Hincapie Sportswear has added a collection of compression garments called R3 Performance Compression to enhance a cyclist’s racing performance and aid in his or her recovery process. The mantra behind Hincapie’s new product is “Ride Recover Repeat” – hence the name R3. The line up includes compression tights for men and women (MSRP $99.99), compression leg presses (MSRP $49.99), and compression socks (MSRP $29.99). For the 2010 racing season, the cycling apparel maker will be equipping Team BMC Racing with its R3 apparel….
When you’re looking for cycling shoes, you’re looking for something durable, lightweight, and comfortable, like the Bontrager RXL Road Shoes. They are made with high-end carbon, with a gold-level unidirectional carbon sole. The Bontrager RXL Road Shoes feature an external molded heel cup to provide ventilation and prevent heel slip. They also feature a 3-hole “Look Style” cleat attachment, and an additional Keo memory slot. Putting the Bontrager RXL Road Shoes is very easy with the buckle and 2 straps fastening system. A molded EVA pad on the top strap helps relieve pressure on the mid foot. The Bontrager RXL Road Shoes retail for $229.99, and you can purchase them at the Trek online store….
Lance Armstrong‘s new team, RadioShack, gets awarded a four-year ProTour license by the International Cycling Union, or UCI. The license is good for 2010 through 2013, and it allows them entry into all ProTour events. The RadioShack team will begin racing in January at the Tour Down Under in Australia. Other possible early races for Armstrong and RadioShack may be the Tour of Murcia, La Fleche Wallonne, Paris-Nice, and Liege-Bastogne-Liege. The confirmed members of team RadioShack so far are Levi Leipheimer, Sergio Paulinho, Janez Brajkovic, Chris Horner, Bjorn Selander, Sam Bewley, Markel Irizar, Jose Luis Rubiera, Daryl Impey, Ivan Rovny, Ben Hermans, Gert Steegmans, Yaroslav Popovych, and Grégory Rast.
Gloves are important for cyclists in many ways. They keep the hands comfortable while protecting them from the elements at the same time. The Specialized BG Gel Glove Long Finger does that and more. They eliminate hand numbness with soft BG Gel foam on all palm pressure points. A micro-width VELCRO closure allows for unrestricted wrist movement. A really cool feature of the Specialized BG Gel Glove Long Finger is its soft Microwipe thumb, which allows you to wipe away sweat. The Specialized BG Gel Glove Long Finger retail for $40, you can purchase them at the Specialized online store….
This past Wednesday, the 2010 Tour de France route has been unveiled. 2010′s race begins on July 3rd in Rotterdam and ends on July 25th in Paris. There is going to be one prologue, nine flat stages, six high mountain stages, and four medium mountain stages. However, this year, there will be only three mountain top finishes, only one individual time trial, with no team time trials. The 2010 Tour de France will cover a total of 3,590 kilometers. Below is a list of the Tour’s stages:
Prologue, July 3, Rotterdam – Rotterdam individual time trial, 8km
Stage 1, July 4, Rotterdam – Bruxelles, 224km
Stage 2, July 5, Bruxelles – Spa, 192km
Stage 3, July 6, Wanze – Arenberg Porte du Hainaut, 207km
You are looking at an unreleased Nintendo Wii bike controller that resembles a full-size exercise bike commonly found at a gym. Made by French game maker Bigben Interactive, the Wii bike controller is part of Cyberbike, a game about cleaning up the environment. However, the exercise bike controller is said to also work with other games like Mario Kart. Cyberbike, which includes the Nintendo Wii stationary bike controller, is expected to drop in January….
Local Sacramento comeback cyclist Chad Gerlach has been stirring up a great deal of attention in the media. Chad was doing very well after his five-year stint on the streets of Sacramento with drugs and alcohol. He cleaned up his act after appearing on A&E’s Intervention. He has been tearing it up on the cycling scene since his comeback, even finishing 5th behind his old rival Lance Armstrong at the Nevada City Classic. After the Lodi, California Criterium, Gerlach was nowhere to be found – unless you looked in the streets of Sacramento. After six weeks on the streets, Chad made a call and said that he was holding his newborn daughter, and that he was ready to go into treatment and continue his comeback. Christian Fanini, manager and president of Chad’s latest team, Amore Vita, has said that the doors…