#LAVUELTA: THE PHANTOM OF FROOM ENGINE

#LAVUELTA: THE PHANTOM OF FROOM ENGINE

These days a video of Chris Froome show that the British would have mounted a small engine inside his bicycle. The video can be found at this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=66&v=_UNHibTi1wA and within a few hours it has had hundreds of thousands of views that trigger the most disparate reactions. In fact, there are a couple of considerations that need to be made. The stretch in which the shot is taken is downhill and therefore it is normal for the athlete to take speed. At the second 26 of the same video it can be noticed that even a Cannondale knit runner moves in the same thrown spot and without pedaling. A runner like Froome who […]

#LAVUELTA: 2 PENALTY WITHOUT GOALKEEPER… BUT THERE’S ALSO THE EXTRATIME

#LAVUELTA: 2 PENALTY WITHOUT GOALKEEPER… BUT THERE’S ALSO THE EXTRATIME

SIERRA NEVADA (SPA): 2 penalty for Chris Froome in this Vuelta Espana. This football metaphor allows us to better understand the opportunity that is presented to him. It begins today with the arrival at Sierra Nevada which has a climb suitable for British characteristics and continues on Tuesday with the 41 km time-trial. Hottest occasions to offset the lead in the overall classification that today is only 55″. Yesterday Vincenzo Nibali, thanks to the 3rd place aboard, managed to recover 4″. Certainly few but a good thing for morale. If today still does not happen anything, there will be the time-trial on Tuesday to make further adjustments to the Spanish race. A slightly […]

#LAVUELTA: WHAT ABOUT FAIRPLAY? NO, A RACE IS A RACE

#LAVUELTA: WHAT ABOUT FAIRPLAY? NO, A RACE IS A RACE

Chris Frome snorts, misses a gear and sees the chain jumping … then he changes the bicycle and starts again. He put too much energy needing to return in the peloton, so he force on pedals but the low lucidity in the curve makes him fall. The skill, the real one, is to keep the cold blood to be able to regain the mental serenity after the fall and challenge the tension of those who just made a double mistake on live TV. In the end he is the one who has everything to lose as he is the strongest, but he is still in advantage over the opponents in the overall standings, and with a […]

#LAVUELTA: WHAT DOES NIBALI SAY

#LAVUELTA: WHAT DOES NIBALI SAY

CALAR ALTO: Someone has seen the stars and it is possible since the arrival of Vuelta was located at the Calar Alto Astronomical Observatory. Vincenzo Nibali tries several times to win this race and he gets really close. He miss just one think to complete the perfect day and gap also Chris Froome that in this Vuelta is the man to defeat launched towards a double victory Tour-Vuelta. Nibali has all the potential even though the Iberian race is still long. Nibali attacks, eyes are those of the tiger. He puts all the power needed to create a gap that never rises over a few dozen meters. In Sicilian grimaces we can see all the fatigue and […]

#TOURDEFRANCE: the reasons why Aru could win…

#TOURDEFRANCE: the reasons why Aru could win…

Fabio Aru can win this Tour de France? At the moment he and his entourage have said that they only think about the stage of tomorrow with no distraction. Humility is preached but the awareness of being close to something big is strong. Lets analyze from the unknown. One, underestimated to this point, is called Romain Bardet. The French, winner today, is riding very well since the start of the Tour and is supported by a powerful team (AG2R). Apparently fragile, Bardet is actually really strong and he is already on the podium in Paris 2 years ago. The second is obviously Chris Froome who has experience and 22km of the last stage, the chrono, that […]

Quickstep’s house problem: Gaviria or Kittel?

Quickstep’s house problem: Gaviria or Kittel?

Marcel Kittel, shirt number 4. Ivan Drago is actually in the saga of the 4th film dedicated to Rocky Balboa, Silvester Stallone‘s film. Blond and physically like a boxer, the German of QuickStep says he is in a perfect physical condition and, dressed in his green jersey he will arrive in Paris with this primate. All right till now. It would be good if Kittel wasn’t at the center of an intense negotiations. Some evaluations must be made in Quick Step’s home that now has in its team 2 of the world’s fastest riders. Only a month ago, it seemed that the Belgian team, a really strong team, had already chosen has main character Ferdinando Gaviria, a really fast Colombian who also won […]

CONTADOR, A CRISIS THAT COMES FROM THE PAST.

CONTADOR, A CRISIS THAT COMES FROM THE PAST.

Tomorrow stage will starts from Perigueux and goes to Bergerac, famous for Cirano. All the big ones are ready to start apart the poor Richie Porte who is in the hospital. On this Tour the only cyclist who misses is Alberto Contador. Pinto’s spanish is actually in the race, 5′:15″ far from the leader at the 12th place. The true defeat of this 2017 edition. You might wonder whether it’s a just an unlucky year or a career ending. The champion has always stated that the data recorded in training were good and that the leg was the ones of the right days. It is a sign that even the watt sometimes aren’t so […]

Aru has a great start, the race is already hot

Aru has a great start, the race is already hot

Planche des Belles Filles (FRA): At 2,400 meters from the arrival, the group still riding at a crazy rate. Gerrain Thomas had yet to go into action to give the latest sprint in favor of Chris Froome but at that point Fabio Aru placed his shot, a bit to pride and a bit to test the resistance of the opponents. And then the surprise, the Villacidro’s Sardinian broke all the tactics of super-programmed athletes from the UK SKY team. Here, on this finish line, Vincenzo Nibali, a friend of Aru, had also won. Today Pedal-Aru, after a difficult time of sacrifices and the suffering of not being part of the Giro that starts […]

SAGAN OUT?

SAGAN OUT?

VITTEL: the arrival in France is a real storm. With Sagan out, disqualified, Cavendish out, is time for Arnoud Demare, the champion of France, to win with arms raised. To be honest, he does not dispute an immaculate sprint, with an important change of direction that only his French passport condoned him. It’s a nice runner Demare, it’s a pity that every time he wins, he is dragging a polemic. This was likewise at Milan’s Sanremo last year when he was accused of having come back from a fall due to a car ride. Today’s real news remains the exaggerated expulsion of Peter Sagan. The accusation is that he had caused the fall of […]

A smart mind to leave troubles behind

A smart mind to leave troubles behind

LONGWY: Peter Sagan is the man with the strength, the security, and ability to remedy the mistake that could be fatal. A man with an extraordinary strategic vision that allows him to stay covered up to the last 400 meters of the terrible 2,000 finals and then to play his best card. Everyone try to win the race, the most convinced is the Olympic champion Greg Van Avermaet who seems to do all by himself but then goes to support Richie Porte. Then also Alberto Contador try to win the race but it seems that he does not have enough power to stand there. Yet he is one who points to the victory of this Tour. Sagan’s mind is fast, he looks […]