Archive for the ‘Pros’ Category

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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Manuel Cardoso: WorldTour race winner, inGamba guide

Monday, May 9th, 2016

 

When we say inGamba is all about the pro experience, we mean it. And it’s not just about riding Tour de France winning Pinarellos, the latest wireless groupsets from SRAM or the incredible custom kit that Giordana make for us, either. Those details are important – life is too short for anything but the best, if you ask us – but what really makes a trip with us unique is the people. From our founder João to our soigneurs and mechanics, there’s a serious amount of professional peloton experience in our crew.

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#fitbyspring: Make Time to Make the Donuts

Monday, February 15th, 2016

You won’t find much diet advice that includes adding a donut to your regime. You also likely don’t often get advice from ProTour professional cyclists, so pull up a chair and listen closely. (more…)