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Looking ahead to busier times, we must never forget to reminisce on the week past – and what a week it was to send us off into the summer months. An improbable Giro comeback had us on the edge of our seat, but we stayed relaxed by sipping on some Italian rosé. Putting in some miles on a new power platform, the P1 pedals from PowerTap made an appearance in our tested section. While our ever reliable Paddock at the Peloton Service Course delivered three goods to keep the next few riding months as pleasurable as possible. On Thursday, we released our third Peloton Profile from ATOC – this one featuring the Zipp 404 Firecrest Tubular.
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Fine Italian Rosato
Sure, pink panthers, pink lemonade and pink Cadillacs are outstanding, but the Maglia Rosa is pink’s highest calling. While the Giro d’Italia dates to 1909; the pink winner’s jersey didn’t make its first appearance on the race leader’s back until 1931. Much like the maillot jaune, the Giro’s pink GC jersey gets its hue from the newspaper that founded the race La Gazzetta dello Sport which to this day is published on pink paper
Power in the Pedals
Baring a very similar style and engagement feel to the Look Keo Blade pedals, the PowerTap P1 pedals follow the recent trend of power meters moving away from historically high price-points and crank spindles. The Keo is not a bad pedal system to emulate from a technology standpoint, as they were first introduced in 1984 and Hinault went on to immediately win two Tours – the power platform is tested and logical. The latest from PowerTap gets closer to where your power pistons are connected to the drivetrain, the pedals, and at a more digestible price.
Peloton Paddock Gear
Here at the Peloton Service Course we’re getting ready to hit the road for some amazing summer adventures around the world. This week in preparing for our departure we’ve stumbled upon three different pieces of gear – one to keep your head cool during a June Everesting attempt, a set of tires intended to keep it rubber side down during the descent and a natural energy source for a smooth running engine for hours on end.
Peloton Profiles: Zipp 404 Firecrest Tubular at ATOC
During the 2016 Tour of California we spent a few days with Team Wiggins to take a look at their wheel of choice – the Zipp 404 Firecrest Tubular. The 404 is one of the winningest wheels in the peloton and undoubtedly the most copied wheel in the world, launching the aero wheel revolution in the early ‘90s.
The Critérium du Dauphiné starts on Sunday, announcing that Le Tour preparation is in full swing. We plan on bringing some new technology to bump your training just in time to peak for the summer. Visit us at the #PelotonServiceCourse again soon, stay connected online @pelotonmagazine and on Instagram/Twitter for updates all week long.