At the stage 8 of this years’ Tour de France, Chris Froome attacked on the descent. He quickly opened up a gap of a few seconds on his main general classification rivals, including Nairo Quintana. Then he tucked down onto the top tube of his bicycle and spun the 54 chainring with all he had, opening up an even bigger gap in the process. Finally, he won the stage by 13 seconds on his rivals.
A lot of people were astonished to his descending technique. But, in fact, we saw it before.
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In his final year as a pro, Fabian Cancellara got a special-edition Trek Madone for his last Tour de France. The bike is specially painted for him, and it celebrates the Spartacus’ entire career.
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Tour de France is the world’s most popular and prestigious bicycle race. Wining “the Tour” is a great victory for cyclists, as well as groupset producers. Here are the Tour de France Winner Groupsets, since 1937, year by year:
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Italian bike manufacturer Wilier Triestina celebrates its 110th year with a special edition of Zero.6. The bike’s frame has a claimed weight of 680 grams. Only 200 bikes will be produced.
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Alberto Contador’s Foundation Team (Fundación Contador Team) will use LOOK 695 bikes in the 2016 season. The Spanish team published a new video announcing their new team bikes on youtube.
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A beauty from Italia: the Stelbel Antenore is constructed with Columbus XCr stainless steel alloy tubing, “exclusively selected and customized for this particular frame”. CAmpagnolo Super Record groupset and Campagnolo Bora One wheels are completing the set.
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As a last minute surprise of the New Years’ Eve, Peter Sagan and his wife Katarina published a video on youtube: a tribute to the “Grease”, the 1978 American musical romantic comedy film directed by Randal Kleiser. The film stars John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, and Jeff Conaway. A dance scene from the movie, “You’re the One That I Want” became very famous. Peter and her wife reproduced that scene.
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Another amazing video by the Scottish trials cyclist Danny MacAskill titled “Cascadia”. He rides his bike across the rooftops of the picturesque Gran Canaria. The video is shot by the HERO4® camera from GoPro.
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Team Sky’s new Pinarello Dogma F8 team bike has been revealed. The bike unchanged from the Tour de France winning 2015 model, but the it has new graphic and colors. The components (Shimano Di2 drivetrain, other parts -Fi’zi:k and PRO-) remain the same. And there’s a special bike named “Froomey”, honoring his Tour de France 2015 victory.
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Italian bicycle manufacturer Pinarello announced its latest Dogma series: Pinarello Dogma F8W 2016 – “W” stands for wireless! The bike equipped with SRAM’s new RED eTAP wireless electronic groupset and will be available in limited numbers from January 2016.
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