ON THE ZONCOLAN, HE HAS ALREADY WON

ON THE ZONCOLAN, HE HAS ALREADY WON

(Zaral Virgolin in the Mediolanum picture). There is someone who has already won on the Zoncolan, he climbed it after returning to life. His name is Zaral, from Friuli, a borderland that knows so much about history. Not an ordinary person, but a “survivor”, one who has beaten a cancer, but he did not remain unscathed from the wounds. Without a leg, however, it is possible to live and to face unimaginable challenges for many people, and perhaps, once a time for him. Its power is not its physical strength, but its inner strength. A disarming smile and a great desire to live, he knows that time is precious and […]

HOW STRONG IS MOHORIC?

HOW STRONG IS MOHORIC?

IMOLA: How strong is Matej Mohoric? Many people have asked themselves this question in these days at the Giro d’Italia. During the stage at Imola, he was ready to help the leader Domenico Pozzovivo, who was lingering on a hard day due to the rain. Coming back in the group, Mohoric has launched an attack together with the Colombian Carlos Betancour. After the victory in spring at the GP Industria e Artigianato and the victory at the 10th stage of the Giro in Gualdo Tadino, he must have tought that it could have been another good day. The legs were strong, but that bit of final indecision made the sprinter […]

GIRO: ¿PERO QUÉ TAN FUERTE ES MOHORIC?

GIRO: ¿PERO QUÉ TAN FUERTE ES MOHORIC?

IMOLA: ¿Pero qué tan fuerte es Matej Mohoric? Muchas personas se lo han preguntado en estos días en el Giro d’Italia. En la etapa de hoy en Imola estaba listo para ayudar al capitán Domenico Pozzovivo, que se demoraba en un día difícil debido a la lluvia. De regreso en el grupo, Mohoric lanzó un ataque en compañía del colombiano Carlos Betancour. Un equilibrista y después de ganar en primavera en el GP Industria e Artigianato, la 10ª etapa del Giro a Gualdo Tadino, debió pensar que hoy podría ser otro buen día. Las piernas estaban bien, pero ese poco de indecisión final ha hecho que el velocista Sam Bennet […]

SALTA CHAVES Y EN UN MOMENTO INCLUSO EL GIRO…

SALTA CHAVES Y EN UN MOMENTO INCLUSO EL GIRO…

Una etapa espectacular y hermosa ganada por Matej Mohorič, la más larga en el Giro d’Italia. La fracción que dio la prima grande vuelta de tuerca con la despedida de los sueños rosados del pequeño y sonriente Esteban Chaves. Después de la sonrisa del Etna, las lágrimas. Una reflexión despiadada inmediatamente después de la línea de meta. “El Giro es así. Hace unos días fue uno de los mejores días, hoy es muy duro para la moral. Es la vida. No tenía fuerzas en las piernas, no podía quedarme con los mejores en la primera subida. En cierto punto, habíamos regresado a un minuto de desapego, entonces no había nada […]

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 this period it is advisable to make […]

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 this period it is advisable to make […]

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 […]

HOLIDAYS ARE GONE. HOW LONG TO BE BACK IN SHAPE?

HOLIDAYS ARE GONE. HOW LONG TO BE BACK IN SHAPE?

The end of autumn is here and for the cycling pros it’s time to plan the next season. Let’s start, with a mix of enthusiasm and programs. The target is to improve the fitness in the right way, without rushing. The first question could be: how long does it take to be back in shape? We can find an answer with Davide Martinelli, who started his workouts a few days ago. We should distinguish between the ones directly aiming at the fitness peak, and the ones who are planning for a target later in the season. I think that to be fast in Australia you need to do the first seasonal races […]

CYCLING: GYM, POWER LIFTING YES OR NOT? HOW MANY ALTERNATIVES…

CYCLING: GYM, POWER LIFTING YES OR NOT? HOW MANY ALTERNATIVES…

The pro athletes started over with their workouts with bikes too. Contemporarily they are training in gym and someone, as our Davide Martinelli, is also doing cyclocross. Work is differentiated between floor exercises and weights. Let’s follow the experts to understand how to manage this part of the season which is very important. You must avoid overload or excessive rest. “I go to gym three times a week, usually in the morning where I perform floor exercises and squat. Later I go out with the bike to transform the workload”. These are the activities which Davide Martinelli and his top level colleagues follow. “A lot of people is asking me if we use weights. During the floor exercises we […]

CYCLING: GYM, POWER LIFTING YES OR NOT? HOW MANY ALTERNATIVES…

CYCLING: GYM, POWER LIFTING YES OR NOT? HOW MANY ALTERNATIVES…

The pro athletes started over with their workouts with bikes too. Contemporarily they are training in gym and someone, as our Davide Martinelli, is also doing cyclocross. Work is differentiated between floor exercises and weights. Let’s follow the experts to understand how to manage this part of the season which is very important. You must avoid overload or excessive rest. “I go to gym three times a week, usually in the morning where I perform floor exercises and squat. Later I go out with the bike to transform the workload”. These are the activities which Davide Martinelli and his top level colleagues follow. “A lot of people is asking me if we use weights. During the floor exercises we […]