Alfred Achermann crashes at Paris-Roubaix 1988

Alfred Achermann crashes on Paris-Roubaix cobbles

Today’s historic photo of the day: KAS rider Alfred Achermann crashes heavily and retires from the race on the Paris-Roubaix cobbles, in the Arenberg Forest. 86th edition of the “Queen of the classics”, Sunday, April 10, 1988.

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Serse Coppi kisses Fausto Coppi after Paris Roubaix 1949

Serse Coppi wins Paris-Roubaix 1949

Today’s historic photo of the day: Serse Coppi kisses his elder brother Fausto Coppi after winning Paris-Roubaix 1949 edition.

For the first and only time in history, there were two winner in Paris-Roubaix, and Serse was one of them. The other was team Stella-Dunlop’s French rider André Mahé.
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Chesini GP

Chesini bikes, Verona

About two years ago, I’ve posted an article about Chesini bikes and the beautiful city of Verona, titled “Verona and Chesini“. In that article, I wrote about how I paid an accidental visit to Chesini shop at Ponte Navi, Verona.

Chesini was founded in 1925 in Verona by Gelmino Chesini, who had been a bicycle mechanic before he began building bicycles. Until the end of the era of steel tubes and lugs, Chesini was a famous bike company. Even some world championships were won with Chesini frames.
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The Obree Way cover (featured)

The Obree Way

“The Obree Way” is a book written by Graeme Obree aka “The Flying Scotsman”, who broke the world hour record twice, in July 1993 and April 1994, and was the individual pursuit world champion in 1993 and 1995. It explains Graeme Obree’s radical insights into technique, training, psychology and diet, and the logic behind them.
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The Ridge by Danny MacAskill

Danny MacAskill-The Ridge

Beautiful, wonderful, amazing… You should see this.

“The Ridge” is the brand new film from Scottish trials cyclist Danny MacAskill. For the first time in one of his films Danny climbs aboard a mountain bike and returns to his native home of the Isle of Skye in Scotland to take on a death-defying ride along the notorious Cuillin Ridgeline.
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