FROOME AT GIRO? At least 2.000.000 of good reasons.

FROOME AT GIRO? At least 2.000.000 of good reasons.

After the Vuelta-Tour double Chriss Froome is dreaming for a new and almost impossible exploit: the Giro-Tour double. The last athlete to reach this goal, in 1998, was Marco Pantani, a legend for this sport. Rumors from overseas are every day louder, he should be at the next Giro, from 4th to 27th of May, as the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf wrote. RCS Sport already denied to be the source behind this news. A thing is sure, the 32 years old British athlete seems very fascinated by this idea also because in 2018 there will be 4 weeks between Giro and Tour, enough for completing a full physical recovery. We […]

FROOME AL GIRO? MILIONI DI BUONI MOTIVI…

FROOME AL GIRO? MILIONI DI BUONI MOTIVI…

Dopo la doppietta Vuelta Tour Chriss Froome punta sempre più con convinzione verso una nuova sfida ai limiti del possibile: il doblete Giro-Tour. L’ultimo a riuscirci, nel 1998, fu Marco Pantani, leggendario campione del ciclismo. Sono sempre più insistenti le voci da oltre manica che lo danno al via del prossimo Giro d’Italia, dal 4 al 27 maggio, come confermato dal quotidiano olandese De Telegraaf. RCS Sport ha subito smentito di essere la fonte di queste notizie. Una cosa è certa, il 32 enne britannico pare molto affascinato dal tentativo anche perché nel 2018, la distanza tra Giro e Tour sarà di ben 4 settimane, un tempo ritenuto sufficiente per […]

DAVIDE CASSANI: CON I GIOVANI SI LAVORA COSI’

DAVIDE CASSANI: CON I GIOVANI SI LAVORA COSI’

Davide Cassani è da tempo una figura di riferimento importante per il mondo del ciclismo. Da atleta lo chiamavano il CT in corsa. Poi, Commis­sa­rio Tecnico lo è diventato per davvero e oggi, a capo del progetto federale, fa di tutto per valorizzare e tutelare i giovani italiani che domani passeranno al professionismo. Davide è un convinto sostenitore della partecipazione in prove a tappe, utili per la crescita e per la selezione naturale degli atleti. Conoscere il suo pensiero è importante per comprendere a pieno i disegni fe­de­rali impostati per la valorizzazione dei giovani. Lei sostiene l’importanza della gare a tap­pe per Under, eppure Nibali da ragazzo non ha vinto […]

Davide Cassani: how to train young athletes

Davide Cassani: how to train young athletes

Davide Cassani is a long-time central figure in cycling. When he was still racing they were calling him “Racing coach”. Later he really became the Team Italy coach and today, head of the federal project, he works on helping and protecting the young athletes while growing up. Davide is a strong supporter of stage races, useful to improve their strengths and to select the best ones. “You stand for the importance of stage races for Under, but Nibali never won a Giro with his youth team, which was not even a first level one. How do you explain this? Phenomenons are a different topic. Anyway when Nibali was a junior he won […]

Davide Cassani: how to train young athletes

Davide Cassani: how to train young athletes

Davide Cassani is a long-time central figure in cycling. When he was still racing they were calling him “Racing coach”. Later he really became the Team Italy coach and today, head of the federal project, he works on helping and protecting the young athletes while growing up. Davide is a strong supporter of stage races, useful to improve their strengths and to select the best ones. “You stand for the importance of stage races for Under, but Nibali never won a Giro with his youth team, which was not even a first level one. How do you explain this? Phenomenons are a different topic. Anyway when Nibali was a junior he won […]

DAVIDE CASSANI: HOW TO TRAIN YOUNG ATHLETES

DAVIDE CASSANI: HOW TO TRAIN YOUNG ATHLETES

Davide Cassani is a long-time central figure in cycling. When he was still racing they were calling him “Racing coach”. Later he really became the Team Italy coach and today, head of the federal project, he works on helping and protecting the young athletes while growing up. Davide is a strong supporter of stage races, useful to improve their strengths and to select the best ones. “You stand for the importance of stage races for Under, but Nibali never won a Giro with his youth team, which was not even a first level one. How do you explain this? Phenomenons are a different topic. Anyway when Nibali was a junior […]

HOLIDAYS ARE GONE. HOW LONG TO BE BACK IN SHAPE?

HOLIDAYS ARE GONE. HOW LONG TO BE BACK IN SHAPE?

The end of autumn is here and for the cycling pros it’s time to plan the next season. Let’s start, with a mix of enthusiasm and programs. The target is to improve the fitness in the right way, without rushing. The first question could be: how long does it take to be back in shape? We can find an answer with Davide Martinelli, who started his workouts a few days ago. We should distinguish between the ones directly aiming at the fitness peak, and the ones who are planning for a target later in the season. I think that to be fast in Australia you need to do the first seasonal races […]

HOLIDAYS ARE GONE. HOW LONG TO BE BACK IN SHAPE?

HOLIDAYS ARE GONE. HOW LONG TO BE BACK IN SHAPE?

The end of autumn is here and for the cycling pros it’s time to plan the next season. Let’s start, with a mix of enthusiasm and programs. The target is to improve the fitness in the right way, without rushing. The first question could be: how long does it take to be back in shape? We can find an answer with Davide Martinelli, who started his workouts a few days ago. We should distinguish between the ones directly aiming at the fitness peak, and the ones who are planning for a target later in the season. I think that to be fast in Australia you need to do the first seasonal races […]

HOLIDAYS ARE GONE. HOW LONG TO BE BACK IN SHAPE?

HOLIDAYS ARE GONE. HOW LONG TO BE BACK IN SHAPE?

The end of autumn is here and for the cycling pros it’s time to plan the next season. Let’s start, with a mix of enthusiasm and programs. The target is to improve the fitness in the right way, without rushing. The first question could be: how long does it take to be back in shape? We can find an answer with Davide Martinelli, who started his workouts a few days ago. We should distinguish between the ones directly aiming at the fitness peak, and the ones who are planning for a target later in the season. I think that to be fast in Australia you need to do the first […]

VACANZE TERMINATE. QUANTO CI VUOLE A TORNARE IN FORMA?

VACANZE TERMINATE. QUANTO CI VUOLE A TORNARE IN FORMA?

Siamo a fine autunno e per i professionisti del pedale è tempo di tornare a pensare alla prossima stagione agonistica. Si riparte, tra entusiasmo e programmazione. L’obiettivo è quello di entrare in forma nel modo corretto, senza bruciare i tempi. La prima cosa che ci si potrebbe chiedere è Quanto tempo ci vuole per tornare in forma? Per dare una risposta a questa domanda ci viene incontro Davide Martinelli, che proprio da pochissimi giorni ha ripreso ad allenarsi. Bisogna fare una distinzione tra chi va subito in cerca del picco di forma e quelli che hanno degli obiettivi più avanti nella stagione. Credo che per andare forte in Australia, alle […]