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 […]

TOUR DE FRANCE: WHO WINS?

TOUR DE FRANCE: WHO WINS?

In a few days, the Tour de France begins and immediately we start with the twists. The first is the most resounding with the re-admission of the outgoing winner, Chriss Froome, who was first driven to the door by the transalpine organizers and then readmitted because he was acquitted by the Wada after an anomalous value for the salbutanol was observed on 7 September. The second, less dramatic, but equally powerful, was caused by the exclusion of Nacer Bouhanni of the Cofidis team. A bit as if Real Madrid left Ronaldo on the bench during the Champions League final. Worn relationship meant that the sprinter was eliminated from the starting […]

MARTINELLI: MOTORPACING IN ORDER TO COME BACK BRILLIANT

MARTINELLI: MOTORPACING IN ORDER TO COME BACK BRILLIANT

There were athletes running in the Giro d’Italia and others that have carried out a detached after a very intense spring and they are already projecting themselves towards new sports aims in the second part of the year. It can happen that, in the middle of the season, there are some resting days, this has happend to Davide Martinelli, in order to recover the physical and mental level. “It is so – explains the strong rouleur of Lodetto di Rovato – an athlete needs some break from the physical and also psychological point of view. Everything has been agreed with the team, it is just a matter of planning and […]

FROOME’S PLANNINGS, PERFECT AT THE BEGINNING, THEN EXTREME SUBLIME

FROOME’S PLANNINGS, PERFECT AT THE BEGINNING, THEN EXTREME SUBLIME

BARDONECCHIA: Everything or nothing. This is the thought processed by Chris Froome yesterday evening when, after dinner, he found himself on the motorhome of the team and has pitted some simple considerations, the first one of a personal nature. “A placement in the Giro d’Italia does not change my career, I came to win and I want to do it at any risk“. The second one is of an exquisitely technical nature. “I feel better, I left behind me a series of bad lucks and in the third week I always went strong. I am a long-distance runner, I have a great experience and I want to try the challenge“. The Sky team plan has started […]