Even if you can’t climb the mountains like Thomas Voeckler, you can still ride his bike – or at least one exactly like his bike. Colnago has unveiled a special edition C59 Italia road bike. And as Voeckler scored 135 points climbing in the recently completed Tour de France Colonago has limited the run of these to 135-pieces.
The top of the line Colnago frame is available in both standard and sloping geometry, and of course features the polka dot paint design that is meant to honor the King of the Mountain. Read the rest of this entry »
The Tour de France is underway and while it doesn’t appear likely that Thomas Voeckler will be able to see himself back in the yellow jersey as he did last year, he should at least be very comfortable in his Team Europcar Professional Cycling Team kit made by Louis Garneau.
It is features coldblack Carbon Ion, which reflects heat and helps cool the rider. And while the team wears green and black the fabric can cool riders as effectively as if the clothing was white. The coldblack treatment further offers increased UV protection, which is good for anyone who is going to be out on the road for five or six hours a day.
This works by utilizing embedded carbon fibers, which also help to reduce the overall weight of the jersey, and prevent electric charges from settling on the body, thus avoiding a negative reaction on muscular contractility. The carbon fibers also accelerate the movement of humidity through evaporation.
And this jersey might help Voeckler make up lost time as well, as it is the first to feature Speedtech fabric, which has a dimpled mesh construction that reduces aerodynamic drag and is designed to improve aerodynamics for speeds ranging from 15 to 45 mph. On the roads of France this clothing should have the team looking and feeling good.
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While the new Carbon Pro Team cycling shoes from Louis Garneau will be available in red and black when they hit stores in January we think they could help riders such as Thomas Voeckler, who will be wearing these next season, get in yellow!
These offer the latest in shoe technology innovative for optimized performance, and feature a lightweight outsole that still provides added ventilation without compromising stiffness. Designed for racers, these further offer a thin design that achieves a position that closer to the pedal to offer increased power, while the rear heal features HRS-300 technology, an internal polymer system that secures the foot in place, optimizes fit meaning less power loss through slippage. Read the rest of this entry »