Winning a sprint doesn’t come down to any one thing but rather a culmination of things including teamwork, speed, calculation, and power. Win a sprint of the Tour de France and you’ll be remembered for a long time. This video gets into how teams approach a sprint finish and why they are lined up they way they are. When you’re watching the next sprint finish, look and see what team members are riding where and see how far back their sprinter starts their sprint from. There’s a lot going on at 40+ mph and a lot of comes down to instinct and split second decisions. If you hesitate, it’s already too late. This video from Eurosport does a good job of describing the details of sprint.
Adam Yates of Orica Bike-Exchange was off the front by himself in second place on Stage 7. Meanwhile, a fan ventured too close to the generator keeping the 1 kilometer to go inflatable upright and apparently caught his belt on the power cored for it. With about near perfect timing, the collapsing inflatable caught Yates just as he was riding under it. The follow moto carrying spare wheels caught the whole thing on a GoPro which is the video below. Yates luckily only needed stitches on his chin but that will be a crash he as well as the cycling world will remember for a long time.
Tour de France 2016: Adam Yates crashes into collapsed inflata…Watch the moment when Adam Yates, of Orica Bike-Exchange, hit an inflatable arch which collapsed as he powered his way towards the finish line in Stage 7. Yates, who needed stitches in a chin injury, said later: “I had no idea I had hit something. Next thing I knew I was on the floor.”
Posted by Velon CC on Saturday, July 9, 2016
Definitely a Rocky influence in this video but still a great take away of never give up. Peter Sagan’s hard work paid off with wearing the Yellow Jersey for the past 3 days in the Tour de France. He wanted to win big races since he was a kid and he wrote the script to his own movie, his life. Whatever it is that you want to do, be it on the bike or life in general, do it and do it they way you want to. An additional take away form this video is that with cycling you don’t have to just ride but can do other things to stay fit and get strong.
Peter Sagan *sunroot movie part. 1Život je ako film… Niekedy ťažký, inokedy sladký 😉
Life is like a movie…sometimes sweet, sometimes hard. Remember that you´re the main character in your life and you´re filming your story right now. Never give up and cheer up your life with *sunroot.
Posted by Peter Sagan on Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Don’t you just love sitting in traffic in the morning on your way to work? Why not try this? You may need mad skills but you’ll arrive at work fully invigorated. Give the morning commute by bike a try this week.
Anyone knows traffic jams?? Here my video to avoid them!
Posted by Abbombazza 100% Brumotti on Thursday, June 30, 2016
Some trails are beginner rated where they’re pretty smooth with few obstacles. Others are so rocky and technical that only an expert could ride. Riding a Via Ferrata is neither of those. They will have some challenging aspects but the real difficulty is getting over the fact that if you fall, you’re dead. A Via Ferrata is a climbing or hiking route along a cliff face that is protected with a steel cable. You can find them all over the world particularly in the Alps while fewer reside in the US, potentially because of liability issues. This ride takes place in the Brenta Dolomites where over 90% of the downhill sections were ridden. This is probably a hike/climb much better experienced on foot than by bike. However it makes for a pretty incredible video. Enjoy below.
You know that the majority of the things at Wal-Mart come from China and are often of second rate quality. Why ever buy from there then? Well price. Because of economies of scale and the low cost of labor, materials, and shipping America is inundated with cheap, low quality products. Bikes are no exception. In general, you get what you pay for. Professional Mountain Biker, Phil Kmetz, puts a Wal-Mart Huffy through its paces on a downhill run. Was this bike made for this? No, but putting a bike through things it doesn’t experience on a day to day basis is a great way to test something and see if it will fail over time. It essentially packs a year or more of casual riding into one run. Watch the video to see how the bike comes out of it at the end. Then let us know if you would but a Wal-Mart bike in the comments below.
With the Tour de France so close, the favorites are starting to fall into the spotlight. One of the young favorites and arguably the best climber in the world is Nairo Quintana from Tunja, Colombia, the highest town in the country at 2820 meters (9250 feet). This EuroSport Documentary shows where he comes from in Colombia and just how big cycling is there. It then follows his track into racing and how he found a bit of success early and then started to get really good while still at a very young age. As one of the sports top riders he is a well respected and loved national icon in Colombia. (You know someone is a national hero when they have songs after them.) He gives hope to the people of Colombia who are seeking peace. His track is what people dream of and want to emulate. The documentary is one to watch before the Tour sets off. Knowing who the actual riders are makes for greater viewing as it’s not just people riding bikes, its individuals from all sorts of backgrounds the world over with incredible stories of how they reached the pinnacle of the sport. Let us know what you think of the documentary and how you think he will do in the Tour.
Passing a cyclist can be tricky when the road is curvy, narrow, and has traffic coming in the other direction. If it’s raining or other hazards are present it can be even more challenging. The easiest and safest thing to do is to slow down as soon as you see the cyclist and only move into the other lane to pass when it’s clear. A life is in your hands at this moment so pay attention and drive safe. This video breaks down how to pass a cyclist step-by-step so you know what to do the next time you pass one.
How to Properly and Respectfully Pass a Cyclist.
Posted by Jason Valentine on Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Bike racing and crashing go hand in hand. You can’t have one without the other. However, pile ups like this one at the Pro Men’s Race at the North Star Grand Prix in Minneapolis, Minnesota are less of an occurrence but they do happen and there’s not much you can do except hope you get lucky. The group was slatted to be traveling at 40 to 45 mph and around 50 riders hit the deck. On board video cameras are pretty great for getting in the action videos such as this. Hopefully you don’t have any pileups like this in your riding of a bike.