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December 29, 2016 by

Yapur Wins Valentine Tour 2016

Yapur Wins Valentine Tour 2016 The 2016 Valentine Tour ended earlier today in Belize City just before 1pm local time with Juan Manuel Yapur (MEX) of Team Yapurland emerging as the this year’s winner. The tour covered five stages over four days featuring three road stages, one individual time trial and one circuit race. Yapur wrested the Red Jersey in the stage 3 ITT by putting 10 seconds between himself and the eventual second place finisher Joel Borland (DigiCell 4G). After losing a second in the Stage 4 circuit race, Yapur successfully nursed his nine second margin during the 90 mile stage 5 road race by shadowing Borland all day. “It was a very tough day, at the beginning I had to expect anything because we did not have the team to control the race. So, my strategy was to stay in Borland’s wheel and keep an eye on him all the time. Fortunately, the strategy it worked and by the end of the day I kept the strength to stay on Borland’s wheel and win the race. We are very lucky”. With two of his teammates, from his four man team, returning to Mexico after stage 2, Yapur rode simply to preserve his margin and it paid off. How it unfolded. The weather was less than perfect to begin the race and the organizers eventually yielded to ensuing rains that arrested the race on the return from the border before the Hawkesworth Bridge. This afforded the riders worse for...
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December 29, 2016 by

BP4 Helps Juan Yapur Win at the Digicell Tour of Belize

BP4 Helps Juan Yapur Win at the Digicell Tour of Belize Here is a perfect illustration of how adding or changing components can improve performance. Juan Yapur is one such rider who took a look at the BP4 handlebar and knew there had to be something to it. Well Juan, you are a smart and aware man. Juan had only been riding our bars for a couple weeks before he did the Valentine Tour. It is a 5 day stage race in Belize. Now I know this is not the peleton racing in the Tour De France, but it is a multi stage race. Juan was not part of a team like the title sponsor Digicell, but that did not stop him from not only winning the master class, but the overall title at the age of 46. What Juan does not know is how much stronger he is going to get because of the improved positioning and biomechanics. You see, when you optimize position, you can optimize performance. I know that seems obvious, but let me tell you, the cycling industry at large appears to either ignore this fact or it flew right over their heads. Now Juan won by a slim 9 seconds on the final 90 mile stage and I have to wonder, did riding in an ideal optimized position give him that advantage that he was victorious? Duh, of coarse it is, that was a rhetorical question. We have been riding the BP4 for the last...
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