It’s the first week of October. There are new rainbow jersey wearers, UCI bans and Mosaic Cycles auctions a bike for Wounded Warriors. Welcome to the October, 3rd Mid-Week Report.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Alejandro Valverde basks in his road race victory in Innsbruck. Valverde out sprinted his rivals in the final hundred meters of the 272 kilometer race. Photo: Bettini
MOSAIC CYCLES TO AUCTION BIKE FOR WOUNDED WARRIORS
Mosaic Cycles has partnered with elite racer Mitch Hoke to support his 2018 cross season while giving back to veterans. After a two-year hiatus from ‘cross racing, Mitchell Hoke will be returning for the 2018 season, racing through the US while managing the FCX Elite Team and raising money for the Wounded Warrior Project. In addition to his work as an elite racer, Hoke is a pilot for the Air National Guard, the project grew organically out of his desire to use cycling to benefit veterans.
Hoke will be accepting donations through the his WWP page here.
The classy Mosaic badge
THIS JUST IN: FEEDBACK SPORTS RANGE TORQUE RATCHET SET
We first saw this in the showroom at Interbike. The Torque set comes with 8 Allen bits, 5 torx bits and a Phillips head bit. The ratchet can be set from 2nm-10nm using the dial at the bottom. We will be using this to get our test bikes ready to ride, and properly torqued, much faster than before.
Check out their site: https://www.feedbacksports.com/shop/range-torque-ratchet-combo/
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UCI BANS TRAMADOL
The UCI will start screening for the pain killer tramadol in January 2019, International Cycling Union President David Lappartient announced on Saturday. Tramadol, an opiate, is not yet on the World Anti-Doping Agency banned list, but cycling will start imposing bans from 2019. MORE INFO HERE
HIPLOK RELEASES AIRLOK CUSTOM
Press release: Hiplok, creator of the innovative Z Lok, is launching a fully customization version of its AIRLOK, the AIRLOK CUSTOM. The high security lockable bike hanger gives cyclists the opportunity to completely personalize their AIRLOK, by color-coordinating the lock with their bike frames or home interior through an infinite choice of colors and bespoke finishes.
VIDEO: THE BIANCHI ARIA-E
Keep your eyes open next time there’s a RBA kit on a group ride, we might just be riding an e-bike.