Teammates aid Francesco Cigarini after he was hit by Kimi Raikonnen's F1 car. (AP) A member of Ferrari’s Formula One pit crew suffered a gruesome injury at Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix when one of the team’s cars drove over his leg during a botched tire change stop. Francesco Cigarini was trying to remove a stuck wheel when the car, driven by Kimi Raikkonen, was mistakenly lowered from its jacks and given the all clear to pull away. WARNING -- GRAPHIC VIDEO: Video of the incident shows the car’s left rear tire striking Cigarini’s lower leg and snapping it in the middle as he falls to the pavement. Raikonnen immediately retired from the race after the accident. (AP) Raikkonen immediately stopped the car and retired from the race as Cigarini was rushed to the hospital, where doctors confirmed he suffered fractures to both his tibia and fibia. Surgery ok. I have to thank all the people worried for me. Nothing else, just a big thanks. … [Read more...] about Ferrari F1 car hits pit crew member, cracks leg bones in half
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The claim: Lean protein is a weight loss wonder because it stokes your metabolism and helps you stay fuller longer. But eating a diet that’s high in protein is associated with a heightened risk for cancer and mortality, finds new research published in the journal Cell Metabolism. The research: Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles tracked 6,381 adults ages 50 and older for 18 years using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Depending on their protein consumption, subjects were placed in high protein (more than 20% of calories from protein), moderate protein (11% to 19%), or low protein (10% or less) categories. Adults under age 65 who ate a high-protein diet were four times more likely to die from cancer or diabetes and twice as likely to die from other causes. Those who ate a moderate-protein diet were three times as likely to die from cancer. However, the effects were reversed for older participants: Adults over 65 who ate … [Read more...] about Are You Eating Too Much Protein For Your Age?
Last March, the American women’s pursuit team achieved a long-sought dream by winning the World Championship, an important progression from the silver medal at the 2012 London Olympics. This summer in Rio, as the quartet of Sarah Hammer, Chloe Dygert, Kelly Catlin, and Jennifer Valente attempt to take the top step on the podium, they will have a new weapon to help them in their quest for gold.USA Cycling and bike partner Felt unveiled a sleek new bike this week that was designed expressly for this event. And no, the photo of the bike you see above hasn’t been flipped. That’s the most striking thing about the new bike—the drivetrain is on the left side.The bike, called the TA/FRD (Track Aero/Felt Racing Development) got its start from that near-miss in 2012. “We looked at the success that our women had in London, taking the silver medal behind Great Britain and asked ourselves, ‘How can we go one better? What’s it going to take to win and to … [Read more...] about The US Olympic Team’s Secret Weapon Is Incredibly Unique
Easton is doubling down on its commitment to adventure riding.After introducing drop bars for gravel (the EC7 and EA70, in carbon and alloy) in 2016, the company is expanding its offerings to include new gravel-specific wheels in two sizes, new cranks, and a spindle-based power meter. (Keep your ride in top condition with help from the custom-engraved Silca Wrench Kit, available in our online store!)RELATED: 4 Simple Steps to Start Training With a Power MeterThe New EA70 AX gravel-specific wheel, available in both 700c and 650b sizes, uses the same rim profile as Easton’s popular ARC 24 rim, opting for 24mm internal spacing, a tubeless-ready setup, and optimization for 35- to 50mm tires.Its hubs are Centerlock rotor-compatible; accept 12- or 15mm-front/12mm-rear thru-axles, or standard quick-release fits, through easily swappable end caps. They are not Boost compatible, but do share the same internals as Easton’s X5 mountain hubs. Cassette compatibility is Sram XD or … [Read more...] about Adventure Riding Gets a Boost With New Easton AX Wheels, Cranks, and Power Meter
Italian brand Basso (no relation to retired professional rider Ivan Basso) isn’t widely known in the US, but it’s celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Basso co-sponsors a Melbourne-based amateur race team with Australian apparel company MAAP, and the two brands co-designed this paint scheme to celebrate (the frame is also available in four other colors). From the oversize pink graphics to the MAAP-aqua accents, this bike does not blend in. Who It’s ForWhat We LikedLook at MAAP’s apparel line and you’ll see where the inspiration comes from. With its use of bold colors, simple lines, and varying dot patterns, the company didn’t just slap its logo onto this bike, it blended its style to it. Aqua paint—on the integrated fork, seat-tube notch, stem, and seat-tube clamps—helps draw the eye, and every bike is manufactured, painted, and assembled in Vicenza, Italy.Of course, it’s fast, too. A semi-integrated fork, cutaway … [Read more...] about Stand Out with the Basso Diamante MAAP