Regular tubulars look like on the right side. A cotton tube sewed together with a basetape covering and a thread glued on the other side. Added are a latex tube inside. But Dugast is making progress and gluing and adding latex to the cotton so loosing both seems and tubes. Makes the construction better so riders like Nino Schurter and Wout Van Aert can ride with higher pressure but with same grip and plushness. The solution also saves 10% in weight compared to regular tubulars.
Tufo has always done this but with rubber all the way so have been pretty harsh. But who will follow Dugast now when they soon are releasing their tires leading the industry once again?
Started the day with a long sleep. Really nice to just sleep until you wake up yourself and then a bit more 🙂 Easy morning and then I used my winter riding jacket, shoecovers and lobsters for the first time this winter. minus degrees outside and 3h on the schedule. Rode in to work to meet Jessica and we left for Hellas, Erstavik and many gravel roads in the sun. Beautiful day to ride in the sun with blue sky and not to fast. Great in all ways. Except I forgot to take a picture to share with you.
Nice with my winter jacket and lobsters today too, took some time to learn to ride a cx with Campagnolo levers with lobsters but worked fine. And my Assos Fugu jacket was almost too warm with just a thin underjersey underneath 😉
Started from the 4th row with number 40 on his back. Was first after one lap and then he and Sven Nys raced the hole race together. Awesome racing with the two best cyclocrossers in the world. Only sad thing is Stybar’s helmet, why that ugly Specialized aerohelmet? Too long.
1. Zdenek Stybar – Czech Republic
2. Sven Nys – Belgium
3. Kevin Pauwels – Belgium
4. Klaas Vantornout – Belgium
5. Tom Meeusen – Belgium
6. Lars van der Haar – The Netherlands
Fast Belgium riders. So let’s hope Stybar races some more cyclocross races last year and start planning the trip for the World Championship. Next year in Tabor so home country for Stybar and he knows how to win as he won there last time 😀