Journal

Singing in the rain

April 23rd, 2015 - Colin O'Brien

Fail to prepare, prepare to fail. It’s a cliché, but as hackneyed phrases go it’s a pretty useful one to remember as a cyclist. This sport is hard on the best of days, but cold winds and hard rain can make it insufferable. Even a little drizzle can turn a fun spin into a misery march if you leave the house in the wrong kit. Read More

inGamba by numbers: what’s involved in an unforgettable week of riding

April 21st, 2015 - Colin O'Brien

It’s impossible to quantify the inGamba experience. The escapades, friendships and flavours of a week with us all combine to form the kind of memories that you can’t measure or put a number on. Those kinds of treasures are priceless. Read More

Donkey Week, stages six and seven

April 11th, 2015 - Colin O'Brien

Only on Donkey Week could 276 kilometres over two days count as taking it easy, but after our mammoth stage five, the final two days of this season’s opening trip were comparatively easy. Read More


Giordana: pushing the boundaries with FR-C

April 10th, 2015 - Colin O'Brien

inGamba’s Donkey Week had a surprise mid-trip treat from our friends at Giordana, who sent over their new elite collection, the FR-C: FormaRed-Carbon, for all of our guests to put to the test. Read More

Donkey Week, stage five

April 10th, 2015 - Colin O'Brien

Stage five was definitely not for the faint-hearted. It was an onerous 208 kilometres from Estremoz to Alvito, in the heart of Portugal’s rugged, sparsely populated and hauntingly beautiful interior. The elements were changeable, but the pace was as consistent as it was unforgiving. It was one of those days when you just have to knuckle down and hammer the pedals. It was the Day of the Donkey. Read More


Monsieur Ventoux: The legend of Eros Poli

April 8th, 2015

He was never supposed to win. Especially not on the Tour de France’s most venerated mountain. Sure, he was prized as Mario Cipollini’s sprint lead-out man, but as a climber? Forget it. He weighed more without a bike than most of his competitors did with one, and towered above them all at 1.94 metres tall. He’d had a stellar amateur career, but turned pro late, aged 28. He was an excellent domestique, but not a doyen. No, Mont Ventoux wasn’t meant for him. Read More

Donkey Week, stages three and four

April 8th, 2015 - Colin O'Brien

Stages three and four of inGamba’s Donkey Week were ostensibly the calm before the storm – stage five is a 208km monster – but ended up being two monumental, heroic and outrageously fun days in the saddle. Read More