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Carlo Zumerle

Davide The Champion!

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The 2017 Red Hook Crit series final chapter took place last Saturday October 14th at the historical Bovisa course in Milan.

Since the days before the race it’s clear that the hype was really high. Davide Viganò sits on the first position in the general standings, 13 points ahead the second. Winning the Series in Milan would be something very special.

His teammates all know what they have to do. The contenders are many, with many reasons to fight against Davide.

After a week of heavy training, finally comes the raceday. The Bovisa course, the last Red Hook track truly urban, welcomes all the fixed gear community with a super sunny day, creating electric yet positive vibes.

The course is very fast, and gaining 3 points for winning the qualifying heat can be more than useful in the end.

Filippo Fortin, second in the general standings, races his qualifying heat before Viganò and manages to get those points.

Now it’s Team Cinelli Chrome turn, and all the team closely looks after Davide, and makes him win the heat and cancel Fortin’s points gain.

The superpole runs smooth, except for the great 3rd time gained by a very shaped Ivan Ravaioli.

A 15.000 people crowd  makes the race start incredible. All eyes are on Viganò and Fortin, on their moves.

Form the first laps it comes clear that the two will study each other.

Fortin has to attack and Viganò to reply, supremely covered by his teammate Ivan Ravaioli.

Laps go by and in the front a 2 riders brackaway sets the first two positions.

At the last lap Fortin and Viganò are paired, but Davide lost some speed to overlap a rider and ends up the race few centimeters behind Fortin.

A 4th place that makes him the 2017 RED HOOK CRIT CHAMPION!

This is an amazing achievement, well deserved but the most competitive rider in the fixed gear peloton, whose intelligence, power and talent had been completely on another level all season long.

Many congratulations also to Ivan Ravaioli, a true and experienced rider, always reliable when the race counts.

Last but not least, a huge shout out to the Team sponsors, that made all this possible: Chrome Industries, Santini SMS, Smith Optics, Full Speed Ahead, DMT, Kryptonite, Astute, MVSMichelin, Hed, Deporvillage, Columbus e Wingedstore.

Two Cs one cause!

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Team Cinelli Chrome @ RHC Barcelona N.5

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August has already passed, and London pouring rain is just a memory.
When Team Cinelli Chrome landed in Barcelona for Red Hook Crit last weekend, the forecast weren’t that good. But in the end everything worked out for the best, and not just for the weather.
The riders arrive in town on Friday looking extremely focused.
Barcelona is a turning point for the whole season: Davide Viganò is second in the general standings, just 3 points below the first with two races to go, the Spanish stage on Saturday and the Series finale in Milan, on October 14th. It’s clear that if something goes wrong in Barcelona the situation in Milan can be critical.
However our boys are not scared, they know what to do and how to do it.

Saturday starts with the qualifying heats. The course is different from last year, slower and more technical.
Viganò easily gets into the superpole, as well as Ravaioli and Bravini.
Unfortunately Moser slips away in a very difficult turning while leading his qualifying group. No serious injuries for Ignazio, but he cannot take part to the final.
Superpole goes smooth, the main race arrives.

The speed is ridiculously high since the early laps, only the best can stay in the pack.
All the riders are side by side when a crush at the last airpin with 2 laps to go involves some of the riders in the front, including the Series leader.
In the last lap Vaan Eerd tries to breakaway, but Fortin and Viganò rapidly close the gap. At the last corner the Dutchman manages to get the inside line and sprints over Viganò, who gets a consistent 2nd place earning enough points to become the new Series leader with a 13 points advantage over the second.

The appointment for the Series finale is October 14th in Milan, at the historical Bovisa course. For the occasion Viganò will be wearing the red Series leader jersey, aware that he will have to save his advantage till the end of the race.
Congratulations Davide for the smart racing and the great consistency of results. The Series leadership does not come by chance, it’s the outcome of the dedication and the passion of a supremely talented athlete.
Many congratulations also to all the Team Cinelli Chrome riders for everything they have done and will do to help Viganò.

A huge shout out to all the Team fans worldwide and to the sponsors for their endless support: Chrome IndustriesSantini SMSSmith OpticsFull Speed AheadDMT,KryptoniteAstuteMVSMichelinHedDeporvillageColumbus e Wingedstore

See you Saturday October 14th in Milan!

Two Cs one cause!

Bike Passion – Cinelli art

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For the 100 years of Giro d’Italia Galleria Campari welcomed the project Bike Passion. From Campari album a story on two wheels. The exhibition traces the history of Italian cycling through a sort of travelogue: about thirty vintage photographs trace the time span ranging from the thirties to the sixties, when the Campari brand has followed the great cyclists like Coppi, Girardengo, Cinelli, Moser, Anquetil, Baldini, Gaul, Magni, in the twenty-one stages of the Tour of Italy, in the stages of the Tour of the Three Seas, and in those of the Grand Prix of Lugano, acting as a companion and passionate sponsors of companies on two wheels .

Giustappunto The exhibition ends with the contemporary world, where design and cycling cross nine artists bicycles from Cinelli President Antonio Colombo’s personal collection enrich the exhibition, designed by internationally renowned designers: Alchymia, Alberto Biagetti, Sergio Calatroni, Death Spray, Barnabas Fornasetti, Stevie Gee, Max Lamb, Barry McGee, Alessandro Mendini.

The exhibition expresses very well the dual vitality of Campari, a reality that has always been interested by innovation and experimentation.

Given the huge success of the exhibition, the end is delayed to September 25th 2017

A new record

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Luca has always been used to great adventures, from the many victories at Six Days races all around Europe to the Milan-Sanremo Granfondo, 300 km with many famous climbs, like Bric Berton, Poggio and Cipressa, he raced with a fixed gear Vigorelli gaining an incredible 5th place overall.
Now it’s the time of another great challenge, a derny hour record.
Sunday March the 5th, at Montichiari Velodrome, Salvadeo will try to keep an incredible 60 km/h speed for one hour to cover a 60 km distance.
For this special occasion, our friends at Rosti, cycling apparel manufacturer, will sell a T-shirt to raise money for Dynamo Camp (charity that hosts children from 6 to 17 years with serious and chronic pathologies who are both in therapy and in the post hospitalization stage free of charge for summer camps).
Luca is going to race his record with the new steel Vigorelli, a frame developed together with Team Cinelli Chrome for racing crits, perfect also for riding the track thanks to his super stiff rear triangle.

Go Go Go Luca Salvadeo! You can do it!

Life in travel

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Breathtaking landscapes, wild animals, curvy and remote roads…Veronica and Leonardo from Life in Travel have been dreaming all of this since they started thinking their trip to South Africa. 2 months, from October 25th to December 31st. Stratting from Cape Town and arriving in Johannesburg: in the middle 3.000 km by bike, a L shaped route to connect the two cities with HoBootleg Geo, designed for offroad adventures, the GEO was developed and tested in the harsh desert of Iran in the Iranian Silk Road Ultratrail 2016 race.

Follow Veronica and Leonardo’s adventures here!

Season Is Over

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Saturday October 1st was the Red Hook Crit Milano day. Bovisa is the last truly urban course, perfect for a proper Finale. It brings you back to the fixed gear roots, racing between walls, poles and manholes. Red Hook is going professional and impersonal, but in Milan there still a visceral vibe. People can feel it, and that’s why there were 10.000 enthusiasts watching probably the best race ever. Read More

No one like her

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Last weekend Riccione, a small town on the Adriatic sea, hosted the Italian Triathlon Sprint Championships. Amongst all the athletes racing this distance (750 m swim, 20 km bike, 5 km run) there was also our Anna Maria Mazzetti, back from Olympics in Rio and World Championships in Mexico. With the aim to end up the season in the best way possible, Anna did a great race, always in the front group swim and bike part, in the 5 km run her solo brake away was worth the victory.
This is Anna’s 8th Italian Triathlon Sprint  Champion title in a raw!
An extraordinaire success for one of the most shining triathlon talent, with a great future ahead.
We are proud of you Anna!


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Every time we talk about Simona and Daniele, the guys behind the BeCycling project, somehow we end up dreaming their adventures. Their goal is to ride the 7 highest passes on Earth with HoBootleg and in complete self-sufficiency. The journey started more than 800 days ago from the 7 hills city, Rome.

Now Simona and Daniele are in Australia, experiencing some Outback riding in the next couple of weeks.

Follow their fascinating journey here!

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