The Brainvest-Stoneweg team continues their journey along the parcours of the Gio D’Italia. The Giro-E has been taking on some of the same high mountain passes as the heroes you see on your TV screens and is doing a great job of showcasing the capability and accessibility of E-bikes.
We were keen to support both Giro-E and the Brainvest-Stoneweg program, so we got our best mechanics a masseur and 12 RaceMax Boost bikes equipped with the E-Bike Motion X35 motor so the team would have the best support possible. Given the tough climbs having the option for the extra battery under the downtube is certainly something the team has appreciated.
We spoke with Mario, one of our favorite mechanics, and he vouched for the difficulty of the stages even with the battery support. But he praised the riders for their enthusiasm in taking on the challenge and their ability to enjoy the beauty of their surroundings.
Big mountains coming in the Giro-E
The back half of the Giro-E mimics the Giro’s route so as we approach the finish in Verona the climbing only gets harder and each stage’s elevation leaves no respite for the riders even with the pedal assist. One just has to look at the penultimate stage to Passo Fedaia to realize that no e-bike in the world would make that an easy climb.
Maria Riera – Finance Director, Stoneweg
“I covered more than 200 km in 3 days during the first stages of the tour. Unfortunately not being a cyclist I arrived without the proper training, but thanks to the pedal assist bike and the fact that I am very sporty (I train 3/4 times a week on the race and in the gym) I managed to get through them without too much pain.”