Category Archives: professional cycling
Chasing the Rainbow Stripes

Santini is the Official Partner of the UCI and supporter of the World Cycling Centre in Aigle, Switzerland. The WCC is a coaching and training facility that offers development for around 100 athletes each year, in three Olympic disciplines: road, track and racing BMX. Check out more at the Santini UCI collection.

Aug 7, 2016 Comments are OFF
Patent Leather Helmet by Joe Parkin

“It was early fall, 1990, in Dublin, Ireland. I had just finished the final stage of the Tour of Ireland and was collecting myself a little, off away from the crowds and the other riders. I’d gone for the long breakaway — me and Irish rider Martin Early — but our bid had been shut down by one of the other teams. There wasn’t too much time to think about what could have been, though, before I was mobbed by some young boys looking for souvenirs.

They took the race numbers off my back and the bottle I hadn’t tossed away in the finale. I’d already had an Avocet cyclometer stolen earlier in the week, so I was pretty protective of the new one, but they did ask for it. They even asked for my jersey and shoes. I think they would’ve taken my shorts and socks if I’d offered.

And then one of them asked for my helmet.”

Continue reading Joe Parkin’s story on his hairnet helmet at Brancale!

Jul 27, 2016 Comments are OFF
Froome on Climbing

Gilette interviewed Chris Froome, the winner of Stage 08 of the TdF, while he was training in Mallorca, Spain with Team Sky about how he became such a good climber.

Jul 9, 2016 4 comments
JPows and the Sandpit

Jeremy Powers is no stranger to riding sandpits in UCI ‘cross races, yet he still has a love / hate relationship with each and every one.

May 18, 2016 5 comments
The ATOC Stage 02 Highlights

Stage two of the Amgen Tour of California fell in our literal backyard, taking place in the Angeles National Forest and finishing in Santa Clarita. The Peloton battled Highway 2, Big T and every incline of the day with prowess and panache. Unfortunately, our party didn’t make this highlight feed, but don’t worry, coverage from that is on the way tomorrow!

May 17, 2016 Comments are OFF