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Team Sky sees Wiggins and Thomas race to top ten finishes at the Paris-Roubaix

Team Sky sees Wiggins and Thomas race to top ten finishes at the Paris-Roubaix

Date posted: 14/04/2014

The 112th edition of the Paris-Roubaix yesterday saw 199 riders take on the brutal 297km course that featured 51.5km of energy-sapping cobbled sections. The action was explosive from the start with many of the favourites, including fi’zi:k riders Peter Sagan (Cannondale) aboard his Aliante saddle and Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) aboard his Arione saddle, attacking each other throughout the day. Despite the sunny weather that kept the infamous cobbles dry, there were still plenty of high-speed crashes which caught out some of the big names, including Cancellara and fi’zi:k rider Greg Van Avermaet. A decisive breakaway group was finally formed 15km from the finish line and with most of the hot favourites still present - including Fabian Cancellara, Tom Boonen, Sep Vanmarcke, Peter Sagan, Geraint Thomas and Sir Bradley Wiggins - a nail-biting finish was set. With 6km to go the Dutchman, Niki Terpstra of Omega Pharma – Quick Step, attacked the group and managed to coast away as none of the favourites had the legs to take up the chase and bridge the gap. With a 16 second lead, Terpstra entered the open-air Roubaix velodrome on his own leaving the chasing pack to battle it out in a sprint finish behind him. fi’zi:k riders Sagan, Thomas, Langeveld and Wiggins were sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth respectively after John Degenkolb and three-time winner Fabian Cancellara won the sprint for second and third. After the race Sir Bradley Wiggins said: “There's a tinge of disappointment because I had the legs. It gives confidence that I can match those guys and to go top 10 in hindsight is a good result. I'd love to come back in the next few years and do it again."

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Van Avermaet grabs second in Flanders

Van Avermaet grabs second in Flanders

Date posted: 07/04/2014

Beneath leaden skies and over energy-draining cobbles BMC Racing’s Greg Van Avermaet, aboard his fi’zi:k saddle, came close to an historic victory at yesterday’s 259km Tour of Flanders. The 28-year-old Belgian attacked with 30km to go but just missed out to Fabian Cancellara (Trek Factory Racing) in a memorable sprint finish. For Van Avermaet it was disappointment; for Cancellara it was his third Flanders triumph and second in a row.

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FI:ZI’K RIDERS FILL WEVELGEM PODIUM

FI:ZI’K RIDERS FILL WEVELGEM PODIUM

Date posted: 01/04/2014

It was so near but yet so far for fi:zi’k riders at yesterday’s Gent-Wevelgem with Arnaud Demare (FDJ.fr) and Peter Sagan (Cannondale), both using fi:zi’k saddles, claiming second and third, respectively, behind the winner, John Degenkolb (Giant-Shimano).

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SWIFT MAKES MILAN-SAN REMO PODIUM

SWIFT MAKES MILAN-SAN REMO PODIUM

Date posted: 24/03/2014

Team Sky’s Ben Swift, aboard his fi’zi:k saddle, powered to one of the finest results of his career yesterday to finish third at Milan-San Remo. The 26-year-old Brit featured in the final sprint, just missing out on a career-defining victory to the winner, Alexander Kristoff (Katusha). The 2008 victor, Fabian Cancellara (Trek), came second and, in the process, finished on the podium for the fourth successive year.

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Carlos Bentacur wins Paris-Nice

Carlos Bentacur wins Paris-Nice

Date posted: 17/03/2014

Paris-Nice reached its finale yesterday with Ag2r-La Mondiale’s Carlos Bentacur, aboard his fi’zi:k saddle, securing the biggest victory of his career.

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BOUHANNI TAKES STAGE ONE OF PARIS-NICE

BOUHANNI TAKES STAGE ONE OF PARIS-NICE

Date posted: 10/03/2014

FDJ’s Nacer Bouhanni, aboard his fi’zi:k saddle, sprinted to victory at yesterday’s opening stage of Paris-Nice. With 200m to go, Bouhanni poked his head above the parapet, leaving the peloton in his wake to take the stage win and overall lead.

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Sky’s Stannard wins Nieuwsblad Classic

Sky’s Stannard wins Nieuwsblad Classic

Date posted: 03/03/2014

On Saturday, Team Sky’s Ian Stannard, aboard his fi’zi:k saddle, became the first British winner of the semi-classic Omloop Het Nieuwsblad after a memorable finish in Ghent, Belgium. It’s the second time Team Sky has won the event after Juan Antonio Flecha’s triumph back in 2010.

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Froome retains Tour of Oman title

Froome retains Tour of Oman title

Date posted: 24/02/2014

2013 Tour de France winner and fi’zi:k rider Chris Froome (Team Sky) yesterday won the Tour of Oman title for a second consecutive season.

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Steve Cummings wins Tour Méditerranéen

Steve Cummings wins Tour Méditerranéen

Date posted: 17/02/2014

Britain’s Steve Cummings, aboard his fi’zi:k saddle, grabbed the first stage win of his career yesterday at the Tour Méditerranéen. The 32-year-old BMC rider laid the foundations for victory at Saturday’s time trial before sealing the title on Sunday.

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Phinney wins inaugural Tour of Dubai

Phinney wins inaugural Tour of Dubai

Date posted: 10/02/2014

BMC Racing’s Taylor Phinney, aboard his brand new fi’zi:k Aliante VSX saddle, retained the leader’s blue jersey on Saturday to win the first-ever Tour of Dubai.

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Vos In Seventh Heaven

Vos In Seventh Heaven

Date posted: 06/02/2014

The magnificent Marianne Vos, aboard her fi’zi:k Arione saddle, has won her seventh World Cyclocross Championship in Hoogerheide, Holland.

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EVANS A WHISKER AWAY FROM TDU VICTORY

EVANS A WHISKER AWAY FROM TDU VICTORY

Date posted: 28/01/2014

The sixth-stage of Tour Down Under (TDU) concluded in Adelaide on Sunday with Orica-GreenEDGE’s Simon Gerrans winning the title for the third time.

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fi’zi:k Riders set to dominate Tour Down Under

fi’zi:k Riders set to dominate Tour Down Under

Date posted: 20/01/2014

Stage one of the Santos Tour Down Under begins tomorrow with a flotilla of fi’zi:k riders set to challenge for the biggest race of the season so far.

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Giorgia Bronzini wins the Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic

Giorgia Bronzini wins the Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic

Date posted: 09/01/2014

Giorgia Bronzini becomes the first non-Australian Bay Crits champion after a third stage win

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2014 ROAD RACE PREVIEW

2014 ROAD RACE PREVIEW

Date posted: 30/12/2013

Cycling fans won’t have long to wait for the pros to hit the race circuit with the Tour Down Under taking place in Australia between 19-26 January. Here’s our preview of fi’zi:k riders to look out for in 2014…

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FI’ZI:K MONOPOLISE PODIUMS IN 2013

FI’ZI:K MONOPOLISE PODIUMS IN 2013

Date posted: 23/12/2013

If you watched a major road race in 2013, chances are there’d have been a fi’zi:k rider either mounting the podium or carding a famous win…

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VAN DER HAAR SECOND AGAIN IN KALMTHOUT

VAN DER HAAR SECOND AGAIN IN KALMTHOUT

Date posted: 16/12/2013

Lars van der Haar, racing for Rabobank and nestled into his fi’zi:k saddle, registered his second runner-up position in a week at the Vlaamse Industrieprijs Bosduin on Sunday in Kalmthout, a municipality in the Belgian province of Antwerp.

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Van der Haar takes second in Druivencross

Van der Haar takes second in Druivencross

Date posted: 09/12/2013

Twenty-two-year-old Lars van der Haar, who races for Rabobank and uses fi’zi:k saddles, yet again showed maturity beyond his years with an impressive second at the Vlaamse Druivencross race at Overijse on Sunday. Current world champion Sven Nys (Creland-KDL) edged out the two-time U23 world and European cyclocross champion to take his fourth victory at the event.

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IRONMAN CROWIE ENDS HAWAII CAREER

IRONMAN CROWIE ENDS HAWAII CAREER

Date posted: 02/12/2013

Ironman legend and fi’zi:k rider Craig Alexander has called time on his distinguished Ironman Hawaii career. The three-time Kona winner will instead concentrate on shorter events.

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FI’ZI:K-PACKED PODIUMS IN GIETEN

FI’ZI:K-PACKED PODIUMS IN GIETEN

Date posted: 25/11/2013

fi’zi:k’s range of saddles and shoes made quite an impression at the latest round of the Superprestige cyclocross series in Gieten, Netherlands. Lans van der Haar (Rabobank Development Team), atop his fi’zi:k saddle, rode to an impressive second, while Tom Meeusen of Telenet-Fidea, pedaled and strode to the max in his fi’zi:k shoes, to take the third podium spot.

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TELENET-FIDEA HIT TOP-10 IN ASPER-GAVERE

TELENET-FIDEA HIT TOP-10 IN ASPER-GAVERE

Date posted: 18/11/2013

Sunday 17th November saw Asper-Gavere, Belgium, host round four of the Superprestige cyclocross series. It turned out to be a good day for Telenet Fidea, who race and train in fi:zi’k shoes, with two of their riders hitting the top 10.

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GARMIN-SHARP FRESHEN UP FOR 2014

GARMIN-SHARP FRESHEN UP FOR 2014

Date posted: 11/11/2013

fi:zi’k saddles-equipped Team Garmin-Sharp continue to refresh their team for the 2014 season. One of the most recent additions is American Ben King, the former American under-23 road race champion having secured a move from RadioShack Leopard.

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Froome Wins Velo D’or

Froome Wins Velo D’or

Date posted: 05/11/2013

fi’zi:k-equipped Team Sky rider Chris Froome capped a sensational year by winning the prestigious Vélo d’Or award as the best cyclist of 2013. The Tour de France champion came top in a poll of cycling journalists set up by the French publication, Vélo Magazine.

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Froome’s Japanese Adventure

Froome’s Japanese Adventure

Date posted: 28/10/2013

The season just keeps going for fi’zi:k-equipped and Tour de France winner Chris Froome, who won the inaugural Saitama Criterium in Japan on Saturday 26th October.

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Vos wins in Valkenburg

Vos wins in Valkenburg

Date posted: 21/10/2013

Aboard her fi’zi:k saddle, Marianne Vos (Rabobank) continued her successful transition from road to cyclocross by winning round one of the women’s World Cup in Valkenburg, Netherlands, on Sunday 20th October. It follows her first cyclocross victory of the season in Den Bosch last week.

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McKenzie takes brilliant podium place at Ironman Hawaii

McKenzie takes brilliant podium place at Ironman Hawaii

Date posted: 14/10/2013

fi’zi:k-equipped Luke McKenzie of Australia claimed a spot on the podium at the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii on Saturday 12th October. The 32-year-old – a six-time winner on the Ironman circuit but never at Kona – narrowly missed gold and took a superb second place.

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Tritone: the first noseless saddle

Tritone: the first noseless saddle

Date posted: 10/10/2013

Kona is less than three weeks away and as the athletes and their support groups get ready fizik too is getting ready for a week on the big island.

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Crash denies Martin Lombardy podium

Crash denies Martin Lombardy podium

Date posted: 08/10/2013

Dan Martin (Garmin-Sharp), atop his fi’zi:k saddle, narrowly missed out on a podium spot at the Tour of Lombardy on Sunday 6th October after crashing on the final bend. His fourth place was still a fine effort at the final one-day classic of the season. Joaquim Rodriquez (Katusha) defended his title.

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VOS REWRITES RECORD BOOKS

VOS REWRITES RECORD BOOKS

Date posted: 30/09/2013

fi’zi:k-equipped Dutch legend Marianne Vos retained her women’s road race title in Florence, Italy, on Saturday 27th September. It was the 26-year-old’s 12th rainbow jersey, adding to an unprecedented tally accrued on the road, track and cyclo-cross.

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WIGGINS wins tour of Britain

WIGGINS wins tour of Britain

Date posted: 24/09/2013

fi’z:ik-equipped Sir Bradley Wiggins sealed his and Team Sky’s first-ever Tour of Britain title yesterday.

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fi’zi:k’s National Champions

fi’zi:k’s National Champions

Date posted: 26/06/2013

With the forthcoming Tour de France grabbing a lot of the headlines it could be easy to overlook the National Championships in both road and TT that took place over the weekend. For some riders it offered a last chance to make their mark on the season, to win a place on their respective Tour de France teams, while for others it’s a chance to polish their form before the La Grand

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Find the animal at the tour

Find the animal at the tour

Date posted: 26/06/2013

fi’zi:k are pleased to announce that during the 100th edition of the Tour de France, the Cannondale Pro Cycling team will be riding with fi’zi:k’s Spine Concept “cheekily” on display.   Each Team Cannondale rider will feature on the rear panel of their team shorts in place of the standard fi’zi:k logo their specific Spine Concept Animal, which best

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Tour de Swiss

Tour de Swiss

Date posted: 18/06/2013

The Tour de Swiss is another traditional pre-Tour de France race, where riders perfect their form and run final checks on equipment. One rider that has proved beyond doubt that he’s perfected his form is the current Slovakian national champion and spring classic sensation, Peter Sagan. Stage 3 was a rolling course that also included a number of tough climbs with the final catergory 1 climb

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The Critérium du Dauphiné 2013

The Critérium du Dauphiné 2013

Date posted: 12/06/2013

The Dauphine is traditionally a pre-Tour de France race, highlighting who’s in great form or who needs to find more form, and this year’s event was a classic. The race started well for fi’zi:k sponsored rider and Norwegian national champion, Team Sky’s sprinter Edvald Boasson Hagen, with a fantastic stage 3 sprint victory. Stage 4’s individual time trial looked to be

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The Giro d'Italia 2013

The Giro d'Italia 2013

Date posted: 28/05/2013

The 2013 Giro d’Italia will go down as a race of legendary status, as much for the terrible weather that besieged the riders as the fantastic racing day-in, day-out. At the end of the race in Brescia though, a very worthy champion was crowned. Vincenzo Nibali of Astana showed not a trace of weakness in any of the 21 stages, and finished the race with an impressive margin of victory, 4

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Winning TOC and leading Giro

Winning TOC and leading Giro

Date posted: 24/05/2013

 While Vincenzo Nibali is currently leading the Giro d’Italia, across the Atlantic Ocean at the Tour of California, it was another fi’zi:k equipped rider who was dominating this eight day stage race. Tejay van Garderen of BMC Racing was clearly the man not only in form, but also on a mission to take his first major stage race victory. It wasn’t to be easy though, he needed

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fi'zi:k in the pink

fi'zi:k in the pink

Date posted: 14/05/2013

The Giro d’Italia has been an incredible race so far, with a huge amount of action and intrigue in just the first week. As the second week commences, fi’zi:k sponsored athlete Vincenzo Nibali is wearing the Maglia Rosa. The fight for the overall looks like it is coming down to a four way fight, although this being the Giro, anything could happen. All four of the riders we think are in

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Giro d'Italia Preview

Giro d'Italia Preview

Date posted: 02/05/2013

The Giro d’Italia is a highlight of our calendar here at fi’zi:k, and this year it promises to be better than ever. We’ll have even more reason to be interested too – nine of the twenty three teams competing will be racing on fi’zi:k saddles, including most of the main contenders. fi’zi:k favourite Vincenzo Nibali looks to have improved his riding still further

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TEAM EDITION 2013

TEAM EDITION 2013

Date posted: 02/05/2013

fi’zi:k have released a new Team Edition Collection of Arione R3 saddles in exclusive “Team Only” colours, paired with matching Superlight bar tape and presented in special packaging. The new Team Edition Collection celebrates fi’zi:k’s sponsorship of nine professional cycling teams in 2013. Each colour scheme is designed to match the livery of one of the teams

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DI SALVO SALTA IN SELLA, fi’zi:k NATURALMENTE LA GRANFONDO A MAROSTICA CON IL SOLE

DI SALVO SALTA IN SELLA, fi’zi:k NATURALMENTE LA GRANFONDO A MAROSTICA CON IL SOLE

Date posted: 30/04/2013

Tra le donne grande prova di Marina Ilmer (lungo) e Astrid Schartmüller (medio) Di Salvo per distacco su Zen e Bertuola, ma che gara! Fochesato domina il medio Tutti in piazza degli scacchi, anche i ragazzi in via di guarigione dal cancro Al via anche diversi professionisti come Tiralongo e Ballan. In 2000 allo start Il vero protagonista della quarta edizione della Granfondo fi’zi:k

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Chapeau to Team Garmin-SHARP

Chapeau to Team Garmin-SHARP

Date posted: 23/04/2013

Team Garmin-SHARP have landed a second Monument for their collection. Liege-Bastogne-Liege is one of the toughest one-day races, and through fantastic teamwork, not to mention the combined strength of Ryder Hesjedal and sang froid of Daniel Martin, they scored a fantastic win in one of the greatest editions in years. Daniel Martin has clearly been in brilliant form of late with his incredible

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Giro del Trentino: Stage win for Maxime Bouet - AG2R

Giro del Trentino: Stage win for Maxime Bouet - AG2R

Date posted: 17/04/2013

Maxime Bouet won yesterday morning the first stage of the Giro del Trentino. The rider from the AG2R LA MONDIALE team was in an 8 riders breakaway. He went out from this group with two other riders in the last kilometers and finally won the stage in a sprint. The bunch crossed the finish line with about seven minutes behind the winner. After he crossed the line, Maxime Bouet said: "It

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Great victory of Ronnie Schildknecht at Iron Man South Africa

Great victory of Ronnie Schildknecht at Iron Man South Africa

Date posted: 15/04/2013

Cast your mind back almost one year and all the talk was about the torrid conditions creating one of the toughest but most memorable IRONMAN events ever experienced on the African continent and for many, anywhere in the world. This year, in stark contrast, Nelson Mandela Bay blessed athletes with near perfect conditions while spectators were enjoyed some scintillating racing as

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Marianne Vos back on top again

Marianne Vos back on top again

Date posted: 02/04/2013

After victories in the early part of the season at the Dutch and World cyclo-cross championships, and in a change from her normal disciplines, in the three day mountain bike race the Sunshine Cup in Cyprus, Marianne Vos once again showed why she is called "the greatest cyclist ever" with an outstanding win at the Ronde van Vlaanderen (Tour of Flanders). The course remained largely the

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Every now and then a rider achieves so much, so young, that we forget their age.

Every now and then a rider achieves so much, so young, that we forget their age.

Date posted: 27/03/2013

Peter Sagan is one of those riders. But at Gent Wevelgem, his youthful exuberance became apparent as he wheelied across the finish line to take a memorable win. Having been outmanoeuvred in the finale of Milan-Sanremo a week previously – an occupational hazard of being the overwhelming race favourite – this time he displayed incredible sang-froid on the windswept roads of Belgium.

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Well, less news, more to accompany the images. Is it what you're after?

Well, less news, more to accompany the images. Is it what you're after?

Date posted: 20/03/2013

 Milan-Sanremo 2013 will be remembered for generations to come as one of the toughest races of all time. It exposed the glamourous world of professional cycling for what it truly is, a grueling sport where only the hardest succeed. Pro cyclists are generally a tough bunch, they have to be - it’s not easy. Long days spent on the very edge of exhaustion, in all weathers, and often at the

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fi’zi:k on top in Paris-Nice and Tirreno-Adriatico

fi’zi:k on top in Paris-Nice and Tirreno-Adriatico

Date posted: 14/03/2013

What a week it’s been in road racing! Two of the season’s best stage races share a spot on the calendar, vying for the attention of the world’s top riders. Paris-Nice in France, and Tirreno-Adriatico in Italy are very prestigious races in their own right, and year on year each attracts fantastic fields. Perhaps purely in terms of the calibre of the riders, Tirreno-Adriatico had

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