Feb 5, 2016

Friday File: Ride, eat, drink like a Flandrien & Flahute Cycling Cap

This year, the Ronde van Vlaanderen will turn 100...

Johan Museeuw aka. The Lion of Flanders

Insightful facts on Flanders, i.e. every Sunday is cycling day, spinning at the local bar and bread vending machines?...

possibly the best beer in the world...

The handmade Flahute Cycling Cap, from Red Dots Cycling...

All Photos: Red Dots Cycling

Embroidered lion of Flanders.

Feb 3, 2016

Back in business

New addition: Ryder Hesjedal

From Trek-Segafredo...

Eurosport was the fly-on-the-wall during Trek-Segafredo's training camp and created 'Behind The Stripes' part of their acclaimed Sports Insiders series. This 30-minute documentary, filmed in Spain's Costa Blanca in December 2015, features candid team meetings, in-depth interviews, incredible on-board footage of the cyclists on the road, and the lowdown on the nutritional and technological secrets behind the team. 

Feb 1, 2016

The Italian way

1968 was a good year for the Cannibal.

In 1968, Eddy Merckx moved to the new Italian Faema squad and learned the Italian way of preparation with huge results...

"1968 was an important year for me because it was then that I signed with an Italian team. In that new environment, I learned an awful lot about care and preparation and feeding. Up to that time, I was the sort of rider who trained and rode races but thought that as far as everything else was concerned anything was all right. In actual fact, I had remained a rough diamond who was now being polished by Italian hands. It was with Faema that I took part in the first training camp of my career, from January 19 in Reggio di Calabria. On the run up to the previous road-racing season, I had ridden only in six-day races.

First major stage win, the Giro. 
Learning the Italian way means eating to win.

"The new approach clearly reaped its rewards. My racing weight went down to 72 kilograms (158 pounds). My climbing in particular was to benefit as a result. I won the Tours of Sardinia, Catalonia, Romandie and Italy comfortably. That final victory in the Giro was especially important because I won it almost effortlessly. I seemed to be flying. The crowning glory was, of course, that memorable stage over the Lavaredo where I made mincemeat out of everyone for 30 kilometers. In 1967, I had fully blossomed as a one-day racer, while in 1968 it became clear that I had a great future as a major stage racer."

- Eddy Merckx.

1968: Number of victories: 32

Major wins: Tour of Italy, Paris-Roubaix, Tour of Catalonia, Tour of Sardinia, Tour de Romandie, GP Lugano, Criterium des As F

Jan 30, 2016

Red Dots Cycling's Final Weekend Sale

Flahute cycling cap
All photos: Red Dots Cycling

A friendly reminder, this is the final weekend of Red Dots Cycling's Sale. Take advantage on all in-stock handmade cycling caps. Use coupon code: NEWYEAR20

Ride on!

L'enfer du Nord wool winter cap

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