Just in Italy

In Italy they can do like they want, and they do. The big extra. So the winner of todays race in Montichiari didn’t just got on the podium like in usual races. They also got dubbed to queen and king:

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Eva Lechner – Pro-Team Colnago-Südtirol and Manuel Fumic – Cannondale Factory Racing 🙂

Follow MTB Pro-Team Colnago-Südtirol on Facebook for more pictures.

Racingday with cyclocrossers on top

First mens Gent-Wevelgem with:

1. SAGAN 2. Bozic 3. Van Avermaet 4. Haussler 5. Flecha 6. Ladagnous 7. Eisel 8. Vandenbergh 9. Popovych 10. Amador

Final Kilometers:

And womens here: Cyclingfever A photo from their sprint by INRNG.COM

And then there was an world cup in Italy today. Soon highlights up on UCIchannel on Youtube if this is right: UCI

Top it with overall win by Christoph Sauser and Jaroslav Kulhavy riding for Burry Stander at Cape Epic with Merida-Multivan 4th and Cannondale Factory Racing 5th:

And bonus with Matthias Wengelin won a XCrace in Sherwood Pines,Great Britain.

What a day 😀

Funk ti-bike and some action from Cape Epic

That is a pretty cool bike. sub 20lbs (9kg). More pictures, spec and comments on it here: Weightweenies

And then the real highlights from this years Absa Cape Epic stage 2 ridden yesterday, hard action:

Vacation plans?

You got any nice cycling vacation planned for the summer or want to join me to Val Di Sole for:

See the best XC- and DH-riders in the world in the sunshine valley. Thinking of going for a week or so and ride some nice roads in the area too. 🙂

CX World Champions is today! Schedule

Due to stormy weather tomorrow everyone racing today. Schedule:

men junior 15.45
women elite 17.00
men U23 18.30
men elite 20.30

How come women juniors and women u23 doesn’t have any worlds? Sad by UCI.

Livestream by UCI here: http://www.youtube.com/ucichannel

Sram XX1 @home

What can I say, it’s just bigger, stiffer and better than other things. Big cassette that is bigger than everything else:

Rear derailleur that makes Shimanos Shadow Plus like feel stiff as a 28mm SIDfork:

Twisters that can shift more gears with one twist than any Shimano, Campagnolo or Sram shifter:

Including grips heavier than all grips you want, to heavy and won’t be used on my bike:

The chain isn’t so special yet, should be stiffer sideways compared with a 10-speed but nothing spectacular in it’s box:

It’s like a product from Apple. It doesn’t got everything and not best for everything but at what it does it’s best, it’s cool, got tight packages and just mentioning the brand makes you like it. Marketing and delivering a complete package.

Hopefully I will get my crankset too before the weekend, we’ll see. Until then you can watch this and think about how big the XX1 cassette is in real: