ITALIAN CYCLING FEDERATION
The Italian Cycling Federation, founded in Pavia in 1885, gathers all of the sport societies and associations regularly affiliated and the members who practice cycling in the national territory.
The F.C.I. ensures the development, promotion and organization of cycling in the national territory in all its forms and manifestations as well as in the training of athletes and coaches.
From a sporting point of view it’s one of the most successful federations in Italy, with incredible results in cycling championships and the Olympic Games. The activity of the national team covers all disciplines of cycling: road, truck, mtb (cross-country, downhill, trial, 4 cross, marathon, endure) and bmx.
The Giro d’Italia is an annual staged bicycle race primarily held in Italy, while also occasionally passing through nearby countries.
The race was first organized in 1909 to increase sales of the newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport.
The race has been held annually since its first edition in 1909, except when it was stopped for the two world wars. As the Giro gained prominence and popularity, the
race was lengthened and the peloton expanded from primarily Italian participation to riders from all over the world.
WORLD CYCLING CENTRE
The World Cycling Centre is a unique place of learning and development for athletes and coaches. Through its network with the international federations, the World Cycling Centre are able to identify the best emerging talent in the Olympic disciplines and offer them to train for prolonged periods of time with some of the best coaches based at the world-class facilities in Aigle.
About 100 promising athletes benefit from the programme every year. Some of the recognisable alumni include Lisandra Guerra (track), Victoria Pendleton (track), Sifiso Nhlapo (BMX) or Daniel Teklehaimanot (road).
The exciting partnership with Vision enables the new generation of young riders to train on top-quality equipment.
RAD INTERNATIONAL MALLORCA
Discover Rad International at www.radinternational.de.
Rad International is a well-known provider of cycling vacations that are personalized to the needs of the guests.
Established on Mallorca since 1982, Rad International is based in the south west of the island. This is the most beautiful area of the Mallorca and has direct access to the Tramuntana mountains making it perfect for both road and MTB tours.
The personal touch and high quality bicycles sets Rad International apart from the others.
The team are all cycling enthusiasts and includes bicycle mechanics and experienced guides. They are all well qualified for the demanding day to day business of running a busy bike tour company. Another difference to competitors is that Rad International is open year round.
Rad International offers three bike stations (Magaluf, Santa Ponsa and Paguera) and about 400 high quality bicycles from Canyon, ISAAC and Cube.
You can easily book your entire vacation (flight, hotel, bike, guided tours), or just a bike directly on the website.
DYNAMO BIKE CHALLENGE
Dynamo Bike Challenge 2015
The Dynamo Bike Challenge is a charity event born to support the non-profit organization Dynamo Camp through a bicycle race winding across the Tuscan hillside. Dynamo Camp Onlus is the only Italian camp, member of the SeriousFun Children’s Network founded by Paul Newman, that provides recreational therapy for children suffering from acute and chronic illnesses.
The event is inspired by the Pan Massachusetts Challenge, an annual bike-a-thon born in the US in 1980 to raise funds for cancer research, that since its foundation has raised 440 million $.
The Dynamo Bike Challenge is a two day cycling event, whose third edition will take place on May 23th and 24th 2015, inside and around the astonishing WWF affiliated oasis in the Tuscan Apennine mountains, where Dynamo Camp is located. The event will consist of two parts: a long-distance race in two stages for amateurs and tourist cyclists (Saturday and Sunday) and a Mountain Bike Challenge, the MTB Nature XC, along the trails of the WWF affiliated oasis (Sunday) All participants are invited to further help the cause through personal fundraising.
For more information or to view routes, regulation and registration, visit the website www.dynamobikechallenge.org.