Mikel Landa wins in Pais Vasco

Mikel Landa has recognized that acknowledging the steep uphill end on the Stage Two of Vuelta al País Vasco quite well was an authoritative advantage for him as Sky rider took his very first win of the year 2016 for his all new team on home soil.
On Tuesday, the breakaway to victory of the Basque rider was, like past year when he won a stage in the Pais Vasco at Aia, his 1st victory following an uneven beginning to the season, along with his 1st race delayed by over one month.
Landa pondered, too, that hopefully this is the beginning of a successful campaign at Giro d’Italia, in which he ended 3rd previous year and this would be his huge target this year. Murgia, Landa’s home town, is only a few kms away from the stage end in Baranbio as well as his extra motive to become victorious on local soil was, said he. It is a significant factor in his conclusion to go absolved of Wilco Kelderman.

Team Sky Reveals Secret Weapon For Cobbled Routes

Sky has unveiled their secret weapon that would assist them in the cobbled routes. It’s a special suspension cobble bike from Pinarello Dogma range, co-engineered by Jaguar.

The cobble-smoothing suspension bike would be used by Sky stalwarts like Bradley Wiggins, Geraint Thomas & other riders from the team in the coming Flanders Tour & Paris-Roubaix.

The carbon-fibre bike features shock placed on top of wishbone seat. Equipped with Dogma Suspension technology, the Pinarello bike affords 10mm movement. It’s engineered to soften riding blow over the cobblestones & keep rear wheel well tracked over the rough surfaces.

Christian Knees and Bradley Wiggins tested the special bike last month on cobbled route of last 130 kms of Paris-Roubaix track. The suspension bike has been released post extensive testing & performance analysis & was only launched after being assured of guaranteed compatibility with the Classics.

As per Sky, the cycle frame weighs around 900g. Pinarello & Jaguar have come up with flat carbon, flexible fibre chain stays to accommodate rear movement.

Figures produced from Jaguar showed that the all-new K8-S bike frame aided to create overall performance increment of 4.6 percent & 50 percent enhanced comfort for cyclists over the tough terrains from earlier Dogma K version.

The 2012 Tour de France champ is hugely impressed with the new bike frame. READ MORE