FAUSTO MASNADA: THE WORST DAY OF MY CAREER

FAUSTO MASNADA: THE WORST DAY OF MY CAREER

  In recent days, the CCC Team has announced that it has had to take drastic measures to address the lack of funds in this time of crisis, related to the health emergency for the Coronavirus Covid-19: the general manager Jim Ochowicz explained that the majority of the technical staff contracts have been suspended, while the salaries of the riders will be greatly reduced for the rest of the season (as high as 80%). In the last few days, some economic problems had emerged for Polish sponsor CCC which, due to the pandemic, saw the volume of its business collapse: the measures taken by Ochowicz were necessary due to the […]

CYCLIST – DOCTOR ELISE CHABBEY IN THE CORONAVIRUS LANE

CYCLIST – DOCTOR ELISE CHABBEY IN THE CORONAVIRUS LANE

A news that makes you think and that sees the Swiss professional cyclist Elise Chabbey as the protagonist. With the coronavirus pandemic still not reaching its peak and given that the cycling races have all been cancelled at the moment, Chabbey has decided to leave his team, Bigla-Katusha, to wear the white coat. The 27-year-old Swiss woman, who recently graduated in medicine, abandoned her preparation for the classical springtime to work at the University Hospital of Geneva. “Doing nothing is not in my nature. What’s happening is unprecedented, and given the gravity of the situation, I felt I had to do something…”, commented the redness. “When this crisis is over, […]

THE EXPERIENCE: I TRY… LET’S DO IT, MY TEST

THE EXPERIENCE: I TRY… LET’S DO IT, MY TEST

I’m starting from zero. I have no important technical basis and I let myself be guided by the desire to improve my physical fitness. My approach to SportPlusHealth is precisely for this reason. I heard from some friends that you can do a physical evaluation test and then set up a personalized work plan based on the quality of the training. For me it is an interesting speech, because it allows me to optimize my time which is divided between work and family. Let’s say it’s good fight, but I think it’s also fair to have a space at my disposal. Loving each other is a way to make others […]

EXPERIENCE: MISTAKES TO AVOID BEFORE AND DURING A TEST

EXPERIENCE: MISTAKES TO AVOID BEFORE AND DURING A TEST

My first test can’t even call it that. In fact, it was more an approach to the world of technology and science. For what reason? First of all, I’d never used a meter before. So, the first step was to pair the power meter to the SPH app in my phone (Ant+ or Bluetooth are the two communication modes). MISTAKES: Secondly, I have to say that my test did not go well for at least 2 reasons: one practical and the other psychological. GIVING 100%: From a practical point of view I have to admit that not having a great experience, I have not given 100% of my potential. I […]

SPH AND COLPACK BALLAN

SPH AND COLPACK BALLAN

The Colpack Ballan team, Continental and Under 23 players, makes use of the support of SPH. The Bergamo team counts on some of the best young people on the international scene such as Antonio Tiberi, time trial world champion, Andrea Piccolo, European junior champion, Alessio Martinelli, vice world junior champion on the road.The 2020 sporting directors will be Gianluca Valoti, Ivan Quaranta, Flavio Miozzo and Giuseppe Dileo. ROASTER: UNDER 23 Davide Boscaro Yuri Brioni Francesco Della Lunga Francesco Giodano Nicolas Gomez  (COL) Leandro Masotto Sergio Meris Michael Minali Davide Persico Nicola Plebani Thomas Trainini Gidas Umbri TEAM CONTINENTAL: Davide Baldaccini Caiati Aldo Alessio Martinelli Giulio Masotto Andrea Piccolo Luca Rastelli Alessio […]

IMPROVE YOUR PHYSICAL CONDITION WITH FSA POWERBOX & SPH

IMPROVE YOUR PHYSICAL CONDITION WITH FSA POWERBOX & SPH

Bicycling components company Full Speed Ahead are proud to announce their partnership with Sport Plus Health for the upcoming months. Sport Plus Health are the developers of an integrated platform for professional training analysis that uses data from sensors to record sessions and show a wide range of information in real time. Over the next months all those who purchase the FSA PowerBox powermeter crankset will have an opportunity for a 6-month free subscription to the Sport Plus Health App and will also be able to access all the services provided by the application. This is certainly an offer not to be missed when purchasing an FSA PowerBox crankset. Thanks […]

THE STORY OF THE BELGIAN PROMISE FIGHTING FOR A PLACE AMONG THE BIG ONES

THE STORY OF THE BELGIAN PROMISE FIGHTING FOR A PLACE AMONG THE BIG ONES

World champion:  tall, blond with blue eyes, degree in architecture, part-time worker and student in the evening to become also a trainer. Maxim Pirard, a 22-year-old Belgian, is certainly not one who likes to stand with his hands in his hands and strives to fulfill his dream of professional cycling. Elegant on a bike and with gentle manners once you get off the saddle. His power data also impressed the Belgian CT Rik Verbrugghe: 427 watts on 20′, 505 watts on 5′ and 812 watts in 1 minute. But let’s go with order. The Pirard smart guy is not exactly an unknown in the world of 2 wheels, he has […]

RETIREES, ONLY 29 YEARS, TAYLOR PHINNEY, UNVOICED TALENT

RETIREES, ONLY 29 YEARS, TAYLOR PHINNEY, UNVOICED TALENT

Quit at 29, after a nine-year career at the highest level. Although, it must be said, it has been a long time since we have seen that beautiful promise that dazzled us Italians, and not only, with a sparkling pink jersey of the 2012 Giro. The American Taylor Phinney passed Prof with Radioshack, it seems an eternity passed, and then immediately came to light at BMC where he played for 5 years before wearing the Cannondale shirts and then Education First. He has competed everywhere from the Olympics to the Tour de France to the cobblestones of Roubaix. He won numerous junior titles on the track and took part in […]

UCI WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP: WE ARE: FAVORITIS AND QUOTE

UCI WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP: WE ARE: FAVORITIS AND QUOTE

We’re finally there and the professional cycling world championships are about to start. After the 2018 edition of Innsbruck that made the climbers happy, and in particular the Spanish winner Valverde (who defends very well even in the flat), the one that will be held on Sunday in Yorkshire, Gran Brittany, will be a race for men specializing in the great classics. 285 km from Leeds to Harrogate, with the last 97 km to be covered on a circuit not without the harshness and with a slightly sloping finish. Slovak Peter Sagan, who was knocked out by the hardness of the course last year after a historic three-game winning streak, […]

YOUNG, BEAUTIFUL, STRONG AND WINNERS

YOUNG, BEAUTIFUL, STRONG AND WINNERS

The new generations that are advancing in cycling are very exuberant and certainly people like them very much. Well, in addition to Alejandro Valvederde, who stoically resists with his 38 years and his world champions t-shirt, there’s a lot of excitement. Behind him, in fact, there is a generation of baby phenomena that don’t ask permission, but they’ve already been able to show off themselves. What’s surprising? Everything! From the speed with they’re coming, to the explosive force they’re showing. The last in order of time is Tadej Pogacar, a pure talent of only 20 years, discovered by Giuseppe Saronni in times not suspicious. The Slovenian has already been in […]