Journal

MICHAEL CHIARELLO’S BOTTEGA GRAN FONDO

January 31st, 2014

I love this photo. It’s everything great cycling is about [after the ride]. You’ve got chef in an amazing place sharing an epic tale, surrounded by beautiful food, wine and laughter. Chef is Michael Chiarello. Just named Esquire Magazine’s Chef of the Year he’s been a household name to food lovers for a long time. He also happens to be a hell of a bike rider and a personal friend of inGamba. Read More

Out Of Shape And Overweight – Comeback time

January 28th, 2014

The story has been recited enough that it is now well known to many. Before making my comeback to professional cycling, I was out of shape and overweight. One day at a Granfondo in Italy, legendary framebuilder Fausto Pinarello noticed my pedaling technique and asked if I’d ever raced. I said yes and Fausto replied, simply, that I should start riding seriously again. Read More

I woke up early on the 12th of June

January 18th, 2014 - Thor Hushovd

Considered by many to be one of the great riders of his generation, former world champion Thor Hushovd is embarking on his 16th season as a professional cyclist where he has amassed 41 victories including ten stages in the Tour de France and the Green Jersey. Here he recalls a stage in the 2010 Tour de Suisse with then teammate on the Cervelo Test Team Joao Correia. Read More


Former World Champion Thor Hushovd recalls Tour de Suisse stage and his crazy teammate

January 18th, 2014

I WOKE UP EARLY ON THE 12TH OF JUNE.

Considered by many to be one of the great riders of his generation, former world champion Thor Hushovd is embarking on his 16th season as a professional cyclist where he has amassed 41 victories including ten stages in the Tour de France and the Green Jersey. Here he recalls a stage in the 2010 Tour de Suisse with then teammate on the Cervelo Test Team Joao Correia. Read More

World Bicycle Relief

December 28th, 2013

We’ve raised 20,000

In March we announced our program One Guest : One Bike donating $134 per guest that enabled the non-profit World Bicycle Relief to buy one bike for their Africa Program. Read More


Backstory: How an inGamba guest made the cover of peloton’s photo annual

December 18th, 2013

ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER

Heidi Swift is a freelance writer and photographer, Editor at Large for peloton magazine, author of the monthly “Joy Ride” column for Bicycling magazine and frequent inGamba guest. This fall, she joined us in Lecchi to witness the spectacle of l’Eroica and though she originally planned to ride the route, she eventually opted to tag along as a passenger in the inGamba support van to make photos instead. At the time we couldn’t help but call her out for this conveniently comfortable decision, but we’re glad she made it as one of her l’Eroica images now graces the cover of the 2014 peloton magazine photo annual. Here she shares a bit of the backstory. Read More

The Rain Bag

November 26th, 2013

They say there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad preparation. I don’t know who they are, but I balk at that logic. As someone who entered the sport of cycling in the frigid and snowy Green Mountains of Vermont, cut my teeth throughout New England’s wet and unpredictable springs, and who now races across the globe with no reprieve for a “rain delay” as is common in baseball or car racing, I know a thing or two about riding in less-than-ideal weather. Turns out there is such a thing as bad weather; better yet, there also exists such a thing as being prepared for it. Read More