2020 Granfondo Stelvio Santini on Rouvy: Conquer The King of Climbs Virtually

The final climb in the Granfondo Stelvio Santini is coming to ROUVY: the famous indoor cycling platform will be allowing all cycling fans to tackle the Stelvio Pass climb on June 7, the day the Valtellina Granfondo should have taken place. The top three men and the top three women finishers will receive prizes of Santini Cycling Wear technical clothes, while the fastest man and fastest woman will also get two free entries each to the 2021 Granfondo Stelvio Santini.

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Cycling to Recycling: Spray-Painting an Old Bike

The world is undergoing a paradigm shift with the COVID-19 crisis, and if sustainability was already making a major impact on the consumer market prior to the pandemic, it will undoubtedly hold even greater importance in the future. Across the globe, experts in sustainability are lamenting the ‘throwaway culture’ that is leading not only to environmental disaster but also to a missed opportunity to give many old objects new life. If you love cycling and have family members who would love to take up the sport, why not repaint an old bike and give them a personalized gift they won’t forget?

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Pinarello ESPADA (Indurain’s Hour Record breaking bike in 1994)

Designed and developed during the last millennium, Pinarello ESPADA was way ahead of its time. It was the bike that Miguel Indurain used while breaking the Hour Record. One of the most iconic bikes ever produced, it is also known as “Pinarello Sword” because espada means sword in English.

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11 Little supporters of Fausto Coppi

Today’s historic photo of the day is a very cute photo – eleven little supporters of Fausto Coppi, “il campionissimo“. The photo must be taken in 1958 because Coppi raced for the Bianchi-Pirelli team in 1958.

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Best Road Bikes Under $1,000 (2020 update)

COVID-19 pandemic caused a cycling ‘explosion’ in the world. Riding a bike is fun, freeing, socially distant, and good for your health. A lot of people now consider cycling to commute from home to work or vice versa. Road bikes are not only good for performance rides but also great for commute: they are lightweight, agile, and fast. And it really feels great to ride a road bike. Unfortunately, high-end road bikes are expensive. But you don’t have to spend a lot of money on a road bike if you use it only for commuting – there are many cheaper alternatives. Here are the best road bikes under $1,000 (2020 update).

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Santini and SenzaGiro join forces to support Bergamo social cooperative Namasté

Santini flanks “SenzaGiro”, the road race that never was: the winner’s jersey plus a jersey each of the 21 stages to be auctioned to raise funds for Bergamo social cooperative Namasté …plus a kit for the SenzaGiro fans.

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Former Astronaut was cycling to work when he was working at NASA

Today I learned that former NASA astronaut, engineer, and former U.S. Navy captain Mark Kelly (Captain Mark Kelly – @CaptMarkKelly on Twitter) is a cycling commuter. He was cycling to work when he was working at NASA.

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OREKA Training appoints Ben Simmons as their new UK Sales Manager

OREKA Training is now ready to launch in the UK market, after some months of hard work, the brand will finally start selling directly to stores in the UK territory. For this purpose, the brand has appointed Ben Simmons as their new UK Sales Manager starting March 1st. Ben is well known in the cycling industry, he has experience in marketing, brand management, and sales from previously working with other premium cycling brands. Ben also has a background in coaching, mechanics and has been a competitive cyclist for over 20 years.

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Mountain bikers can strengthen the connection between humans, nature and recreational space

Jim Cherrington, Sheffield Hallam University

Lockdown and socialising restrictions have led to many people increasingly appreciating the great outdoors. In many areas there has been a sharp increase in the number of people out cycling and walking every day.

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