The effect of high altitude training

There is a growing trend amongst amateur cyclists to take their training to a higher level. Where power meters used to be exclusive for professional cyclists, it is now becoming a standard equipment for amateurs. It all started with the heart rate monitors and train in certain fitness zones, but now the most asked question is how many watts you can push for 5 minutes.   Another trend we’ve seen is altitude training camps, which can be useful to prepare for a special event or Gran Fondo with lots of vertical climbing. Living and training for a couple of weeks…

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Rigo’s private Colombia

Cannondale, the bike sponsor of Colombian rider Rigoberto Uran, made a nice series of small movies called Rigo's private Colombia. The guys came and visit the runner up on last year's Tour de France in is hometown Medellin. In the 3 short video's you can see how Rigoberto Uran trains in and around Medellin. See how he interacts with his fans, and what he does when he is not on the bike. Rigoberto Uran is known as a very friendly guy that is very open to fans, and these video's proof this once again. Unlike the more quiet Nairo Quintana,…

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Bikepacking in Colombia: Tips and Tricks

Thinking about bikepacking or randonneuring in Colombia, but not sure what to bring or where to go? We got you covered! Read all about bikepacking in Colombia, discovering the beautiful countryside on your bike with the ride gear. Bike holidays, bike touring, bikepacking or randonneuring; no matter what you call it, it comes down to you and your bike, with your carefully selected packing attached to your bike. The idea is to ride the roads less travelled, and be self-supported as much as you can. But is this also possible in Colombia? Is it safe to travel anywhere with your…

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