Conquista News

Short steroid use may provide benefit for the whole career

A new study to be published in the Journal of Physiology suggests that use of steroids for a short period may provide long term benefits over the career of an athlete.   The research was carried out at the University of Oslo on mice.  Some of the mice were briefly given testosterone and then at […]

Pavé Culture Cycliste, Barcelona

The interior of the Pavé cycling shop is all about design and space.   It is a hip retail experience with all of the products given room to show themselves.   The interior of the shop was designed by Joan Sandoval, located in Barcelona.  The branding was created by Marcel Batlle, who said: “The project started […]

Madonna del Ghisallo

The Madonna del Ghisallo is the small chapel above Lake Como which sits alongside the route of the Giro di Lombardia. A local priest, Father Ermelindo Vigano, proposed that Madonna del Ghisallo (the apparition) be declared the patroness of cyclists. This was confirmed by Pope Pius XII. The shrine of Madonna del Ghisallo contains a small cycling museum with photos […]

This is my cycling journey

Ed. – This is an article from Jonathan Turner.   July 1987 – Channel 4,  I am 13 years old and sit captivated in front of the television waiting, listening.  Phil Liggett starts to almost scream his commentary as a figure starts to emerge from the mist.  It is of course Stephen Roach fighting back […]

Giro d’Italia 2014

There is something for every type of rider in the presentation of the 2014 Giro d’Italia route.  There are 6 flat finishers for the sprinters, 9 uphill finishers and a third week packed with exciting and dramatic mountain stages.   As you can see from the graphic above, the Giro will start in Northern Ireland […]