🕵🏻♂️ Stage 63: Cycling meets F1
and the craziest cycling story you've ever read
This week’s newsletter brings a bike that has been developed by some of the brightest engineering minds in the world. As well as the weirdest pro-cycling story that you’ve ever read in your life…
How’re you doing? This week’s newsletter is coming at you from Girona. I’ve been home for a couple of days now after finishing Tour de Bretagne, and tomorrow I’ll be jumping on a plane to the UK, heading back to see my family.
I’ve currently got a little break between races, so thought it was a good opportunity to nip home. I’ll be going into the wind tunnel for some aero-testing, as well as doing some club races. My next race with the team is Paris-Roubaix U23, I’m a little nervous to say the least!
Feel free to email me at email@example.com if you have any questions, or feel I’ve missed something that is worth putting in the Newsletter.
Grand Tour Time
The Giro d’Italia is coming this weekend. The first Grand Tour of the men’s season is on our doorstep, and I cannot wait. Some think the Giro is the best Grand Tour of the year, with its high mountains and difficult weather, it’s a race that always creates stories.
⏱ 7-minute read
It follows Australian cyclist Nick Clark, who built a loyal following at his Virginia bike shop, based in part on his national and international results and a lengthy professional career. There was just one problem: none of it was true.
The ‘Catch Me If You Can’-esque story of a man with a claimed past as a pro cyclist, a soldier, a CEO, a lawyer, an author, an academic, a hostage responder, and a weapons instructor.
⏱ 45-minute read
F1 Meets Cycling
Are you a fan of Formula 1 and cycling? If so, this BMC X Red Bull bike combination will be for you. The triathlon bike is the culmination of a four-year project which includes legendary rider Fabian Cancellara. The aim of the project is simple: develop the world’s fastest bicycle.
⏱ 3-minute read
The Giro d’Italia is a race that is riddled in history and the Pink jersey, or the “magila rosa”, has one of its own. This story unravels the story of Italy’s most famous jersey, from fascist dictators to superstitious journalists, there’s a little bit of everything.
⏱ 3-minute read
Paris Roubaix Femmes
Only in its second edition ever, Paris-Roubaix Femmes isn’t just a brutal day out for the riders, but a logistical and organisational challenge for those behind the scenes. From mechanics to soigneurs to journalists, a bike race is so much more than just the cyclists.
⏱ 4-minute read
Gravel often demands pushing a larger gear at a slightly lower cadence to maintain traction and torque over lumps and bumps. It’s also a total-body workout as you shift your weight, float, hover, and assume all the proper positioning necessary to keep your bike on track and moving forward.
⏱ 5-minute read
Not only did this rider crash after crossing the finish line, he was then told that he came second as well. A double whammy of “oops” moments. In fairness, his saddle did snap off, but it doesn’t make this video any less funny.
Adam Blythe has become a household name in the cycling world. The former pro has taken the mic at Eurosport, and made a name for himself as one of the best pundits in the sport. The King of Cycling Fashion, Blythe joins Geraint Thomas and Luke Rowe to talk about his career, retirement, and what’s next.
⏱ 56-minute listen
Have you ever wondered what would happen if you attached a propellor to a bicycle? No, me neither. But luckily, someone on YouTube did want to answer that question. This video is charming, gentle and very nerdy - a little bit Mythbusters, a little bit DIY tutorial, and a pretty harmless way to spend half an hour of your life.
⏱ 35-minute watch
N+1 New Brand 👋🏻
In this new part of the Newsletter, each week we’re going to introduce one of the brands that we work with at N+1.
This week we are introducing the… Matchy.
Matchy Cycling are eco-friendly certified since 2016. Based out of Annecy, France, their kit is made from recycled fabrics. They have cool designs and the eco-friendly touch. A win-win.
Be sure to download our app and browse their products!