Marchand will try to improve his one hour record at 102 year old

Robert Marchand continues to inspire us. The evergreen Frenchman has set a new goal: breaking his own hour record in over-100s category in January 2014, at 102-year-old.
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Slaying the Badger

I finished reading “Maglia Rosa – Triumph and Tragedy at the Giro d’Italia” by Herbie Sykes. Now it’s Tour de France time, and I started to reading “Slaying the Badger” by Richard Moore.
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Kartepe (Keltepe) climb

Yesterday, we climbed to Kartepe (means “snow mountain”), or formerly known as “Keltepe” (means “bald mountain”). With 1699 meters height, Kartepe is the third highest mountain of the Marmara region of Turkey. There’s a ski resort atop it. With 16.6 km length and 7.4% average gradient, the climb is categorized as HC by strava, and some sections are over 16%. We rode 188.8 km and climbed 3,468 m total.
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Maglia Rosa – Triumph and Tragedy at Giro d’Italia, by Herbie Sykes

I finished reading “Put me back on my bike” by William Fotheringham, and now started a new book: “Maglia Rosa – Triumph and Tragedy at Giro d’Italia”, by Herbie Sykes.
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British Media and Cycling

These days I am reading “Put Me Back On My Bike – In search of Tom Simpson” by William Fotheringham. This is my third Fotheringham book, after “Fallen Angel: The Passion of Fausto Coppi” and “Merckx: Half Man, Half Bike”.
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Road Cycling in Istanbul

More than a year ago, I wrote another article also titled “Road cycling in Istanbul” for the site for-cycling.com. Some good people reached me using the contact info in the article. Some others asked me some questions about cycling in Istanbul and I tried to guide them.
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