FROM A DIY JOB TO A SCIENTIFIC ONE

FROM A DIY JOB TO A SCIENTIFIC ONE

The cold is pungent and going out on a bike is out of the question. You hear that many are already riding, the most aggressive have moved to the heat to emulate the professionals of the pedal. For you, cycling is a great passion, but you would never want to be a 2-wheeled fundamentalist. You like to ride when work and family allow it. But you understand that the sport of cycling has changed a lot. We’re talking about watts and high-intensity work. New instruments are used, such as the power meter, and it is necessary to interpret the data so extrapolated. It is not only necessary to measure, but […]

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 […]

RESEARCH: BECOME AN HRV TESTER

RESEARCH: BECOME AN HRV TESTER

Hello, we kindly ask you 45″ of your time. The SPH staff works with the goal of a more and more complete product for you athletes. Our energies are directed to the completion of the analysis platform, releasing complex data in simple form. For this reason, we’re creating an index that can help you in assessing the state of your fitness. To refine this index, we need your cooperation! In fact, we are looking for athletes willing to try a preview of a new feature of the app, related to the calculation of your daily HRV and analysis of workouts. A very useful parameter to discover physical tiredness in the […]

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 […]

TRAIN IN POWER. WHY?

TRAIN IN POWER. WHY?

The question a cyclist asks is: why have you been training in power for a few years? The use of watts is not a prerogative reserved for a well-defined sports elite, but it is an advantage for all cyclists and not only. Training with watts means relying on a scientific data that does not undergo subjective variables that intervene when training for example based on heart beats. What can these variables be? High temperature, a psychological stress condition (personal reasons, disappointments, work concerns) and substances such as caffeine that can have a major impact on heart activity and thus provide unreliable indications. For this reason, you use a tool like […]

TIM COOK: CYCLING IS TECHNOLOGY! AND SPH IS ALREADY THERE

TIM COOK: CYCLING IS TECHNOLOGY! AND SPH IS ALREADY THERE

A few days ago, Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, has tweeted talking about technology in the world of cycling, which is now close to F1. They are used by almost all World Tour teams and they benefit greatly from them. What’s this about? Real-time data transmission during races, evaluation of the athlete’s parameters, heartbeats and expressed power and post-race analysis. Sometimes it is enough to have these details to preserve an athlete during a stage. “His beats don’t go up, he’s tired”, or “He’s not releasing all his power, we’re undercover”. Just as the exact opposite happens, “He’s fine, and we’ll send him on the attack”. Transmission is via SIM card […]