The Cima Coppi is the summit with highest altitude reached by cyclists during the Giro d’Italia. It was established in 1965, five years after the death of the “Il Campionissimo” (champion of champions) Fausto Coppi.
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When you consider buying a gift for a person who has a passion for cycling, it’s a great idea to buy a cycling-related item to her/him. Luckily, you’ll have many options. Here are some cycling related gift ideas:
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Here is the list of the boutique* bicycle manufacturers, ordered by their name (starting with I, J and K). If you want to find a unique bike that fits your personality, review this list.
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The legendary Eddy Merckx is turning 70 years old this year, on June 17, 2015. To celebrate, the bike brand that bears his name, the Eddy Merckx Cycles is producing a limited edition, modern, high quality stainless steel racing bike: Eddy 70. There will only 70 examples be produced, and first specimen (No 1) has already been reserved for Eddy Merckx himself. The other 69 bikes will be available from September at a selection of bike stores.
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In 1972, On 25 October, Eddy Merckx set the Hour Record, after a great season: he started the year winning “la primavera”, Milan-San Remo, the first classic of the cycling season. He then won Liège-Bastogne-Liège, one of the five “monuments”(1), the Giro d’Italia, the Tour de France (both general classification and points classification), and another monument, Giro di Lombardia (currently “Il Lombardia”) as well as many other races.
Then he attacked the Hour Record.
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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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Eddy Merckx Bicycles revealed two new road bike models named Mouren 69 and San Remo 76. Both bikes take engineering and aesthetic cues from the last years’ EMX 525, but with lower modulus carbons and cheaper drivetrain and components.
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Vincenzo Nibali, the Italian rider of Astana team won the Tour de France 2014 edition and joined the greats, becoming the sixth cyclist to win all three grand tours.
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Team Sp-Tableware is a Greek continental cycling team. They’re using Eddy Merckx bikes equipped with Campagnolo components.
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“In cycling, being sure of yourself is an almost inevitable guarantee of not winning.”
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