Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Win Trip to Tour of Flanders or Paris-Roubiax

BMC has a nice contest you can enter now:

"Sign-up for the trip of a lifetime! Winners will receive a BMC granfondo GF01 Ultegra Di2 and an all-expense-paid trip to Kortrijk, Belgium to see the Tour of Flanders or Paris-Roubaix. You'll spend several days as BMC's VIP learning the cobbles and bergs of the most storied roads in all of cycling alongside the 2004 Tour of Flanders' winner, Steffen Wesemann. You'll then have the chance to compete in the legendary Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix granfondos on your very own BMC granfondo GF01. All this, and you'll take your favorite authorized BMC dealer along for the ride!

Winners will receive a BMC granfondo GF01 Ultegra Di2, round-trip airfare to Brussels, Belgium, food, lodging, full BMC Racing Team replica kit, guided rides around Kortrijk, BE, complimentary entry into the Tour of Flanders or Paris-Roubaix amateur races, and the chance to meet with riders from the BMC Racing Team. Sign-up here for this once-in-a-lifetime experience, and start training now!

Sign-up here.

Keeping it Italian related here is a photo of friend Eros Poli riding a RockShox equipped Eddy Merckx in P-R in 1997. We used the RockShox because it served to damp the vibrations on the pavè, on the smooth road portions we closed it to zero and it became rigid. It was much too heavy and did not give great advantages. They were replaced with forks with more inclination to the front (more rake) which damped and tracked better, they also responded better to attacks on the pavè or from a curve."

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1 comment:

  1. Nice prize for the winner, eh? Larry remembers reading somewhere Duclos-Lassalle saying he had the Rockshox fork "locked out" for the entire race the day he won with it. Larry will be heading off to Flanders to see the Ronde next year, and for some insane reason has agreed to ride the sportive the previous day. If he survives the whole thing look for some blog posts at the CycleItalia blog - this will be the 4th of the 5 monuments he'll have seen live, in-person, leaving only L-B-L for the future.