Tuesday, 21 February 2017

The Smell of the Cobbles

Saturday Omloop Het Nieuwsblad will open the season of the Cobbles 2017.
Most people identify the essence of cycling with climbs and Grand Tours.
I understand this but we can't forget the magic of the Classics and in particular the Cobbles Classics.
It is how ask a baby if he prefers mom or dad, It is just a stupid question without answer.
Cobbles Classics are races that allow us to feel part of history and closer to our ancestor.
The cobbles roads are always the same, the Ancient Romans built and trod them with their bigas.
Riders tread them with their bikes, Boonen, Coppi and Merckx have won on the same stones, those trod by the Ancient Romans too and by so many historical figures. Winning or riding a Cobbles Classic means being part of history.
This is the reason why Cobbles Classics are so magical, because history is linked by a sector of Cobblestones.

Monday, 6 February 2017

Rider of the Month: January

It was easy to predict that the first Rider of the Month in the 2017 would have been an Aussie but we don't have to forget that this is the first Tour Down Under win for Porte.
The rider in the BMC colors has litteraly dominated the two hardest stages of the race, conquering a well deserved win in the General Classification.
This great victory made Porte lift another great trophy, as he has been elected Rider of the Month!
Congratulation Richie! Will you be the Rider of the Month in July too, just after the Tour de France?

Monday, 30 January 2017

Welcome to the 2017 Pro Cycling Season

The season has just started and we have already seen that Quick-Step Floors boys are ready to be leading actors in the 2017 Pro Cycling season too.
What they did, or better, what Davide Bramati did in Argentina was something amazing. They won five stages out of seven, with three different riders helping each other.
This is the dream of any directeur sportif and Davide Bramati made it come true.
Less than two weeks of cycling and we are just wondering who will be the rider of the month, the battle is more than open and, as always, it is your choice...

Monday, 23 January 2017

2017 Best Racing Kit

After 10 days of hard battle and tons of votes, Orica-Scott's kit has been elected the best 2017 racing Kit. Congratulations!!!
This is just another trophy in 2017 for the team, which seems to have started the season in the best way.
Caleb Ewan has dominated every single sprint during the Tour Down Under and now everybody is curious to see him in action again in Europe.
Milano-Sanremo? Why not! In recent years it has been a race for Aussies and I think Caleb will be happy to continue the tradition.

Just a quick comment on the two worst kits of 2017: Bora-Hansgrohe's and Uae Abu Dhabi's.
There is nothing to say, the two kits are horrible but, while Sagan's vitories will comfort Bora-Hansgrohe, who will help UAE Abu Dhabi?

Friday, 13 January 2017

Which WorldTour Team Has The Best Kit For 2017?

Which WorldTour team has the best kit for 2017?
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Monday, 9 January 2017

Neoprene Cycling Gloves (Bontrager Trek Factory Racing)

I've tested these gloves the 31st of  December, It was -4° C and at the end of my training my hands were boiling.
The Bontrager Trek Factory Racing gloves: 100% neoprene with a bit of silicon on fingers and palm are an incredible product, one of the best I've tested so far.
They are incredibly comfortable and easy to slip on and slip off.
The gloves present a little padding that makes them confortable even on cobblestones; the silicone part on fingers and palm allows you a better bike handling.
The gloves are completely waterproof, even in the worst weather conditions.