Maillot Jaune: Though the New Jersey Assembleywoman who suggested adding license plates to bicycles withdrew her bill, a New York City Councilman from Queens is planning to introduce a similar bill for the Big Apple. "I think it will improve safety for everybody if bicyclists get a registration sticker that they pay $3 for or whatever is for five or ten years. The people on bicycles brought this on themselves by behaving this way."
Maillot Vert: Two "digital hobos" bike across America on bikes made from trash.
Maillot a Pois Rouge: Floyd Landis has retired from pro cycling.he "spent five years trying to get back to a place that I can never really go back to, and it's causing more stress than is worth it." Alberto Contador will find out about his doping case by the end of next week. Meanwhile Armstrong is not worried about the latest claims about him as he completes his last race outside the US - and not everyone believes the claims that he had access to a wonder drug. "The taxpayer dollars that Armstrong's lawyers grumble are being wasted on the federal investigator's hunt of Armstrong will have been money well spent if he unmasks the Tour's biggest champion as a cheat" [Will it?]. And finally, a rising star in women's cycling was hit and killed by a truck in her native South Africa. "She won 19 individual and team cycling titles with Lees-McRae, becoming the first cyclist to win all four U.S. collegiate titles — road, track, mountain and cyclocross — in one season in 2008....After dropping her cycling computer, Swart looked over her shoulder to check if the road was clear and made a U-turn that put her in the path of the oncoming truck. She apparently looked over her left shoulder, as one would if cycling in the United States, instead of the right. In South Africa, vehicles drive on the left."
Maillot Blanc: "The goals of the City of Lights program are ambitious, but the group started small, in response to complaints that immigrant bicyclists were riding on sidewalks at night (which is legal in the city of Los Angeles) but without lights or reflectors (which is not). City of Lights began distributing lights at day labor centers and were soon inundated with questions about routes and the intricacies of bike repair."
Lanterne Rouge: Copenhagen considers making bike salmoning legal. "Not that it means much. Bicycles regularly follow these desire lines. The City is now tidying up and legitimising bicycle traffic in the opposite direction down one-way streets. This is, of course, the norm in many bicycle-friendly cities."