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Granfondo Castello di Monteriggioni BMC 2017

13. March 2017 - 2 months and 13 days ago

La gara di Monteriggioni segnava l'apertura del circuito Coppa Toscana 2017 (che ha sorpassato i 450 abbonati) e anche quest'anno era valevole per il Prestigio. I grandi numeri hanno sempre fatto da padrone in questa classica di inizio stagione e così pure oggi sono stati circa 1.600 i bikers a prendere il via alle ore 10 dal castello di Monteriggioni (venerdì le iscrizioni erano state chiuse per sold out) e tra questi numerosi erano i big della specialità. 

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SRM Origin PowerMeter

20. February 2017 - 3 months and 6 days ago

February 20, 2017 SRM, industry standard and leader in power measurement, has announced a strategic partnership with LOOK Cycle, the top player in clipless pedals and carbon bicycles and components.

SRM and LOOK will cooperate in devising, developing and marketing innovative products and services, both in composite and electronics. LOOK Cycle, which devises and manufactures its products and frames in its own workshops, will contribute its extraordinary know-how on composite to further enhance SRM product offering; SRM, inventor of the power meter system for cycling, will contribute its extraordinary experience in electronics systems and data treatment to expand LOOK future product range.

The first collaborative project is a sophisticated carbon crank arm for the SRM Origin PowerMeter. The Origin, named for having all components designed by SRM - the original PowerMeter, was introduced at Eurobike last fall. It is a modular-concept PowerMeter offering limitless compatibility with exchangeable spindles designed to accommodate road, mountain, and track frames. With LOOK’s contribution, the PowerMeter will feature the highest calibre carbon crank arms with LOOK Trilobe Technology which allows one crank arm to function in three lengths; 170mm, 172.5mm, 175mm.

With crank arms developed at the highest stiffness to weight ratio, the SRM Origin PowerMeter will be ridden by Team Bahrain-Merida and AG2R La Mondiale this season.

“The training of Bahrain-Merida athletes is one of the most important areas in which we at the team invest. SRM is the benchmark of power meters, and we are proud to provide our athletes and performance staff such a valuable training tool.” Brent Copeland, General Manager, Bahrain-Merida Pro Cycling Team.

“2017 is a revolutionary year for AG2R La Mondiale in terms of equipment. In addition to our new fleet of Factor Bikes, we are thrilled to partner with SRM and bring the gold standard in power back to the team. The SRM Origin PowerMeter offers a new level of benefits to a professional team with the exceptionally light and adjustable LOOK crank arm coupled with LOOK pedals.”  Vincent Lavenu, General Manager, Pro Cycling Team AG2R La Mondiale.

“We are excited about the opportunity to see LOOK, the best brand in clipless pedals and carbon making teaming up with SRM, the reference in electronics and power meter and to be able to devise exceptional, innovative and more intelligent products that will provide extraordinary emotions to our community of fans” says Federico Musi, CEO of LOOK Cycle.

“It is extremely stimulating for SRM, the brand that revolutionized cycling by changing the way athletes train and race with the first PowerMeter, to partner with LOOK, an iconic brand in cycling, that shares with us the same passion for innovation, precision and craftsmanship” says Uli Schoberer CEO of SRM.

The combination of SRM’s expertise in power measurement and LOOK’s extensive experience in composite has resulted in the most advanced tool available on the market. The SRM Origin PowerMeter is available to pre-order from SRM. 

 

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SRM and Polimedical-FRM Team

17. February 2017 - 3 months and 10 days ago

È stato presentato ufficialmente il Team che scenderà sui più importanti campi gara della stagione 2017 vestendo la maglia nero – verde fluo simbolo di Polimedical-Frm. Leo Paez, Pietro Sarai, Mara Fumagalli e Daniele Rainoldi sono i quattro biker che da marzo a ottobre non daranno freno alle loro gambe, percorrendo km e km di tracciati su terreni nazionali ed internazionali. 

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The Truth About Cross: Part 2 – Key Workouts

02. November 2016 - 6 months and 24 days ago

Key Workouts: The whole goal with this article series is to set you up with all the tools that you need in order to make this season, as well as the seasons to come, as successful and enjoyable as possible. With that said, and as a follow up to yesterdays’ article, let’s dive right into the good stuff! VO2 Max Workouts: When we refer to VO2 Max workouts, we’re talking about workouts that train your body’s ability to get the maximum amount of oxygen in to the lungs. The power (effort) which is required to do this is quite high, so plan on a tough session. Here is one such workout that will increase your VO2max and performance at the next cross race: The CrossMax Workout: 4x5min Max Efforts with 5min Rest Between Intervals (RBI) Warm up: 15-20min easy spinning with 3x30s “Openers” and 90s RBI Main Set: You can do this on the road or a cross bike, but since we’re in the season, let’s use that cross bike. The key is the intensity. From a standing start, stomp hard on the pedals, spike the power up into Zone 6 or above for the first 10-15s (as you would in a Cross race) then aim for Zone 5 (or a 9/10 out of 10 perceived effort, since it’s a max effort) and 90-100rpms for the remaining portion of the interval. Spin easy at moderate cadence (80-90rpm) for 5min between intervals, then repeat a total of 4 times. Feeling frisky? I doubt it. If you are, do a 5th interval, but no more… remember, you’ve got a race coming next weekend! Cool Down: 5-10min easy spinning as you head home. For those of you visual learners, let’s look at what this workout looks like on the new SRMX analytical software. We’ll use a workout from Alex Grant of the Cannondale 360 Fly Factory MTB Team: 

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The Truth About Cross

28. October 2016 - 6 months and 28 days ago

Intro: Let’s start with the obvious: Cyclocross is fun. For anyone who loves bikes, training, competition, all in gnarly weather conditions, this sport is for you. As a seasoned athlete, or a novice, Cross has much to offer. There are drawbacks, however. It is hard. It’s intimidating, and training for this goofy sport can be confusing. That’s the truth. Over the next few months, I’ll be walking you through a series of short articles that will help shake those drawbacks, allow you to train properly, and orient you in the proper direction so that the fun-factor is maximized. Whether you’re in the hunt for that gold medal or just want to cross the finish line for the first time, if you have prepared well, you’ll come closer to performing at your best while having a darn good time doing it.  

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