Bike Pure will form part of a panel of representatives speaking at the forthcoming ‘New Pathways for Pro Cycling’ anti-doping conference in Melbourne this coming Monday 27th and Tuesday September 28th.
The primary purpose of the conference is to bring together cyclists, administrators, academics, scientists, fans and others interested in the future direction of professional cycling to discuss the problems the sport faces as it undergoes changes in the process of its globalisation.
Bike Pure’s Andy Layhe, who will make the trip to Australia said, "We are delighted to be given the opportunity to represent the grassroots fans and pro athletes who form part of our organisation at this landmark conference. Any event that wishes to send a positive message and move the sport forward is a step in the right direction and must be welcomed by all parties."
The conference has received much media attention of late due to the inclusion of Floyd Landis who was stripped of his 2006 Tour de France victory for taking performance enhancing drugs. As a result of Landis’ late inclusion the Melbourne 2010 organising committee has withdrawn its support for the conference. Landis will be joined by renowned anti-doping researcher Dr Michael Ashenden, along with several other high profile names.
The conference will be held at Deakin University’s Waterfront campus to coincide with the World Cycling Championships to be held in Geelong from Wednesday September 29th until Sunday October 3rd 2010.