It helps keep daily life as orderly as possible in the midst of a civil war.
There is no Tour de France for women. In countries like Czech Republic there are no female professional teams. Does professional cycling even exist for women?
Yes it does. But no matter if professional or not, female cyclists face many problems their male colleagues don’t.
The two shining lights of Czech competitive road cycling are standing in the foyer of the ŠKODA booth at the IAA, the world’s largest automotive fair, in Frankfurt, Germany. The booth is a homey, yet elegantly-designed space, an island of sleek modern calmness in the midst of the chaos of the IAA. Green-shirted ŠKODA employees flow smoothly around us, but Štybar and Kreuziger are happy to just stand still for a minute.
Computers have invaded your cycling training. But no matter if you use a smartphone, a cycling computer during training or analyze your ride with a desktop PC afterwards – you are not satisfied.
You need your hands on the handlebar, not on tiny buttons of any device and any feedback you get after the ride is, well – after the ride. Voice control only sounded like a good thing until you tried it first on a windy day.
No, cyclists need new devices, that are easier for cyclists to use. Here are some of them.
Rain, wet leaves or even snow and ice make roads more slippery than during the rest of the year. Wear a helmet to protect yourself, just in case.
As a kid Jiří Ježek had a dream.
He wanted to become a soccer player, like the heroes he watched from stands of the stadium where he saw games with his grandfather. He liked the idea of being famous. He wanted to travel and he wanted to be treated well. “I wanted to taste stardom and the adoration of fans. That was the reason why I was doing sports,” Ježek recalled.
As a boy, Ježek played soccer for his favorite local team, AC Sparta Prague. But he wasn’t successful at the game. He worked hard, he ran a lot, and could score some goals if he got into a good position, but Ježek wasn’t strong enough. “Then a car hit me and ended my troubles with soccer,” Ježek said with a smile.
Too cold to ride? With the weather cooling down, nothing could be better than spending a cold and blustery night indoors with a good movie. Here are the top 10 films about cycling. Whether you like comedies or dramas, animation or live action, we’ve got something for everyone.
For Syrian cyclists, the bicycle is a means of transportation, a social tool, or even a business model. It transports goods and people to the market and to jobs. It helps keep daily life as orderly as possible in the midst of a civil war.
Climbing Alpe d’Huez twice, Peter Sagan’s wheelie, Orica GreenEdge’s bus blocking the finish – Which was your favorite moment of Tour de France 2013? And what are you especially looking forward to in 2014?
Steve McCurry photographed people all around earth using them. Here is the full gallery.
Christopher Froome is delighted. He will start at the Tour de France 2014 in his father’s home country Great Britain and looks forward to genuine local support.
After only three stages on the island, the Tour will reach France. Alpe-d’Huez being not part of 2014’s route does not mean any easement. The organizing Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) calls the race a “festival of climbing”, which with 5 summit finishes and more surprises it surely is.