Sunday saw Le Tour come to a close, and what an amazing three weeks of racing it was. From Froome running up the final kilometers of Mont Ventoux, to the early dominance of Cavendish in the sprints and Sagan’s fifth consecutive green jersey – the 2016 Tour will not be forgotten anytime soon. This week also brought the release of the preview video for the Spain Issue 56, our Orbea Orca giveaway continues (enter below), one last Tour Tech on the great French hope Romain Bardet’s bike, a look inside some climbing gear from Issue 52 and a kit to keep you cool in the continued heat of the summer from Giordana.
Spain Issuse 56 Preview
Welcome to the Spanish Issue #56 (132 total pages). In our opinion, it’s the best Spanish issue to date, loaded with stories and goods to get you excited for August and the upcoming Vuelta a España starting on August, 20th.
Giveaway: Orbea Orca M20i
Win a complete bike from the Spanish company Orbea. All you have to do is fill out the form. It’s the Orbea Orca M20i in the Cofidis colorway. Comes equipped with a Shimano drive train, Vision wheels, and FSA cranks. Open to folks in the US only (void in Florida). This bike is valued at $4,995 (US). No purchase necessary. Ends August 11, 2016.
Enter here: Giveaway – Orbea Orca M20i
Tour Tech from Zipp
Tour Withdrawal? The Peloton Service Course went in-depth on Romain Bardet’s 2016 Tour de France race bike on location in France to see what Zipp and SRAM wheels and components Bardet chooses. We also captured his amazing final week in the Alps and his daring attack to win stage 19 and secure second overall.
Inside the Pages of peloton Issue 52
The Vuelta is coming, so what better way to prepare for the brutally tough Spanish mountains than to up your gear game with a lightweight jersey, bottle cages with a lifetime warranty, a well-vented helmet, latex tubes and Froome’s nose ring.
Read: Climbing Goods
Stay Cool in the Heat with Giordana
The last two weeks at the Peloton Service Course in Ojai, California have been brutal. Typical July temps average 89 degrees. Child’s play. But this year, it’s been hotter, much hotter. We just finished a week straight of 100+ temperatures, including a day of 107 degrees and currently the testing schedule is just as hot. There are bikes that must be ridden, shoes that must be worn and components that must be shifted. So we’ve turned to Giordana, and its latest, the Sahara kit, to keep the tests rolling and our insides from frying.