cool custom designs for the Rio Olympic Games
With the 2016 Olympic Games kicking off this month in Rio, bike brands are breaking out all manner of special gear, from a Specialized frame that changes color when it gets hot, to an outrageous Smith Overtake helmet and matching glasses, to a left-side drivetrain Felt track bike and much more. Some of these designs are ostensibly for eking out marginal performance gains; others are just to make a big visual splash. Hey, it is Rio, after all.
Velonews: Vuelta: Van Garderen to share BMC leadership with Sánchez
American Tejay van Garderen will get another shot at a grand tour this season after a disappointing run at the Tour de France in July.
He’ll be one of BMC Racing’s two designated leaders at the Vuelta a Espãna, similar to how the outfit raced the Tour.
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Bicycling.com: The 6 Most Effective Core Exercises for Cyclists
There are things you come across in cycling that you can ignore: jerk drivers, your buddy’s squeaky chain, anyone who calls you Lance Armstrong. And then there are things that you shouldn’t ignore—like your core muscles.