Interview with Nino Schurter: "Mental Power is King"
01 April 2014
Nino Schurter of SCOTT-Odlo MTB Racing Team and partner Phil Buys gave it the perfect frame: In a stunning final at the world's greatest Mountain Biking happening, the World Champion and his South African companion escorted Matthys Beukes and Gert Heyns of SCOTT Factory Racing to their first win at the last stage of the ABSA Cape Epic.
Kienle kicks off his season with a podium finish at Ironman 70.3 Oceanside
31 März 2014
Sebastian Kienle kicked off his 2014 racing season at the Ironman 70.3 Oceanside (CA). After weeks of solid training at his homebase in Germany and on the Spanish island Fuerteventura, the German proofed a good early season fitness finishing third in a world-class field.
Mathias Frank certainly proved his strength during the week. The IAM Cycling leader for stage races was already intent on testing himself over the two day, three stage Criterium International, while he enjoyed the support of a strong team dedicated to his cause.
On March 23rd, the adrenalized and much anticipated start to the spring Classics will kick off in Italy. On Sunday ORICA-GreenEDGE and IAM Cycling will line up in Milan to start the 298 kilometre journey to Sanremo.
The Promenade des Anglais - the famous French avenue - provided some glory for IAM Cycling's Stefan Denifl and Sébastien Reichenbach who finished overall in 7th and 11th, respectively, identifying themselves as stars of the future in the world of cycling.
Moved to tears after his victory at the end of the second stage of Tirreno-Adriatico, Matteo Pelucchi did not forget to honor the memory of the teammate with whom he shared his room at the Tour of Qatar early this past February.
While this year's Paris-Nice route may be one of the easiest in the history of the French stage race and made for opportunists, the route of Tirreno-Adriatico is more like a mini Giro d'Italia and will test the many Grand Tour contenders packing the start list.