7-Eleven’s Eddy Merckx bikes

In the late 1980’s, an American team has started to shine in the European cycling scene: the 7-Eleven Cycling Team.

The 7-Eleven team founded by Jim Ochowicz, a former U.S. Olympic cyclist, in 1981. A few high-profile cyclists including Ron Kiefel, Sean Yates (former directeur sportif of Team Sky), Andrew Hampsten (1988 Giro d’Italia winner, also King of the Mountains, with 7-Eleven team), Davis Phinney (father of BMC Racing Team rider Taylor Phinney) rode for the American team. The team lasted 16 years (from 1990 to 1996 under the sponsorship of Motorola).
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Campagnolo 80th Anniversary Groupset

Campagnolo has revealed the 80th Anniversary Groupset. The group is mechanical, has the quality of Super Record level but labeled 80th Anniversary group with a Matte finish. The limited production will be available this spring.
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Wiggins wants to win the Giro-Tour Double

Bradley Wiggins, the last Tour de France winner said that he will try to win both the Giro d’Italia and the Tour de France this year.
The 32-year-old Briton had previously said that he was likely to target the Giro d’Italia in 2013. However more recently he changed his mind and said that he would try to repeat his Tour de France success.
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Giro d’Italia History rated by a panel of 100 journalists

RCS Sport, the organizer of Giro d’Italia, has put together 100 journalist to rate the greatest moments of the race’s 103-year history. “To exorcise the World’s end, as predicted by the Mayan Prophecy”, journalists were questioned over the most memorable moments in the race’s history.
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Marinoni broke the Hour Record for 74-79 age group

Giuseppe Marinoni, famous Italian frame builder, broke the hour record for 74-79 age group on October 20. Marinoni broke the record in Brescia, Italy.
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Cima Coppi

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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