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 […]

ON THE ZONCOLAN, HE HAS ALREADY WON

ON THE ZONCOLAN, HE HAS ALREADY WON

(Zaral Virgolin in the Mediolanum picture). There is someone who has already won on the Zoncolan, he climbed it after returning to life. His name is Zaral, from Friuli, a borderland that knows so much about history. Not an ordinary person, but a “survivor”, one who has beaten a cancer, but he did not remain unscathed from the wounds. Without a leg, however, it is possible to live and to face unimaginable challenges for many people, and perhaps, once a time for him. Its power is not its physical strength, but its inner strength. A disarming smile and a great desire to live, he knows that time is precious and […]

Jump the stage Chaves and soon also the Giro.

Jump the stage Chaves and soon also the Giro.

GUALDO TADINO: Matej Mohorič won an amazing and beautiful stage, the longest in the Giro d’Italia. The stage which gave the first big twist with the goodbye to the pink dreams of the small and smiling Esteban Chaves. After the smile of the Etna volcano, the tears. A merciless reflection immediately after the finish line. “This is the Giro. A few days ago it was one of the best days, now it’s really hard for the mood. This is the life. I had no strength in my legs, I could not stay with the best cyclists on the first hill. At a certain point, we had returned to a minute […]

NIBALI: WHAT A SURPRISE.. OR MAYBE NOT. PAOLO SLONGO’S WORD OF HONOUR

NIBALI: WHAT A SURPRISE.. OR MAYBE NOT. PAOLO SLONGO’S WORD OF HONOUR

NIBALI: WHAT A SURPRISE.. OR MAYBE NOT. PAOLO SLONGO’S WORD OF HONOUR At the start line, in the square in front of Milan’s Sforza Castle, team Bahrain Merida is getting ready to set out on a Milan-Sanremo edition that promises to be very wet. Other riders are the favourites for the race, and as a matter of fact the spotlight is turned on Sagan and Kwiatkowski. The preparation goes on steady, but it’s not relaxed. Plenty of fans out there, but the rain is pouring down and the riders take shelter in the motorhome, right until the last minute. The official start is scheduled for 9:45. At 9:30 Paolo Slongo […]

THE STATISTICS OF THE TEAM AT ITS BEST

THE STATISTICS OF THE TEAM AT ITS BEST

After coming back from China where he took part to the last event of the World Tour season, Davide Martinelli spoke about this experience with SportPlusHealth. In China I completed a stage race very hard also from a psychological point of view. Usually by the end of October we are already in holiday. Despite this a lot of athletes arrived here in great shape. In World Tour races you can always find numerous champions and the competition level is high even if someone was more tired than usual. In fact the group was reducing in number more easily than during other races. Davide was in China to cover a role […]