A collection of stories, news and information that we thought you might find interesting and relevant.
- The 2020 Giro d’Italia had one of the most exciting finales in Grand Tour history, with Tao Geogenhart and Jai Hindley, both young riders who started the Giro as domestiques in the service of their team leaders who faltered. They were tied on time leading into the final time trial, in which Tao came out on top, but anyone who speculated that the race slowed down after several of the favorites departed were wrong. Ascents up the classic climbs were faster than ever and power numbers were impressive. Velonews posted an interesting power analysis of the final few stages here>>
- In the Mariposa Bicycles – Bicycle Specialties workshop, we have built bicycles with Columbus tubing for more than 40 years. They make some of the best tubing in the world. Antonio Colombo, of the founding family celebrates the Columbus – Cinelli centennial with art exhibit in Milan that is just ‘an intermediate sprint.’ Explore the gallery here >>
- Some people don’t like the look of mudguards on a sleek road bike but there’s no doubting the practical benefits. Here are six reasons why you should consider fitting them this winter.
- Canadian Triathlete, Lionel Sanders breaks the Canadian Hour Record. Sanders rode 51.304 km at the Milton Velodrome on Friday to set the new record. Sanders historic ride surpasses Ed Veal’s previous Canadian record of 48.587 km by nearly 3 km. Watch his attempt here>>
- An interesting new documentary was released earlier this month on the NTT Pro Cycling Team. It is the story of an African cycling team’s dream and its rise to the pinnacle of the sport – incredible highs and dramatic lows. This documentary takes you on the journey of Doug Ryder and his team with its higher purpose in the Qhubeka charity, as they attempt to summit the highest peaks of the cycling world. The team is now fighting for its future, as NTT recently announced that they would not be renewing as title sponsor of the team at the conclusion of the 2020 season. Watch Peak on Youtube>>