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Why we love the food in Alentejo

April 22nd, 2022 - Miguel Andrade

Our love affair with Alentejo began the second we first laid eyes on it. Maybe it was because of the cork trees, misshapen as scarecrows, or the whitewashed villages that popped up like icebergs off-course, or the medieval castle towns that cling to mountainous outcrops of granite. Or more likely, it was the food. We fell hard for pão, the crisp-crusted, chewy country bread that’s the foundation of so many of Alentejo’s dishes; the fruity olive oil; the nutty sheep cheeses; the tomatoes.

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Pinarello launch MYWAY project – Building the dream

February 28th, 2022 - Staff Writer

We love our custom Dogma F fleet, but there is no doubt that Pinarello’s latest update to their MyWay design platform is seriously cool. We’ve always known that the care and skill that goes into the finish of every Pinarello was second to none, but when we came across this video we knew we had to share so that you could appreciate the craftsmanship, too.

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Key nutrition tips: Before, during, and after your ride

February 28th, 2022 - Staff Writer

Whether you’re training, racing, or just out there having fun, it’s always important to fuel correctly. Before you even turn a pedal you should have already started taking care of your food and hydration requirements, and at the end of a challenging ride, you should always take a few minutes to make sure your body gets what it needs.

It’s essential to rehydrate, refill your energy stores (glycogen reserves) and repair muscle stress if you want to minimise pain and ensure that you’re prepared for the next session as quickly as possible. The couch can look tempting but making time in your post-ride routine for a few simple steps will make a huge difference to your performance on the bike and how you feel off it.

Remember: recovery trains you. Taking care of the recovery phase is a vital part of improving. You worked hard during the session so be sure to safeguard those gains when you get home.

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inGamba at Canyon Ranch: supercharge your cycling

November 3rd, 2021 - Staff Writer

Canyon Ranch traces its roots back more than four decades to the late 1970s, long before wellness became a huge industry or in fact before it was even a widely recognized term. Canyon Ranch’s founder Mel Zuckerman made the decision to change his sedentary lifestyle, quickly realizing that he had transformed his life forever – and so he set out to help others do the same.

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NUITRITION: WHY IS PROTEIN SO IMPORTANT FOR CYCLISTS?

August 26th, 2021 - Staff Writer

There’s a lot of talk these days about protein, and how important it is for athletic performance, but it’s not always clear how much you actually need. Some will say that you need lots for power sports but (almost) none for endurance, but the truth is far from being that straightforward.

To find out more, we caught up with Enervit’s Elena Casiraghi, who is an adjunct professor at the University of Pavia, and as an athlete she has competed internationally in rowing and triathlon. She also has a PhD in exercise, nutrition, and wellness, so she definitely knows what she’s talking about.

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Meet our new Swiss guide, Alain!

July 21st, 2021 - Staff Writer

Alain Rumpf is our man in Switzerland. After spending two decades working for the UCI, cycling’s governing body, he left the office world behind him to become a freelance cycling guide and content creator, working hard to spread the word about his homeland’s excellent potential as a cycling destination.

When we decided to explore the Swiss Alps, Alain was the first person we called because he and our founder João Correia go way back to João’s days as a pro rider. Alain also knows these mountains like the back of his hand, so we knew that he’d be a good fit for inGamba, and that he’d help us uncover the very best riding experience that this Alpine paradise had to offer. We caught up with him to find out more about his life on the bike.

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THE NEW PINARELLO DOGMA F – A BEAUTIFUL BALANCING ACT

June 25th, 2021 - Staff Writer

As a bunch of former pro racers, mechanics, and lifelong cycling nerds, the inGamba crew has ridden more than its fair share of bikes, but for us, the Pinarello Dogma has always been the right choice, regardless of the occasion. 

There might have been contenders who were a little lighter on the scale, or more aero in a wind tunnel, but they invariably fell short in the real world. Pinarello never tried to undercut the competition on paper, they’re more interested in out-performing them on the road, where it matters. 

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