Monday, December 7, 2009

The One-Wheeled Exploits of Simone Temperato

Simone Temperato, from Bassano del Grappa (VI), was rather famously seen riding on his rear wheel during the Giro di Lombardia to the delight of the fans that were waiting for the professionals to arrive. Climbing on one wheel from Bellagio to the Madonna del Ghisallo he arrived in Magreglio in just 42 minutes. I'm thinking it must be due to the lower rolling resistance....

Temperato is no slouch. Two times the biketrials Italian national champion, he has a very, very long list of one-wheeled exploits including Passo dello Stelvio (48 switchbacks in 2 hours 10 minutes) and Alpe d'Huez (1 hour 10 minutes), just to give you an idea. Of course, he doesn't mind riding on guard rails.

Photos: Temperato at the Giro di Lombardia, riding the guardrail at Passo del Rombo, climbing Tre Cime di Lavaredo

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1 comment:

  1. Being a bit of a wheelie guy myself - cool story. Wheeling a road bike always looks impressive.

    When it comes to wheelies - I'll stick to my mountain bike however.