1. A Welcome Travel Companion

    A Welcome Travel Companion

    After one too many negative (and expensive) encounters with a desk agent at the airport, H. Vollert immediately decided the Ritchey Break-Away road bike is what he needed. So far he's spent three years traversing the globe—able to ride anywhere he wants.

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  2. #BEFOREPROJECT : Stage 11 of 2015 Vuelta

    Originally published on 31/08/2015 by Guillaume Prébois Stage 11 of Vuelta 2015 (Andorra - Encamp On Cortals) Our man, Guillaume Prébois, is back at it previewing some of the hardest stages the pros will tackle in the grand tours and giving us a layman’s perspective from his saddle. Tomorrow’s stage of the Vuelta has been touted as the toughest stage ever created in the history of this Grand Tour. Read on for Guillaume’s opinion. This is the first real mountain stage of the Vuelta 2015 and what stage! She would have been directly inspired by Joaquim Rodriguez, who in the Principality, is a national hero. All climbs are also marked by signs where his name appears. Andorra is a handkerchief wrapped into a tourniquet, the stage looks like the Amstel Gold Race in the sense that the race wraps around the same area and returns several times to the same place.
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  3. The Rider Side: No Extra Bar Tape – a quick Q&A with Martin Elmiger

    IAMcycling_Elmiger_full-440x440IAM Cycling’s Martin Elmiger rode to an impressive 5th place finish in his 10th time on the cobbles at this year’s Paris-Roubaix---his best placing to date. A pro for 15 years, the multi-time Swiss national champion sat down with us for a few questions the day after one of the most punishing races in the world. How are you after 254 kilometers and 57 kilometers of pave? Well, I'm already back at home in sunny Switzerland and I can relax and enjoy good success here. What do you feel the most? My hands certainly, in the end I had always cramping and one tries to somehow hold on the handlebars. My clothes I could hardly take off alone, b
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  4. #BeforeProject : Milan-San Remo

    Guillaume Prébois came to Ritchey with a plan: to ride the Spring Classics and key Pro Tour stages of 2015 prior to the actual race, give his insight on what the pro peloton would experience and where the crucial moves would happen. What unfolded is something Guillaume calls the #BeforeProject. So we put him on our Superlogic EvoCurve bar, Superlogic C260 stem, WCS Contrail and WCS Zeta II wheels- ensuring he would have the best, near-pro experience while over taking these courses. Below is his take on the historic classic Milan-San Remo. Milan-San Remo 2015 MapMilan-San Remo opens the spring classics season. The "Primavera" is the longest race of the professional calendar with a distance of 293km (which you must add a 10k transfer from the

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  5. The Rider Side: 10 Q's with SmartStop's Evan Huffman

    evan-huffman-smartstop-podium Evan Huffman has been a bit of a local legend in the Northern California race scene for some time, having previously ridden for domestic pro squad Cal Giant where he won the Junior National Road title in ’08 and the Elite National ITT title in ’10. The Elk Grove native then turned world tour pro with Astana in 2013, where he spent two seasons before returning to domestically based Team SmartStop Pro Cycling. Huffman claimed the team’s first win- taking the third stage by solo’ing from a two man break and securing the KOM in this year’s Vuelta Independencia Nacional in the Dominican Republic. We got a chance to catch up with Evan and play a quick game of 10 Questions with him
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  6. Team Jamis - Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home Cleans Up at Tour of the Gila

    Daniel Jaramillo Sprints To Stage 5 Victory As Team Jamis - Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home Wins Sprint, KOM, U25, and Team GC at Tour of The Gila

    [caption id="attachment_3359" align="aligncenter" width="585"]©2014 Jonathan Devich ©2014 Jonathan Devich[/caption] Team Jamis - Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home started the final stage at the Tour of the Gila leading the Sprint, KOM, U25, and Team Competitions as well as riding in 3rd overall with Gregory Brenes trailing the race leader by 30 seconds. The queen stage at the Tour of The Gila covered over 100 miles, crossing five categorized climbs, and finished atop the continental divide in the mountain town of Pinos Altos. The stage
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  7. UHC Pro Cycling Team Receives Invitations for 2014 Paris-Roubaix and La Fléche Wallone

    [caption id="attachment_3257" align="alignleft" width="580"]Photo Credit: Jonathan Devich, Photo Credit: Jonathan Devich,[/caption] UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team has just received formal invitations from the Amaury Sport Organization to attend the 112th edition of Paris-Roubaix and the 78th edition of La Fléche Wallone. Paris-Roubaix is one of the five monuments in the sport of cycling, and one of the oldest and most prestigious one-day classics in the world. Starting in northern France and ending in Belgium, Paris-Roubaix is known for its extreme difficulty, treacherous cobblestone sections and long, deep history. La Flèche Wallone is the first in a very important an

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  8. Philippe Gilberts Custom Bike

    Philippe Gilbert is ready to tackle the cobbles this spring with his custom painted Canyon bike.  This bike was created for Philippe to ride starting at the Ronde van vlaanderen (Tour of Flanders).

    This is a fantastic looking bike and the photos speak for themselves.

    All of us at Ritchey wish Philippe and the Lotto team much luck at the upcoming races.


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  9. Tom attends the Nevada City Classic

    The 49th annual Nevada City Classic was held yesterday, June 21st. This race is a landmark on the Northern California racing schedule and attracts many  top riders from across the states. The course offers around 120’ of climbing per 1.1 mile lap with 7 turns and is therefore considered to be one of the most technically and physically challenging 1-day courses in America.

    Tom conquered this course in 1973 when he won as a junior.  He was invited by the promoters to attend this year’s race. He was on the mic for an interview before the pro race began.

    Here’s a shot of Tom doing a pre race interview with his  friend, Director for Team Rwanda - Jock Boyer. 

    Tom also had the opportunity to hop on the race moto for a number
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  10. Interbike, Outdoor Demo and a couple Break-Away bicycles

    The guys from Cosmic Sports, a long time Ritchey Distributor partner in Germany, headed to Vegas prepared...with their own transportation.

    No need to wait for the shuttle or call a cab. These guys used their Single Speed Break-Away bikes to get around the strip and attend Outdoor Demo.

    Check out this up close of their rides.


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