None of these were exciting enough to kick the existing news off the front page so we’ve stuck them all together here.
Go to Belgium, eat chocolate and paint bikes
Bio-racer of Tessenderlo near Brussels are hunting for skilled British bike painters to do contract painting of branded frames. They reckon the British are hard to beat as painters but they want high-end painters only: gas pipe sprayers need not apply.
Relocation expenses will be paid and everybody at Bio-racer speaks English so there’s no language barrier. For more information mail them.
We found this story on Bike Biz, thanks guys.
It’s “runaround now!” time for teams
Trek-Volkswagen have confirmed they’ve bagged the two fastest Canadians for next year. World Chamionship silver medallist Roland Green from GT and 3 time World champion Alison Sydor from Cannondale. They’ll join Ruthie Matthes, World Singlespeed champion Travis Brown and Cyclo cross child prodigy Matt Kelly. As well as strengthening Trek’s assault on NORBA and World Cup placings they’ll also bring valuable lumberjacking and ice hockey skills into the team for 2001. No confirmation yet the team jerseys will be checked though.
This leaves lonely Roel Paulissen as the only male GT XC rider, but Brian Lopes moves across from Cannondale to join Steve Peat on the DH / Dual side of things.
UCI definitely extracting the urine
The UCI have decided to retain frozen urine samples from the 2000 Tour De France for future testing, when new doping controls – primarily for EPO have been approved.
Kind of puts you off the idea of lemon and lime ice pops doesn’t it.