Three years ago we accomplished the anniversary of the most famous cycling race, Tour de France, by footbike. In 2017 we come back to tackle the toughest cycling race, Giro d´Italia.
Number of kilometers of Giro d´Italia 2017
Magic number for us –we did the 100th Tour de France, the 100th Giro and Vuelta are waiting for us
The toughest stage of Giro 2017 would take over 20 hours of kicking
Three years ago we have kicked through the 100 th edition of the Tour de France. Every stage just one day ahead of cyclists. Under the Arc de Triumph we said to ourselves: “Done, and never more…”
Unfortunately there are three Grand Tour races, big three week cycling stage races. In 2017 it would be 100 th edition of the second oldest one … and also the hardest one … Giro d´Italia. In May 2017 the KICK FRANCE 2013 team comes back to roads as team KICK ITALY 2017 – Giro d´Italia by Footbike. Around 3500km divided into 21 stages up to 250km each and vertical drop of 6000 height meters wait for us in Italy. Up to 20 hours of hard work on footbike every day. And next waking up again early in the morning to go on…
We are back, because 100 th Giro is big challenge. Tour de France is the oldest and may be most famous stage race. Giro is the toughest one. Unpredictable and usually cold and rainy weather, meters of snow up in the mountains, steep and long Alpine and Dolomite climbs. The wuestion stands – Is that really possible? We believe it is. We go for it…
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We in the Kickbike company believe that Kickbike - scooters are at their best in long distance extreme challenges. Those test all parts: rider´s mind and body and the equipment. Many amazing things have been done with the Kickbikes including Tour de France in 2013 - but the GIRO is even harder because of the spring mountain weather in Italy. So there is no question about supporting this another crazy attempt to write scooter history!
With Honza, Václav and others we go for similar project again (Tour de France 2013). Reasons for our support stay the same. We like what these guys are doing and what they creates with these. Projects as Kick France or Giro are not primarily about marketing or promotion of footbikes. They are strong intents to accomplish ones dream. These project however do not end at concrete individuals. KICK FRANCE have influenced may be thousands of people, who may be live their lifes bit better now. And that´s what we go for!
Nice people, pure characters, open heard, sportive souls – all of these members of the KICK ITALY 2017 team accomplish. So we had not hesitated for a while and after a successful cooperation on KICK FRANCE 2013 project and Paric – Roubaix 2015 we continue with our support of this extraordinary bunch.
As footbike producers we are part of a public area. We proudly support project, that reflects desire of sportsmen to go beyond thinkable. We proudly support spreading a good name of our young sport, fair play and friendship among the nations. That would be Giro d´Italia 2017.
Doing Giro by footbike? It may sound as nonsense for someone, for another one it may be big challenge. Challenge you should have bowls for! Challenge you have to be healthy for! Iam glad I could have connected my foundation project STK PRO CHAPY with the KICK ITALY 2017. I hope we will together fight for healthier world and more active attitude to life!
Doing Giro by footbike is pretty cool. Fear and respect flow from the mountains just when watching TV. Do it in a bit “punk” way by footbikes, it is really crazy. But in positive way. This team do it by heart and great enthusiasm, that really infected us. Usually we choose a lot what to support, but here it was just a while and then a smile came to our faces. WE GO FOR IT!