Four months after the UCI Track Cycling World Cup, it is the turn of the best para-cyclists on the planet to battle for world titles. Competition gets underway Thursday (April 10) and runs through until Sunday (April 13) at the Bicentenary velodrome in Aguascalientes
Rain, wind and chaos couldn’t stop the entire Team from qualifying for the finals. Neil Bezdek clocked the fastest time in the men’s qualifiers by 1 second! The men’s final started with a DNS for Giovanni Bocchi who flatted on some unfortunate shards of glass on the way to the start line. A crash in the first chicane immediately spread the field on the first lap.
IRONMAN announced today that it has chosen Zell am See-Kaprun, SalzburgerLand, Austria to host the 2015 IRONMAN® 70.3® World Championship triathlon. The championship race will be held on August 30, 2015 and marks the first time that the IRONMAN® 70.3® World Championship will be held in Europe.
Hövding, the maker of the airbag “helmet” that pops out of a collar, has launched a negative publicity campaign warning about what it says are “major flaws in the traditional cycle helmet.” The campaign includes a six minute video, sub-titled “What the industry doesn’t want you to know.”
The number of bikes in Dublin’s bike hire scheme is to grow to 5,000 by 2018, up from the current 550 bikes, according to the Irish Independent.
Jan Frodeno (GER) and Heather Wurtele (CAN) enjoyed perfect conditions on their way to record breaking victories at today’s Accenture IRONMAN 70.3 California crossing the finish line in 3:49:25 and 4:13:12, respectively.
The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) has honored IRONMAN with two nominations for the television coverage of the 2013 GoPro IRONMAN World Championship race. The nominations were received for Outstanding Edited Sports Event Coverage (IRONMAN World Championship—NBC) and Outstanding Short Feature (“Peace, Love, Grace”).
The Me-Mover, an entirely new way to ride the city under your own power, is being launched worldwide today. “Think of it as a human-powered Segway,” explains inventor, Jonas Eliasson.
Quintana Roo (QR) and IRONMAN have announced that QR will be the official bike course sponsor for IRONMAN Chattanooga and IRONMAN Lake Placid for the next three years. Additionally, QR has committed to expand its brand and staff presence at all North American IRONMAN races.
Sebastian Vettel and Missy Franklin were the big winners at the Laureus World Sport Awards, picking up the World Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Award respectively.