After Fabian Cancellara’s victory at Ronde van Vlaanderen (Tour of Flanders) 2013, a cycling fan named Jonathan Bockstael had published a video on youtube titled “Imitation Fabian Cancellara Ronde Van Vlaanderen 2013″, mocking at Cancellara’s English. He also had made jokes about Peter Sagan’s podium pinch.
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Lotto-Belisol has revealed its 2014 jersey, and it is red and white in color ans has a retro look. The Belgian team revealed the new kit on their website, and stated that “With ten riders leaving and nine newcomers the team will be partly different in the upcoming cycling year. That’s why there was chosen for a restyling of the shirt and the team will have a new look!”
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Dutch team Belkin’s (former Rabobank) new bike sponsor is Bianchi, for two years. Here is the first look at Team Belkin’s Bianchi Oltre XR.2.
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Colombian news publication “El Espectador” has chosen Movistar’s Nairo Quintana as the “Sportsman of the Year”.
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“In cycling, being sure of yourself is an almost inevitable guarantee of not winning.”
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Tarmac is the admiral ship of Specialized’s road bike models. According to Specialized, its stiffness-to-weight ratio is increased by 19% over the previous Tour de France winning version (refers to Andy Schleck’s 2010 Tour de France win. The original winner was Alberto Contador, he was also riding a Specialized Tarmac, but he lost his victory to Schleck due to doping).
As always, there are plenty of build options of each Specialized model.
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Spanish UCI WorldTour team Movistar will ride on Canyon bikes in 2014, although there’s no official confirmation yet. A sheet which shows Movistar’s preparation program for next season leaked to the Internet, and it already includes the images of the teams’ Canyon bike. Campagnolo is still the groupset and wheel sponsor of the Spanish team.
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Another cycling-related song. This time, from Tom Waits: Broken bicycles. A very, very beautiful, romantic, and sad song.
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Another Campagnolo 80th Anniversary Edition bike: Bianchi Oltre XR.2 “Campagnolo 80″ – limited edition launched at Eurobike 2013. The new bike features a natural carbon matt black color with silver chrome paint glossy inserts.
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I received a surprise package today, a gift from a friend: three books and a micro bicycle. I won the books in a bet, actually: Alberto Contador vs Chris Froome at Tour de France
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