Quebrantahuesos –  A must for all the bike lovers

Quebrantahuesos – A must for all the bike lovers

Inspired in the bird of prey that lives in the spanish Pyrenees, the Quebrantahuesos is a must for all the bike lovers. Along its 200 kilometres, we will enjoy  the beautiful landscapes of the Pyrenees but we will also suffer along its four mountain ports, among which we can find the Marie Blanque, a regular at Tour de France.   Quebrantahuesos is one of the most important cyclotourist rides in Spain. With the departure an the arrival located at Sabiñánigo, Huesca, the riders in this non-competitive race will have the chance to share its 200 kilometres together with thousands of cyclists from all over the world.   Quebrantahuesos is not only the name of a race, but also the name of one of the fiercests birds, the bearded vulture and the cyclotourist ride honours its name and will test the most experienced ciclysts with an itinerary in which the participants will find a total of 4 mountain ports such as the Marie Blanque (a regular at Tour de France) and the Portalet. The registration is open for everybody, from professionals to amateurs, although the slots are always chosed by drawing lots. Quebrantahuesos: much more than a cyclotourist ride   This cyclotourist ride started thanks to Peña Ciclista Edelweiss, a club from Saniñánigo. However, and as Quebrantahuesos was not enough for the organizers, 13 years ago they gave birth to Treparriscos, Quebrantahuesos’ little sister. Treparriscos is a 85 kilometres-long ride for those who prefer a shorter and more relaxed itinerary. Treparriscos, as Quebrantahuesos, receives its name from a bird that lives in the spanish Pyrenees, the wallcreeper, smaller than the bearded vulture.   Quebrantahuesos is not...
Dating a triathlete: 10 benefits of having a triathlete in your life

Dating a triathlete: 10 benefits of having a triathlete in your life

We all know how difficult it is to make compatible romance with an intensive training. These difficulties are multiplied by 3 in the case of triathlon, but sometimes it’s also positive to see things from a wider view and think about the bright side of having a triathlete in your family:   Healthy lifestyle: An expert in nutrition, helathy lifestyle and training will be available for you 24/7. Furthermore, he or she will be more than wiling to share tips, advice and experiences with you (even when you don’t ask)   Yoy may discover a sport that you have never thought about: once you try it (if you dare) you will be able to say that at least you have tried, and you will have discovered a new sport (or three) that may not only surprise you but also hook you. An expert will guide your steps and will share with you her/his passion, strengthening your relationship.   You can dress more casually: even if he or she is in great shape, we all know that the last thing a triathlete is worried about is fashion, and will just stick to the main sports clothing brands. However, be prepared to find  spandex clothes every now and then hanging at the shower rack, a huge colection of running sneakers all around your house and fluo-colored t-shirts in the washing machine.   New friends: thanks to the many events you will be attending, your partner will be able to make new friends, with whom they will share their passion, advice and experiences. Furthermore, for sure you will meet other triathlete’s partners that will bring you...
Chris Froome – Becoming a legend

Chris Froome – Becoming a legend

Chris Froome has win for the third time the Tour de France.  However, what else do we know about the british cyclist who represented Kenya until 2007? Chris Froome (Froomie for the close ones) was born in Kenya in 1985, and that’s where he participated and won his first race when he was 13 years old. Due to this success two years later he moved to Johannesburg to continue training with Robert Hunter who could see in him the qualities and skills of a champion. In 2008, Froome got the British nationality (as despite being born in Kenya, his parents are British) and moved to United Kingdom to continue with his career Chris Froome, from the african savannah to the Tour de France Although he is specialized in climbing and time-trialilng, his qualities on the bike once he arrived to Europe and thanks to a recommendation of his trainer in Africa, Robert Hunter, Chris Froome could join the British team Barloworld. In this team, he achieved his first big win in the land that raised him as an elite cyclist, South Africa, at the Giro del Capo II 2009. In 2010 he joined the Sky Team, his current team, and the one where he achieved the biggest wins of his careers and increase his track record. Among all his big achievments, we must emphasise that Froome is the 3 times winner of the Criterium Dauphine (2013, 2015 and 2016), the Criterium International in 2013, the Tour of Romandie in 2013 and 2014 and the third position in the 2012 London Olympics. Chris Froome has entered today the Olympus of the best cyclist...
Beach and children: How to enjoy your holidays

Beach and children: How to enjoy your holidays

Taking your kids to the beach can be a fantastic experience for the whole family: you have the opportunity to spend a relaxing day, your kids can play with the waves, the sand and you can teach them to swim and enjoy the water, creating bonds and memories that will last forever.  However, there are many things you should pay attention to, from the high temperatures and the sun to the tide and the animals that your children can find while playing in the water Follow this advice to be successful at combining kids and beach We offer you advice to enjoy a beach day whilst taking care of the safety and the well-being of your children. Sun: avoid the full exposure between 11 am and 4pm, as those are hours when the sun can hit harder on our skin, and make sure that your kids are fully protected with sunscreen. You should renew the sunscreen every 2 or 3 hours and after swimming. If possible, use a beach umbrella so that your kids can be protected from the sunbeams. Remember as well that a 6 months old baby shouldn’t be directly exposed to the sunbeams, and that the sunscreen can cause allergies and skin irritation, so choose the sunscreen wisely and always keep him&her under the sun umbrella. Water: first of all, make sure that is possible to get into the water and that there is no yellow or red flag. If your children don’t know how to swim, give them water wings or rubber rings, and make them stay where they can touch the bottom. Furthermore, this is a...
Marathon: history and anecdotes of the 42,195 km

Marathon: history and anecdotes of the 42,195 km

How did the marathon started? Why is it exactly 42,195 km? When did it become a Olympic sport? We will answer all these questions and more in this review of the history of the 42,195 km.  There are many different versions of how the marathon was started The legend oabout how the marathon started is known by almost everybody. A Greek messenger, Philippides run the distance between the cities of Marathon and Athens to announce the victory of the Athenian army over the enemies’ army, before collapsing and dying. However, there are many different versions of this legend. There is a second version that states that actually, the distance our messenger went through was 150 miles (the distance between Athens and Sparta) and the reason was to warn about the arrival of the Persians Philippides was running away from. A different version states that the Greek soldiers, as the great athletes they were, run the distance between Marathon and Athens after the battle to defend the city before the Persian ships arrived. When was the marathon consider an Olympic sport? It will be quite difficult to agree on what did really happen, but one thing is clear: against what many people may think, the race was not Olympic until Athens 1896. The distance of this first Olympic marathon was 41,8 km, which is actually the distance between the cities of Athens and the city that gives this race the name. From that moment and until today, the race has always been the athletics category that has closed the Olympic games However, and as everybody knows, 41,8km is not the current distance, we are...
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