We’re a forward-thinking bunch at inGamba. And while we’d never just jump on a bandwagon for the sake of it, we like to embrace the new whenever we can. Sometimes, that means taking the sommelier’s advice and trying a new wine from little-known producer, and sometimes it means equipping our fleet of Pinarello Dogma F8s with red-hot new tech.
We don’t want to wish our lives away, but it’s hard not to look forward to the end of our European season when we know it involves L’Eroica, one of Italy’s most unique cycling events.
Most of you will already be familiar with it: Riders from around the world flock to Chianti to test themselves, and their vintage machines, on Tuscany’s famous white gravel roads.
We’re all about the little details at inGamba. We like to think our attention to detail is one of the things that sets us apart from the competition. But we’re not against a big gesture, either. And they don’t get much bigger than Big Mig, Miguelón, Miguel Indurain. For the second year running, the most successful ever Tour de France champion will be joining us at our base in the Dolomites, Hotel La Perla, for five days of fun on some of Europe’s most incredible roads.
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.
Anyone who’s ever taken a sport seriously will know that coaching makes you a better athlete. But very few of us have one. When faced with another expense to add to the litany of other bike-related outlays, newcomers to cycling might be tempted to ask “Why?”, when the question they should probably be pondering is “Why not?”
The Costa Family Foundation was set up in 2007 by the owners of Hotel La Perla, inGamba’s home away from home in the heart of the Italian Dolomites. And as anyone who has stayed there will know, the Costas have a unique outlook on life, in which generosity plays a huge role.