Monday, March 28, 2016

Belgian Cyclist Antoine Demoitie Killed by Motorbike During Race

Belgian Cyclist Antoine Demoitie, cycling accident,

Belgian cyclist Antoine Demoitie was killed last Sunday in an accident, he fell during the Gent-Wevelgem race in Belgium and then was struck by a race escort motorbike.

The 25 year old member of Belgium's Wanty-Gobert team fell 90 miles into the race along with 3 other cyclists. A passing motorbike hit him while he was on the ground. He was rushed to Ypres hospital and then transferred to an intensive care unit at Lille where he died as a result of complications in his injuries.

Because of this tragic incident, the Association of Professional Cyclists (CPA) is calling for an urgent investigation into his death.

"The CPA and all the riders demand that light is shed on the accident immediately and the circumstances that caused it," the association said in a statement on Monday.

CPA president Gianni Bugno, who won the world road race title in 1991 and 1992, said it was a time of "sadness and sorrow".

"We do not want to make controversy but we have so much frustration inside," added the Italian. "We have always stated that the safety of the riders must come first.

"I do not want to accuse anyone but make everyone reflect on the responsibility we have to ensure that a very high level of attention and awareness is maintained plus control over safety standards during each race," Bugno said.


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Sunday, March 20, 2016

Exploding Bike Saddle To Thwart Bike Thieves

This is new cool but a little bit extreme way to stop bike thieves. A prankster named TwinzTV made a YouTube video of supposedly thieves stealing rigged bikes that have exploding saddle to stop these bike thieves. This is a nasty way to get back at these thieves. Sorry bike thieves, you won't be having kids from this point forward.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Sao Paolo, Brazil Naked Bike Ride 2016

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Thousands of nude participants join the naked bike ride in Sao Paolo, Brazil campaigning for better cycling safety and cleaner environment. The event was organized as part of International World Naked Bike Ride.

They are demanding for improvement of road conditions and more safety protocols, claiming that Sao Paolo has some of the world's most dangerous roads for cyclists. They also and wanted to draw attention to the health and environmental benefits of cycling.


2016 Melbourne Naked Bike Ride event

The yearly naked bike ride event happened in Melbourne last February 28, 2016. There were hundred of participants that wore nothing but sunblock and a helmet. It was organized by Dallas Goldburg. The event is to raise awareness about the environment and cyclist safety. 

The participants cycle throughout the 15-kilometre route around Albert Park and St Kilda beach.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Cyclist Hit by A Barrier During a Race

Cyclist Eduardo Sepulveda, race, accident

Argentinian Cyclist Eduardo Sepulveda was knocked unconscious, after being hit by a barrier blown into his path by strong winds. It happened when he was around 125 meters to the finish line. The freak accident broke his wrist and caused other minor injuries, he'll be out for 3 months.

This is the 2nd major crash for Sepulveda in just 5 months. He broke his fibia at the Coppa Agostoni last September. The 24-year-old Fortuneo-Vital Concept rider expects to be able to return for the Tour de France later this year.