Journal

Training? What Kind of Training? Tuscan Training!

May 12th, 2017 - Jim Merithew

As Creative Director, aka lead boondoggler, here at inGamba I get asked two questions more often than anything else. The most frequent is some variation of “what’s your favorite trip?” After that, it’s always: “Will I be fit enough to survive an inGamba trip?” The “pro experience” can seem a little scary from the outside.

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Question time with Ted King – Leaving finance for fine wine

May 1st, 2017 - Ted King

Hi Folks, it’s Ted again, this time with a newcomer to the inGamba family. Alexandra Tugurian left the corporate world behind her to pursue a passion for Italian wines – so unsurprisingly, she fit right in with our gang. And now that she’s been bitten by the bike bug, she has her heart set on expanding her cycling horizons and seeing where her bike can take her.

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Tenac Championship Coaching – become a better cyclist

April 20th, 2017 - Staff Writer

Experience, science, results. These are the foundations of everything at Tenac Championship Coaching, a relative newcomer to the training world that was created by cyclists for cyclists, with the aim of providing a comprehensive approach to coaching, based on their own personal experiences on the bike combined with a rigorous application of the latest scientific methods.

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Pinarello’s GRS Disk: A classic for the cobbles

April 5th, 2017 - Colin O'Brien

Peer pressure is a terrible thing. Growing up in Ireland, any silly action carried out in imitation or at the behest of someone you liked or admired was always admonished with the same phrase, uttered by stern-faced adult, possibly while exasperatedly grabbing at some part of the guilty party’s clothing while dragging them home: “And if he stuck his hand in the fire, would you do that too?” Which is a stupid question, obviously, as it would depend entirely on how much fun he said the fire was.

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Question time with Ted King – a guest’s view of inGamba

March 13th, 2017 - Ted King

Ted King here. We thought it was time to profile a few of our clients and what better person to begin than Jay Butler, the first guest to sign up for what I liked to call the Ted King California Wine Sluggin’ Weekender. Admittedly, that’s not the actual name of the tour, but that covered the ground rules of that escapade. We just wrapped up a similar outing three years later here in Paso Robles – a gathering of the inGamba family, both old and new. Jay has been part of this family from the beginning, so we sat down for a chat to see what he really thinks of the whole experience.

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Grand adventures at the granfondo strade bianche!

March 7th, 2017 - Staff Writer

The Granfondo Strade Bianche was not one for the faint-hearted this year, as cold and wet weather turned the already-testing parcours into a truly grueling battle against steep gradients and Tuscany’s infamous gravel roads. More than 5,000 riders came from all over the world to take part, and among the many famous faces at the start line were Fabian Cancellara, a three-time winner of the pro event, classics legend and multiple world champion Paolo Bettini, Johan “The Lion of Flanders” Museeuw, and Giro d’Italia legend Ivan Basso.

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

March 4th, 2017 - Staff Writer

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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