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Tuesday, February 28, 2023

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Soudal Quick-Step to race Le Samyn

Here’s the team’s update:

Our team will go fully motivated to Le Samyn, a race we’ve won on four occasions since 2009. The 209.9 km-long course is stacked with rough cobblestone sectors and a dozen or so climbs, the last of these featuring inside the final kilometers, thus giving the attackers a big chance to dispatch their opponents and claim a solo victory in Dour.

The riders will hit the cobbles at Le Samyn. Sirotti photo.

Volta ao Algarve KOM winner Kasper Asgreen – who was forced to miss the Opening Weekend through sickness – European Champion Fabio Jakobsen, Michael Mørkøv, Jannik Steimle, Martin Svrcek, Stan Van Tricht and 21-year-old Warre Vangheluwe, who comes from the Soudal Quick-Step Devo Team, are our seven riders lining out this Tuesday in Quaregnon for the 55th edition of the Belgian one-day race.

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“Samyn is a hard and technical race, with a tricky finale that is perfect for the attackers, so we’ll have to pay attention to these moves, because they will come. We are happy to have Kasper back, while Fabio will be our option in case of a bunch sprint, so we hope to get a good result at the end of the day”, said Soudal Quick-Step sports director Wilfried Peeters.


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Jury says Princeton Carbon Works wheels don't infringe on SRAM's patents

Bicycle Retailer & Industry News posted this:

Princeton Carbon Works prevailed after a two-week jury trial in which SRAM LLC had accused the company of infringing on two patents for aero wheels.

In its complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida nearly two years ago, SRAM said that the wavy rim shape on some Princeton carbon road wheel models infringed on two patents for a rim shape said to have been inspired by a humpback whale flipper. SRAM uses the design on its Zipp 454 Carbon NSW wheels, which retail for up to $4,000 per pair.

SRAM's wheels rely on two patents from inventor Dimitrios Katsanis. The first patent was issued in 2017 and a related patent was issued in 2020. Katsanis assigned each to Metron IP Limited, a Nottingham, UK, company, which in turn assigned them to SRAM.

The patents describe a rim with an "undulating configuration" that is said to reduce aerodynamic drag, especially in crosswinds. Among the publications cited in the patents is "Hydrodynamic Design of the Humpback Whale Flipper," published in the Journal of Morphology in 1995.

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