U23 Development Team Re-branded By Axel Merckx

Ever since the year 2009, the former professional cyclist-Axel Merckx has been getting hold of some of the most reputed U23 riders. Some of the riders that he has discovered and who are popular World Tour riders are: BMC’s Taylor Phinney, Giant-Shimano’s Lawson Craddock, Cannondale Garmin’s Joe Dombrowski, Nathan Brown and Ben King, Trek Factory Racing’s Jasper Stuyven and many more.

Axel Merckx is the sporting director of U23 Development Team which has been re-branded for the 2015 cycling season as the Axeon Cycling Team (Axeon is going to be pronounced similarly like ‘action’).

The U23 Development Team was launched in the year 2009 as Trek-Livestrong. Later on in the year 2012, its name was transformed to Bontrager Cycling Team due to a change in the team’s title sponsor. In the 2014 cycling season, the team competed as the Bissell Development Team. (more…)

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Safe Cycling for Children!

Teaching the kids to ride a cycle is a very difficult business. It is even more challenging to show them how to give brakes and stop the bikes. But recently a product has been introduced which will help your children to protect themselves and not meet an accident by the use of automatic brakes. The Mini brake is the name of the device that keeps your children safe by reducing the speed of their bikes and brining it to a halt.

This brake is controlled by a remote has two parts which includes a remote control for the parents and a mini brake fixed at the back of the bike. By making use of the remote the parent can protect the child from getting into any danger. The bike is guaranteed to be safe and smooth to stop and control as is said by the product company.

This will ensure that even if your kid is travelling at a speed, he will not fall as soon as the brake is applied as mentioned in the Indigo crowdfunding page. The working of the bike is shortly explained, and it’s even tested at the Vallnord Bike Park. The brake is responsible for stopping the bike as soon as the parent presses the button which is on the remote control. The product self tests itself for operation as soon as it is switched on. When the batteries of the product is finished it automatically stops the bike. At a range of 164 ft the product also stops the bike automatically.

To maintain additional safety it is ensured that as soon as the signal between the bike and the remote is blocked, the brake applies automatically. The product switches off itself when the bike is not used. All the events of braking are logged in the ‘black box’ which is there in the bike.

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Frank Schleck test positive in dope test

Frank Schleck, the Luxembourgish road cyclist of the RadioShack Nissan Trek team has been ruled out of the Tour De France after failing a dope test on Tuesday. The youngster is a prominent team in the road cycling scene and this shocking news overshadowed the news of Bradley Wiggins’ bright chances of winning the prestigious race to be held in Paris this weekend.

The 32 year old rider, who finished third in the last year’s Tour De France, left the police station at Pau where he was summoned to discuss his case with the authorities after the governing body of cycling has announced that he was tested positive. (more…)

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