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5 Insane Times within Olympic Biking Background.

Le 4 août 2016, 08:58 dans Humeurs 0

The First-Ever "Instant" Replay Contested Win?—1936 Road Cycling in Berlin

The 1936 Olympic games were pretty crazy to begin with. Held in Berlin against the backdrop of an ever-intensifying Nazi regime, they very nearly didn’t happen due to proposed boycotts by the US and countries all over Europe. But despite ubiquitous swastikas, anti-Semitism, and racist propaganda, Hitler managed to temporarily downplay his extremist agenda long enough to secure protesting nations' involvement.


In the 100km road race (the men’s 100km road race—women still weren’t in Olympic cycling yet), first place came down to a neck-and-neck finish between two French cyclists, Guy Lapebie and Robert Charpentier. Charpentier passed Lapebie in the last 100m and edged him out by .02 seconds for the gold medal. But here’s what else was unique about this particular Olympics, aside from all the Nazi regalia: It was the first Olympic Games to be filmed for a documentary feature. Acclaimed director Leni Riefenstahl, best known for the Hitler propaganda piece Triumph of the Will, filmed the 1936 Games for a feature called Olympia.
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When the feature was released in France, Lapebie was able to watch his finish in a theater—and what he saw gave him reason to believe he had been robbed of gold. It was likely the first incidence of something like instant replay, though the “instant” part is laughable. There, on the big screen, he saw Charpentier tug his shorts backward right before pulling ahead at the finish line. Charpentier, of course, denied it—and youtube reviewings prove inconclusive as to what happened between the two French teammates at the end of that race. But Lapebie remained forever certain.

“From the day I saw that film, I considered myself the moral victor of the Olympic Games,” Lapebie said.

Maybe Don't Start a 10-Hour Race in the Middle of the Night—1912 Road Cycling in Stockholm

After Stockholm, planners decided to scrap the city’s velodrome to build an Olympic stadium, the world’s best racers began to fear cycling would be nixed from the 1912 Games altogether. And it very nearly was—without a velodrome, track cycling was obviously out, but Swedish Olympic Authorities wanted to cancel the road event as well, arguing that the roads weren’t in appropriate condition. Needless to say, this didn’t go over so well internationally and several countries began to protest.

Brand new Masi Custom Ups the actual Anté along with Evoluzione as well as Vivo Co2 Disk.

Le 19 avril 2016, 10:16 dans Humeurs 0

The tires are tubeless ready, as are the spec’d rims, which carry Masi’s Brev.M house branding (the prototype is shown with WTB KOM rims). Valves, tape, and sealant aren’t included.26 fat bike carbon bicyle

Geometry was updated as well, with trail reduced from the previous iteration, though the Speciale Rando doesn't have the true low-trail geometry of a front bag-dedicated touring bike. James Winchester, Masi's senior product and brand manager, calls it mid-trail, adding, "we didn't think most people would run a full bag all the time. But it is designed to handle well with the bag when needed."Light Bicycle

Ce cycliste est le premier à escalader le mont Washington en hiver

Le 25 février 2016, 07:38 dans Humeurs 0

Ascension du mont Washington, dans les morts de l'hiver, mountain bike sur un vélo de graisse: Il ressemble plus à une escalade osent qu'une réalisation humaine. Mais cycliste professionnel Tim Johnson a réussi à écraser le plus haut sommet dans le Nord par temps si mauvais, même votre grand-père ne serait pas prétendre avoir marché à l'école en elle.

Monter 4,685 pieds une note de 14 pour cent de la neige et de la glace, le sextuple Champion National Cyclocross a conquis le 7,6-mile Mount Washington Auto Road à 01:45:48 et est devenu le premier à monter en hiver. Non seulement at-il eu une longue montée difficile à combattre, Carbon Mountain Forks mais il a aussi bravé un -19 degré de refroidissement éolien et 49 mile par heure des rafales de vent. Mais Johnson était familier avec les défis du mont Washington, il a commencé sa carrière en remportant l'ascension du mont Washington Colline en 2000 et 2001 sur un vélo de route, fût-ce dans des conditions d'été plus favorables. (A titre de comparaison, il a terminé les promenades en 00:55:46 et 00:53:31, respectivement.)

"Je me sens comme je me battais être trop chaud au début parce que le premier pas sur le terrain de stationnement est l'un des emplacements les plus raides de l'ensemble de la montée. Vous allez de rester immobile à la réalisation immédiatement que cela est l'une des ascensions les plus difficiles en Amérique du Nord ", dit Johnson. "Au moment où je me suis levé pour le tour épingle à cheveux, il était vraiment venteux, je n'avais pas la traction et il était vraiment difficile de trouver un moyen de continuer à avancer. Je ne pouvais même pas rester debout. "

Avoir une idée de ce que Johnson a traversé ajouter cette «première» à sa longue liste des palmarès et des réalisations ci-dessous.

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