TRIATLÓN: FUE AMOR A PRIMERA VISTA

TRIATLÓN: FUE AMOR A PRIMERA VISTA

¡Y de inmediato fue amor! Si se puede llamar de esta manera la pasión por el deporte, mi pasión por el triatlón.   Hace diez años ni siquiera sabía lo que era, y en cambio ahora es una parte importante de mi vida, de mis días. Fue en el 2011, cuando empecé a tener interés en el triatlón. Mi hermana me había hablado de un evento que tenía lugar en Pavía, un día con una carrera de duatlón (carrera a pie, bicicleta, carrera a pie) por la mañana y un triatlón (natación, bicicleta, carrera a pie) por la tarde. ¡Guau! Que pasada, pensé inmediatamente; ¿por qué no probar?   Así […]

GREAT START IN OMAN… THEN STRAIGHT INTO THE SUB-ZERO CONDITIONS OF THE BELGIAN REFRIGERATOR

GREAT START IN OMAN… THEN STRAIGHT INTO THE SUB-ZERO CONDITIONS OF THE BELGIAN REFRIGERATOR

Tanned and grinning, Davide Martinelli is back from his Tour Of Oman, a stage race with rather varied terrain and a mountain finish on the Green Mountain. Six stages in total, boasting distances of up to 179 kilometres (110 miles). Definitely a very good experience training-wise, enough to provide Davide – who went from strength to strength, till the last day of the Arabic competition- with some solid understanding. Let’s try to follow up with the rider from Lombardy to get to know his personal emotions and his progress in terms of fitness.   “Season’s debut feels good, always, but especially when it takes place at a temperature of 30°C […]

TOUR OF OMAN: THIS IS HOW I ARRIVED READY AT THE START LINE

TOUR OF OMAN: THIS IS HOW I ARRIVED READY AT THE START LINE

We are almost there, it will soon be debut-time in Oman and Davide Martinelli (Quick Step Floors) is busy polishing up his fitness levels. During the last days the training plan lined up a few tough rides, up to 170 km (100 mile approx.) on a couple of occasions.   “It’s true – Davide says – the last long training sessions take place a week before the target event. They are usually long distances with a workload that is not too high. Then, as the debut event approaches, you cut down in terms of hours in the saddle but you keep the quality high. After this phase, you carry on […]

BICYCLE: WHERE TO START? THE FIRST STEP IS ABOUT THE POSITION IN THE SADDLE

BICYCLE: WHERE TO START? THE FIRST STEP IS ABOUT THE POSITION IN THE SADDLE

An ultralight bike nourishes everyone’s dreams; even more if it is one of those ridden by champions. When it is time to choose, it is very easy to get carried away by emotions and make a decision based on instinct more than on good sense. Riding a bike, especially when it becomes a passion that absorbs you several hours a week, does require the machine to suit you from the point of view of its fit, i.e. how well it is tailored to you. Like a tailored suit that is made to fit individual customers, a bike needs to be appropriate in terms of its proportions too. Sometimes, even better […]

TRIATHLON: IT WAS LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT

TRIATHLON: IT WAS LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT

It was love at first sight! If you can proclaim in that way the passion for a sport, MY passion for triathlon. Only ten years ago, I didn’t even know what it was all about, and now, instead, it is an important part of my life, of my everyday. I became intrigued by triathlon back in 2011, when my sister mentioned an event that was going to take place in Pavia: a duathlon race (run, bike, run) in the morning followed by a triathlon (swim, bike, run) in the afternoon. Wow, must be fun, I immediately thought; why not to give a go? So I started to do my research, […]