If you were 'into' European professional cycle racing in the late 70's and early 80's, then you will remember the name Alan van Heerden. The South African was a pro with the French Peugeot team and won a stage in the 1979 Giro d'Italia. Ed Hood spoke to his widow Wendy about their time in Europe and their return to South Africa.
Gear Break: Canyon/SRAM Kit, Campagnolo Backpack, Giro Helmet, Lezyne Pump, Muc-Off Award & Santini Paris Nice
The wait is over! New Canyon//SRAM Racing kit available, discover the new Campagnolo backpack, Giro launches Eclipse Spherical road helmet, Lezyne: Floor pump perfection, Muc-Off cleans up at the Design & Innovation Awards 2022 and Santini presents the Paris-Nice collection inspired by the colors of the Côte d’Azur.
Roberto Visentini was a top rider, a classy rider and they say a playboy and he was a hero in Italy with a big palmarès. But many in the English speaking world know him from the Roche Giro of '87. Ed Hood had a long talk to Roberto about his life, on and off the bike and 'that' Giro d'Italia.
Friday market time: Giro new Supernatural cycling gloves, the Revive slip-on from Kane, Supersapiens partners with IRONMAN, Adidas Sport launches top of the line eyewear, Intermarché Wanty-Gobert use Bryton GPS cycle computers, Festka and CHATTY new T-shirts and sweatshirts not just for cyclists and Primal shorts
More new cycling related kit: DeFeet introduces socks for health care workers and medical professionals, Stolen Goat Raggamuffin Orkaan cycling jersey, new Shimano IC1 shoes set the standard for indoor cycling, new Michael Blann prints available, Smith Optics Attack Max Rx long term review video and Giro Xnetic H2O gloves.
Our first 'Gift Guide' has a zippy scooter from TurboAnt, a new fizik saddle bag, LOOK's new 765 Gravel Range, the Giro Helios Spherical helmet, Osprey's Sustainable Multi-Sport Pack, Muc-Off 8 in 1 bicycle cleaning kit and Memory Pilot's special Black Friday/Cyber Monday sock deals.
Gear Break: Stelvio Santini, Endurance Sealant, Giro Shoe, CADEX, Beaumont’s Latest Book & DZR Socks
The new and exciting bike gear never stops: ECO-friendly jersey and face mask for 2021 Grandfondo Stelvio Santini, Endurance Sealant with injection system, Giro Regime Shoe, CADEX 42 Disk Tubeless WheelSystem, Mark Beaumont's latest book Endurance and DZR wool socks.
More new kit on the cycling market: Scicon next generation eyewear, Paul Sherwen Project ROAD iD, new shoes from Giro, Roval’s new Rapide and Alpinist wheelsets, 'Beat the Heat' with Primal and seven fresh designs from SockGuy.