Italian Bike – Classic Italian Cycles http://classicitaliancycles.com/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 18:33:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://classicitaliancycles.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-3-141x136.png Italian Bike – Classic Italian Cycles http://classicitaliancycles.com/ 32 32 Marc Marquez on the Desmosedici? “He’s the strongest on the grid, but Bagnaia, Martin and Bastianini will give Ducati a lot of joy” – Jorge Lorenzo https://classicitaliancycles.com/marc-marquez-on-the-desmosedici-hes-the-strongest-on-the-grid-but-bagnaia-martin-and-bastianini-will-give-ducati-a-lot-of-joy-jorge-lorenzo/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 18:11:06 +0000 https://classicitaliancycles.com/marc-marquez-on-the-desmosedici-hes-the-strongest-on-the-grid-but-bagnaia-martin-and-bastianini-will-give-ducati-a-lot-of-joy-jorge-lorenzo/ Ducati have long been interested in signing Marc Marquez but the Honda Racing Corporation have managed to entice the eight-time world champion to renew contract after contract. But with the dominance of Ducati in the recent era and the departure of his brother to Gresini, where he will have a GP Desmosedici – which he […]]]>

Ducati have long been interested in signing Marc Marquez but the Honda Racing Corporation have managed to entice the eight-time world champion to renew contract after contract.

But with the dominance of Ducati in the recent era and the departure of his brother to Gresini, where he will have a GP Desmosedici – which he said he loves -, the rumors of a potential transfer of the Spaniard to the structure of Borgo Panigale have grown, with a look to the future. Jorge Lorenzo, who left Yamaha for Ducati and then Ducati for Honda, doesn’t believe Marquez can leave Honda for Italian motorcycling so soon, as he made clear in statements to DAZN:

– [Pecco] Bagnaia, [Jorge] Martin and [Enea] Bastianini will still give a lot of joy to Ducati.

Ducati now has the new reigning champion, Bagnaia, in its official team and has renewed the range with one of the strongest promises of MotoGP: Bastianini. It’s two young Italians who boost the factory team and at this stage it seems hard to believe that Marquez could ever head for the Italian structure. Jorge Lorenzo preferred to say that the above trio still have a lot to give to Ducati at the expense of betting on a very award-winning rider, a bit like what he did when he entered Jorge Lorenzo.

The Mallorcan, who is now a TV commentator for a Spanish broadcaster, praised the drivers of the Italian structure and Desmosedici, but when asked to comment on who the best drivers on the grid are, he chose not to include Ducati riders: “The strongest is Marc Marquez. In second place, I put Fabio Quartararo’.

Recall that Paolo Ciabatti has already spoken of the possibility of having Marc Marquez (and not only), saying at this point that the structure already already has their “the champions of the future”.

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Top 10 most popular MotoGP riders who died while racing https://classicitaliancycles.com/top-10-most-popular-motogp-riders-who-died-while-racing/ Wed, 16 Nov 2022 17:38:46 +0000 https://classicitaliancycles.com/top-10-most-popular-motogp-riders-who-died-while-racing/ MotoGP is not only the oldest and most entertaining racing event, but also the deadliest. Over the years, the evolution of bicycles has raised the thrill as bicycles can now ride at lightning speed. In addition to the fun, the number of deaths is also experiencing a boom. A number of MotoGP riders have lived […]]]>

MotoGP is not only the oldest and most entertaining racing event, but also the deadliest. Over the years, the evolution of bicycles has raised the thrill as bicycles can now ride at lightning speed. In addition to the fun, the number of deaths is also experiencing a boom. A number of MotoGP riders have lived their lives. Here are the full details of the 10 most popular MotoGP riders who died while racing.

1 – Marco Simoncelli

MotoGP riders have died during the race

The Italian pilot is one of the best in the business world and has conquered the world with his exceptional piloting skills in no time. However, he encountered one of the deadliest accidents during the Grand Prix in 2011 and could not recover. Marco held the contract with Honda and competed in the Malaysian Grand Prix. During the race he lost control of the bike and eventually made contact with legendary rider Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards. As a result, he fell from it and rolled on the ground. Road staff quickly flagged red and Marco was taken to hospital but doctors pronounced him dead. It is one of the most tragic deaths captured live at a MotoGP event.

2 – Shoya Tomizawa

Shoya Tomizawa is the next runner on our list. He is one of the most impressive pilots ever produced by Japan. However, his career also ended tragically. Shoya impressed the world from an early age as he started his career at the tender age of 18. In 2010 he appeared in the MotoGP Grand Prix and raced in the San Marino and Rimini Grand Prix and played for Suter. After taking a sharp turn, he could not fully control the bike and at the same time he collided with the next rider. Both bikes flipped over and Shoya became immobile after dragging on the road. The rescue team immediately went to the scene to examine him, but he lost his life.

3 – Ivan Palazzese

Former German professional rider Ivan Palazzese also collapsed during the race after encountering a serious crash. Palazzese was the stunner and has incredible driving skills. But it all ended in 1989. Ivan was participating in the German Grand Prix where he encountered the deadliest accident that cost him his life. While racing for Aprilla, he hit an opposing biker on the track while having a hard turn. After dragging on the road for more than 100 meters, he suffered serious neck and back injuries that prevented him from opening his eyes the next time.

4 – Daijiro Kato

Kato was the promising driver in Japanese history who had the amazing ability to make tight corners very easy. However, luck did not sustain him in the 2003 Japanese Grand Prix. He held the contract with Honda and raced at home. Halfway through he collided with the side boundary after falling off the bike. kato received several neck and head wounds and the skull bones were shipped off. Thus, he died on the spot leaving an irreparable mark on the Grand Prix racing event. MotoGP rider salaries announced.

5 – Simon Prior

The 1994 German Grand Prix was a nightmare for MotoGP fans residing in the UK. Simon Prior was a professional rider from Great Britain who competed in MotoGP events. In 1994, he was running for the LCR where he suffered a fatal accident and lost his life. Prior was leading the race when he finally lost control and spun along his back. The impact was so cruel that it rendered him immobile.

6 – Pierre Huber

Peter Huber was a Swiss MotoGP professional rider who competed in Grand Prix races for several teams, especially for Suzuki. In 1983 he was playing in the British Grand Prix which is famous for 2 deaths including that of Huber. The Swiss rider had started his career at a very young age and achieved early success, but the 1983 event ended his success as he lost his life in a collapse.

7-Norman Brown

Norman Brown also lost his life at the 1983 British Grand Prix and in the same race as Huber. The two riders collided on lap 6 and Brown flew off his bike. He fell on the road and dragged for some distance due to the momentum breaking his ribs and the ultimate cause of his death. Thus, the young 23-year-old Briton lost his life in front of his audience.

8 – Rolf Ruttiman

Another Swiss MotoGP professional rider is present in the list and, coincidentally, he also met his fate in 1983. Ruttimann was racing in the Grand Prix of Yugoslavia where one of the saddest events in MotoGP history happened. is produced when he lost his life. Rolf was making a tight turn when the tire skidded and he fell on the circle. The impact severely damaged his head bones and he immediately collapsed in place. Initial medical reports from the hospital confirmed his death.

9 – Michel Frutschi

1983 was a very deadly year in the history of MotoGP as the following death also happened in the same year. Michael Frutschi, a professional MotoGP rider from Switzerland, was part of the Honda team in 1983. During a race at the French Grand Prix, the Swiss professional lost his life in a collapse with a side limit. His death was an alarming situation for MotoGP organizers as Iwao Ishikawa also lost his life in a practice session just days ago of this race.

10 – Jock Taylor

Taylor was undoubtedly one of the most impressive and talented professional MotoGP riders, but he failed to continue the journey of success for long as he faced a fatal accident at the Finnish Grand Prix in 1982. Taylor was representing Team Windle in the event and during the race he slipped and collided with the other riders, costing him his life. So another British MotoGP rider lost his life in a tragic race.

These are all the details on the 10 most popular MotoGP riders who died while racing. If there are any changes, we will make them available here. Stay tuned for more information!

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Wine and Cycling – Two Passions Celebrated at Clif Family Winery in Napa Valley https://classicitaliancycles.com/wine-and-cycling-two-passions-celebrated-at-clif-family-winery-in-napa-valley/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 17:08:55 +0000 https://classicitaliancycles.com/wine-and-cycling-two-passions-celebrated-at-clif-family-winery-in-napa-valley/ Cycling through the vineyards before a food and wine pairing Getty It was during a grueling 175 mile bike ride, and after eating too many unappetizing energy bars, that Gary Erickson had an epiphany – cyclists needed a better tasting energy snack. So, with the help of his grandmother, he spent the next 6 months […]]]>

It was during a grueling 175 mile bike ride, and after eating too many unappetizing energy bars, that Gary Erickson had an epiphany – cyclists needed a better tasting energy snack. So, with the help of his grandmother, he spent the next 6 months making the Clif Bar in his mother’s kitchen. He named it after his father, Clifford. However, it wasn’t until a few years later while on a bike ride in Italy with his wife, Kit Crawford, that he fell in love with wine. This led to buying a house in Napa Valley in the late 1990s and founding Clif Family Winery in 2004.

“Cycling is an important part of the Clif Family Winery culture,” said Linzi Gay, president of the 15,000-case winery, located in the small town of Napa Valley, St. Helena. “Our owners, Gary and Kit, developed their love of wine while cycling in the Italian Dolomites. During or after their bike tours, they met in a “Rifugio” where they were served wine, food and great hospitality. They wanted to bring that experience to Napa Valley.

Today, Clif Family Winery attracts biking and hiking enthusiasts to the laid-back winery in a small house off Highway 29. They are drawn to wines called “Bici Red and The Climber,” priced at $42. $ a bottle, as well as simple wines. Howell Mountain vineyard cabernet sauvignons made from organic grapes and priced at $125 and up.

“I remember we opened the tasting room on a rainy spring day,” Gay reported, “and our very first customers were two cyclists who had cycled from Napa. We offered them an espresso to warm up.

Clif Family Winery always offers espresso, as well as over 20 different wines, ranging from Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier to Rose, Grenache, Zinfandel and more. The addition of a food truck serving Italian food with organic ingredients, an outdoor patio, a sensory wine garden, and plenty of places to park a bike, make it even more popular.

“We’re partnering with Calistoga Bike Shop to connect customers with bike rentals,” Gay said. “And we host groups of riders from Backroads and Trek for lunch or wine tasting when they visit Napa Valley. We also have what I think is the only wine and cycling club in the world. Every year they are invited for a bike ride and lunch with Gary and Kit.

Long-time Clif Family Wine Club member and avid hiker/biker Janeen Olsen said, “I was one of the first people to join the Wine Club because I was drawn to the winery cycling culture. I also enjoy their organic gardens and have invited friends to attend some of their wine club events.

A focus on sustainable winemaking at Clif Family Winery

Laura Barrett, winemaker at Clif Family, is passionate about the possibility of creating sustainable wines, with an emphasis on pure expression of the grape and the land. “Clif Family owns 100 acres of certified vineyards and farmland,” she said. “I have access to these vineyards from our Howell Mountain and Oak Knoll properties, and we source grapes from other certified sustainable vineyards in Napa Valley.”

Barrett produces superb, multi-layered Cabernet Sauvignons, with dark fruit, velvety tannins and well-integrated toasty oak. However, in the elaboration of white wines, she prefers not to use oak. “All whites and pinks are fermented and aged in stainless steel,” Barrett commented. “I like to highlight the purity of the fruit.

She did it well, as the wines seem to have a sense of energy and grace, with a hint of minerality dancing beneath the pure fruit aromas. The rose is so popular that it sells out every year.

Other aspects of Clif Family’s sustainable practices focus on community and reward. They host a Sip & Support event every spring to raise money for the Napa Bike Coalition and the Napa Valley Vine Trail. They also organize a rest area for Bike to Work Day and encourage their team members to cycle to work and participate in the Tour de Cure bike ride.

Clif Family Winery was one of the first wineries to achieve Napa Green Certification and is currently applying for B Corp status.

Organic Food and Wine Pairing at Clif Family Winery

“For our wine tastings,” Barrett commented, “we always offer some type of food — usually made with ingredients from our 5-acre organic garden.” She described the organic salted nut mixes, chocolates, preserves, hot sauces and honey produced by the winery and sold in the tasting room.

The basic wine tasting includes nuts and chocolate. Visitors can also choose to buy items from the food truck and have a picnic on the winery. Popular dishes include bruschetta, farm-fresh salads and roast chicken, prepared by Executive Chef John McConnell. “The food truck has become so popular,” Barrett reported, “that many Napa Valley locals eat there too.”

For a more upscale experience, Clif Family recently opened its private Enoteca Tasting Lounge. Here, you can relax in a private space overlooking the vineyards and choose from 3 gourmet food and wine pairing options, using fresh seasonal ingredients. One is called “Presto Gusto” and includes 5 small plates with 6 different wines. A second option is “Pasto e Vino”, which is a 4-course lunch paired with 6 wines. A very special tasting experience is called “La Cima Reserva” with 7 small plates and 7 wines. A recent menu is shown below:

  1. Grenache Rose with Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho
  2. Chardonnay with Cowgirl Creamery Mt. Tam and Meyer Organic Lemon Marmalade
  3. Zinfandel from the Domaine with Gougère Savory with Ricotta-Duxelle
  4. Malbec with Sonoma Lamb Kibbe with Yogurt – Tahini
  5. Howell Mt. Cabernet Sauvignon Cold Springs Vineyard with La Quercia Prosciutto and Organic Almond-Pistachio Crostini
  6. Howell Mt. Cabernet Sauvignon Croquet Vineyard with Cowgirl Creamery Red Hawk Cheese and Organic Pluots
  7. Petite Sirah Dessert Wine with Chocolate Bundino
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Tom Pidcock to launch cyclocross rainbow jersey next weekend https://classicitaliancycles.com/tom-pidcock-to-launch-cyclocross-rainbow-jersey-next-weekend/ Sat, 12 Nov 2022 11:46:01 +0000 https://classicitaliancycles.com/tom-pidcock-to-launch-cyclocross-rainbow-jersey-next-weekend/ “], “filter”: { “nextExceptions”: “img, blockquote, div”, “nextContainsExceptions”: “img, blockquote”} }”> Don’t miss a moment of Paris-Roubaix and Unbound Gravel, Giro d’Italia, Tour de France, Vuelta a España, and everything in between when you >”,”name”:”in-content-cta”, “type “:”link”}}”>join Outside+. Tom Pidcock will debut his world champion cyclocross rainbow stripes next weekend. The Ineos Grenadiers rider has […]]]>

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Tom Pidcock will debut his world champion cyclocross rainbow stripes next weekend.

The Ineos Grenadiers rider has reconfirmed on social media that he will compete in his first cyclocross events of the 2022-23 season later this month.

“Cross is coming,” Pidcock wrote on instagram. “I can’t wait to race in these beautiful stripes for the first time in just over a week.”

Pidcock, 23, is due to take part in the Merksplas SuperPrestige race on November 19 and will take part in the World Cup stage the following day in Overijs.

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Pidcock has not raced in any discipline since early September in the shortened Tour of Britain.

Pidcock hasn’t raced in his world cyclocross championship jersey since winning at Fayetteville in January.

He chose to finish his cyclocross season there as he was aiming to take a break before building up his road season, capped by a spectacular stage win at Alpe d’Huez in the Tour de France.

The 23-year-old has yet to confirm any other dates on his cyclo-cross schedule, or if he will defend his world title in February.

“I don’t know yet, crossing in the winter and being good at the classics is a tough combination,” Pidcock said. Sporza during the presentation of the Tour last month. “I will definitely cross, although I don’t know exactly how much yet.”

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Ducati Panigale V2 gets full Zard racing treatment to… https://classicitaliancycles.com/ducati-panigale-v2-gets-full-zard-racing-treatment-to/ Thu, 10 Nov 2022 12:46:36 +0000 https://classicitaliancycles.com/ducati-panigale-v2-gets-full-zard-racing-treatment-to/ Zard announced a number of new products at the EICMA show in Milan, from exhausts to aesthetic complements, for motorcycles, from Harley-Davidson power cruisers to Ducati sportbikes. Zard is well known for its exhausts, adding performance and lightening production motorcycles via the tailpipe has become a specialty of the Italian brand. Zard Sabbia Line For […]]]>

Zard announced a number of new products at the EICMA show in Milan, from exhausts to aesthetic complements, for motorcycles, from Harley-Davidson power cruisers to Ducati sportbikes.

Zard is well known for its exhausts, adding performance and lightening production motorcycles via the tailpipe has become a specialty of the Italian brand.

Zard Sabbia Line

For 2023 a new slip-on exhaust has been released by Zard aimed at adventure touring bikes called the Sabbie.

Specifically, the Sabbia is for the Aprilia Tuareg 660, Ducati Desert X and Yamaha Tenere 700.

Its design inspiration comes from “African rally raid bicycles,” according to Zard, but it is “filled with modern design elements” and that “Sabbia combines innovative production techniques with unique, sophisticated styling.”

It features a heat resistant screen printed graphic element, as well as an aerodynamically shaped carbon fiber heat shield which is of a different design depending on the motorcycle model it is built for.

The main material is stainless steel for the Sabbia, which also retains Euro5 approval.

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Energica electric motorcycles win huge wave of popularity in Q3 https://classicitaliancycles.com/energica-electric-motorcycles-win-huge-wave-of-popularity-in-q3/ Tue, 08 Nov 2022 20:08:04 +0000 https://classicitaliancycles.com/energica-electric-motorcycles-win-huge-wave-of-popularity-in-q3/ Energica Motors, an Italian manufacturer of electric motorcycles, announced its commercial success and presented its full range at the Milan Motorcycle Show. Energica today announced that it has sold 30% more motorcycles in 2022 than in 2021, and with the fourth quarter just beginning, the company could post a year of record sales. Success is […]]]>

Energica Motors, an Italian manufacturer of electric motorcycles, announced its commercial success and presented its full range at the Milan Motorcycle Show.

Energica today announced that it has sold 30% more motorcycles in 2022 than in 2021, and with the fourth quarter just beginning, the company could post a year of record sales. Success is likely driven by two main factors; Energica’s dedication to expanding its product offerings and a massive acquisition payment from Ideanomics earlier this year.

In the company’s press release, Energica CEO Livia Cevolini commented, “Our growing presence at this event reflects Energica’s success. We have grown rapidly in almost every country where we sell our products…” And they have grown, not only in terms of sales but also in the number of offers.

Energica now sells ten unique motorcycle models, four of which were launched this year; the Experia adventure/touring bike, the Ego+ sport bike, the Eva Ribelle naked bike and the EsseEsse9+ touring bike. The Energica Experia is a particular hit as the company now has a growing list of back orders and plans to present the bike to police around the world.

The other motivating factor, the investment from Ideanomics, also undoubtedly helped. In March this year, Ideanomics, a fund focused on promoting the adoption of electric vehicles, bought the company outright and delisted it from the Italian stock exchange. “When Ideanomics acquired Energica, our goal was to help the company grow beyond its racing heritage,” says Robin MackyPresident of Ideanomics Mobility.

Mr. Mackie argues that the acquisition of Ideanomics was more than just a cash injection; “Ideanomics has enabled Energica to double production capacity, introduce new models with greater market appeal, and secure large fleet orders.”

Looking ahead, Energica hopes to continue to expand its motorcycle offering and sell its latest engine technology to other manufacturers. “The E2110 engine, which powers the [Energica] Experia, has applications in the agricultural, maritime and aeronautical sectors”, explains the press release.

What remains unclear is how Energica will be able to operate when larger motorcycle manufacturers start entering the electric motorcycle market, such as Honda, Ducati or Yamaha. But with its growing catalog and production capacity, Energica could be ahead of traditional manufacturers and able to capitalize more effectively on the ever-growing demand for electric motorcycles.

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Italian Pecco Bagnaia wins historic MotoGP title for Ducati https://classicitaliancycles.com/italian-pecco-bagnaia-wins-historic-motogp-title-for-ducati/ Sun, 06 Nov 2022 17:04:00 +0000 https://classicitaliancycles.com/italian-pecco-bagnaia-wins-historic-motogp-title-for-ducati/ CNN — Francesco “Pecco” Bagnaia powered his Ducati to a historic MotoGP title on Sunday, in front of 170,380 fans at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit in Valencia, Spain. He becomes the first Italian to win the premier class since the great Valentino Rossi in 2009, the first Ducati rider to claim the crown since Casey […]]]>



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Francesco “Pecco” Bagnaia powered his Ducati to a historic MotoGP title on Sunday, in front of 170,380 fans at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit in Valencia, Spain.

He becomes the first Italian to win the premier class since the great Valentino Rossi in 2009, the first Ducati rider to claim the crown since Casey Stoner in 2007, and the first Italian to clinch the title on an Italian bike since the legendary Giacomo Agostini. five decades ago in 1972.

Just a few months ago, such a victory seemed more fanciful than possible.

Heading into the summer break, the Italian was trailing Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo by 91 points, but a string of disastrous performances from the 2021 champion and masterful Bagnaia wins – seven in total during the season – have seen the gap evaporate.

Quartararo had to win in Valencia and hope Bagnaia scored less than two points. The Yamaha rider entered the race determined to fulfill his end of the bargain.

During the first breathless laps, he and Bagnaia found themselves together, swapping places with tight overtaking. At one point, the two bikes clashed, sending one of the Ducati’s aero fenders spinning in the gravel.

Bagnaia then moved into the peloton behind his rival who was struggling to keep up with the leaders. Around him the runners withdrew from the race, with Marc Marquez, Jack Miller and Johan Zarco among those sent sprawling.

Suzuki’s Alex Rins finally took the win. The Japanese factory announced a surprise withdrawal from MotoGP racing earlier this year, and like a final waltz, it was executed as flawlessly as they could have wished.

Rins, with photos of his Suzuki teammates on his helmet and good luck messages from Suzuki fans adorning his team’s garage, crossed the line ahead of KTM’s Brad Binder and Ducati’s Jorge Martin.

Quartararo collapsed on the tank of his Yamaha as he crossed the line in fourth position. Bagnaia’s ninth place finish was more than enough to make him the champion.

“It’s the best day of my life,” Bagnaia told MotoGP.com in Parc Fermé.

“I struggled a lot. My mission was to be in the top five, but I didn’t know why, after the first three or four laps I started having a lot of trouble with the front of the bike, it was impossible to control. But the most important thing is that we won, we are world champions and it’s a very good day, I’m very happy.

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Scott McGill signs with Human Powered Health https://classicitaliancycles.com/scott-mcgill-signs-with-human-powered-health/ Thu, 03 Nov 2022 20:40:06 +0000 https://classicitaliancycles.com/scott-mcgill-signs-with-human-powered-health/ “], “filter”: { “nextExceptions”: “img, blockquote, div”, “nextContainsExceptions”: “img, blockquote”} }”> Don’t miss a moment of Paris-Roubaix and Unbound Gravel, the Giro d’Italia, Tour de France, Vuelta a España, and everything in between when you >”,”name”:”in-content-cta”, “type “:”link”}}”>join Outside+. Scott McGill has signed with Human Powered Health for two years, the team announced Thursday. “To […]]]>

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Scott McGill has signed with Human Powered Health for two years, the team announced Thursday.

“To finally be able to join Human Powered Health is very exciting and I look forward to racing for a more international setup,” McGill said in a team statement. “It’s a team I’ve wanted to join for a long time.

“It came a little later than I would have hoped, but I stayed persistent and was able to get a contract. Over the last few years I’ve stayed as motivated as possible. Winning in Europe is a game totally different ball and it was quite a relief to know that everything clicked into place.

The 24-year-old brings a solid sprint to the American ProTeam.

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McGill rode for Wildlife Generation Pro Cycling in 2022, where he notably won two stages of the Volta a Portugal with the points jersey and a few other podiums.

Other notable results this season include sixth place at the Joe Martin Stage Race and third at the Elite Men’s U.S. National Criterium Championships.

McGill, a native of Fallston, Maryland, also earned a spot at the UCI Road World Championships in Australia in September where he covered 227 kilometers during the breakaway.

He has already ridden for Aevolo.

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Sonny Colbrelli confirms his retirement to avoid the risk of cardiac arrhythmia https://classicitaliancycles.com/sonny-colbrelli-confirms-his-retirement-to-avoid-the-risk-of-cardiac-arrhythmia/ Sun, 30 Oct 2022 10:41:53 +0000 https://classicitaliancycles.com/sonny-colbrelli-confirms-his-retirement-to-avoid-the-risk-of-cardiac-arrhythmia/ Sonny Colbrelli has announced his retirement, revealing the emotions he’s been through since suffering an unstable heart arrhythmia at the Volta a Catalunya in March, but also his desire to start a new chapter in his life. “New challenges await me, and with courage, I prepare to face them with a smile on my face. […]]]>

Sonny Colbrelli has announced his retirement, revealing the emotions he’s been through since suffering an unstable heart arrhythmia at the Volta a Catalunya in March, but also his desire to start a new chapter in his life.

“New challenges await me, and with courage, I prepare to face them with a smile on my face. Keep looking forward to every race I do, even if it’s just for fun and no longer for competition,” Colbrelli said in his official announcement released by his Bahrain Victorious team on Sunday.

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First Look: Schuberth E2 Flip Front Adventure Helmet https://classicitaliancycles.com/first-look-schuberth-e2-flip-front-adventure-helmet/ Thu, 27 Oct 2022 15:40:54 +0000 https://classicitaliancycles.com/first-look-schuberth-e2-flip-front-adventure-helmet/ A new flip-up adventure helmet Schuberth has just released their new adventure-style flip-up front helmet, the E2. When it comes to high-end motorcycle helmets, Schuberth is the name that comes to mind. The German brand has earned a reputation for their attention to detail in producing incredibly comfortable, quiet and safe helmets. Our expectations are […]]]>

A new flip-up adventure helmet

Schuberth has just released their new adventure-style flip-up front helmet, the E2. When it comes to high-end motorcycle helmets, Schuberth is the name that comes to mind. The German brand has earned a reputation for their attention to detail in producing incredibly comfortable, quiet and safe helmets.

Our expectations are high every time they release a new helmet, because we expect it to be excellent. Their latest offering, the E2, picks up where the already superb E1 left off and improves on some key areas. Let’s take a closer look.

Refined folding front mechanism

The build quality of the Schuberth folding fronts is superb

Schuberth has refined the modular chin bar with a new locking mechanism. Constructed from fiberglass reinforced plastic, it has low weight, which is crucial for drop fronts and improves helmet stability when the chin bar is up. Plus, it now has dual P/J homologation, so it’s legal to ride with it in the open or closed position.

The folding front has also been redesigned to improve the field of vision, which was already excellent on the E1.

Read our Schuberth E1 review here.

Improved security

The E2 has a new expanded polystyrene material for better shock absorption while increasing the head cavity, so the helmet is even more comfortable and safer without adding extra weight.

The helmet also features Schuberth’s specially designed lightweight fiberglass shell and anti-roll system which helps prevent the helmet from being thrown from your head in the event of a crash.

The E2 is certified to the latest 22.06 safety standard, so it’s among the safest helmets you can buy.

Versatile adventure helmet

Schuberth E2 side view
The redesigned peak is amazing

Being an adventure helmet, the E2 comes with a visor, which looks fantastic. Like the E1, the peak is three-position adjustable and fully removable, but Schuberth has completely redesigned the peak for the E2 to reduce wind drag and noise, a very welcome improvement since we found the peak l ‘E1 to catch some wind at highway speeds.

The E2 comes pre-installed with a Pinlock 120 anti-fog insert and a two-position flip-up sun visor. The E1 has one of the best built-in sun visors we’ve used, so the E2 is sure to deliver here too.

Schuberth also integrated a microphone, antenna and speakers into the helmet. This is a great feature because it eliminates the need for a bulky headset stuck to the side of your headset or messy wires hanging inside the headset.

An optional Sena-powered communication system is available that takes less than 20 seconds to set up, and has all the intercom, voice control, digital assistant, and Bluetooth features you need.

Premium comfort

Schuberth E2 rear view
Redesigned ventilation is a major improvement

If the E2 looks a bit like previous Schuberth helmets we’ve had the pleasure of wearing, it will be an absolute joy to wear. The seamless antibacterial liner, made from high-quality Italian fabric, feels cool and soft against your skin, and is easily removable and washable.

Another welcome addition is the all-new ventilation system, including the rear vent, as we found the E1 to run a little warm in hot weather or off-road.

Schuberth also pays great attention to the aerodynamics and aeroacoustics of its helmets, and the E2 is no exception. We found the E1 to be one of the quietest helmets we’ve worn, and Schuberth went back inside his internal wind tunnel to tune it even further for the E2.

So if you’re looking for a new adventure helmet, the E2 is definitely worth considering. To learn more about this high-quality and versatile flip-top lid, head to Schuberth’s website here.

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