Month: March 2020

We are all adjusting to new realities in life and sport. With much of the world in lockdown and training curtailed, how does this affect our fitness? How much will we lose, and what is the minimal dose that we need to retain our fitness? First off, I hope that everyone is keeping safe and
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Back in February, the team at Digital Worldbike presented a pretty wild idea. Before many of us were forced into self quarantine or recommended to practice social distancing, Digital Worldbike announced their plans for what they claimed would be the bicycle industry’s first digital cycling conference. Seeing where we all currently stand, that sound like
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Interview: After Ed Hood received his latest rant from Viktor, it seemed a good idea to have a word with the mentioned Mr. Hambini. Famous for his YouTube videos where he says what he thinks and shows the flaws in many bike items. If you read the recent, ‘Vik Rant’ we ran the other day,
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Coach Interview: Aldo Sassi was one of the best coaches at a time when many riders were relying on more than ‘pane e acqua’. Sassi wouldn’t touch a rider if they ‘dabbling’, but he did produce stars… and Ivan Basso. Aldo Sassi and Ivan Basso In these times of ‘pas des courses’ it makes life
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While there have been many documentaries about cycling, very few dramatic movies have featured the bicycle as a central element. If you like grim realism (and it is really grim) Vittorio De Sica’s 1940 “Bicycle Thieves,” a title also translated as “The Bicycle Thief,” is considered one of the greatest movies ever made but for
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Wevelgem Remembered: Riding through the cobbles and bergs of Belgium where thousands died in the World Wars uniquely connects our sport to tragic historic events. Peter Easton of VeloClassic Tours knows cycling in Belgium better than most, and offers his take on what makes riding here special. There is a distinct calm that defines the
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PeloPics: Gent-Wevelgem should have been this Sunday, but… We have rummaged through the Cor Vos archive and put together this collection of the best photos from Gent-Wevelgem from the 70s, 80s and 90s. The Wevelgem race might be the poor cousin of the Ronde van Vlaanderen with less muurs and cobbles, but it always had
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