Episode 8 Bad Words «Well, cyclists use swear words. Sometimes they are needed when you are almost falling on the tarmac. When someone pull you down. Or to admire the strongness of someone of your mates. So they are actually needed no doubts». Bardiani CSFContinue reading »
The Stelvio is an epic climb. We also call it Cima Coppi, because of the endeavours of the one and only Fausto Coppi. The most famous? Giro d’Italia 1953, last stage. The Stelvio climb was included for the first time in history that year. When riders found out the route they were unwilling to believeContinue reading »
Episode 7 Opening the way aka “tirare”.
«So when you hear from the radio, “YOU! OPEN THE WAY!”, it means that you have to push on your pedals as much as you can, bowed, going full gear. Literally you have to draw your team to the riders ahead of you. Helping to earn meters». No jokes admitted, no wasting time. You have to step on a gas.
Episode 6 Breakaway aka “Fuga”.
When they say «You! Today go for a breakaway!» at before race meeting, it’s not a big deal. For someone could be the icing on a cake, but truly, trying a breakaway it’s a hard thing. Because every time you find yourself for a breakaway there are so many riders that are trying to go for it too. Elbowing their way through, stepping on everybody toes, pushing and pushing. And if you find a small climb on your way, well you can die! It’s really really hard. So when you hear «Go for a breakaway!», you know that it will be a long day ride.
Adam Hansen, he is not just the winner of a stage at the Giro d’Italia 2013, he is not just the winner of a stage at the Vuelta 2014. Adam Hansen is just a genius! He invented the lightest shoes for cycling ever, even Specialized studied his project. But he’s not just the inventor theContinue reading »
Episode 5 Stand in the wind.
«That is not good when it happens. It means that
you separate yourself from the pack and stand in the winds. All alone. Flattering like a flag. It’s not a big deal».
First Giro d’Italia. It’s an astonishing big tour. It is the pink race. A round and roun in Italy where riders stuck up a ton of kilometers. Getting thorough wonderful places. Climbing big mountains, sometimes riding right next to an emerald sea. It’s tough. You can travel through again some of these places. Making smallContinue reading »
Occhio: Episode 4
You say OCCHIO to say be careful there is something dangerous. A bidon in the middle of the road, a rock, things like that. You shout «occhio!» and everybody into the peloton can undestand. It’s an universal word. That’s because in Italian we say «stai all’occhio» that means keep your eyes shut, be clever. Well you could also say «Allocchio!» yes, that means you are talking to Mr. the chief of the Giro d’Italia (Stefano Allocchio)!
We decided to publish our video today even if this buzz about Bardiani CSF, and we choose this word for the only reason that we want to keep our smile on. We don’t want to say to much just guys, cheer up and go on with this epic race, we will be with you for the whole Giro. Even if it’s a sad moment and you’ll be two less, keep you stronger than ever.
Episode 3: Double Parked
«It’s allowed, if you are on two wheels only. You can ride double-parked, but you are not parked indeed! I mean, you ride in a double line oriented. Well it’s a trick to be faster in a breakaway or to protect you when wind blows heavily. Actually there are two lines of riders that relieve each others. Together, as one. Result? Maximum output with minimum effort.