Tagged: tour de france

MAVIC

After 43 years of support at the Tour de France(the French wheel-builder has provided support for all Tour riders since 1977)this will be the first year without the iconic yellow neutral service cars on the roads of the Tour de France and other major races organized by ASO like Paris-Roubaix and Liege-Bastogne-Liege. Yellow was a color, yellow was a mark, yellow was a symbol. Yellow was part of the history of French races. This is the end of a legendary, yellow magic era.

GRAND DÉPART

To mark and to celebrate the departure of the Tour de France 2020 from Nice (Saturday August 29) together with the Italian brand superleggero we are preparing a series of initiatives to celebrate the event.
In the coming weeks we’ll provide more information and further details.
Should you be planning to spend a few days in Nice, don’t hesitate to contact us. And do remember to bring your bicycle – we’d be more than happy to take you on the same roads as the Tour to discover these fantastic places.
Hope to see you soon!

ASPEN’86

The new silk carré aspen ’86 fresh designed for the Italian brand superleggero is my personal tribute to the Coors Classic, a race held in North America between 1975 and 1988.
The race was considered the fourth biggest stage race on the world cycling calendar after the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and Vuelta.
From a 3-day of racing in Colorado in the first years, the race grew to 2 weeks with stages across Nevada, Colorado, California, many of them criterium races or time trials like the time-trial hill climb up to San Francisco’s famous Telegraph Hill. read more…

it is not a French cultural thing!

«…Contrary to the testimony of DAVID BRAILSFORD in front of the Committee, we believe that drugs were being used by Team Sky, within the WADA rules, to enhance the performance of riders, and not just to treat medical need.” – British Parliament’s House of Commons, British Government Report.

(…)Then there were allegations that a mystery «Jiffy bag» delivered to WIGGINS at the Critérium du Dauphiné in 2011 contained a prohibited substance. A UK Anti-Doping Agency investigation did not bring any charges, hampered by a lack of evidence. That was partly due to the team doctor, FREEMAN, claiming he had lost the laptop containing WIGGINS’s medical data while on holiday in Greece.
(…)WIGGINS has always denied any wrongdoing and maintained the package contained the legal decongestant Fluimucil, an answer also given by FREEMAN in a written statement to a parliamentary hearing. The same doctor, FREEMAN who also worked for British Cycling allegedly took a delivery(to the National Cycling Center in Manchester)of banned testosterone patches but he was unable to account for them and said they had been delivered in error.
(…)Remember that BRAILSFORD also tried to persuade the Daily Mail to bury the «Jiffy bag» story because he feared it could mark “the end of Team Sky”, while the head of Ukad, NICOLE SAPSTEAD told Parliament in March that her investigators had met with “resistance” from Team Sky in their inquiries….
(…)WIGGINS once said SUTTON was like a ‘father’ to him but the Australian admitted to the Committee that in his opinion Sir Bradley’s use of triamcinolone was ‘unethical’….»