Another Monday is here and our news from the world of cycling with it! So, what did you miss?
Amazing USA Olympic track bike
Behold the Felt TA FRD track bike. The USA riders are going to use it at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and it is simply stunning. Mainly because of the ingenuity of the Felt engineers who have moved the drivetrain to the left side of the bike.
One might have not even noticed it, right? Felt claims bikes are faster when the airflow is coming from the drivetrain side. Riding anti-clockwise around a velodrome means the air is coming from the left side all the time, so switching the drivetrain seems like a no-brainer. Plus, Felt says that it even handles better!
Do you believe them? We cannot wait till the Olympics!
Dare to bunny hop?
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Amateur suspended after chasing down riders in a race
He didn‘t enter the race but that apparently couldn‘t stop him. Michael Ashurst joined the Frank Morgan Memorial and stopped riders trying to bridge the gap to his teammates out in the breakaway. The Champion Systems VCUK Racing Team rider even refused to leave after being told to by the actual participants.
He was fined £100 and has been suspended for 4 months. Since the incident, Ashurst has however won three races, including the Danum Trophy Road Race (National B event).
He‘ll be able to compete (legaly) after July 27.
Freeriding in Utah
Three up-and-coming riders and the freeriding heaven in Utah. This video was bound to be special.
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