Author: Peter

Personal trainer specializing in functional strength and weight loss, serving northern NJ. Husband, father, cross-country ski racer, trail runner, road rider, writer, gardener.

RadioShack Nissan Trek Owner Carrying Debt

After an audit, PriceWaterhouseCoopers reports that RadioShack Nissan Trek’s owner is laden with debt.  Tageblatt.lu reported today that one of Flavio Becca’s business interests is carrying  € 508 million – over US $617 million – of mortgage debt. The debt-laden…

Liz Stephen Third in Blink Festival Women’s Lysebotn Hillclimb

Better late than never, here’s video footage from NRK’s broadcast of the women’s race up the Lysebotn.  The real race was for second place:  Therese Johaug dominated.  Johaug was never challenged for the win: after sitting in the lead group,…

My Left Foot

This morning, I was glad to run in light rain.  It’s been almost five months since I last ran in the woods.  Running uphill, I had to take a cue from Jens Voigt and say, “Shut up legs!”  Whatever running-specific…

Frank Schleck B-Sample Positive for Diuretic

Frank Schleck faces a possible two-year ban from cycling after his B-sample tested positive for the diuretic Xipamide today.  UCI confirmed the positive result and has requested disciplinary action. Schleck  has protested his innocence and according to one source even suggested…

2012 Blink Festival Lysebotn Hillclimb Men’s Video

Here’s a video with highlights of the men on the Lysebotn hillclimb  at Norway’s Blink Festival.  Courtesy of Norway’s NRK.  Manificat and Gailard finish one-two for France. After a flat start, the race turns uphill, winding through a tunnel and…

Lance Armstrong Strong-Arming Congress?

According to both the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal, Lance Armstrong’s charitable foundation sent lobbyists to Congress to discuss USADA’s government funding.  Two-thirds of USADA’s annual budget is funded by the U.S. government.  The Post article describes a…

RadioShack Nissan Trek Salary Problems Go Public

Team RadioShack Nissan Trek’s financial challenges became more public today as spokesman Carlo Rock acknowledged that star riders had gone unpaid. A story coming out of German sports press today suggests that RNT owes Andy and Frank Schleck USD $611,000.…