What kind of person uses doping? It’s a weakness in somebody who looks for tricks and frills. A person who has so little regard for himself that he thinks he is incapable of reaching his objectives without the “help” of an outside doctor or technology. These are persons who should be helped and not just criticized (even if this comes naturally).
The position on the bike can be modified in three points: the saddle, the handlebars (and the aerobars for the triathlete), and the shoes/pedals.
Objectivity means realizing that we are not competing to excel in the professional sphere and to know that what we are doing is not our work. Reasonability is knowing that we are working towards improving ourselves rather than winning.
The job of an athlete (cyclists and others) has changed profoundly over the last years and today I would like to discuss how this job has become more complex and requires more energy.
Packing a bike for a trip by plane is a delicate operation, but don’t underestimate a trip by car either. Here are the suggestions from Alessandro Degasperi, Martina Dogana and Alessandro Fabian.
Paolo Slongo, ex-amateur sprinter from Treviso and the athletic trainer of Vincenzo Nibali, explains why also non-professional cyclists should be multi-disciplinary athletes.
Guendalina is the Sales Manager for 3T Cycling that organized the first Jeroboam Gravel Challenge this year, a cycling race on gravel which passes through the wonderful vineyards of Franciacorta, alongside the Iseo lake, to finally reach the beautiful mountains. The race offers 3 routes: the Jeroboam 300km, the Magnum 150km, and the Standard 75km. Her first time participating in such a race, Guendalina chose the intermediate route and told us with great irony about her exceptional journey with the Exploro, the high-performing gravel frame of 3T.
One of the most interesting developments of the past years in the world of cycling has been the launch of the gravel bike by the biggest brands. The gravel bike is a road bike that has been modified to be able to not only tackle the tarmac, but also unpaved roads, dirt tracks, and all those other roads normally only accessible to the mtb. Guendalina Dal Pozzo, Sales Manager with 3T Cycling, will tell us more about this world
One of the questions I hear most often is “what kind of saddle would you advise me?”
The injury that prevented Aru from participating in the Giro is one of those situations in which resilience becomes a precious instrument to be able to get back in the field after a forced stop. This holds true not only for injuries but for other situations as well.