16 of the best racing bikes of 2021
WORDS: THOMAS OPSTRUP PHOTOGRAPHY RETOUCHING: THOMAS OPSTRUP #best bikes of 2021 In this article you will be presented to what we at Black Road consider some of the best racing bikes of 2021. There will both be aero bikes and non-aero bikes presented here.   For the best bikes of 2021 some trends are visible: [...]
THE CREATION OF A PHOTO AT GIRO D'ITALIA IN CATANIA WORDS: THOMAS OPSTRUP PHOTOGRAPHY: JAMES STARTT AND THOMAS OPSTRUP #GIRO D'ITALIA IN CATANIA Another day at the Giro d’Italia in Sicily. This time the start in Catania. After driving my son to school I went straight to Catania in the morning. I had already thought [...]

We tested the MECHANISM kit from the Danish cycling apparel company Pas Normal.


The Isadore Echelon jersey and bib shorts are a high-quality set of cycling apparel. We tested it in beautiful surroundings in Sicily.


Cycling in Sicily is becoming more and more popular. With that has followed a growing demand for Guided cycling in Sicily. I had the chance to plan a great ride experience with Alexandre choosing our Rack’n’Ride concept. A very simple concept where you stay at a beautiful hotel for your taste in Catania. I’ll pick you or your group up in the morning outside your hotel. We drive to a selected place and together we have a great bike ride from there. After the trip, we drive back to your hotel and you can relax and go out and enjoy the city.

World Champion Annemiek van Vleuten with Etna in the background

World Champion Annemiek van Vleuten was in Sicily for training with the Mitchelton-SCOTT men’s team – Could she follow the boys?


Cycling Team Trek-Segafredo is training in Sicily. See the pictures and read about World Champion Mads Pedersen and Vincenzo Nibali.

The Peleton passing some Windmills in Paris-Nice Cycling race

I rate James as one of the best cycling photographers in today’s world. He lives in the beautiful City of Paris and works for Peloton Magazine. I have been lucky to work with him in Sicily. Here you can get an insight into how he sees cycling photography at the highest level.

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