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  • Wednesday, May 29th, 7:00 p.m.

    Join us this winter for a six part Yoga For Cyclists series hosted in partnership with Trek Wicker Park.

    Trek Wicker Park hosts the fifth of six events with a local Yoga instructor from Core Power Yoga. This event is BYOM (bring your own mat).
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  • Wednesday, June 26th, 7:00 p.m.

    Join us this winter for a six part Yoga For Cyclists series hosted in partnership with Trek Wicker Park.

    Rapha Chicago hosts the sixth of six events with a local Yoga instructor from Core Power Yoga. This event is BYOM (bring your own mat).
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  • Join us on Sunday, May 26th for coffee and pastries as we watch the Giro d'Italia hit the mountains! Our doors open at 8 a.m. so come early to watch the stage live.

    Here's what Cyclingnews has to say about the stage:

    If you were looking for the most shark-tooth-profile-esque stage at the 2019 Giro, then stage 14 between Saint Vincent and Courmayeur is it.

    Four climbs, and the uphill finish to the Skyway Monte Bianco cable car station, are packed into 131 kilometres, which is a lot further than the 2018 Tour de France's 65km-long and action-packed stage 17, but is on the shorter side by the Giro's standards, and could see plenty of movement by the overall contenders.

    The riders take on the relatively minor climb of Verrayes soon after the start in Saint-Vincent, followed by the 14km-long Verrogne and the Truc d'Arbe.

    The Colle San Carlo is a vicious climb that averages just under 10% over 10.5km, and includes a section at 15%. It's been used regularly by the Giro della Valle d'Aosta stage race, and has appeared four times on the Giro d'Italia route.

    It was here at the 2006 Giro that Leonardo Piepoli was first across the summit before screaming a short way down the other side to the town of La Thuile to take the stage victory ahead of Ivan Basso.

    This time, the race passes through La Thuile on its way down the San Carlo before the route rises again for the finishing climb to the Courmayeur ski resort.

    Courmayeur had helped decide the outcome of the 1959 Giro, when Charly Gaul won there and took the pink jersey from Jacques Anquetil. Gaul had held the race lead for much of the first half of that Giro, but it had been taken from him by Jacques Anquetil in Verona on stage 13.

    The stage to Courmayeur was Gaul's response. The Luxemburger won the stage and secured overall victory in the process, riding into Milan the next day with a six-minute buffer over the Frenchman, with Italy's Diego Ronchini just behind in third place.
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  • Join us on Saturday, May 25th for coffee and pastries as we watch the Giro d'Italia hit the mountains! Our doors open at 8 a.m. so come early to watch the stage live.

    Here's what Cyclingnews has to say about the stage:

    Fans – and less so many of the riders – will have been waiting for the 2019 Giro's first road stage with a summit finish, and it appears in the shape of the 188km stage 13 from Pinerolo to Lago Serrù, close to the town of Ceresole Reale.

    The spectacular Serrù lake is just a stone's throw from the French border, and the Giro peloton faces a 20.3km climb up to the finish there, on a road that reaches maximum gradients of 14%, averaging 5.9%, and one which is being used by the race for the very first time.

    The climb is also known as the Colle delle Nivolet – a name serious film buffs may recognise as the road climb used to shoot several scenes in the Michael Caine movie The Italian Job, including that iconic – no spoiler – teetering bus moment.

    The riders will already have had to tackle two climbs in the shape of the Colle del Lys early on in the stage, on the outskirts of Turin, followed by the short – 9.4km – but sharp Pian del Lupo, which averages 8.7% and, like the final climb to come after it, reaches a maximum gradient of 14%.

    We may be only two weeks into the race by this point, but an Oscar-worthy performance on the Colle delle Nivolet by any one of the main contenders could prove to be a killer blow.
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  • Join us on Saturday, June 1st for coffee and pastries as we watch the Giro d'Italia hit the mountains! Our doors open at 8 a.m. so come early to watch the stage live.

    Here's what Cyclingnews has to say about the stage:

    While the climbs of the Gavia and the Mortirolo, which both appear on stage 16, are on their way to becoming legendary, the climb of the Croce d'Aune, in the Dolomites, can be said to have earned that status back in 1927.

    While racing up the Croce d'Aune in freezing weather, Tullio Campagnolo was struggling with his frozen fingers to change his back wheel, in order to switch to a smaller gear, when the idea for a quick-release lever came to him. That a very similar system is still most commonly used today is testament to Campagnolo's genius, and the Italian firm that bears his name still manufactures some of the most sought-after components today.

    It's perhaps hard to credit a climb with an invention, true, but a monument to Campagnolo sits proudly at the top of the climb, which the riders will pass en route to the finish proper of stage 20 at Monte Avena after 193km of racing from Feltre.

    At 1,015 metres, the Croce d'Aune is also the least high of the four climbs on the day's menu. The riders first face the Cima Campo, followed by two long, high climbs: the Passo Manghen, which tops out at 2,047m, averaging 7.6% over 18.9km, with a maximum of 15%, and the 20.6km-long Passo Rolle (1,980m), which is slightly more gentle at a 4.7% average, and with a 10% maximum gradient.

    Still, at this point of the race – the final stage in the mountains – with just the final time trial in Verona to come the next day, there could still be all to play for. Resting up ahead of that time trial might be on some riders' minds, but it would be foolish to be complacent on a stage like this.
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