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lancersspon1209_146_600Lance confirms to race for another two years.

Lance Armstorng has revealed to Gazzetta dello Sport that he plans to race for another two years.

After a four year gap out of the professional cycling Lance made an impressive come back this year with a 12th in the Tour of Italy and a 3rd the Tour de France.

Now setting up a new team, RadioShack after leaving Astana he believes he can achieve greater success in the next two years.

Lance commented:

“I’ll go on for another two years but this time I’ll have the experience of this season behind me and I’ll be better because I’ll also have the best team in the world, of the nine Astana riders (from the Tour) eight are here now. Of course we’re missing a great champion like Alberto Contador but we’ll still have the same chances of winning.”

He has also said he will no longer be traveling with a personal drug-tester.

“I understood that WADA didn’t like it and considered it an affront, their system is extremely modern and in 2009 I was tested more than 50 times so to do others would be pointless.

“I won’t put my results on the website any more because anyone with a degree in medicine could make a judgement on what they read, cast a shadow of doubt on it and find a journalist to talk to. It’s happened before and I don’t think that’s fair.

“Everyone knows where I am all the time and how many times I’ve been tested and that’s transparence.”


WigginsWiggins Poses with new bike.

After his announcement of joining Team Sky on Thursday Wiggins also got to look at his new machine he’ll be contending on next season.

Wiggins has also commented on the changes to the 2012 Olympic Games in London after the shock announcement that the individual track pursuit is being dropped.

Wiggins believes the changes will be good for women’s cycling:

“It’s disappointing, but it’s not something I can control or have an effect on, it would have been nice to have been back there and going for number three in the individual.”

“The team pursuit’s still there, which is high on the agenda, and I will certainly be at the Olympics going for gold in one event.”

“There will be more medal opportunities for female riders so it’s creating equality in that sense, but it’s creating inequality between sprint and endurance riders.”


maas van beekNew Paced Hour Record

Matthé Pronk’s five year old derny paced hour record has fallen this Monday in Mossco.  The Dutchman Mass van Beek reached 66.443 kilometers behind pacemaker Wilco van der Hoorn. The previous record was at 66.017 kilometers.

The 54 year old van Beek bettered Pronk’s previous record by just over 200m, which is a very small margin considering the speed the record was set at.

In the opening phase of the ride, van Beek was averaging around 67km per hour and passed the 50km mark with an average speed of 66.717kph, claiming the record for that distance on his way to the 1 hour record.

If you think you might like to give the record a crack yourself, van Beek’s bike was set up with a massive gear of 70×13! We might no be able to help in the leg department but we have just had a delivery of Lightweight wheels that van Beek was using.

A UCI official was in attendance and the required doping control was conducted, so this record will make it to the books.

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