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With a near faultless display Patrik Pollak (SVK 1) took the 2009 Raceboard European title. In the first race of the day he was sailing true to form with yet another win; but even champions can make mistakes!  In the second race of the day Patrik sailed to the wrong mark and a lengthy detour meant he could only make fourth place.

The fight for second and third places on the podium was very close. Three good races today by Juha Petri Blinnikka (FIN 6), including a first place in the final race of the series, meant he tied with …  Details

Video Skateboard – A Day in the Life of Greg Lutzka!

Lance Armstrong’s Astana team appears ready to participate in the Tour de France after reaching an agreement with its Kazakh backers to solve financial problems that have plagued the team this year.

Astana riders have held repeated protests since April over debts owed by the Kazakh Cycling Federation, putting the team’s participation in the Tour in doubt.

Astana issued a statement on Thursday saying team leader Johan Bruyneel, its managing company Olympus Sarl and the cycling federation had settled their differences during a meeting with a Kazakh government representative and that the debts had been paid…  Details

1. It’s road course time again, with the Sprint Cup tour heading to Sonoma. If you’re the owner of a middling team, do you hire a road course ringer?

David Caraviello: Absolutely. Why not? Fans pay to see the stars of NASCAR, and if you’re running in 30th place, odds are, you’re not a star. So put someone in the seat who can give you and your team a more realistic chance of winning. All for it.

Dave Rodman: That’s a 50-50 question, and it depends on commitment. And of course, this top 35 situation now plays into it as well. If you’re committed and you’re trying to develop an all-around driver, you stick with him. But if the yaw of the top 35 looms, you ring it up, probably.

Duane Cross: No question—you owe it to the sponsor…  Details