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Back on the road, safer than ever

September 14th, 2020 - João Correia, inGamba founder

I’m happy to report that we’re in Sicily right now, restarting the season after what has been a difficult year. Our last trip was all the way back in February, and it’s incredible to think about how much the world has changed since then.

Meticulous hand hygiene and face masks are now a part of our daily routine, and we all know how important it is to follow social distancing guidelines. It can be an inconvenience at times, but not a stop sign. If we do things the right way, we can still get out there and enjoy the things we love most: The company of friends and family, good food, the great outdoors, even travel.

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Laurens ten Dam on retirement and why he loves Tuscany

August 24th, 2020 - Colin O'Brien

During his long career on the World Tour, Laurens ten Dam became a fan favorite for a lot of reasons. For one, he was fast. Like top-10 at the Tour de France and Vuelta a España fast. But more than that, he was always one of the most likeable riders in the peloton, known for having time for fans and the press, and for never giving up, even after bad crashes. He was also a valued teammate and road captain, helping Tom Dumoulin to a memorable win at the Giro d’Italia in 2017. He was also an early adopter of social media – and one of the most followed athletes on Strava – allowing him to connect with a wide range of cycling fans all around the world.

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World Bicycle Relief launches new education program in Colombia

August 4th, 2020 - Colin O'Brien

After 50 years of civil war, Colombia is now building a new future – but significant challenges remain. Years of conflict have displaced children and families from rural areas and increased social and gender inequality. Nearly nine million people in rural Colombia have insufficient infrastructure, underfunded public transportation options, and a lack of resources to purchase individual transportation. That’s why World Bicycle Relief has just launched its flagship education program in the South American country, with the goal of distributing 20,000 bicycles by 2022 to empower students in rural communities, and in doing so, change the future for countless families in the region. 

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A true racer: What made Greg LeMond special

July 20th, 2020 - Guy Andrews

Spending time with America’s greatest bike racer made Guy Andrews long for a time when the pro peloton had a bit more personality.

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Eros Poli: Castelli brings back many happy memories

July 1st, 2020 - Eros Poli

My first World Championships was in Mexico, 1980. It was also my first time with the Italian national team, it was actually the first time I’d even been on a plane. 

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Castelli × inGamba: meet your new favorite kit

June 15th, 2020 - Staff Writer

Castelli can trace its roots back to a tailor’s shop in Milan that was famous for working with Italy’s biggest soccer teams and the dancers at the famous Teatro alla Scala. That was in the 1870s, before bike racing was even a thing. 

The first rider they worked with was Alfredo Binda, the dominant power of 1920s and ‘30s Italian cycling and such a peerless talent that he was sometimes paid by race organisers to not attend their events. They have been dressing the best athletes in the world ever since, and over the decades their list of clientele reads like a who’s who of cycling royalty. 

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Recipe: Matthew Accarrino’s Baked Anchovies

June 5th, 2020 - Colin O'Brien

We’re back with another recipe from Michelin-starred chef Matthew Accarrino’s great book, SPQR: Modern Italian Food and Wine. This one is great to share as a starter or with drinks when you’re entertaining. It packs plenty of flavor, and the combination of those salty anchovies, fresh lemon and crunchy breadcrumbs is classically Sicilian, making it perfect for anyone looking for a genuine taste of southern Italy that doesn’t involve pasta.

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