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February 2012 Issue fi’zi:k
THE FEED ZONE - FEED YOUR CYCLING PASSION
Pro Road Teams
Team Sky makes the swithc to fi'zi:k
Pro Road teams
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Having fielded the largest number of teams in the last two Tours de France, fi’zi:k again returns as the dominant saddle brand in the pro peloton.  
Contributing to its strength-in-numbers presence and closing the gap left by the dissolution of HTC-Highroad is Team Sky.  With 2011 Road World Champion, Mark Cavendish on board, fi’zi:k maintains coveted ‘world champion saddle’ status.  Throughout his transition from Team HTC-Highroad to Team Sky, Cavendish was staunch not only in his decision to join Team Sky but also in his desire to use only the best equipment available.
Returning in 2012 to fi’zi:k’s roster of UCI Pro and Pro Continental road teams are: the BMC Racing Team pro men and pro women Garmin-Barracuda; Liquigas-Cannondale; Rabobank pro men and pro women;  Cofidis; and FDJ-Big Mat; Saur Sojasun; Androni Giocatolli; and Team Colombia Coldeportes. Read more

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Cavendish ready for 2012
Cavendish and Sky Procycling ready for the challenges and changes ot the 2012 season.
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2012 is a year of challenges and changes for Mark Cavendish. He is racing with the extra responsibility of wearing the world champion’s rainbow jersey, he is riding for a new team: Sky Procycling, and racing with new teammates and a new lead out train. One of the few things not to change in his life is his saddle. He is still riding fi’zi:k.
Most people struggle with change and challenges and often buckle under the pressure to perform. Not Cavendish. Read More

Speaking with Crowie
3x Ironman World Champion on his History with fi'zi:k
Speaking with Crowie

Meet 3x Ironman World Champion and 2x 70.3 Ironman World Champion Craig Alexander in this exclusive fi’zi:k interview.  Craig shares his thoughts on the Arione Tri 2 as it relates to fit, performance and power – and about the day fi’zi:k made him take his clothes off… Watch the video

Philippe Gilbert Rides Kurve
The Belgian Champ: First on the Kurve Bull and Taking it to the Classics
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Rare among the pro riders who has never ridden fi’zi:k is BMC Racing Team’s Belgian National Road Champion Phillipe Gilbert.  It was during the team’s winter training camp that Gilbert first made contact with his new saddle…and there was an immediate connection.  With the Classics an early season target, and with some input  from the fi’zi:k team who were on hand to guide the riders through Spine Concept, Gilbert took the KURVE Bull to the pavé for the ultimate test.  It is now his saddle of choice.  Read more

Ciclocross 2011-2011
Marking Another First for fi'zi:k
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Racers still tackling run-ups, sand pits and barriers in February look to Valkenburg aan de Geul, NED and Oostmalle, BEL as the official close of the cyclo-cross season.  For those committed to the full Euro season, it can’t come any sooner.  Long or short, fi’zi:k ‘cross rider’s 2011-2012 season efforts will long be rewarded and recognized when they kit up in their respective national jerseys come September. Read More

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Granfondo fi'zi:k
The Third Edition of the fi'zi:k Granfondo is just around the corner.
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There in Marostica - located just minutes from the fi’zi:k Headquarters in Pozzoleone – a unique cycling and life experience awaits you.
Nestled at the base of the foothills, medieval Marostica is a picture-perfect and befitting backdrop for the mass start that defines the Granfondo.  Some could say that cycling is like a game of chess – your opponent makes a move and you counter; you must always be thinking ahead.   How suitable then to size up the competition, here in town square that is a gigantic marble chess board!  Every other year, town locals don the garb of pawns, knights, bishops, Kings and Queens, and live horses are mounted to square-off in what is now a world renowned game of chess.  The 3rd annual fi’zi:k Granfondo – for its starting point alone – is a Granfondo not to be missed. Read More

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