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 […]

DO YOU HAVE VERY LITTLE TIME TO TRAIN? HERE’S AN IDEA FOR YOU

DO YOU HAVE VERY LITTLE TIME TO TRAIN? HERE’S AN IDEA FOR YOU

Late January is when many cycling enthusiasts start to ride again.   The return to the activity, as Davide Martinelli has already explained, is very challenging, for several reasons. During the winter months our body gets out of the habit of enduring efforts, especially if we have not kept active practising aerobic alternatives.   Enduring large training loads or many hours in the saddle is no longer possible. We need to recondition our body to the efforts. In order not to jeopardize the body’s biological equilibrium, we should try to avoid over-revving, or sustaining maximal efforts that could be counterproductive. It is always better to tackle rides with lengths that […]

WHICH PREPARATION TO PREFER WHEN NOT ON THE BIKE?

WHICH PREPARATION TO PREFER WHEN NOT ON THE BIKE?

Cycling lovers ask themselves: Which preparation helps most? But above all … the weights are good for the cyclist? During the transition periods and especially at the beginning of the preparation season the cyclist is dedicated to alternative activities, and this happens for both the professional and the amateur. They works to solve any problems highlighted during the previous season and above all to reinforce all the muscles not involved directly in pedaling. Depending on the time available we will devote ourselves to 2 workouts a week in the gym, 1-2 weekly workouts on the bike trainer and 2 bike rides in the weekend. As for the pure roadsters in […]

Opening the way? With high Watts. Words of a coach.

Opening the way? With high Watts. Words of a coach.

The analysis by coach Paolo Marchetti. Analyzing the file from Davide Martinelli, regarding the 6th stage of the Tour of Guangxi, the last event of the season, we see a 168 km track at an average speed of 44 kmh. A very fast stage with an high cadence even if this is the last seasonal effort. The total distance has been covered in 3 hours and 47 minutes. In the last part of the stage we can see a number of fast rythm variations, very complex to manage. These continued until the moment when our athlete took the control of the race with a progression of more than 1100 Watt which hits the group and allows […]