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Vuelta a España 2014 Stage 1 Details

This years’ Vuelta a España, the 69th edition of the Spanish Grand Tour is starting with a 12.6 km Team Time Trial stage on August 23, Saturday in Jerez de la Frontera.

The stage consists of a very Andalusian, urban itinerary, which will have cyclists riding past some of the most emblematic locations in Cadiz, the Vuelta’s departure point. It will be a short, mainly technical, circuit that will not mark many differences among the teams.
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Ottavio Bottecchia climbing Col du Tourmalet

Ottavio Bottecchia climbing Col du Tourmalet, Tour de France 1924

Today’s historic photo of the day – the legendary Ottavio Bottecchia climbing Col du Tourmalet, stage 6 of the Tour de France 1924.
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Jens Voigt borrows a child's size-bike at Tour de France

Jens Voigt borrows a child’s size bike after crashing his own, Tour de France 2010

Today’s historic photo of the day is about one of the most iconic figures of cycling history – Jens Voigt. When he was riding for Saxo Bank team, he participated to the Tour de France 2010 edition as a domestique to his leaders, the Schleck brothers.
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Team Garmin Sharp

Team Garmin-Sharp will use Cannondale bikes

It’s actually a merge. Cannondale bikes and Slipstream Sports today announced that Cannondale Pro Cycling SpA and Slipstream Sports will join forces in 2015. Cannondale will become a title sponsor and technical bicycle sponsor for the team, with Slipstream Sports becoming the managerial body behind the team.
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Franco Chioccioli climbing Passo di Gavia

Franco Chioccioli on Passo di Gavia, Giro d’Italia 1988

Today’s “historic photo of the day” is: Franco Chioccioli climbing Passo di Gavia, during stage 14 of the Giro d’Italia 1988.
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Roy Schuiten is time trialing at 14th stage of the 1978 Giro d'Italia

Time Trial in Venice, 1978 Giro d’Italia

Today’s historic photo of the day: Roy Schuiten of the Scic-Bottecchia team is time trialing at 14th stage of the 1978 Giro d’Italia in Venice, near “Canal Grande” – The Grand Canal. May 21, 1978.
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Eddy Merckx wins Milan-San Remo 1966 (featured)

Eddy Merckx wins 1966 Milan-San Remo (video)

Today’s historic photo of the day is – the finish of the 1966 Milan-San Remo. A Peugeot-BP-Michelin rider, only 20 years old Eddy Merckx sprints to win his first-ever classics victory. It was the start of Merckx’s run of seven “La Primavera” wins in 11 years.
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De Rosa Protos 2015 - Black-Gloss

De Rosa Protos 2015

Italian bicycle manufacturer De Rosa has revealed its 2015 model Protos bikes.

According to the producer, “Protos is the most ambitious project ever played by the family De Rosa, and ‘the result of two years of work, an important project that he wanted merge everything valuable know how accumulated in nearly 60 years of work, combined with engineering design.’”

The main features are:
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