Monthly Archives: September 2017

UTMB® – THE TOAST OF THE ULTRA TRAIL RUNNING SEASON !

It was the 15th edition and yet no one would have imagined such a Dantesque edge to this year`s event in Chamonix! All the ingredients were on set: an enthusiastic crowd, the best and the brightest of trailers, an indescribable ambiance and inevitably, compression clothing.

Compressport® places 3 Team Partners in the top 10!

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Mother nature decided to play it hard on the show but could not deter our athletes` determination to break through the thick and thin and outperform. After 19 hours of run François d’Haene of France crossed the finish line of the 166 Km trail around the Mont Blanc, almost 15 minutes ahead of triple winner Kilian Jornet.

Dylan Bowman, Gediminas Grinius and Jordi Gamito were the three best Compressport partners in the first 10 select finishers of the Ultra-Trail.

In the women`s race, Spain Teresa Nimes finished at the 11th place after little less than 30 hours of run.

Ludovic Pommeret upgrades his track record with a CCC podium win

Ludovic-Pommeret-824x400He won the 170-Km race in 2016 and he was announced as a serious contender on the 101-Km Courmayeur-Champex-Chamonix race. American Hayden Hawks fought fierce and furious to confirm his lead up to the finish line. Ludovic managed a wonderful 3rd place, 25 minutes later.

Pro Team Quick -Step Floors wins 5 stages so far on La Vuelta Espana

quick-steps-824x400After 3 impressive wins during the first week of competition, Quick-Step Floors teammates did not relinquish their guard as the Grand Tour gets into its second week. Matteo Trentin, as a true team leader, secured another two important victories for his team. If the trend is maintained we can expect other podiums as La Vuelta enters into the final straight!

Prelude to Kona

Lucy Charles steps on the podium at the 2nd place after her performance on the iconic triathlon location of Lanzarote where some of the best triathletes gathered to end the Ironman event.

Lucy_Charles_824x400Though Lucy could not reiterate her performance of May last, she nevertheless confirmed her superb form before heading to Kona World Championships. All over the three runs, she controlled her effort and stayed strong in the leading pack to secure her second place. `


Guilio-MolinariGuilio Molinari having also secured his ticket for Kona, put his form to test on the Challenge Walchsee staged in the Austrian Tyrol. With three precedent victories on that same track Guilio was naturally favourite but local boy Thomas Steger was stronger. Guilio had to settle for the gold medal, more than enough to grasp confidence before the world championships!

Gomez Noya wins World Title for the second time!

Javier Gomez NOYA sure had style in Chattanooga Tennessee, last weekend and he sure managed a strategy to battle his way through this yet another Ironman 70.3 event, but of paramount importance for our partner athlete as this lead him to a second world title crown!

And yet nothing was simple and victory was not to be taken for granted!

Javier exited the 1.2 mile swim run at the second place with a chrono of 24.09, leaving the first place to Ben Kanute, who from start made it clear that Chattanooga would be his territory and no-one else`s.

Javier Noya  824x400Intimidated maybe, Javier further gave time away to Kanute on the bike run. At some point of time, around half the biking distance, he let himself trail away from the leading pack At 2:12:27 on the chrono, he had more than 4 minutes to catch up on Kanute.

If there is a will in the legs there is a way to the top of the podium!

JavierHis first World Champion title won in 2014, on his mind, Javier decided that his legs would do all the talking on the 21.1 Km marathon. No piece of land would be left to the adverse party. Javier took the risk as soon as the first lap was on and he “ran faster that he should have”. He managed to keep Ben Kanute at lap`s length behind him and at the half way mark, Javier knew that this 10th September would be a milestone in his sporting life. He crossed the finish line after 1:10:30 of a tremendously heroic race and was crowned for the second time Ironman World champion… Nothing less!

Pedals Down and Helmets Off for Alberto CONTADOR

El Pisteloro bids farewell to professional cycling! And it could not have been elsewhere than the Spanish tour to do so.

vuelta-espana-824x400After a chaotic Tour de France Alberto wanted to end his professional career on a positive note and la Vuelta Espana offered him this chance. On the brutal Angliru climb, driven by his team Trek-Segafredo, he took an emotional victory, his first of 2017 and also his last of an uncommon career!

Alberto Contador has won the Tour de France twice, the Giro Italia twice as well and three times the Vuelta Espana. He is one of the six professional cyclists having won the 3 main European tours!

Alberto-contador-824x400Hats Off off El Pistolero!

The cycling tracks will sure miss the great champion you are and will definitely remain!