“In cycling, being sure of yourself is an almost inevitable guarantee of not winning.”
Continue reading Quote of the day – from Eddy Merckx
I’ve inspired by GCN’s video titled “Top 10 iconic road bikes in racing history” while writing this post. I made some changes, excluded some of Daniel Lloyd’s choices, and extended the list by including a few bikes.
Continue reading Top 12 iconic bikes in cycling history
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).
Continue reading 7-Eleven’s Eddy Merckx bikes
In the 1974 Giro d’Italia, a completely unknown 21-year-old Belgian, Wilfried Reybrouck, won the first stage from Vatican City to Formia, and wore the maglia rosa in his first professional Grand Tour.
Continue reading From heaven to hell
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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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.
Continue reading Giro d’Italia History rated by a panel of 100 journalists
1971 Tour de France was a great tragedy for Luis Ocaña, who won the Tour de France in 1973 and the Vuelta a España in 1970.
Continue reading Ocaña vs Merckx, 1971 Tour de France
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.
Continue reading Marinoni broke the Hour Record for 74-79 age group
96th edition of Giro d’Italia (Tour of Italy) will start from Naples on May 4th, 2013, Saturday. It will finish on May 26th 2013, Sunday.
Continue reading Giro d’Italia 2013 Promo ufficiale (Official promo)
Here are some of the best cycling movies about road bike racing.
Continue reading The Best Cycling Movies