Oct 15, 2017

Stelvio Pass

Stunning: The famous hairpins.

The Stelvio Pass is a true iconic climb. First introduced in the 1953 Giro d'ltalia Il Campionissimo, Fausto Coppi made his attack and broke race leader, Hugo Koblet to take the maglia rosa and secure his fifth and final Giro victory. It is the highest mountain pass in Italy and given the rightful name, Cima Coppi. The Stelvio Pass has made 11 appearances and this year's centenary edition route honored the great Il Campionissimo.

Coppi on the Stelvio

Oct 13, 2017

Friday File: Tip of the cap: L'enfer du Nord winter cycling cap, Tour of Turkey

Marc Madiot orchestrated his escape about 15 kilometres from Roubaix in a mad, mud inspired hellish 1985 Paris-Roubaix. That eight-man pack included defending winner Sean Kelly. Madiot entered the velodrome alone to claim his first Roubaix. Teammate Bruno Wojtinek made it in second a French double. Sean Kelly was third. 

Now on: Red Dots Cycling is having a hellish weekly sale on the best selling,
L'enfer du Nord Winter Cycling Cap! Get 20% off this classic design, made from grey wool including an earflap to keep you warm through the cold months.

10 Oct, 2017
This is a very well-made cap! The wool is top quality and the hat is stylish and well-sewn. Folded down, the fabric covers my ears entirely, and that is rare to find in a cap of this type.

- ozzeecat

L'enfer du Nord
Photo: Red Dots Cycling

Oct 9, 2017

Tip of the Cap: Waving O CANADA on Thanksgiving

Guy and Allan, Team #Fuggitivi, New Westminster BC:  all smiles with O CANADA Cycling Cap
 photo: Cycling Art

Happy Thanksgiving here in Canada. Red Dots Cycling is celebrating too, all in-store caps are now reduced -25% off. Now it's time to make your move (quickly) and get into unique, classic, handmade cycling caps until October 10 @ 9am EST.

O CANADA cycling cap
photo: Red  Dots Cycling

Oct 8, 2017

One of the most dangerous downhills...

"Most surreal & horrific picture I ever made during a cycling race..."
- Kramon_velophoto

The dangerous descent from the Sormano was too much for four riders. Laurens De Plus dramatically flew over the guardrail and into the ravine and miraculously escaped serious injury. Not for Jan Bakelants captured afterwards by Kramon shows his Factor bike hanging in the trees, an ominous image. Bakelants suffered seven broken ribs, two fractures to his spine. At the same spot, Simone Petilli has serious injuries. And Daniel Martinez also crashed on the same corner with minor injuries. 

"One of the most dangerous downhills of any World Tour racing event."
- Dan Martin

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