August 2017

Oakley Rolls Out Helmets and Kits

by editors on August 30, 2017

Oakley has always made great performance eyewear for doing almost anything, but in cycling eyewear was about as far as they went. Today that’s changed as the company announced full “head-to-ankle” coverage for cyclists. The new line includes kits, socks, gloves and a complete line of boss looking helmets including this AERO5 Redline featuring MIPS technology.

“Two wheels are in Oakley’s DNA. We began with a grip, and we have expanded since,” said Olaf Dunz, Global Marketing Director at Oakley. “Applying what the brand has learned in eyewear – from protection from the elements to optimized aerodynamics – we are now diving deeper into cycling with the same goal we started with: optimize rider interaction with the world around them and improve performance.”

We’re looking forward to checking it all out in more detail. For all the official details from Oakley, including a look at their appropriately all black kits, follow the jump.

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LeoGrande Gets 8-Year Sanction

by editors on August 29, 2017

We never can pass up a good SoCal masters cycling doping story and this one is great because it’s everyone’s second time around.  . . deja vu.

Back in 2007 Upland, California road racer Kayle LeoGrande, 40, was pinged for using EPO while racing in The Point Premium Root Beer International Cycling Classic. For this rule violation LeoGrande was given a two-year suspension.

Now, 10 years later, LeoGrande was tested following his win in the 35+ race at The 2017 Dana Point Grand Prix and according to the USA Cycling his urine ratted out a pharmacy of banned substances including: raloxifene, ostarine, ibutamoren, GW1516 sulfone, RAD140, LGD4033, and andarine. Because of this he was given an 8-year suspension. But hey, he’s only 40 and eight years gives him plenty of time to train for another national crit title in 2025, right? He can come back again, for sure.

For the official word from the USAC, follow the jump. For some unofficial coverage on the whole thing from Cycling The South Bay, click here. The later is far more entertaining, than the former.

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