IS IT POSSIBLE TO MERGE INDOOR WITH OUTDOOR TRAINING?

IS IT POSSIBLE TO MERGE INDOOR WITH OUTDOOR TRAINING?

In this world of bicycles in incessant growth, I hear more and more often talk about theories that see the indoor component play an important role, especially in carrying out specific exercises. In that moment the question I ask myself is: is the nowadays athlete the result of a preparation that merges training on the road with indoor rollers? Is it possible that there are high-level athletes who practice mainly through indoor exercises? Or are these just fixations of some amateur cyclist fanatical of numbers? Let’s go step by step and find out how some high-level athletes use rollers. There are some, like Davide Martinelli, who know how to make a […]

WHO WILL WIN THE INNSRBUCK WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP?

WHO WILL WIN THE INNSRBUCK WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP?

INNSBRUCK (AUSTRIA):  The World Cup 2018 Austrian race presents itself tough enough to reduce the number of likely successful winners to a fewer number of contestants. It is a demanding contest, like you haven’t seen in a while, having nothing to share with the previous editions, when Peter Sagan shined. The Slovakian champion seems not to be included among the favourite ones, although he is not to be ignored, given his class. Two names earned the pole position: first, the French Julien Alaphilippe, who obtained extraordinary results in 2018 (Freccia Vallone, Classica San Sebastian, two stages during the Tour de France and the polka dot jersey, plus a series of […]

DAVIDE MARTINELLI: PYRAMID INTERVALS… SMALL DETAILS, GREAT DIFFERENCES

DAVIDE MARTINELLI: PYRAMID INTERVALS… SMALL DETAILS, GREAT DIFFERENCES

There are specific exercises that cyclists perform but that require a high knowledge of the basis. One of these exercise is the training for increasing strength that all modern athletes perform regularly during their training week. Following closely Davide Martinelli we noticed an interesting detail that is also visible in this video. The Quick Step athlete in fact performs the specific exercise dividing it into 2 parts, a first part standing and a second sitting. Is there a correct way to do these exercises? “It depends on the type of work we are doing. Personally I do the repetitions of 40-20 (40 “of effort followed by 20” rest) where in the […]

EUROPE-CANADA AND BACK… HOW TO FACE THE JET LAG?

EUROPE-CANADA AND BACK… HOW TO FACE THE JET LAG?

Heinrich Haussler (25 February 1984) is an Australian of German origin. He is an expert athlete who obtain some good results, such as one stage at the Tour, one at the Vuelta and the Australian Champion title. An athlete used to travel the world and face important journeys also for cycling. Talking with him is like accessing a huge database. The athlete from Bahrain Merida team has just returned from the Canadian trip in Quebec and Montreal. Today he helps us to understand how to face these experiences that affect a lot of stress on an athlete. How many days do you need before the race and after the race to recover from the trip? “Coming […]

PELLIZZOTTI: TOUR AND VUELTA? HERE’S HOW TO DO …

PELLIZZOTTI: TOUR AND VUELTA? HERE’S HOW TO DO …

Challenging two Grand Tours in the same season it’s a really demanding test but thanks to an experienced athlete like Franco Pellizzotti we can better understand how to deal with the double effort. Born in 1978, he won two stages in the Giro and a final podium (3rd in 2009) over a polka dot shirt at the Tour de France and many other good results including an Italian road title. This year was expected to make the 2 Grand Tours. The Tour with Vincenzo Nibali was aiming for an excellent placing in the standings and then going to the Vuelta trying to prepare the final of Vuelta in crescendo to settle at the World […]

SARA, THE FINISHER WHO DREAM KONA

SARA, THE FINISHER WHO DREAM KONA

Determination is not one of her weakness. A clear dream in her mind: participate in the Triathlon World Championships in Hawaii, Kona. Sara Fusetti is a rodigina, so they are called the inhabitants of the province of Rovigo(Italy) and took part in the Training Camp of Lanzarote where Sport Plus Health has taken care of the scientific preparation helping the athletes to understand their potential, avoid overload and import a adequate work plan. For five years she has been practicing the triathlon with great commitment and she reveals the motivations that led her to start such a demanding adventure: “The passion for triathlon is like a challenge. I always looked with admiration […]

#LAVUELTA: DON ALEJANDRO, 38 YEARS OLD, HE’S NOT TRAINING UPHILL BUT KEEP GOING FAST…

#LAVUELTA: DON ALEJANDRO, 38 YEARS OLD, HE’S NOT TRAINING UPHILL BUT KEEP GOING FAST…

At the Vuelta there is a kind of Highlander, it is the embatido Alejandro Valverde born in 1980. Over the years it has changed his nickname, first it was Balaverde, and also his skills. At the beginning he looked like a sprinter, then he became a men of Great Tour (his Vuelta Espana 2009) and finally a classic collector (4 Liège, 5 Freccia Vallone). With his skills if he had gone fast even on the climbs he would have been Eddy Merckx. Valverde comes from the region of Murcia, in the south east of Spain and loves the sun. A champion as strong as unique in some aspects of his preparation. Unlike many athletes, he […]

COLBRELLI, KEEP THE PHYSICAL CONDITION EVEN AFTER A GREAT TOUR? THAT’S HOW…

COLBRELLI, KEEP THE PHYSICAL CONDITION EVEN AFTER A GREAT TOUR? THAT’S HOW…

Sonni Colbrelli, professional cyclist of Team Bahrain Merida, was protagonist of an excellent test in Hamburg in the classic race made for sprinters and who saw the Italian champion Elia Viviani triumph for the second time. It was an attacking race that saw Sonni as a leading actor up to a few kilometers from the finish line. It is he himself who guides us in a series of considerations and that refer us to the theme of this period. After a stage race how do you keep your physical condition high? But let’s go in order starting from Hamburg. “The German race is a race that has some unique characteristics and that in the years has seen the […]

MEANWHILE NIBALI…

MEANWHILE NIBALI…

TOUR DE FRANCE 2018: Vincenzo Nibali arrived in France after having experienced a great first part of season. The victory of Milano Sanremo could be even enough to make this season a success. We always expect something extraordinary from the Squalo, even if this year the lights of the spotlight seemed more on other athletes: the usual favorite Chriss Froome, Nairo Quintana, the French Romain Bardet, Richie Porte. The Sicilian is not the type to be disturbed by certain details and accustomed to responding with facts. It has an incredible palmares with a Tour de France, 2 Giri d’Italia, a Vuelta Espana, not counting the podiums. Even in the classics, he gets along well with […]

KITTEL: THE SPRINTER WHO FEAR THE SRINTS

KITTEL: THE SPRINTER WHO FEAR THE SRINTS

The fear for the sprinter should be only a companion of those that do not disturb. A discreet presence that remains far from the mind would otherwise only end up hindering a job, that of the sprinter, which by definition is one that throws itself headlong into the fray. The sprints are excitement, more or less calculated risk, instinct and adrenaline. Not everyone’s stuff. It also takes a hint of healthy madness to compete in the tight spaces on the 70km/h line. Yet there is a runner who seems to be stuck in an important way from the fear of sprint. A strong contradiction for one who built his career […]