Boutique Bicycle Manufacturers – The Ultimate List (C)

Here is the list of the boutique* bicycle manufacturers, ordered by their name (starting with C). If you want to find a unique bike that fits your personality, review this list. It is probably not complete, so if you want to contribute to the list, please leave a comment below.
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Boutique Bicycle Manufacturers – The Ultimate List (B)

Here is the list of the boutique* bicycle manufacturers, ordered by their name (starting with B). If you want to find a unique bike that fits your personality, review this list. It is probably not complete, so if you want to contribute to the list, please leave a comment below.
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Boutique Bicycle Manufacturers – The Ultimate List (A)

Here is the list of the boutique* bicycle manufacturers, ordered by their name (starting with A). If you want to find a unique bike that fits your personality, review this list. It is probably not complete, so if you want to contribute to the list, please leave a comment below.
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Giro d’Italia 2017 Route

Giro d’Italia 2017, the 100th edition of the race will start on May 5, Friday in Alghero, a town in northwestern Sardinia, next to the Mediterranean Sea. The route is completely in the borders of Italy. The iconic Passo dello Stelvio (Stelvio Pass) is the 2017 Cima Coppi. The final stage will be a time trial, from the famous Monza racetrack to the Milan Cathedral.
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A Short Giro d’Italia History with Numbers

The Giro d’Italia is the first of the three grand tours in calendar, and generally regarded as the second most important race in cycling. Here is a short history of Giro with numbers. Overall winners, mountain, points, young rider and team classifications.
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Tour de France 2017 Route

Tour de France 2017, the 104th edition’s route has been revealed by the ASO, the organizer of the French grand tour. This year, there will be less time trials (no team trial and a short 13.8 km ITT on the opening day and another 23 km on the penultimate stage, total of 33.8 km (1)) and many famous climbs not included the route, for example there will be no Alpe d’Huez, no Mount Ventoux, etc. Instead, they introduced many new climbs. Like the Vuelta a España, some of the climbs will be short-but-steep, and the mountain stages’ length are reduced. These short stages are probably inspired by Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a España – these grand tours have had many short mountain stages in the recent years, which were full of action from the start (remember the 118.5 km stage 15 of Vuelta 2016, where Contador and Quintana joined the breakaway where Froome got isolated and lost 2:37 to Quintana). The shortest stage of last 30 editions of Tour (except the time trials and the prologues), the 13th stage between Saint-Girons and Foix, which is 100 km (62 mi) is another interesting aspect of this years’ race.
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Il Lombardia

“Il Lombardia” (the new name for the Giro di Lombardia), “Classica delle foglie morte” (the classic of the dead [falling] leaves), is traditionally the last of the five ‘Monuments’ of the cycling season.
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Adam Hansen Completes 16th Consecutive Grand Tour

With the end of Vuelta a España 2016, Lotto–Soudal’s Australian rider Adam Hansen has extended the record of completing most number of consecutive grand tours which already belongs to him.
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Dura-Ace History

Dura-Ace is the admiral ship of Shimano, the Japanese (now multinational) manufacturer of cycling components (and some other things like fishing tackle and rowing equipment). Here is a brief history of Dura-ace.
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A special “Purito” Canyon bike for Joaquim Rodríguez

After finishing fifth in the Olympic road race in his first Olympic appearance in Rio, Katusha’s Spanish rider Joaquim Rodríguez confirmed that he would retire immediately, rather than continuing to the end of the year. Canyon, the bike supplier of the Russian team produced a special “Purito” canyon bike for him.
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