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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,…

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…

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.…

Sixten Jernberg, Swedish Ski Legend, Dies at 83

Sixten Jernberg, multiple Olympic and World Championship medalist, died Saturday after a long battle with cancer.  He was 83. In ten years, Jernberg won four Olympic and four World Championship gold medals.  In twelve starts over three Winter Olympics, he…

Unpaid RadioShack Nissan Trek Riders Identified

The unpaid riders on RadioShack Nissan Trek, previously anonymous, aren’t domestiques doing the grunt work of shepherding their stars safely through mountain passes and sprint finishes.  It’s the stars: according to Süddeutsche.de, Fabian Cancellara and Frank and Andy Schleck, have been going unpaid…