Sunday, June 26, 2011

New National Champions!

As most countries held national championships the weekend, and now there will be a whole bunch of new, and some returning riders representing their country. Cyclingnews link below:

The run down:

Swiss - Spartacus (Leopard Tank)
USA - Matt Busche (Retirement Shack), over George Hincapie
Spain - JJ Rojas (MoviStar), over AC
Italia - Visconti (Farnese)
Britain - Bradley Wiggens (Sky), dragged over the line by a bunch of teammates...
France - Chavanel (Quick Step)
Australia - Bobridge (Garmin-Cervelo)
Belgium - Philly Gilbert (Loto), this guy is killing people this year!
Germany - Wagner (Leopard), but then the Brits, Canadians, and Americans intervened on the behest of France, and then Germany lost...oh wait.

And Canada - Svein Tuft of SpiderTech doubles up as TT and Road champ this year. Clara Hughes wins the womens TT and Fortin wins the womens road race. For Hushes, this is the first championships since 2003 (that is like 8 years for those that aren't counting). For Team SpiderTech, somebody from the team was going to win something, or Steve Bauer would have made the team do hill repeats and sprint intervals until they were invited to the Tour de France....

Monday, June 6, 2011

Canadians in Philly

Inside of the final kilometre, the hopes of Canadian Pro Continental squad Team Spidertech powered by C10 were dashed as Kevin Lacombe, Martin Gilbert and Pat McCarty all went down rounding Logan Circle, adding to the chaos in the finale.

The above quote from Cycling News says it all. For the full story, here is the link:

Sounds like our guys were at looking to hit the podium and hit the tarmak instead.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Richter Bicycles Cycling Kit

OK everybody,

Richter Bicycles is getting ready to order our initial cycling kit order. While prices are to be confirmed, we are not planning on outrageous pricing! To get an idea on pricing, most shops charge between $60-100 for a new jersey, and $70-200 for a new pair of bib shorts. We plan on being between $100-125 for a combination deal of jersey and bib shorts/shorts (TBC). Here are the proofs for the kit:

Sizing will be based on a "Racer Cut" which mean that if you are not comfortable with tight fitting cycling gear, than order once size up. For example, I usually wear a large cycling shirt (due to my massive musculature of course!) and wear a medium short or bib short. The same will be with women's sizing. For the women, I will be ordering shorts, and for the men, bib shorts. Exceptions can be made if you are a guy and prefer shorts, or a woman and prefer bib shorts. To pre-order, contact us at and use the subject "Pre-Order RBS Cycling Kit."

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