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31. Juli, 12:55 Uhr

Geraint Thomas put in a strong enough performance in the final time trial to seal overall victory at the 2018 Tour de France with just the Paris stage to come. Stage 20 offered a unique opportunity for the Castelli crew to follow the Welshman when his TT suit was fitted, to warm up, through bike check, and right to the start ramp.                           Photo & video by...

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08. August, 19:26 Uhr

Just one week after his 4th place at IM 70.3 Santa Rosa the Boulder-based athlete was again at the start in Poland. Tim managed a very good start and celebrated a start-to-finish victory this past Sunday ahead of the two Germans Nils Frommhold and Markus Liebelt. “I was excited to race. I took the lead in the swim, maintained my position on the bike and capped it off with the day’s fastest...

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13. August, 08:53 Uhr

Matteo Trentin finished off a well-planned team performance by the Italian squad on a rainy and cool day in Glasgow yesterday. “We rode perfectly as a team and I have to thank everyone who has supported me during my problems and injuries.” Matteo and most of his teammates were dressed in the Sanremo Speed Suit, an aerodynamic skinsuit for road racing. During the beginning of the 230k long race...

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31. Juli, 07:52 Uhr

The past three weeks haven proven in an impressive way that the most important bike race can only be won if everyone is moving in the same direction. As an individual person one might be able to shine for a day or two but going through thick and thin requires full dedication of every single team member. Geraint Thomas‘ has not only won the 6th Tour for Team Sky but also celebrated two stage...

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01. August, 08:15 Uhr

To celebrate Geraint Thomas’s maiden Grand Tour victory, we have decided to give away three Sky Ocean Rescue kits (jersey, cycling cap, socks). Show how well you know Le Grand Boucle for a chance to win. Find rules above.

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16. Juli, 07:25 Uhr

The 20th edition of Ironman Austria (Klagenfurt) was held in perfect long distance weather, not too hot and a light breeze. Starting the race it was clear that Pewag Racing Team athletes were willing to take an offensive approach. Two of them – Beatrice Weiß and Lukasz Wojt – lead the race for some time. The latter almost until the end of the bike leg and finally finished 6th overall. Russian...

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15. Juli, 18:20 Uhr

The 2018 Tour de France takes in everything that makes cycling such an exciting sport. Cobbles, explosive arrivals, sprints, dust roads, high mountains, a hilly time trial on the penultimate stage before La Grande Boucle finishes on the Champs-Élysées in Paris. With nine stages completed, the first week of the Tour de France is over after the Tour exploded into life on the roads leading from...

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03. Juli, 10:37 Uhr

We have the five winners !! We want to send a big thank you to everyone who participated in the Sky Ocean Rescue contest and helped make it a success. And a special congratulations to Steven Boath,  Sergio Del Rosso, Anna Krikke, Carlos Freire,  Holger D_RR, and Anna Enevoldsen, the winners of a Team Sky 2018 Tour de France jersey prize. The winners will be contacted by email.  

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26. Juni, 11:12 Uhr

Thinking of a cycling holiday in Girona to find out what all of the fuss is about? Let David Millar, ex-professional cyclist, owner of CHPT3 and Girona local guide you around the walled city that he claims has become the “cycling capital of the world”. The Facts Girona is one of the major cities of Catalonia, situated 100km north east of Barcelona with a population of approx 100,000. It’s...

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25. Juni, 07:20 Uhr

2013 Ironman world champion Frederik Van Lierde took another title on his favorite Ironman course on the French Riviera yesterday. From the start of the race he had a good feeling, leading the chase pack in the swim that gave him already a first confidence boost. The bike leg announced to be hard since a lot of excellent riders were in the pack. At about 100 km Cameron Wurf (AUS) joined the...

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23. Juni, 08:38 Uhr

As every year Castelli will attend two of the biggest and most popular triathlon events. This year we will be present at Ironman Austria (Klagenfurt) and at the European Championships in Frankfurt. We are right at your side with advice and actions or small talk. Our shop locations at the expo areas will also be the perfect opportunity to get hold of an All Out Speed Suit (almost sold out...

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21. Juni, 14:29 Uhr

Girona, north of Barcelona, the heart of Catalunya. A history going back over 2000 years to when the Romans ruled. The next thousand years saw it change hands from the Romans to the Visigoths to the Moors. Girona eventually found itself under Spanish rule. Nowadays it’s the professional cyclists who call it home. This is where CHPT3 was created and where its design studio is based. Girona’s...

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15. Juni, 16:56 Uhr

The time has finally arrived. After three days of jersey design inspiration leaks, Castelli and Maratona dles Dolomite have released the two new designs for male and female cyclists challenging the 32nd edition of the Maratona dles Dolomites on July 1, 2018. The two designs unveiled tonight have been inspired by the landscape and nature of the Badia valley. To gather inspiration for the...

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13. Juni, 09:05 Uhr

– FIND THE INSPIRATIONAL VIDEO’S BELOW – The 2018 edition of the Maratona dles Dolomites – Enel will kick off on July 1 in the Badia valley of Italy’s far north. More than 9,000 riders will climb out of the darkness, just before dawn breaks over the surrounding limestone peaks of the Dolomites. The race is a must for every serious cyclist. The landscape of the Dolomites is so important and so...

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31. Mai, 16:18 Uhr

  Sky Ocean Rescue Tour De France kit revealed Team Sky and Castelli join the Sky Ocean Rescue journey by unveiling a striking new kit design for the upcoming Tour de France. The new kit will act as a catalyst to drive awareness for Team Sky leading the way in inspiring people to make simple, everyday changes to stop our oceans drowning in plastic.   The kit, will be showcased at the Tour de...

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30. Mai, 09:05 Uhr

Chris Froome coasted home to the finish line in central Rome on Sunday lined across the road with his teammates as they celebrated his and Team Sky’s first ever Giro d’Italia victory. The Briton became only the third man to hold all three Grand Tour titles at the same time and the seventh man in history to complete a full house of Grand Tour victories, a Giro win to sit alongside his 2017...

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24. Mai, 10:11 Uhr

 STAGE 19, PENULTIMATE DAY OF ACTION IN THE MOUNTAINS.   Tomorrow’s Queen Stage of this year’s Giro d’Italia will take in three challenging climbs, including the partially unpaved Colle delle Finestre (Cima Coppi), before a final haul up the insanely steep Monte Jafferau. A day for the happy few who can ride uphill, and a chance for a pure climber to take the stage. The 184-kilometer stage 19...

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24. Mai, 08:12 Uhr

The main colour of the Giro d’Italia is pink, so it’s not surprising that there are so many girls following it as fans or working at the race. For example, you can see them dancing in the publicity caravan, the colourful parade of official sponsors that precedes the riders every day, distributing giveaways to the spectators waiting along the road for the big cycling show. And, of course, during...

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16. Mai, 20:56 Uhr

The 14th stage of the Giro d’Italia is arguably the toughest this year. The route takes in four categorized climbs with double-digit gradients before the steep monster finale up Monte Zoncolan. The route climbs up Monte di Ragogna, with gradients consistently over 10 percent for the first 2.5 kilometers and ramps topping out at 16 percent. The steepest stretches on the Avaglio get close to 15...

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15. Mai, 16:41 Uhr

TAKING ON THE FEARED ZONCOLAN WITH RYDER HESJEDAL   Join me as I climb one of the toughest ascents in pro cycling with 2012 Giro d’Italia winner Ryder Hesjedal. I had planned to tackle this epic climb one day myself, but after running into Ryder at the Castelli HQ, after he got back from the Giro d’Italia start in Israel, we decided to ride this monster climb together – it would be the second...

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15. Mai, 07:52 Uhr

All the riders who line up at the start of the Giro d’Italia dream of it, but they’re not the only ones. Every bike racer, from an early age, imagines wearing that color when fantasizing about his moment of glory on two wheels. It’s the pink jersey, the symbol of supremacy, worn for three weeks by the rider who at that moment leads the general classification. In the more than hundred-year...

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12. Mai, 17:03 Uhr

  The Giro d’Italia is a race known for epic mountain battles on climbs like the mighty Monte Zoncolan and the epic Colle delle Finestre. To celebrate this iconic race and its always exciting fight for the Maglia Rosa, Castelli and Ryder Hesjedal gives you the chance to win two artwork prints from the limited-edition Castelli Epic Climb Collection.   HOW TO PARTICIPATE Tell us in the comments...

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11. Mai, 16:59 Uhr

The wake-up. The routine that begins again and repeats itself for three weeks: eating breakfast, getting ready and then heading by bus to the start area. All this and much more happens every morning during the Giro d’Italia — and by now almost every racer goes through the motions without even thinking, before the day really starts and with it the hard effort in the saddle, which will end only...

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08. Mai, 05:00 Uhr

Never, in any of the 100 previous editions, has the Giro d’Italia ventured so far to the east. And neither the Tour nor the Vuelta has been so daring as to leave the borders of Europe. But times change, the Corsa Rosa is now a celebration known around the world (194 countries connected!) and, as a tribute to the legendary Gino Bartali, the Giro organizers decided to start in Israel this year....

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06. Mai, 11:36 Uhr

By winning Ironman Australia in Port Macquarie Marino Vanhoenacker put his name into the history books today. The Belgian, representing the Austrian pewag racing team, has thus become the first triathlete in the world to win an Ironman full distance race on every continent. The now 42-year-old athlete is the first and only to secure the Ironman continental Grand Slam. Vanhoenacker is quite used...

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26. April, 13:56 Uhr

Kona Diaries with Laura Philipp. Laura has been racing half distance and Xterra events up until now. In 2018 she will compete in her first long distance race at the Ironman European Championship in Frankfurt. Learn more about how she got into triathlon and her goals for this season.

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05. April, 10:15 Uhr

There are few better signs that the spring campaign is on than Team Sky’s Ian Stannard smashing across the cobbled roads of Belgium and northern France. Castelli recently caught up with Stannard for a chat about Paris-Roubaix and how to ride the iconic cobblestone sections.

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05. April, 08:30 Uhr

––– THE CONTEST HAS FINISHED – The winners can be found here below  ––– This week we’re bringing you a photo contest in honor of Paris-Roubaix, the last of the cobbled classics. Dust, mud, manure, crashes and bonkers fans make ‘Hell of the North’ the most brilliant and unpredictable one-day cycling race on the calendar. Luck can play just as big a part as form and strength of teams in attaining...

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04. April, 13:20 Uhr

The Queen of the classics is the highlight and closing event of the cobbled classics every year. Each cobbled sector is ranked out of five stars for difficulty. History was written, dramas unfolded and heroes were born on the mythical cobbled sectors such as Trouée d’Arenberg, Mons-en-Pévèle and Le Carrefour de l’Arbre. Anja Kallenbach – who has already been to lots of every cyclist’s dream...

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