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The front view of the crisptitanium fully equipped with the Campagnolo 80 Anniversary Collection

The front view of the CRISP Titanium fully equipped with the Campagnolo 80th Anniversary Collection

The CrispTitanium and the Campag 80 Anniversary Collection

The CRISP Titanium and the Campag 80th Anniversary Collection

The Campagnolo 80 Anniversary transmission

The Campagnolo 80 Anniversary transmission system

The Matt Black of the 80 Anniversary Collection and the raw color of the titanium frame

The microsanded matt black Ergopower controls

The 80 Anniversary transmission

The 80th Anniversary carbon crankset and derailleurs

The 80 Anniversary Full Carbon Wheelset (http://bit.ly/campy80). A bora Ultra with newly developed N.E.A.M. microsanding and opaque sanding treatments

The 80th Anniversary Full Carbon Wheelset (1310g/pair).  A Bora Ultra with newly developed N.E.A.M. microsanding and opaque sanding treatments

The 80 Anniversary rear derailleur.

The 80th Anniversary rear derailleur.

Also the brakes of the Campagnolo 80 anniversary collection (http://bit.ly/campy80) have been treated to give them this special matt finish.

Also the brakes of the Campagnolo 80th anniversary collection have been treated to give them a matt finish

The 80 Anniversary Crankset and the front derailleur.

The 80th Anniversary carbon crankset and the front derailleur.

The 80 Anniversary front derailleur.

The 80th Anniversary front derailleur.

Earlier this week I posted a video from Campagnolo that the company created in celebration of their 80 years in business. Continuing that 80 Anniversary theme, the company has all launched an 80th Anniversary Collection groupset.  As the company say’s on it’s Facebook page: “Beautiful components for beautiful frames: Celebrate 80 years of Campagnolo history with the most elegant groupset to date.

The photo’s above show the new groupset and wheelset modeled on the new titanium frame from CRISP Titanium. The groupset look ace and so does the bike!

But that’s not all. According to Campy, the company has taken the highest evolution of the mechanical groupset and wheels and added revolutionary and cutting-edge treatments to create the unique look of the 80th Anniversary Collection.

For example, all the components come with a unique and technologically advanced finishing. Best yet, this limited and numbered 80th Anniversary Collection will come with its own dedicated suitcase!

The limited edition Campagnolo 80th Anniversary Collection and its very own suitcase.

The limited edition Campagnolo 80th Anniversary Collection and its very own suitcase.

A very nice touch for the Campag connoisseur!

Enjoy!

If you missed yesterday’s world champs road race for men, then you missed a cracking race! The racing was brilliant but Mother Nature decided to intervene to see who was really deserving of the rainbow jersey!

For those of us that did get to watch the race on TV, we all got to see it from the perspective of the moto-cams that ride in front or next to the riders. It showed us the racing as we have become accustomed to seeing it. But thanks to the team at Shimano, they have released a video that gives us a different view of the racing – from the perspective of the team cars following the racing.

Here you get to see how Mother Nature determined who was strong enough to make it to the finish.

My hat off to all the riders that took part – it was a tough race!

Yesterday’s post showed the emotions a manager can go through when a rider wins a stage. Today’s post, another from the AN Post Chain Reaction cycling team, shows the impressive bike handling skills from Sam Bennett during Stage 6 of The Tour of Britain.

You can see Sam making his way back into the bunch through the convoy of cars, using the cars and their slipstreams to help him get there. He does encounter a close call with the medic vehicle, but makes it through unscathed.

I do need to point out now that this is not something that us every day riders should be trying! So be careful out there on the roads!

Halfords Tour Series 2011 Champions Rapha Condor Sharp celebrating in Canary Wharf (photo credit: Tour Series/VeloUK)

Rapha Condor Sharp crowned Halfords Tour Series Champions

Jonny McEvoy and Motorpoint take final round honours at Canary Wharf

After their early round dominance wore off, Rapha Condor Sharp finally did enough to clinch their much sought after Halfords Tour Series title at Canary Wharf in the final round of the 2011 Series.

Having come third overall for each of the past two seasons of the unique team based Series, the men of John Herety’s team finally came good, to take a popular and hard fought victory.

Defending Halfords Tour Series Champions Motorpoint Pro Cycling went out with a bang, thanks to Jonny McEvoy soloing to victory in the world famous business and shopping district, leading his squad to the team win on the night, their first of 2011.

Behind Endura Racing came second on the night, to ensure the final deficit to Rapha Condor Sharp was just five points.

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The sprint finish in Woking (photo credit: Tour Series/VeloUK)

Superman flies to victory in Woking

Wilkinson leads Endura Racing to the win in Woking, but Rapha Condor Sharp keep lead

Ian ‘Superman’ Wilkinson completed his comeback from an early season injury to lead home teammate Scott Thwaites in an Endura Racing 1-2 in Woking, also handing the Scottish squad the team win on the night.

Wilkinson turned in an impressive performance, riding across a 30 second gap to join five leaders, who he then outsprinted in the Woking finale.

With teammate and Stoke-on-Trent round winner Thwaites taking second, Jack Bauer picked up ninth from the front of the main field to give Endura Racing their second successive round win in the unique team based Series.  Leaders Rapha Condor Sharp picked up second on the night to ensure their advantage slipped to just six points going into the Canary Wharf final round on Thursday 16th June.

The popular Woking round proved to be the most tactical race of The Halfords Tour Series so far, with the big teams all closely marking the moves of their rivals.

When the main move did get away after around half an hour of racing it contained Endura’s Thwaites, Motorpoint’s Johnny McEvoy, Rapha Condor Sharp’s Dean Windsor and Sigma Sport – Specialized’s Simon Richardson.

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Johnson Health Tech Series winner Helen Wyman (photo credit: Tour Series/VeloUK)

Helen Wyman crowned in Woking

Victory for Lucy Garner isn’t enough to overall Wyman at top of inaugural Johnson Health Tech Women’s Grand Prix Series standings

Sixteen-year-old Lucy Garner sprinted to victory in Woking in the final round of the Johnson Health Tech Women’s Grand Prix Series, but the win wasn’t enough to overhaul Series leader Helen Wyman, who took the title and the final leader’s white jersey by just three points.

Wyman came fourth on the night, behind the podium of Garner, Hannah Rich and Hannah Barnes, with the latter taking a narrow victory in the Series Sprints competition on count back.

With team, individual and sprint standings still at stake, the final round of the Johnson Health Tech Women’s Grand Prix Series was a controlled affair, with no riders managing to escape the main field for any prolonged period.

A consistent pace throughout meant that the favourites remained bunched together in the front group throughout, which gradually thinned out as the race progressed.

Prominent early on in proceedings was Tamina Oliver of VC Squadra Donne, making her Series debut and immediately get into the thick of the action and taking the honours at the opening intermediate sprint of the evening.

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Annie Simpson from Horizon Fitness win in Oldham (photo credit: Tour Series/VeloUK)

Annie Simpson leads Horizon Fitness 1-2 in Oldham

Simpson and King head the field for Horizon Fitness, as Helen Wyman continues in Series lead

Annie Simpson took victory in Round Three of the Johnson Health Tech Women’s Grand Prix Series at Oldham, heading home teammate Dani King and Series leader Helen Wyman from a four rider breakaway group.

Fellow escapee Sarah Byrne came home fourth, but took the honours in the evening’s sprints competition for her VC St Raphael team.

In front of a large and supportive crowd in Oldham town centre, the new-for-2011 Johnson Health Tech Women’s Grand Prix Series reached its penultimate round.

As with the men’s race later that evening, the tough town centre course took its toll from the outset, with the 33 rider bunch soon becoming strung out around the 1.1 kilometre course.

Round One winner Hannah Barnes took the honours at the opening sprint of the evening, pipping Hannah Rich to the line, with Wyman in third.  With neither Barnes nor Rich scoring at the second sprint and Wyman only taking fourth, Barnes moved back into the lead of the competition, albeit tied on points with Rich, but donning the jersey thanks to her sprint win on the night.

A group of four riders pulled clear as the race reached half distance, containing the two Horizon Fitness riders, Wyman and Biddulph’s Byrne.  The four inexorably moved clear, building their lead tour after tour, lapping much of the field.

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