Armstrong will not race in France until
Lance Armstrong has decided not to compete in France until
Tour. The last years he raced in some French competitions, such as Dauphiné
Liberé and Midi Libre, but this one he will prepare Tour de France
in some Spanish races.
This origin of this decision has been the request of the urine samples
from U.S. Postal members by the French autorities.
In spite of this, Armstrong has won by second year running the Vélo
de Oro award, while Erik Zabel has been second and Jan Ullrich, third.
Alex Corretja wins a Porsche Bike FS Evolution
The famous car constructor Porsche has also developed
a high tech bicycle range. To promote this new business, they decided
to give their state-of-the-art two wheels machine to the Davis Cup winner.
On Saturday, February 3th, Alex Corretja received that
wonderful gift. Now he is the owner of a Porsche Bike FS Evolution. This
extraordinary bicycle is just as desirable as any Porsche car can be.
Take a look at some of its features:
fiber rear suspended frame
AD-10 shock absorber
Air2 fork 140 mm maximum travel
carbon legs and air damping system with compression and rebound regulations
stem, with adjustable length and angle and dual bar clamp
Evolution carbon three spoke wheel set
XTR componentry for front and rear shifters and derailleurs
Louise HS 55 hydraulic disc brakes.
This wonder weights just 12.4 kg. If you would like to
have a bike like this you will just need about $4,500 or you will have
to win the next Davis Cup. We are searching for some partners to
begin trainings. We wish Alex to enjoy this bicycle and we hope we can
see him on a trail soon.
New clothing line from Campagnolo
Campagnolo has just released a very innovative clothing
line. It follows the tradition of high tech and classic look products
from the Italian company. Instead of offering an standard product with
the Campagnolo brand, they have developed some new technologies and features.
Some of thse new features include: A high comfort pad
for lycra pants, with a three different layer design and built up with
never used before materials, called Project One. A new windproof, waterproof,
transpiring and double stretch material called Textran.
These among others are the novelties avalaible in the new clothing line
which will be called the Metal Series.