Your Wednesday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

November 30, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Jack Bobridge forced into early retirement; More reactions to team size reduction plan; Roland Liboton: ‘Wout van Aert should be worried’; FDJ moving forward with women’s programme addition; Tour de France to race on Tro-Bro Léon roads in 2018?; Ghent-Wevelgem retires bib 192 for Antoine Demoitié; Louis Vuitton in talks to buy Rapha; Descending the Stelvio with no handlebars or brakes; Police seize $100k of bikes in Gold Coast town; ‘Tour de Celeb’ cycling reality TV show kicks-off; Video: Behind the scenes of Roadtripping Bali; Revolution Cycling Champions League Manchester highlights; Emu attacks cyclist.

Descending the Stelvio with no handlebars or brakes

by CyclingTips

Italian Giuliano Calore wanted to descend the 48 hairpin bends of the Passo Stelvio on a bike with no handlebars or brakes and with illumination provided by just a bike light and moonlight. A new film, “48 Tornanti di Notte” or “48 Hairpin Bends by Night,” chronicled the feat.

Calore, known by many as the King of Records for his many exploits, including in 1981 when he cycled up and down the Stelvio Pass playing four musical instruments, carrying a total weight of 33kgs.

In 1984 he cycled up the Stelvio using only his right leg in a time of 1 hour and 36 minutes.

But the 77-year-old wanted to end his record-setting ways in style with the Stelvio descent, with the 48 turns over 2758 metres.

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