Today’s historic photo of the day: Italian cyclist Bartolomeo Aimo (sometimes written Bartolomeo Aymo) leading a greatly reduced peloton over the Allos at stage 13 of the Tour de France 1925.
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Italian bike manufacturer Bottecchia has revealed its 2015 model road bikes. This year there are eight different road bike models.
Bottecchia is a historical bicycle company, founded by Ottavio Bottecchia in 1924 (1 August 1894 – 14 June 1927), the first Italian to win the Tour de France (1924, 1925). He is not only the first Italian who win the French grand tour, but also the first cyclist who wore the yellow jersey from the first to the final stage.
Headquartered in Cavarzere, Italy, Bottecchia Cicli S.r.l. offer about 70 models that include road, mountain, trekking, city, BMX, folding, cyclo-cross, and electric. Some high-end frames are produced in Italy, the rest in Asia, and all the bikes are assembled in Italy.
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Today’s historic photo of the day – the legendary Ottavio Bottecchia climbing Col du Tourmalet, stage 6 of the Tour de France 1924.
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The advertisement of Greg LeMond’s 1989 Tour de France winner Bottecchia (in Italian). A beautiful and extraordinary bike.
During 1980’s and in the beginning of 90’s, the size of the front wheels of the time-trial bikes were 650c, unlike today’s bicycles.
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Bottecchia 2014 road bike series are really impressive. Bottecchia Cicli S.r.l. is a bicycle manufacturing company headquartered in Cavarzere, Italy. They offer about a lot of models that include road, mountain, trekking, city, BMX, folding, cyclo-cross, and electric. Some high-end frames are produced in Italy, the rest in Asia, and all the bikes are assembled in Italy. They have distribution in Europe, Australia, and Japan. They are the technical sponsor of the Acqua & Sapone professional Italian team, which rode the Giro d’Italia on Bottecchia SP9s in 2010 and on Bottecchia Emme 2s in 2011.
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Early 20th journalists started creating nicknames for the cyclists. This effort popularized the cycling sport and make the racers interesting to the people who were not interested in cycling much. This tradition is still continuing today. Here the list of cyclists’ nicknames in alphabetical order (by surname, starting with B):
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