Monday, October 1, 2007

Interbike Report

Shimano's Dura-Ace Carbon crankSome of you know that I attended the Interbike Bicycle Show last week in Las Vegas. It was a great show including such highlights as a pro cyclocross race on Wednesday night, a pro criterium on Thursday night and an industry-cup crit the same night that Mario Cipollini actually raced in! In fact, on the final lap of the 6-corner race (held in the Mandalay Bay Casino parking lot), there was a wild crash caused by someone tossing his bottle for the sprint.

The bottle hit the barrier and bounced right back beneath the racer's wheel knocking him down and the 5 guys with him, which included The Lion King. Mario managed to land lightly though and didn't get hurt. Michael Zellman from SRAM protected himself, too, but his bike got catapulted right over the crowd about 25 feet through the air. Overall, it was one of the best shows in year. Click here for an overview of some of the cool stuff I saw.

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