Arrivederci News Shorts - 11 July

  Sormano Wall (Muro Di Sormano) near Lake Como is so steep its measured in 10 metre sections

Sormano Wall (Muro Di Sormano) near Lake Como is so steep its measured in 10 metre sections

  The Stelvio Pass outside Bormio makes for one great ride

The Stelvio Pass outside Bormio makes for one great ride

  The Koppenberg has an average of 9.4% with a maximum of 22%. Lets not talk about the road surface ... 

The Koppenberg has an average of 9.4% with a maximum of 22%. Lets not talk about the road surface ... 

BICISPORT ARRIVEDERCI EDITION

The CyclingNSW road season just gets super serious with the Nowra Teams Time Trial Championships and half of the BiciSport squadra hits the exit door. Mike Cori heads for Mont Ventoux, Team Pilu seeks out the Muro di Sormano (Sormano Wall) near Lake Como and the Stelvio Pass near Bormio and Conor Tarlington will enjoy the Belgian cobbles of the Koppenberg. The Sormano Wall is one of the steepest climbs in world cycling and used in the Tour of Lombardy professional classic. Safe trip to all.

BICISPORT NOWRA TTT CHAMPIONSHIPS

The NSW Championships are to be held in Nowra on Saturday 16 July. BiciSport will be contesting the Championships with 8 teams. Full details are posted on the Racing/State & National pages of this website.      

RACING THIS WEEK

**  15 July - RAW Track (DGV) 

**  16 July - Calga RR (Central Coast CC), Hunter Interclub Kurri Kurri (Hunter Districts CC)

**  16 July - Nowra TTT Championships, Melbourne to Ballarat Classic (Vic)

**  17 July - Heffron Park (Waratah Masters), Sassafras RR (Nowra)

BICISPORT TRAINING RIDES THIS WEEK

**  14 July - Centennial Park at 11am (lower loops)

**  16 July - Piemonte CafĂ© coffee at 9.30am

**  17 July - Nowra Beaches Ride (Greenwell Point at 8am) 

CYCLING TEAM CARS - ITALIAN MAPEI EDITION

Still stuck in Italy and it has to be Mapei. Everybody has a view on the Mapei team kit design with the general consensus that the designer "had to be on something" to put that design onto lycra. That was consistent with the team itself "who were all definitely on something" during races    

  Now that is one powder coated design ... 

Now that is one powder coated design ... 

  The poor mechanics had to live with this all season  ....

The poor mechanics had to live with this all season ....

  The late great Franco Ballerini alongside the Mapei team car

The late great Franco Ballerini alongside the Mapei team car