ARU IS OK, BUT HE IS NOT HIM. WHY?

ARU IS OK, BUT HE IS NOT HIM. WHY?

ROVERETO (TN): The resting day has passed less happily than expected. Fabio Aru, leader of the UAE team, at the beginning of this Giro d’Italia dreamed of fighting for the pink shirt and now he is sailing at more than 25 minutes from the leader Simon Yates. However, the Sardinian coming from Villacidro is fine, even the closest collaborators confirm it. Health is good, but when it comes time to accelerate … Fabio stays on the pedals, as if his body had a speed limiter. He says he feels better day after day and his statements have always been optimistic. The hasty judgments speak immediately of wrong preparation and on […]

THE INSIDIES OF YATES, THE STRENGTH OF FROOME THE CALCULATIONS OF DUMOULIN. WHAT AN AMAZING TOUR!

THE INSIDIES OF YATES, THE STRENGTH OF FROOME THE CALCULATIONS OF DUMOULIN. WHAT AN AMAZING TOUR!

MONTE ZONCOLAN: Chriss Froome goes up, but Simon Yates does not go down. Tom Dumoulin resists, he deeply resists. The Giro d’Italia is beautiful, very beautiful. The Monte Zoncolan has not left great detachments, it is not crucial but it leaves so many toxins in the legs. And now, they start again and get closer to Trentino for the Trento-Rovereto time trial. There are several hints of interest in the fight for the pink shirt. It will be definitely interesting to see Simon Yates’ reaction in the third week. The Englishman could live his first time as the undisputed protagonist, with all the stress that concerns it. Every day the […]

Jump the stage Chaves and soon also the Giro.

Jump the stage Chaves and soon also the Giro.

GUALDO TADINO: Matej Mohorič won an amazing and beautiful stage, the longest in the Giro d’Italia. The stage which gave the first big twist with the goodbye to the pink dreams of the small and smiling Esteban Chaves. After the smile of the Etna volcano, the tears. A merciless reflection immediately after the finish line. “This is the Giro. A few days ago it was one of the best days, now it’s really hard for the mood. This is the life. I had no strength in my legs, I could not stay with the best cyclists on the first hill. At a certain point, we had returned to a minute […]

SPORT PLUS HEALTH: NIBALI AND TEAM BAHRAIN MERIDA

SPORT PLUS HEALTH: NIBALI AND TEAM BAHRAIN MERIDA

(Photo Bettini). Sport Plus Health is the virtual coach with training plans shaped by Paolo Slongo, that since the start of the year supports Bahrain Merida, the team of Vincenzo Nibali: it has already served the red-and-blue team very well, with amazing results through the first part of this season. Sport Plus Health is an app that enables all endurance athletes to perform their own fitness tests (Mader, FTP or Critical Power), establish the starting level of athletic conditioning, plan their training and monitor all improvements thanks to a powerful data analysis software. A project that seamlessly integrates with all devices commonly available to the public (powermeters, cycle computers, heart […]

NIBALI: WHAT A SURPRISE.. OR MAYBE NOT. PAOLO SLONGO’S WORD OF HONOUR

NIBALI: WHAT A SURPRISE.. OR MAYBE NOT. PAOLO SLONGO’S WORD OF HONOUR

NIBALI: WHAT A SURPRISE.. OR MAYBE NOT. PAOLO SLONGO’S WORD OF HONOUR At the start line, in the square in front of Milan’s Sforza Castle, team Bahrain Merida is getting ready to set out on a Milan-Sanremo edition that promises to be very wet. Other riders are the favourites for the race, and as a matter of fact the spotlight is turned on Sagan and Kwiatkowski. The preparation goes on steady, but it’s not relaxed. Plenty of fans out there, but the rain is pouring down and the riders take shelter in the motorhome, right until the last minute. The official start is scheduled for 9:45. At 9:30 Paolo Slongo […]

FROOME AT GIRO? At least 2.000.000 of good reasons.

FROOME AT GIRO? At least 2.000.000 of good reasons.

After the Vuelta-Tour double Chriss Froome is dreaming for a new and almost impossible exploit: the Giro-Tour double. The last athlete to reach this goal, in 1998, was Marco Pantani, a legend for this sport. Rumors from overseas are every day louder, he should be at the next Giro, from 4th to 27th of May, as the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf wrote. RCS Sport already denied to be the source behind this news. A thing is sure, the 32 years old British athlete seems very fascinated by this idea also because in 2018 there will be 4 weeks between Giro and Tour, enough for completing a full physical recovery. We […]

DAVIDE CASSANI: HOW TO TRAIN YOUNG ATHLETES

DAVIDE CASSANI: HOW TO TRAIN YOUNG ATHLETES

Davide Cassani is a long-time central figure in cycling. When he was still racing they were calling him “Racing coach”. Later he really became the Team Italy coach and today, head of the federal project, he works on helping and protecting the young athletes while growing up. Davide is a strong supporter of stage races, useful to improve their strengths and to select the best ones. “You stand for the importance of stage races for Under, but Nibali never won a Giro with his youth team, which was not even a first level one. How do you explain this? Phenomenons are a different topic. Anyway when Nibali was a junior […]

UNVEILED THE NEW TOUR BUT IT’S CAOS IN PLANNING

UNVEILED THE NEW TOUR BUT IT’S CAOS IN PLANNING

The Tour de France, with a solemn ceremony in perfect French style, was unveiled at the Paris Congress Palace. Presenting all the champions of contemporary cycling, the outgoing champion Chris Froome winner of the double Tour-Vuelta, Alberto Contador, Mark Canvendish, Nairo Quintana, Warren Barguil, Roman Bardet and Arnaud Demare. The Tour is always beautiful with an impressive choreography made of 10,000,000 viewers rated during the French holiday season in July (7 to 29). In the next edition there will be everything: the rocks of Roubaix that scare the big, the short stage 65km long, the Alpe d’Huez and the chronosquadre with a tough climb where it will be important not […]

#LAVUELTA: THE SHOW IS MUCH MORE IMPORTANT THAN PODIUM IN CONTADOR THOUGHT

#LAVUELTA: THE SHOW IS MUCH MORE IMPORTANT THAN PODIUM IN CONTADOR THOUGHT

“The most important thing is that people have appreciated the fact that, in stages where nothing would normally have happened, I attack and gave a show during this Vuelta. For the fans and for me this was more important than the podium or of the final victory “. Alberto Contador say goodbye to the great cycling and obscures for one day the most spectacular man of this season, Chris Froome who place the double Tour-Vuelta, the same as Bernard Hinault. Contador end his career with a last tour as attacker, a finale that even in a movie we could not imagine. The Spaniard start bad in this Vuelta, loses 2 minutes right away at the first […]

#LAVUELTA: ANGLIRU THE MOUNTAIN THAT DEFEAT PANTANI AND FROOME

#LAVUELTA: ANGLIRU THE MOUNTAIN THAT DEFEAT PANTANI AND FROOME

Vuelta Espana arrives in Alto de Angliru in Asturias, a Spanish region famous for the city of Oviedo. The stage is short but hard. The Angliru is a fearless mountain, 12 km terrorizing the group and bringing to mind so many emotional memories. This is the preferred climb of “El Chava” Josè Maria Jimenez, one of the greatest Iberian climbers in recent years. A pure talent, psychologically fragile, prematurely disappeared. Here won Alberto Contador and Gilberto Simoni but lost Chris Froome. Even the great British athlete received a great defeat on this ascent, most notably by a meteor like Juan Cobo, an unsettled athlete, but in that year, 2011, he could arrive before the 2 team Sky […]