Tag Archives: Chris Froome

Oval-shaped Chainrings: Evidence challenged

  The sport of cycling is without doubt one of the leaders in technological innovation, with continual development of bicycle frames and wheels designed to optimize acceleration, power transfer, road vibrational forces, and aerodynamics, to name a few. Few areas of the bike are overlooked, including the crank-pedal interface; i.e.,...
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Trail Dominance: The Sidi Drako Push

On ESP Podcast 45, I highlighted the Sidi Drako 3 Push MTB shoe. As 2015 wraps up, here’s some visual and textual highlights of this supreme MTB shoe, along with some comparisons to its road predecessor, the Sidi Wire. Sidi Quality and Fit throughout Its no secret that Sidi Sport...
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Cycling Science: Is power output the key to catching dopers?

The 2015 Tour de France is over and with it the endless stream of doping speculations about Chris Froome. I get it, we’re all skeptical of disparities in performance now, as if we expect 5 or 10 riders to all slug it out on every climb before sprint to the...
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Season in peril: Hitting the RESET button

The following is based on Tipcast 41: Season in peril This topic is dedicated to all those who have worked so hard for that goal and despite everything you tried, your season came unglued. Compete long enough and it will happen to you; just ask Alberto Contador and Chris Froome....
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