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Cycling News - The Sponsors
 
By Vaughn Trevi
Date: 5/23/2006
Cycling News - The Sponsors
 

Cycling News - A Word from the Sponsors
Highlighting the Sponsors that bring you the Daily Peloton.

Just like any pro cycling team the Daily Peloton team relies on the support of sponsors and partners to "keep us on the road" to bring you the latest cycling news and information from around the world. So lets take a moment to highlight the sponsors that make it possible. Take some time and visit the websites and find out about their products... a few of them have something to send you free. We appreciate their support and I'm sure they would appreciate your interest in their products and services.

CTS - Carmichael Training Systems
Chris Carmichael is the founder, CEO, and President of Carmichael Training Systems. Chris is also best known as the personal coach to seven-time Tour de France Champion Lance Armstrong. Chris formed CTS in 1999 after spending more than two decades in the sport of cycling. He coaches and consults elite athletes including Discovery Channel's George Hincapie, among other elite athletes. Chris was a member of the first American team (7-Eleven) to ride in the Tour de France in 1986
Carmichael Training Systems would like to send you a free training video click on his ad on the left to find out more and sign up to receive the CD from "El Jefe's" coach.  Now that's an offer that's hard to refuse.

Solo Jerseys
If owning the best bike gear available is part of your passion for cycling then the top of the line Solo Jerseys of New Zealand should be on your list. Started by two cyclists looking to produce classically designed jerseys with impeccable tailoring and constructed of the best modern materials that had flair, emotion, superb tailoring and guts.

Solo takes their inspiration from classic styles of 1950's and 1960's. Designed to honor the passion, beauty and companionship of cycling culture. Explore the website and see what makes Solo clothing unique. You can find what motivated Paul and Phil to produce the highest quality jerseys here.
Solo jerseys -destined to become modern classics.

Crotchguard
The latest protection for... dare I say... your near and dear crotch; a change from the usual chamois creams Crotchguard is a new product that gives protection where your butt meets the saddle. In the DP interview Tracie Oehler explains more about this new approach to lubrication, benefits and how it works. I've made the switch, myself. I even use it as an aftershave, and it makes my face as soft as baby's butt.

Tracie would like to give you a sample of Crotchguard so you can try it out for yourself. Just click on the ad and let Tracie know where to send your sample. After you try it, write me and let me know how you like it.

One South Cycling
One South is a new store selling top end cycling products started by a trio of long time serious cycling gear fanatics in Southern California who wanted to offer great cycling gear from around the world at competitive prices. Say hello to Doug if you have any questions or special requests. This week the site is featuring the Vuelta Carbon Pro Wheels:

 


Made in Italy 700C Vuelta Carbon Pro WR racing wheels with monocoque full carbon rims made by Zipp, 60mm profile. Spokes of patented, CNC-machined Avional light alloy by Alpina (Italy), 16 spoke rear and 12 spokes  front (pictured) in radial pattern. Silver/black spokes. Hubs are Vuelta, 2-bearing front and 5-bearing rear. Cassette body is Shimano compatible and is replaceable. Supplied with Michelin Krylion clinchers.Weights (without rubber): FT: 700g, RR: 860g, Total: 1560g. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

International Tour de Toona
"America's Premier Stage Race"

Long before the Tour of California or Tour of Georgia the Tour of Toona was rocking the USA cycling world. Back this year on its 20th anniversary the seven day stage race is back with over $100,000 up for grabs in the Men's and Women's Pro race. Started in Altoona, Pennsylvania in 1986 as a one day race, it has grown to become the largest pro-am cycling event in North America, and #1 rated women's race in the US.

The Race will see the top women and men competitors battling for their share of the prize money. The race is a great opportunity for a vacation in the heartland of America to see a top race and get a few miles of riding in the beautiful Pennsylvania area.

If you are interested in working as a volunteer you can get more information here. Travel and accommodations information here.

The Tour - The Race
Tour de France Action Novels

Dave Shield's Cycling Novels are critically acclaimed by critics, pro and amateur riders alike. The books are not only passionate and inspirational, they are fast paced fictional accounts of le Tour, that give insight into the life of a young pro rider as he pursues his dream of winning the tour. (This may sound all to familiar to some of us who had that dream in the past.)

"Entertaining and inspirational. I couldn't put it down! George Hincapie (Discovery Channel Cycling Team).
"Reads like the story of my life." Levi Leipheimer, (Gerolsteiner Cycling Team)

The books are sold through arrangement with Dave's publisher Three Story Press; you can buy it at Amazon or your local bike shop but if you buy it here the Daily Peloton gets a commission on each book sold. Even if we didn't get a commission on the novels I'd be banging the drum for the novels, they're just that good. The book reads well whether you are a racer yourself or completely new to the sport. Recommended as a gift to any person you would like to make a fan, but especially a teenage reader you would like to open up the world of bike racing.

Read Ryan Barrett's review of the book here. The article has links to Reviews of the book from my retired  USPostal team rider Marty Jemison, and others. It also has reviews of other Books and Novels we have done in the past on Cycling Arts & Culture.

If you are reading this and it occurs to you that you would like to join our other fine partners of the www.dailypeloton.com  please contact us.

 

 

 
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