Current UCI World Champion Rui Costa is the new member of the Italian team Lampre-Merida. The Portuguese will wear the rainbow jersey this year, except time trials, and ride a Merida Reacto EVO Team, in custom-made rainbow colors.
Today’s quote is from Tyler Hamilton. Hamilton was a teammate of banned cyclist Lance Armstrong during 1999, 2000, and 2001 Tour de France where Armstrong won the Yellow jersey. He is the only American rider to win one of the Five Monuments of Cycling (Liège-Bastogne-Liège in 2003). Unfortunately, he was doping when he won the …
Lotto-Belisol 2014 jersey has a retro look, and it is red and white in color. 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 …
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 and Infinito CV.
Here’s the quote of the day by Eddy Merckx: “In cycling, being sure of yourself is an almost inevitable guarantee of not winning.”
2013 Giro d’Italia winner Vincenzo Nibali was in Izmir (Turkey). In a La Gazzetta dello Sport organization, around 100 riders including Nibali, are traveling by ship and riding their bikes where they visit. The last stop was Izmir, Turkey’s third-biggest city, near the Aegean sea. They rode through Menemen, Manisa, then returned back to Izmir. …
End of en era. Euskaltel-Euskadi, the Basque team completes its last Grand Tour, Vuelta a España 2013, and says goodbye to the peloton.
Today’s photo of the day is coming from the USA Pro Cycling Challenge 2013 stage 6. The fans of Jens Voigt are really colorful: they opened a banner on the side of the road which reads “Shut up legs”, the famous quote by the popular German cyclist.
End of an era. Euskaltel-Euskadi is set to close its doors at the end of the 2013 season, after failing to secure sufficient sponsorship funds to continue. Spain’s financial crisis ends the Basque team’s 19-year association with top-flight cycling. The riders and team staff were now told that they must look elsewhere.
Hampsten Cycles, LLC, founded in 1999 by the legendary American cyclist Andy Hampsten and Steve Hampsten, and building all frames in-house in Seattle, WA. They offer a unique line of custom road frames and whole bikes.