Il Lombardia

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

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 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

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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Greg Van Avermaet’s Golden-Painted BMC bike

Greg Van Avermaet’s Golden-Painted BMC bike

On August 6, 2016, BMC Racing Team’s Belgian rider Greg Van Avermaet won the gold medal in men’s individual road race event at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. The Swiss bike manufacturer BMC has gifted him a special golden-painted Teammachine-SLR01 bike to honor his success.
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Luigi

Luigi

“Luigi !!” was the only reaction by Lance Armstrong to Fabian Cancellara’s Olympics Time Trial victory. He wrote this comment on his Twitter account in response to the message posted by the US-based team Trek-Segafredo, who congratulated their rider on his victory. The message of the Texan was an innuendo, can be interpreted as an accusation of doping.
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Coppi e Bartali, Bartali e Coppi

Coppi e Bartali, Bartali e Coppi

Fausto Coppi and Gino Bartali: two cycling legends of Italy. The rivalry between them is maybe the most famous sporting duel in history. It has been started during the World War II, and continued afterward.
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“Froome” descending style?

“Froome” descending style?

At the stage 8 of this years’ Tour de France, Chris Froome attacked on the descent. He quickly opened up a gap of a few seconds on his main general classification rivals, including Nairo Quintana. Then he tucked down onto the top tube of his bicycle and spun the 54 chainring with all he had, opening up an even bigger gap in the process. Finally, he won the stage by 13 seconds on his rivals.

A lot of people were astonished to his descending technique. But, in fact, we saw it before.
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Cancellara’s special edition Trek Madone for Tour de France (Video)

Cancellara’s special edition Trek Madone for Tour de France (Video)

In his final year as a pro, Fabian Cancellara got a special-edition Trek Madone for his last Tour de France. The bike is specially painted for him, and it celebrates the Spartacus’ entire career.
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