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Tour de France Jersey Color Meaning and Week 1 Recap

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The 103rd Tour de France 2016 Week 1 Recap: Stage 1 Mont Saint-Michel/Utah Beach Winner: Mark Cavendish, Team Dimension Data, South Africa Stage 2 Saint Lo/ Cherbourg-Octeville Winner: Peter Sagan, Team Tinkoff, Russia Stage 3 Granville/Angers Winner: Mark Cavendish, Team Dimension Data, South Africa Stage 4 Saumur/ Limoges Winner: Marcel Kittel, Team Etixx-Quick Step, Belgium Stage 5 Limoges/ Le Lioran Winner: Greg Van Avermaet, BMC [...]

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Hell Yeah It's July, Tour de France!!

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The 103rd Tour de France begins July 2nd and ending July 24th 2016. Excited? We are!! Hell yeah it's July, Tour de France all month long!! By Source, Fair use,  https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=201315...Let's review the facts! ⇒The 103rd Tour de France takes place in 4 countries: France, Spain, Switzerland and the Principality of Andorra. ⇒198 riders (22 teams of 9 riders) ⇒21 teams [...]

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9 GREAT Foods for Athletics and 1 CRAZY AWESOME One

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Maintaining a healthy body is a major reason behind why people cycle. What you do when you're not on the bike is just as important as your cycling routine. Having a balanced diet with proper nutrition and a healthy amount of exercise is the only thing that will help you maintain your best self. Always, [...]

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Cycling vs Running Showdown

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CC courtesy of Matt Watts on Flickr https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0 In this week's feature, we're going to have us a little cycling vs running showdown. Ladies and Gents, Boys and Girls, take a seat (which by the way, bikes have and runners do not). 1. Less Impact: Do you like your joints? Well as you get older, they'll let [...]

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Up Your Cycling Game to Get Beach Body Ready

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Yep, those are two different people. You can't say we didn't give you a good reason to look closer. The  official start date for summer is June 20th, when the sun hits the northernmost part point on the equator (for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere anyway). For many of us, beach weather is already upon [...]

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Cycling and Heat Stress

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What is heat stress? Heat stress is when the body’s ability to cool itself becomes stressed because of exposure to high temperatures and humidity. According to the CDC.gov website, “Heat stress can result in heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, or heat rashes.” Those at greater risk of heat stress include people who are overweight, have [...]

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Biking: The Actual Fountain of Youth

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CC image courtesy of Roberto Polendo on Flickr https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/ The Dutch have found the actual fountain of youth, and you can get there by...biking. Biking: the actual fountain of youth you say? A study done by the Healthy Living Program last June by the University of Urtrecht in the Netherlands has concluded that biking may increase your life expectancy minute [...]

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Mechanical Doping: Pro Cycling's Newest Scandal

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Scandals, rumors, pro-athletes, performance enhancing drugs- these are not new to the world of professional sports. As technology advances, new methods of cheating emerge as well. Even those not in tune with the world of cycling know of the allegations of doping and a certain pro-cyclist who had a strong career record of wins. It seems that in [...]

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Biking in Cities with Pollution

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CC image courtesy of J Jakobson on Flickr https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/ Biking (and exercising in general) outdoors is always good for your health. What if you live in a big city with big pollution, is biking still good for you? When it comes to biking in cities with pollution, do the benefits outweigh the risks? Let's see what a University of Cambridge study has [...]

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10 Spring Biking Destinations for Globetrotters

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Now that Spring is in full swing, it's time to take advantage of beautiful weather and scenery...perhaps some allergy meds if necessary. So come on, bring your bike and let's ride to 10 Spring Biking Destinations for Globetrotters!10. Bordeaux, France CC image courtesy of chrispicz on Flickr https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0.... Bordeaux, France is where Bordeaux wine is produced. Bordeaux [...]

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