Tag: road

  • 2012 Tour de France

    It’s another year and another Tour de France. After some massive crashes, for no apparent reason, in Stage 6, a lot of favorites were out. The course itself wasn’t that hard, but nervous jitters were enough to send most of the peloton sprawling all over the roads.

  • Wilier Cento Uno with SRAM Force

    We have a few Wilier Cento Unos with full SRAM Force in stock right now. We’re selling them for $4,899 USD. To order yours, send us an email at asteriskcycles at gmail dot com or visit Asterisk*Cycles.

  • 2012 Giant TCR Advanced SL Frame Upgrades & Model Range

    For the 2012 model year, Giant tweaked their top-of-the line TCR Advanced SL frameset. It’s by no means drastic, but it follows the same lines and technology that they established with the previous model. Giant tends to work in 3-year product cycles, so the 2012 model is a safe bet for the next few years.

  • 2012 Pinarello Dogma 2 Frameset & Complete Bikes

    During this year’s Tour de France, we got our first glimpses of Pinarello’s new Dogma 2. It’s stiffer, more aerodynamic, and lighter. Pinarello examined how riders used the Dogma and improved on it. The top tube of the Dogma 2 is slightly off center to the right, allowing the rider more balance. The aerodnyamics and […]

  • 2011 Tour de France Stage 20 Grenoble

    It was well known that both Schlecks didn’t really perform well in time trials, which turned out to be their Achillles’ Heel today as Evans rode clear of them and into yellow. He didn’t just beat them by a few seconds, he rode clear of Andy Schleck by more than 2′, which was impressive but […]

  • 2011 Tour de France Stage 19 Modane -> Alpe-d’Huez

    Everyone was expecting big things of this final mountain stage, which includes a mountaintop finish at Alpe d’Huez, but no one thought that Contador would attack so early on. He managed to ride away, get caught, and then ride away again while the Schlecks labored on the final climb of Alpe d’Huez. Sanchez brought Rolland […]

  • 2011 Tour de France Stage 18 Pinarolo -> Galibier Serre Chevalier

    It had to happen this week because it was simply the last week for it to happen. Finally, Andy Schleck makes a move, which was cunningly put together. At the time, there were already two Leopard Trek riders in the breakaway. Jens Voigt and Stuart O’Grady were doing some hard pacing, having taken it up […]

  • 2011 Tour de France Stage 16 Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux -> Gap

    The stage was the first in the Alps of this year, and it was definitely interesting. For once, the favorites really got into it, something that we have seen before, thanks to the two-pronged attack of the Schlecks on Contador. However, it didn’t work out as planned, as this time around, Contador was relentless in […]

  • 2011 Tour de France Stage 15 Limoux -> Montpellier

    Today was a relatively flat stage, with only a small cat 4 climb in the middle of it. The last 10km are filled with bends and roundabouts, which could have been exploited by the breakaway. However, due to the breakneck speed that HTC was imposing to the peloton, the breakaway was caught within 2km of […]

  • 2011 Tour de France Stage 13 Pau -> Lourdes

    It was an interesting stage today, which saw a somewhat complacent peloton after yesterday’s constant attacks. Still, a very impressive group of 10 riders managed to get away. They quickly splintered under Hushovd’s impetus, and he managed to time trial his way to the end, beating Moncoutie and Roy, who would have given the first […]