LA FIGUMANIA AL GIRO

LA FIGUMANIA AL GIRO

E’ scoppiata la mania per le figurine Panini sul Giro d’Italia. La nuova raccolta, uscita in edicola a fine aprile, in solo due settimane ha appassionato le decine di migliaia di ciclisti e di simpatizzanti delle due ruote in tutta Italia, a partire dagli stessi corridori della Corsa Rosa. Tra i vari team fioccano gli scambi, mentre su Twitter si moltiplicano le foto e gli annunci dei singoli atleti: in un simpatico video Sacha Modolo si interroga disperato “Dov’è la mia figurina?”, da parte sua Jacopo Guarnieri offre una figurina di Simone Ponzi in cambio della sua, raddoppia il team francese FDJ che propone due figurine di Jeremy Roy per […]

IL CRONOMETRO E’ FINALMENTE ALLEATO

IL CRONOMETRO E’ FINALMENTE ALLEATO

CRONOMETRO: Da Foligno si va a Montefalco, tutto d’un fiato, perché così sono le prove a cronometro. Un tempo gli italiani odiavano queste gare, soprattutto negli anni 90 quando il navarro Miguel Indurain strapazzava Gianni Bugno e Claudio Chiappucci contro il tempo e resisteva tenacemente in salita ai loro attacchi. Oggi la parte si è girata, visto che Vincenzo Nibali spera proprio nella prova a cronometro per recuperare lo svantaggio accumulato nella salita del Blockhaus dal colombiano Nairo Quintana, campione con il viso da sfinge. Tanti di watt espressi ieri dei corridori in salita, e grazie ad SPH Cycling è facile calcolare lo sviluppo della potenza espressa. L’arrivo è in […]

Time Trial is finally arrived

Time Trial is finally arrived

TIME TRIAL: from Foligno the Giro goes to Montefalco. Long time ago italians hated these races, especially in the 1990s, when Miguel Indurain wins all the time trials against Gianni Bugno and Claudio Chiappucci and then defend the lead in the uphill. Nowadays everything has changed and Vincenzo Nibali hopes in the time trial to recover the gap accumulated in the Blockhaus climb by Nairo Quintana. So many watts generated yesterday by uphill runners, and thanks to SPH Cycling it is easy to see the expressed power. The arrival is steadily rising in what is called the “Balcone dell’Umbria”, precisely Montefalco. The favorites to win are the experts in the plain such as the Dutch […]

Time Trial is finally arrived

Time Trial is finally arrived

TIME TRIAL: from Foligno the Giro goes to Montefalco. Long time ago italians hated these races, especially in the 1990s, when Miguel Indurain wins all the time trials against Gianni Bugno and Claudio Chiappucci and then defend the lead in the uphill. Nowadays everything has changed and Vincenzo Nibali hopes in the time trial to recover the gap accumulated in the Blockhaus climb by Nairo Quintana. So many watts generated yesterday by uphill runners, and thanks to SPH Cycling it is easy to see the expressed power. The arrival is steadily rising in what is called the “Balcone dell’Umbria”, precisely Montefalco. The favorites to win are the experts in the plain such as the Dutch […]

BUSQANDO NUEVO “ASESINO”

BUSQANDO NUEVO “ASESINO”

PESCHICI: de Molfetta a Peschici, son 189 km, y se pasa de la provincia de Foggia a la de Bari, 2 ciudades vinculadas más al fútbol que a las motos. La primera todavía recuerda la era de Zemanlandia y la de el Foggia de los milagros de Ciccio Baiano, el otra, Bari feudo de los Matarrese, una familia que ha llegado a la cima del Federcalcio. El giro llega a Peschici, donde en un ciclismo de otra época, Danilo Di Luca pudo alcanzar una victoria espectacular con una aceleración digna de su apodo: “el asesino”. Aquí en Peschici, un nuevo “asesino” se está buscando en esta etapa, que podría salir […]

NEW “KILLER” WANTED

NEW “KILLER” WANTED

PESCHICI: from Molfetta to Peschici there are 189 km from the province of Foggia to Bari, 2 cities linked more to football than to bikes. The first still remember the era of Zemanlandia and the Foggia of miracles of Ciccio Baiano, the other is Bari of the Matarrese, a family that has reached the top of the Federcalcio. The Giro then arrive in Peschici, where in a cycling of another era, Danilo Di Luca was able to catch a spectacular win with an acceleration worthy of his nickname: “the killer”. Here in Peschici, a new “killer” is being sought in this stage, which could come out of either the group […]

NUOVO “KILLER” CERCASI

NUOVO “KILLER” CERCASI

PESCHICI: Da Molfetta a Peschici, sono 189 km, e si passa dalla provincia di Foggia a quella di Bari, 2 realtà storicamente legate più al calcio che alle 2 ruote. Una ancora ricorda sognante l’epoca di Zemanlandia e del Foggia dei miracoli di Ciccio Baiano, l’altra, Bari feudo dei Matarrese, famiglia che si era insidiata anche ai vertici della Federcalcio. Si arriva a Peschici, dove in un ciclismo ormai lontano e di cui non si ha nostalgia, Danilo Di Luca seppe cogliere una vittoria spettacolare con un’accelerazione degna del suo soprannome: “il killer”. Qui a Peschici, si cerca in questa frazione nervosa un nuovo “killer”, che potrebbe uscire sia dal […]

NEW “KILLER” WANTED

NEW “KILLER” WANTED

PESCHICI: from Molfetta to Peschici there are 189 km from the province of Foggia to Bari, 2 cities linked more to football than to bikes. The first still remember the era of Zemanlandia and the Foggia of miracles of Ciccio Baiano, the other is Bari of the Matarrese, a family that has reached the top of the Federcalcio. The Giro then arrive in Peschici, where in a cycling of another era, Danilo Di Luca was able to catch a spectacular win with an acceleration worthy of his nickname: “the killer”. Here in Peschici, a new “killer” is being sought in this stage, which could come out of either the group […]

NEW “KILLER” WANTED

NEW “KILLER” WANTED

PESCHICI: from Molfetta to Peschici there are 189 km from the province of Foggia to Bari, 2 cities linked more to football than to bikes. The first still remember the era of Zemanlandia and the Foggia of miracles of Ciccio Baiano, the other is Bari of the Matarrese, a family that has reached the top of the Federcalcio. The Giro then arrive in Peschici, where in a cycling of another era, Danilo Di Luca was able to catch a spectacular win with an acceleration worthy of his nickname: “the killer”. Here in Peschici, a new “killer” is being sought in this stage, which could come out of either the group […]

INSIDE THE RACE: THE SECRETS BEHIND A VICTORY BY DAVIDE MARTINELLI

INSIDE THE RACE: THE SECRETS BEHIND A VICTORY BY DAVIDE MARTINELLI

Davide Martinelli, a boy who has grown up using technology. He is used to working with modern instruments that technology made available to athletes. We were lucky enough, thanks to his kindness, to have access to his last kilometer data of the Cagliari stage. To best analyze these data we asked for the help of an athletic trainer, former pro, like Rubens Bertogliatti. The ticinese has supported us with his expertise. TECHNICAL FOCUS: a very spectacular stage set up by the guys of the QuickStep, with riders who have given the best of themselves, both physically and tactically. Let’s focus into the detail of the stage thanks to the precious […]