Giro101 Tech: Pro Bikes from Astana & Bahrain-Merida teams

first_imgShimano Di2 groups leave the cable holes unused.SRM power meters with the Look-made carbon crank arms were paired with an otherwise Dura-Ace system.The team had two bikes at their disposal for the road stages. The Reacto aero bike for longer flat days helped save drag.As did deeper wheels.The Scultura subbed in for climbing stages to save weight…or the riders just picked whichever bike they liked better.Capturing the Di2 wire inside the junction box’s strap seems like a clever way to keep it tidy. Check their team website out here.Check out every team’s bikes from the 2018 Giro here! K-Edge mounts were everywhere.Electrical tape = incremental gains. Check out the team website here.Bahrain-Merida Pro Bike ChecksBahrain-Merida’s Warp TT bikes used Fulcrum Speed wheels with the pro-only Continental tubulars and FSA Vision bars and extensions.Because of the sometimes convoluted routing required to keep brake cables out of the wind, TT brakes are not always the most powerful…or they suffer from cable drag that can slow performance. Here, the team put springs between the caliper’s cable entry and bolt points to help pop them open. Because the last thing you want when racing the clock is brake drag. Astana’s bikes for the 2018 Giro D’Italia were fairly straightforward, racing the Gallium Pro for the regular days and the E-118Next TT bike for time trial stages. Parts are a mix of FSA cranks with Power2Max power meters, Shimano Dura-Ace, Corima wheels and others. One of their more interesting team sponsors is Velosophe, the true cyclist’s beer.Look pedals are also a sponsor.Only some of their bikes had the CeramicSpeed pulley upgrade.And some of the TT bikes were running Corima’s tri-spoke front, and some their paired spoke design. What’s interesting is that Corima’s website now only lists tri-spoke and rear disc wheels in thru axle, disc brake variants, not rim brake models. At the moment, though, Argon18 does not make any disc brake TT or triathlon bikes, but their top of the line E119 tri bike does look more advanced than this E118Next TT bike, so perhaps we’re due for an update.last_img read more

IRONMAN 70.3 Augusta extended through 2025

first_imgThe IRONMAN Group and Augusta Sports Council (ASC) have agreed to extend their partnership with the continuation of the IRONMAN 70.3 Augusta triathlon through 2025.The next edition of IRONMAN 70.3 Augusta is scheduled to take place on September 26, 2021.“For over a decade, Augusta has continued to be one of the most popular destinations on the IRONMAN 70.3 circuit,” said Elizabeth O’Brien, Managing Director North America for The IRONMAN Group.“The tremendous support the event receives from the entire community showcases the city of Augusta’s desire to be a true sporting destination that also embraces the IRONMAN spirit.“We are thrilled to continue our partnership through 2025 and grow our contributions to the rich sporting culture in Augusta. We are looking forward to returning to the Augusta region for the next five years.”Located along the banks of the Savannah River, Augusta is the second largest and oldest city in the state of Georgia. Affectionately known as the Garden City of the South, Augusta’s blend of southern hospitality, history, outdoor activities and a growing tech industry make for a destination venue for athletes and spectators alike.‘Home to the globally recognized Masters Tournament and brimming with southern hospitality and sporting allure, Augusta is used to rolling out the red carpet for athletes and visitors alike to show the best the city has to offer.’“Hosting IRONMAN 70.3 Augusta provides us with the opportunity to showcase Augusta, Georgia as a sports destination throughout the country and globally,” said Bob Evans, Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Augusta Sports Council.“Augusta has long been recognized for golf, but IRONMAN allows us to expand our attraction to other world-class athletes and visitors.”“This event is also among the largest economic impact generators for our tourism businesses – most of which are locally owned, and they absolutely look forward to this each year,” added Bennish Brown, CEO of the Augusta Convention & Visitors Bureau.The ASC estimates a total economic impact value of over US$30 million with 38,000 registered athletes between 2009-2019. In addition, the IRONMAN Foundation has distributed over US$185,000 in charitable giveback to non-profit initiatives and groups in the greater Augusta area in conjunction with the IRONMAN 70.3 Augusta triathlon.IRONMAN 70.3 Augusta, which is historically one of the largest IRONMAN 70.3 events in North America, features an athlete friendly course drawing thousands from around the world to participate each year.The athletes begin their journey with a 1.2-mile downriver swim in the Savannah River, a 56-mile bike through South Augusta and a flat 13.1-mile run ending in vibrant downtown Relatedlast_img read more

Gazette reporter wins Bar Council award

first_imgGazette reporter Jonathan Rayner has won the print category of this year’s Bar Council awards for outstanding legal reporting. He received the accolade for a piece published on 5 March that addressed his son’s mental ­illness and journey through the health and ­justice systems.  Bar Council chairman Desmond Browne QC said: ‘The judges felt that Jonathan Rayner’s piece on the difficulties facing those suffering from mental illness gave an insight into a difficult area of the justice ­system, from a very personal perspective.’ Rayner (pictured) received the award from Danny Shaw, home affairs correspondent at BBC Radio 4. The broadcast category was won by Gazette columnist Joshua Rozenberg for Radio 4 programme Top Dogs, which addressed the genesis and role of the Supreme Court.last_img read more

Maths teacher Ebanie Bridges is boxing hopeful who poses in lacy lingerie at weigh-ins and fought on with broken ankle

first_img Real or Fake? Shark Attacks Helicopter AN Australian high school maths teacher has started to make a name for herself as a professional boxer after turning pro last year.The glamorous Ebanie Bridges, nicknamed the “Blonde Bomber”, had an impressive amateur career before turning pro in February 2019.Ebanie Bridges has won all four of her professional fights.Credit: Getty Images – GettyHer debut professional bout came against Mahiecka Pareno, which the 33-year-old won with a majority decision.Bridges was tired of getting a “weird reaction” when she told people what she does for work.She told the Daily Mail: “They never believe me because of the way I look.“I take it to school and they kids really love it.“They ask me all the time, when’s your next fight miss? When’s your next fight?”During her fight with Pareno, Bridges broke her ankle but continued to carry on and defeat her opponent.Bridges was a bodybuilder for seven years but decided to switch to boxing, which was a tough transition for her. She told Macarthur Advertiser: “I was happy with my success in bodybuilding and had nothing more to prove.“The transition to boxing was tough on my body, but I persevered and came through.”Ebanie Bridges has caught the eye as a professional boxerBridges’ last victory came against American Crystal HoyThe glamorous boxer, who is also a maths teacher, has just signed a deal with Split-T managementThe Australian has gone on to fight four times during her short professional career so far, winning all four, with her latest win coming over experienced Crystal Hoy in America earlier this month.Her other two wins came against debutant Laura Woods and Kanittha Ninthim.Bridges has recently signed a deal with Split-T management as she looks to boost her profile.Humble Tyson Fury does the school run as WBC champ returns to ‘normal life’ with his five kids after win over Wilder People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! 8 MOST DANGEROUS RAINS of All Time | TOP 10 INTERESTING Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017center_img Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels Source: Boxing – What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!!last_img read more

Memories of Joan

first_imgOBITUARY Joan Frances Carney (Drake) Born: 8 August 1933 Died: 2 July 2010 THE much-loved and respected Joan Carney passed…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img