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Cape Epic Started This Sunday with Brazilian Fighting for the Tri

Marathon runner Abraão Azevedo seeks the top of the podium of one of the biggest international mountain bike competitions.

Alongside Dutchman Bart Brentjens for the second consecutive year, athlete Scott Abraão Azevedo represents Brazil at the Cape Epic, which takes place between 15 and 22 March in South Africa. More than that: the goal for 2015 is one more Reach the top of the podium. Champion in the Master category in the last two years, the ultramarathonist will have to face an eight-day route, 739 km distance and 16 thousand meters of climbs between the University of Cape Town (Cape Town) and Meerendal Wine Estate in Durbanville.

Favoritism? Abraham stares with naturality. “It’s normal for us to be a reference, even for the results achieved in the last two years. But we have to deal with naturalness. I’ve trained a lot and I’m focused on my work.”

At age 45, his main focus is long marathons like this, which require in addition to a physical conditioning equipment that responds to height during the races. This year, Abraham will ride a full-size bike with 27.5″wheels, the Scott Spark 700 RC.

“I pedaled hard tail in 2014, but this year I’m using a Spark. For long events like the Cape Epic it is a big differential, because I can maintain good performance and without compromising so much in relation to tiredness. I’m already 45 years old, so the more comfort I can have while pedaling, the better,”joked the experienced athlete.

Recipe to go well

Prepared and with Bart Brentjens as a pair, Abraão Azevedo considers that the Cape Epic will be fierce in terms of competence of the other teams. For him, regularity is the secret to winning the tri.

“You have to be in tune with the pair and maintain a regularity to get well placed at the end of the eight stages. It does not matter if we end up second or third in a few steps, we have to get ahead in the sum of all the steps during the eight days.”

Scott is considered one of the leading brands of cycling worldwide. With great focus on engineering, technology and innovation, its products are reference when it comes to cycling. In Brazil, the Swiss brand has been distributed for more than 20 years by IGP Sports, always working with premium brands of worldwide prestige.

Brazil Cycle Fair Promotes Interaction Between Athletes

Many BMX maneuvers, rides tests from one of the main brands of the market, chat about the use of bicycle, mechanical tips and the sale of promotional tickets to Brazil cycle Fair stirred the park Villa Lobos in Sao Paulo, this Sunday (09), in a kind of heating for the main bicycle fair in Latin America.

In an unprecedented and free action, hundreds of visitors might enjoy and closely accompany some athletes performing various BMX maneuvers. Who always wanted to feel how it is to pedal a bike used by professionals, might test some of the TREK models, one of the main brands of the market. Continue reading

The Paths of the South Zone of Porto Alegre

Sunday was expected by the registered cyclists for fear of rain, but the night was colder than the others and the rain did not appear. This was a perfect day to ride! No rain, not much heat!

Once again, Everson Ribas, the Dudu, organized a tour and invited the Bikers of the Wanderer to register this day of entertainment. Some cyclists met in the center of Porto Alegre and pedaled to the Dudu Bike Shop in the neighborhood of Tristeza…which should be called joy, and which became the starting point for this adventure for the region of Lami, in the Extreme south of Porto Alegre. Continue reading

Tips for Pedaling

Using a bicycle is a good investment, not only for the environment (non-polluting vehicle), but above all for the health of the user. Cycling is one of the best forms of physical activity. Pedaling exercises the cardio respiratory system and imposes less stress on the joints, and can help burn from 400 to 700 kcal. It is a very economic form of physical activity, because if the individual owns a bicycle the activity is free and can be done anytime and anywhere! Continue reading

Cycle Forum – Powered by Vbulletin

On March 28, the city of Bahia will hold the 1st Meeting of Bicycle Users and Groups in Salvador, an event in favor of approaching groups of bicycle users, which seeks to serve so that these actors can better understand their activities and articulate New ways of acting in favor of the interests in favor of the use of the bicycle. The event is a collective initiative of some groups from Salvador, such as Friends of Bike, ASBEB, Mural of Adventures, Bike Anjo SSA and Mobicidade Salvador. The forum will be free-access and non-profit. Continue reading

Specialized Launches Riprock Line of Bicycles for Children

With The Rim Models 20 And 24, The New Specialized Bike Is Suitable For Children Of Different Ages Who Are Taking Their First Pedals

Crawl, walk, run and pedal. The new line of Specialized bikes, the Riprock, starts with balance bikes for the children to take their first pedals and finishes with robust construction machines for the precocious and talented riders. It’s the perfect bike for kids of all ages, before they become teenagers. There are two models, in rings 20 and 24, with prices ranging from R $ 2,399.00 to R $ 2,699.00, respectively, and which are already available in the Brazilian market. Continue reading