#LAVUELTA: IL FANTASMA DEL MOTORINO DI FROOME

#LAVUELTA: IL FANTASMA DEL MOTORINO DI FROOME

Impazza in questi giorni il video di Chris Froome in cui si sottintende che il britannico avrebbe montato un motorino all’interno della sua bicicletta. Il video visibile a questo link https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=66&v=_UNHibTi1wA e in poche ore ha avuto centinaia di migliaia di visualizzazioni suscitando le reazioni più disparate. In realtà ci sono un paio di considerazioni che vanno fatte. Il tratto in cui viene effettuata la ripresa è in discesa e quindi è normale che l’atleta prenda velocità. Al secondo 26 dello stesso video si può notare come anche un corridore in maglia Cannondale passi nello stesso punto lanciato e senza pedalare. Un corridore come Froome che ha costruito una grande carriera, in […]

#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: 2 RIGORI A PORTA VUOTA… Sì, MA CON I SUPPLEMENTARI

#LAVUELTA: 2 RIGORI A PORTA VUOTA… Sì, MA CON I SUPPLEMENTARI

  SIERRA NEVADA (SPA): 2 calci di rigore a porta vuota aspettano Chriss Froome in questa Vuelta Espana. È forse questa metafora calcistica che ci permette di capire meglio la portata dell’occasione che gli si prospetta. Si comincia oggi con la tappa con arrivo a Sierra Nevada che presenta una salita adatta alle caratteristiche del britannico e si continua martedì con la cronometro di 41 km. Occasioni ghiotte per rimpinguare il vantaggio in classifica che oggi è di soli 55”. Ieri Vincenzo Nibali, grazie all’abbuono del 3° posto, è riuscito a recuperare qualcosa… 4”. Certamente pochi ma buoni per il morale. Se oggi non dovesse comunque succedere ancora nulla ci […]

#LAVUELTA: AZZURRI AL TOP… E ORA CASSANI HA L’IMBARAZZO DELLA SCELTA

#LAVUELTA: AZZURRI AL TOP… E ORA CASSANI HA L’IMBARAZZO DELLA SCELTA

Matteo Trentin è solo l’ultimo degli azzurri in grande forma in questo periodo e che mette in condizione di imbarazzo il CT Davide Cassani. Per quale ragione? Perché il selezionatore azzurro si trova a dover gestire una rosa che sembra sprizzare di salute. In passato aveva registrato una serie di defezioni, come quando, proprio Matteo Trentin, si chiamò fuori dai Mondiali spagnoli di Ponferrada. In quell’occasione Cassani aveva apprezzato moltissimo l’onestà intellettuale in azzurro che piuttosto che nascondersi dietro ad una scusa aveva serenamente dichiarato la sua scarsa forma. Fu il Mondiale in cui Alessandro De Marchi venne lanciato in fuga per tutto il giorno e nel finale di giornata […]

#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 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 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: 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: 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 […]