Peter Sagan, the reigning road world champion has expressed hopes that clean riders can bring sponsorship back to cycling. Speaking on Wednesday at the Bora-hansgrohe team training camp in Spain, he revealed his support for the improvement of anti-doping measures.
The Slovakian pointed out that the anti-doping measure put in place were very rigorous, and could be likened to being in jail, with no possibility of breaking the rules without being apprehended.
“What happened happened, and now we are a new generation,” he said.
“If we have to talk serious, it’s like we’re in jail, because we have – always, riding in the position that we are – doping controls [that] can come everywhere. It’s just impossible to think about that. I think now cycling is very clean,” he added.
Sagan has said that with the current measures taken, he is optimistic about the future of cycling, with better opportunities for the younger generation. He had said: Continue reading “SAGAN SHOWS SUPPORT FOR ANTI-DOPING MEASURES.”
In the 19th and 18th century, the only places where cycling apparel were produced was the continent. Cycling clothing in Britain was facing what you call an identity crisis but still existed. A simple search in Google showed that just like the fashion world of today, fashion has always existed in the cycling world too; be it for a pro or a newbie rider.
There have been experiments with colours though when the world saw Bernard Hinault ride wearing Peugeot checks or block colours of La Vie Claire that was inspired by Mondrian. The team of Brooklyn Chewing Gum clad in red, white and blue only visible at the back of Roger de Vlaeminck. A lot of other manufacturers fell into the trend of creating neon, text overloaded costumes or even the colour splashed ones.
Britan wasn’t completely pretentious about representing this period as they saw Caratti and Lusso who were very proud of their creations. Caratti was the first to import brands of Italy like De Marchi, Castelli, Sidi and Colnago but slowly went towards creating their own line of clothes. In the late nineties, Caratti disappeared for some time only to come out the next year with a whole new collection.
Former cyclist John Harrison launched Lusso in 1982 but at first he and his wife only had the intent of making cycling shorts that were decent but comfortable and didn’t cost very much either. Being one of the few British manufacturers remaining from that era, he can account for all the changes that have come about since the eighties. He says that 30 years ago, people laughed at the very idea of cakes and coffee being sold at a bike shop but today the competition is way too strong than it was back then but the plus side is that now they only have the European brands to compete with.