CHPT3 x POC CoLab

The CHPT3 x POC collaboration emerged, as natural as the Devesa forest itself. A beautiful balance of design, form and function laid on a groundwork of unconventional and positive thinking; see the wood for the threes.

The grand celebration of endurance

The Grand Tours of cycling – the three-week races of Italy, France and Spain – have no sporting rivals as feats of endurance. The Tour de France, the oldest and grandest of them all, offers a particularly searching examination of a rider’s physical fitness and mental resilience. Savage climbs, nerve-shredding descents, full bore sprints and …

The Race of Truth

The time trial Give everything. Then, when you feel you have nothing left, give a bit more. Unless you cross the finish line in a state of total exhaustion—utterly spent, completely empty, totally drained—you will have failed. The stopwatch will be the first to confirm the bad news. There can be no hiding in the …

Hugh Carthy: Learning the tricks of the trade

Hugh Carthy

The phrase “keeping it real” might have been coined for Hugh Carthy. The 22-year-old Briton deflects complements gracefully, even though his breakthrough season and swift promotion to World Tour team Cannondale-Drapac deserves nothing but praise. Carthy cuts a striking figure, even among the ultra-lean community of professional cyclists. With his buzz cut, earring and laconic …

The contradiction

What will Taylor Phinney’s first season in green hold? To define Taylor Phinney as an athlete would be a mistake. As with life’s more interesting characters, he is a mass of contradictions. He is at once the poster boy for American cycling — the wunderkind offspring of Olympian parents — and defiantly off-message. He is …

A creative mind high above the ground – riding with Danny MacAskill

Danny MacAskill is a household name to many and undisputedly recognized as a bike riding pioneer. Anyone who is less aware about the biker from Skye, and why he can claim such a place in people’s minds, simply have to watch any one of his highly successful films featuring limitless skill, creativity and fearlessness. His …