Friday File: Silca Pista, Zonconlan, Angliru, GP Quebéc & Montréal, La Flèche Wallonne Winter Cap & 80 Years Going Strong

My first floor pump was the Silca Pista orange similar to this one.

Friday File...

I discovered from Angelo's italiancyclingjournal blog, that the iconic brand Silca has been sold and will set up production in Indianapolis. It doesn't seem quite the same not to made in Italy. I remember, my first frame and floor pump was Silca. Proudly owned a pista orange in color and tough like a tiger tank. I always remember the striking orange color and the beautiful wooden handle, all parts are replaceable. It was so well made I never had to replace any parts. Unfortunately, they're both long gone let go during one of my many numerous moves. Currently, I own a Filzer floor pump that works well but it's not a Silca. It will be interesting to see if the new US made Silcas will be made as well.

Current news has it that the 2014 Giro will be decided with the final stage on top of the Monte Zoncolan That will be high drama. So, here's a few images to Think Pink or Think Snow...

Wild card team Net App Endura has been riding so well in the Vuelta. Leopold Konig has won a stage and they have always show strongly in breaks. Konig is currently in 7th overall!
Today's stage of the Vuelta was another exciting one won by Purito Rodriguez as he smoked everyone on the final climb. Forty-one year old Chris Horner is like a bee stinging away at Nibali. He is now in the lead and 3s in front of the Shark... tomorrow will be another story in this great race with the climb up the Angliru.

"At the moment the legs are fantastic. I like the very steep climbs so, if the legs are the same tomorrow, I think I should have the jersey in Madrid."

- Chris Horner

Hurt locker starts with 'A'

This just in...

Back on track...
Robert Gesink wins the GP Cycliste de Quebéc!
Arthur Vichot (2nd), Greg Van Avaremat (3rd).

Next stop... GP Montréal is Sunday!

Nice candids from James Startt taken yesterday in Quebéc City...

Hugo Houle (Ag2R)

Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin Sharp)

David Veilleux (Europcar)

The New La Flèche Wallonne 100% Wool Winter Cap, now available...

photo: Red Dots Cycling

80 years of innovation
via Campagnolosrl

Heroic imagery via brakethroughmedia...

Johan Van Summeren