Italy (ITA) en Brief Notes on Training and Scientific Approach by Speed Skater Juerg Feldmann, Early Coach of Giro Winner, Ryder Hesjedal <p>The Giro is now over and the last four or five days were fun and interesting to watch. It came down to a small group of stellar riders who had outpaced their support riders for the most part. It was close down to the last few seconds and there were several impressive performances. Ryder Hesjedal became the first Canadian to win a grand tour (Giro d'Italia, Tour de France,&nbsp;Vuelta Ciclista a España). The article linked here discusses an early coach, former Swiss Speed Skater, <span>Juerg Feldmann,</span>&nbsp;and some of his methods and tools (notably the SpiroTiger, for which this might be somewhat of a PR plant?). Regardless, perhaps worth looking into for more information regarding the coach, his methods, and his training tools...</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 2000s 2010s closed road cycling Earth Geoff Kabush Giro d'Italia grand tours Italy (ITA) Juerg Feldmann Lombardia Milano mountain bikers outdoor pro cyling roadcyclists Ryder Hesjedal speed skaters SpiroTiger Europe Wed, 30 May 2012 06:19:40 +0000 roadskater 1432 at America's Cup World Series Short Course Sailing and Giro d'Italia Pro Cycling Showcase Italy Beautifully <p>This should be quick but I wanted all to know that two human (and wind) powered sports are shining brightly in Italy.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 2000s 2010s America's Cup World Series Bayern cycling Earth Germany (DEU) (Deutschland) Giro d'Italia Italy (ITA) Munich (München) outdoor soccer (football futbol) UEFA Champions League Venice (Venezia) pro cycling sailing Europe Sat, 19 May 2012 07:32:05 +0000 roadskater 1430 at Tirreno-Adriatico Pro Cycling Stage Race Final Stages Good Stuff! <p>This is converted from some earlier comments started here (<a href="">Shani Davis Wins Silver and Gold in Speed Skating World Championships; Tyler Farrar leads Tirreno-Adriatico Cycling Stage Race</a>). Now I'm remembering how much I like this one. The Tour de France is huge and flashy and comfy in ways, with better roads and more everything. This is a great alternative to Tour de France, and it appears some teams are splitting their efforts or choosing between Tirreno-Adriatico and Paris-Nice (another fun one to follow).&nbsp;</p><p>First, if you're going to just watch a few minutes, here's the finish of Stage 5, the last 7.7km, which are great fun to watch, with a breakaway, small chase breakaway, some major riders dropped, and some major riders in a chasing peleton. Check it out...</p><p><a href="" title=""></a></p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Macerata</span> <div class="country-name">Italy</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="43.300746">43° 18' 2.6856" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="13.456262">13° 27' 22.5432" E</abbr></span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2011 Cadel Evans Castelraimondo ITA cycling stage races Earth Italy (ITA) Macerata ITA pro cycling tours Tirreno-Adriatico pro cycling Europe 43.300746 13.456262 Mon, 14 Mar 2011 14:48:22 +0000 roadskater 1317 at Shani Davis Wins Silver and Gold in Speed Skating World Championships; Tyler Farrar leads Tirreno-Adriatico Cycling Stage Race <p>&nbsp;</p><p><img src="" border="0" width="400" height="300" style="float: right;" /></p><p>Just some quick notes here to remind that the World Single Distance Championships are under way in speed skating (they seem to like to have several kinds of world championships, ha!), and the&nbsp;Tirreno-Adriatico cycling race started yesterday with a team time trial. I followed the T2A (as we roadskaters might dub it) in past years and found it very entertaining, through territory reminiscent of the mountains of NC as I recall.&nbsp;</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Ludwig-Schwabl-Stadion (Eisstadion Inzell) </span> <span class="locality">Inzell</span>, <span class="region">Bayern</span> <div class="country-name">Germany</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="47.763069">47° 45' 47.0484" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="12.746958">12° 44' 49.0488" E</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="" target="_blank">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2011 cycling Czech Republic (CZE) Germany (DEU) (Deutschland) ice speed skating Inzell DEU Italy (ITA) Perugia ITA road cycling Shani Davis skating speed skating Špindlerův Mlýn CZE Tirreno-Adriatico Tyler Farrar world championships Europe 47.763069 12.746958 Fri, 11 Mar 2011 23:15:34 +0000 roadskater 1312 at 2010 Giro d'Italia starts Saturday <p>The 2010 Giro d'Italia begins this Saturday with an 8.4 km time trial in Amsterdam. The first grand tour of the season begins with three stages in the Netherlands before returning to Italy for the balance of the event. </p><p>While not as ceremony-heavy as last year's centennial Giro, the 2010 event could still be very interesting. There's no heavy favorite to wear the maglia rosa, and the tour returns this year to the steep climbs and spectacular views of the Dolomites.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2010 cycling Giro d'Italia Italy (ITA) Netherlands (NLD) pro cycling tours Thu, 06 May 2010 17:21:28 +0000 timv 1199 at Possible Cure for MS? <p> <a href="" target="_blank">Here's some info</a> about a surgical procedure performed by an Italian doctor to halt MS. The procedure unblocks restricted bloodflow from the brain in MS patients. 2 years later, 73% of those who had the procedure (65 people) showed no symptoms of MS!! </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2009 cure Dr. Zamboni Italy (ITA) multiple sclerosis (MS) research treatment Italian Sun, 06 Dec 2009 04:47:43 +0000 eebee 1159 at Inline Skating Roller Speedskating Tries Again for 2016 Summer Olympics wIth Golf, Baseball, Softball, Rugby 7s, Squash, Karate <p> Once again roller speedskating is trying to get into the Olympics, already being considered an Olympic Sport as referenced here...<br /> <a href="" title=""></a><br /> <br /> ...with the official federation, Fédération Internationale de Roller Sports (FIRS), being listed here...<br /> <a href="" title=""></a><br /> <br /> ...its main site being...<br /> <a href="" title=""></a> </p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Locations</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Fédération Internationale de Roller Sports </span> <div class="street-address"> Viale Tiziano 74 </div> <span class="locality">Roma</span> <span class="postal-code">00196</span> <div class="country-name">Italy</div> <div class="tel"> <abbr class="type" title="voice">Phone:</abbr> <span class="value">39.06 36858543</span> </div> <div class="tel"> <abbr class="type" title="fax">Fax:</abbr> <span>39.06.36858211</span> </div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="41.930596">41° 55' 50.1456" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="12.468942">12° 28' 8.1912" E</abbr></span> </div> </div> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">International Olympic Commitee </span> <div class="street-address"> Château de Vidy </div> <span class="locality">Lausanne</span> <span class="postal-code">1007</span> <div class="country-name">Switzerland</div> <div class="tel"> <abbr class="type" title="voice">Phone:</abbr> <span class="value">(+41 21) 621 61 11</span> </div> <div class="tel"> <abbr class="type" title="fax">Fax:</abbr> <span>(+41 21) 621 62 16</span> </div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="âteau de Vidy" target="_blank"></a>, <a href="" target="_blank">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2016 Italy (ITA) Lausanne SUI olympics Rome skating speed speedskating summer olympics Switzerland (CHE) world level 41.930596 12.468942 Tue, 24 Feb 2009 09:19:23 +0000 roadskater 938 at Dopers, Testers, Tests, Lance Armstong, Tour de France, Vuelta, Giro, Garmin-Chipotle <p> Well the Tour de France route for 2009 has come out, and there's some new old stuff, like the Team Time Trial is back. Some say this makes Lance Armstrong more likely to show up, some say less, and he seems to want some assurances from the organizers about respectful treatment or some such. </p> <p> Meanwhile Contador sounded welcoming at first, but lately perhaps less so, and Vino's name has surfaced as well. Nothing solid here from me...just some impressions. </p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <div class="street-address"> Avenue des Champs-Elysées </div> <span class="locality">Paris</span> <span class="postal-code">75008</span> <div class="country-name">France</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="48.869801">48° 52' 11.2836" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="2.307586">2° 18' 27.3096" E</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="" target="_blank">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2008 2009 United States of America (USA) blood cheating cycling doping France (FRA) Giro d'Italia Italy (ITA) pro cycling tours roadcycling Spain (ESP) (España) testing Tour de France (tdf) urine Vuelta Ciclista a España 48.869801 2.307586 Fri, 24 Oct 2008 04:40:27 +0000 roadskater 869 at Helmets couldn't be more important (Snowboard Skateboard Skate Bike) <p>This week I've had the pleasure of meeting a distant in-law family from Italy. They are here to see how Duke Med. Ctr. can help their son Evan. Evan is now 24. When he was 21 he took a nasty snowboard spill, struck his head, had a headache but finished the day on the slopes. Days later the headache persisted but was starting to subside so his father Salvatore took him to the local hospital. After some brief testing he was advised to take it easy, take some pain meds, and come back if it didn't fully subside.</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Duke University Medical Center</span> <div class="street-address"> 2301 Erwin Road </div> <span class="locality">Durham</span>, <span class="region">North Carolina</span> <span class="postal-code">27710</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.007682">36° 0' 27.6552" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-78.937658">78° 56' 15.5688" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href=";csz=Durham%2C+NC&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href=";country=US&amp;address=2301+Erwin+Road&amp;city=Durham&amp;state=NC&amp;zipcode=27710" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> helmets hospitals injuries North Carolina (NC) bike helmets brain Duke University Medical Center Durham NC Italy (ITA) professional wrestling Rick Flair (Baby Woo) safety skate helmets snowboarding sports injury care 36.007682 -78.937658 Wed, 26 Mar 2008 15:28:07 +0000 MikeB 724 at Photos of Vintage Bikes in Gaiole, Chianti, Italy for L'Eroica: Plus Firenze, Siena, Grosseto <p>If you get a few minutes, please take a look at some bicycling, touring and vintage bike photos of Italy from Dale Brown at Cycles de Oro. There are lots of nice photos of the buildings, streets, people, and of course, classic bikes of Italy! Thanks for sharing, Dale! You&#39;re making us really jealous of your time in Italia. I just wish I could hear the narration that goes with this slideshow, because I know Dale has tons of great stories.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cycling Tours 2007 Cirque du Cyclisme Classic Rendezvous Cycles de Oro Dale Brown Firenze (Florence) ITA France (FRA) Gaiole Chianti ITA Grosseto ITA Italy (ITA) Paris FRA photographs San Gimignano ITA Siena ITA vintage bicycles (classic bikes) websites Mon, 15 Oct 2007 16:59:54 +0000 roadskater 610 at 11 Consecutive Olympics: A Speedskating Dynasty? <p><span style="font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: Verdana">     In the sports world, columnists declare a sports dynasty is upon us every time a team, athlete, or coach has multiple appearances in his or her version of &quot;the big show&quot;. The papers and sports channels clamor to tout their successes. However, a success story in amateur sports has been mostly ignored in St. Louis where area skaters have represented the USA in the last 11 consecutive Olympics games. Now, St. Louis skaters are positioning themselves to continue this great tradition while continuing to be mostly ignored. </span></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2007 United States of America (USA) ice skating ice speedskating Italy (ITA) long track ice short track ice skating St. Louis MO Sun, 11 Feb 2007 03:52:38 +0000 profjb2000 404 at