Bike Courier Saves The Day

Two Los Angeles bike couriers save the day when they chased down a bike thief  who stole a $500 bike.  The owner was working out at a local gym when the bandit made off with his bike.  The couriers saw what was going on and gave chase.

The couriers pedaled through downtown at high speed on a chase that traversed sidewalks and busy streets. Eventually, one of the messengers was able to grab the thief’s shirt and pull him to the ground.

The man then took off on foot and the couriers reclaimed the bike.

Lets give props to these two brave warriors on their bikes.

Arrest Warrant For Cyclist

A French judge has issued a arrest warrant for Floyd Landis in connection with a computer hacking, after he was stripped of his 2006 Tour de France title because of doping.  The Court wants to question Landis about his potential connection with the alleged hacking of the computer system at the French anti-doping facilities.

The hacking occurred at a time when Landis was trying to defend himself against the failed drug test. Landis, unable to prove his case, was ultimately banned from the sport for two years.

Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong is going to race in the Criterium International in Corsica.  That will pin him up against world road cycling champion Cadel Evans and Olympic gold medalist Samuel Sanchez – which will make for an interesting race.

The Criterium International is raced in three stages over two days — a medium mountain stage Saturday, and a flat stage and short individual time trial Sunday. This year’s race will be the first major professional race held in Corsica since the last Tour of Corsica was run in 1982.

Armstrong’s current main rival, reigning Tour de France champion and former teammate Alberto Contador, is not scheduled to participate in the event.

Corsica is a candidate to host the “grand depart” of the 100th Tour de France in 2013, and hosting the Criterium International is seen by some observers as a trial run for that. Prudhomme said the two races were so different that no conclusions could be drawn.