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@Pedale.Forchetta's activity:

Jens Voigt is set to retire as we speak, having one final crack at a long break in some race in the Cycling backwater of the USA. Is it fair or fitting that he should go out like this, slipping out the back door with little fanfare, while others have been doing a farewell tour of all the big races, replete with fancy commemorative shoes and a son...

@Pedale.Forchetta's posts:

  1. Well done Brett, we are fans, we are cyclists but we know the world we live in. It’s not an error to hope and acting trying to improve it a little bit. »

@Pedale.Forchetta's posts:

  1. Tomorrow the last stage (9th) finishing at the Madonna del Ghisallo. Today (stage 8th) the girls suffered like hell on the last slope. »

@Pedale.Forchetta's posts:

  1. @frank Thank you, not the best squadra, but at least has some class. »

  2. @wiscot I’m with you, and I personally like their bike too. »

  3. Rule #50?!? Ahahah… Just joking of course. »

@Pedale.Forchetta's posts:

  1. I’ve never put my bike on the roof of my car. She travel inside. »

@Pedale.Forchetta's posts:

  1. Thomas Dekker, stage 15. Photo by me. »

  2. @Mikael Liddy the radio just say that some motorcycles will be put in front of the riders with red flag in order to prevent attacks and to minimize risks. »

  3. Same stage, different people, and with those scars is not difficult guess who he is. Photo by me. »

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I met a nice character a few weeks ago on a magnificent ride through the Bay Area. He rode a Colnago C-50 which was so filthy that I was unable to ascertain with any degree of certainty what color it was painted. I spent most of the ride suppressing the impulse to lead him and his bike through a local car wash. As it turns out, he’s based o...

@Pedale.Forchetta's posts:

  1. @frank  how true is that!? »

@Pedale.Forchetta's posts:

  1. 14 stage, Agliè -Oropa. Photo by me. »

I met a nice character a few weeks ago on a magnificent ride through the Bay Area. He rode a Colnago C-50 which was so filthy that I was unable to ascertain with any degree of certainty what color it was painted. I spent most of the ride suppressing the impulse to lead him and his bike through a local car wash. As it turns out, he’s based o...

@Pedale.Forchetta's posts:

  1. World is small, I’m using it since ages! »

@Pedale.Forchetta's posts:

  1. “Finishing any event last is always better than not finishing.” And even more commendable is finishing In spite of  mishaps! Great one Gianni. »

@Pedale.Forchetta's posts:

  1. Me like many cyclists (in the amateur area) have done nothing for my legs or whatever for ages. Then I’ve started 2 years ago to stretch my calves every day, every morning. No more then 5 or 6 minutes in all, but it really changed the shape of my legs… »

Here are a few lessons learned while in New York City. I’m sure leaving a bar at one o’clock in the morning is not how the serious riders prepare for a ride with a 9 o’clock morning roll-out. I am sure. Conversational pace for a group ride means different things to different people. Eddy could talk your ear off at 40kph. Lezyne mini-pump owne...

@Pedale.Forchetta's posts:

  1. …and the photos too! »

  2. Bellissimo… »

@Pedale.Forchetta's posts:

  1. When winning is everything, sport and sportmanship are dead. »

@Pedale.Forchetta's posts:

  1. @Gianni I’ll be in NYC few days, but unfortunately I’ll be back in Italy the 30th of April… too bad. »

@Pedale.Forchetta's posts:

  1. Great article! The (perfect) Italian phrase in a very nice bonus. »

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@Pedale.Forchetta's posts:

  1. Thanks for the encouragement guys. By the way the Giro is almost here… »

  2. @therealpeel Photos are not for the sake of cycling, but for the sake of photography itself. Selective color is bad as would be bad cycling wearing long compression socks, then everyone is free to do and like what he want. »

  3. I hope you would reconsider the use of selective color to  the photos. »

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@Pedale.Forchetta's posts:

  1. Domenico Pozzovivo (the Pianist), Giro dell’Emilia 2013 »

@Pedale.Forchetta's posts:

  1. @frank The Milano Sanremo 2014 with the very old route is a gift to Cavendish. He’s better be ready! »