Archive for the ‘Pros’ Category

Rocket Espresso’s Andrew Meo – powering the peloton one coffee at a time

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

If you follow any of the world’s best cyclists on Instagram, you’ll no doubt be very familiar with Rocket Espresso, because the glistening chrome of their exquisite espresso machines can regularly be seen popping up in the feeds of the peloton’s fastest stars. They can also be found adorning the counter-tops of classy coffee shops around the world, and in the homes of the most sophisticated caffeine aficionados.

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the race of the falling leaves

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Lombardy, the industrial engine of Italy and the beating heart of the country’s rich cycling culture. Home to hundreds of cycling clubs and tens of thousands of competitive cyclists, racing from one end of the year to the other, through the little towns and villages that have given the Italians many of their greatest heroes: from Alfredo Binda and Felice Gimondi to Roberto Visentini, Gianni Bugno, and Ivan Basso.

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Laurens Ten Dam – Training for the Tour de France with inGamba

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Laurens ten Dam and João Correia were friends long before inGamba. As professional bike racers, they met at the 2010 Tour de Suisse, but not like you’d expect, chatting at the start-line, or in a quiet moment, mid stage, while the peloton casually rolled en masse through the Swiss countryside. No, that would be too boring. The pair’s first encounter came when João went careering, at high speed, into the back of an ambulance, only to find the Dutchman already inside, on the stretcher, getting treatment. Never let it be said that the boss doesn’t know how to make an entrance.

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Catalonia – a pro cycling paradise

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

Nice, Boulder, Melbourne, Lucca. All iconic cycling towns, all magnets for the sport’s top athletes. But did you know that more professional cyclists call Catalonia home than anywhere in the world?

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Strade Bianche – when the world tour comes to our home town

Saturday, March 4th, 2017

Elisa Longo Borghini and Michał Kwiatkowski put on a show this weekend at the Strade Bianche, getting the European season well and truly underway with two exciting wins at what is undoubtedly one of the calendar’s great races. And true to form, the inGamba crew were there in the thick of it, cheering on the world’s best riders after spending a week in Chianti sampling the best – and the worst – that Tuscany’s infamous gravel backroads have to offer.

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Ted King’s coaching tips: Pushing your threshold

Friday, September 9th, 2016

Training for threshold isn’t as scary as it sounds. I promise. It involves some big efforts, but the good news is that it’s also really time effective, so with some concentrated sessions you’ll quickly notice big gains. And if you combine it with some Tempo workouts, which we’ve already covered, you’ll be crushing those climbs in no time.

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Coach tips from Ted King: it’s time for tempo

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

In case you missed it, we’re on a mission here at inGamba HQ. The lovable Jim Merithew suffered some health woes this spring and now needs to be whipped back into shape. At the same time, I’m queued up to share some of my experience as a World Tour professional to help Jim and you all become better, fitter, more focused cyclists. You can catch up on our earlier instalments here and here, or dive right in with one of the most important training tools out there.

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