#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 […]

#LAVUELTA: THE SMILING ESTEBAN

#LAVUELTA: THE SMILING ESTEBAN

XORRET DE CATI: Today we are still climbing at Vuelta Espana. The most interesting duel in the ranking is between Froome and Chavez. The small Colombian has been through difficult times this season, where he had an accident that he had suffered for 60 days, and then tragically lost a loved one of his staff. Not the best conditions to emerge at a high level and in fact the Tour de France was a failure. Now Chavez has found morale, legs and smile and points straight to the podium. For the success of the Vuelta 2017 it is tough because at the time trial he will lost minutes.   THE […]

#LAVUELTA CHAMPAGNE, NOT FOR BARDET AND BETANCUR

#LAVUELTA CHAMPAGNE, NOT FOR BARDET AND BETANCUR

SAGUNT (SPA) – Great cyclism at Vuelta de Espana where the very high rhythm brought some athlete at worning-out. Today, the first one giving up has been Romain Bardet, the French racer gained the third place at Tour de France but already in Paris he seemed exhausted. In Sagunt we had a double for Poland, with the expert Tomasz Marczynski (Lotto Soudal) winning and Pawel Poljanski (Bora Hansgrohe) behind him. Third was the rookie Enric Mas (Quick Step). They were all part of a breakaway with other 37 athletes, later reduced to 28 and then 23, which started during the first of the five daily uphills. The beauty of cyclism […]

#LAVUELTA: THE BRAVE OF LUTSENKO

#LAVUELTA: THE BRAVE OF LUTSENKO

  LAVUELTA: Stage number 5 and first test. From Benicassm to Alcossebre. An up and down along 175,7 km and today’s breakaway made by a brave Alexey Lutsenko (Astana), the same insulted by the group at Tour de France in Isoar when he tried another action from the very long distance making someone really upset. “Where are you going?” they asked him. He wanted to go for the victory he desired. This success is double for Astana, as gained by a Kazakh athlete. Brave, smart and talented he overcame Alaphilippe and Soler who lost their chance struggling each other while the Alexandre Vinokourov racer was taking the lead. Behind, there […]

#LAVUELTA: MATTEO TRENTIN, NOMEN OMEN

#LAVUELTA: MATTEO TRENTIN, NOMEN OMEN

TARRAGONA (SPA): Matteo Trentin is an atypical Italian, coming from, as his name says, Trentino. He is atypical because he has Belgian DNA. Specialized in classic races, he is running for one of the most important teams in the World, and the strongest considering just the big races of the northern Europe. Today’s stage in Tarragona had a very difficult final part, for which he found the perfect interpretation. Even if he is not a sprinter, he managed to beat all of them starting from the Spanish Juan Lobato. Our Sacha Modolo, ideally more exposive than Trentin, took just the 6th place.   Thus was it a quiet stage? Not […]

NIBALI SUFFERS AND COME BACK!

NIBALI SUFFERS AND COME BACK!

ANDORRA: Vincenzo Nibali suffers and leaves the group, but later he comes back in and takes the lead winning a very intense stage at Andorra. Sicilian racer has been great in managing his energy, or maybe he was just acting during the first part, before triumphing in front of David Delacruz and Froome. With this action he took the green shirt, while also reducing the delay in the general ranking to 10″. The leader is still the white Kenian Chriss Froome, who wants to make a great performance in this Vuelta, better than the ones of the previous years, and finally win after three second places. “I knew that Andorra […]

#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 […]