Jean Metzinger (June 24, 1883 – November 3, 1956) was a major 20th-century French painter, writer, critic, poet, and a sensitive and intelligent theoretician. Along with Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, and Albert Gleizes, developed the art style known as Cubism.
“Au Vélodrome”, also known as “At the Cycle-Race Track” and “Le cycliste”, is a painting by Metzinger. According to the art historian Erasmus Weddigen, it illustrates the final meters of the Paris–Roubaix monumental classic, and portrays its 1912 winner Charles Crupelandt. The painting was acquired by Peggy Guggenheim in 1945 and is now permanently on view in her museum in Venice; Peggy Guggenheim Collection.
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The Trouée d’Arenberg, also know as Tranchée d’Arenberg, (Trench of Arenberg), Trouee de Wallers Arenberg, is a straight cobbled road passing through the Arenberg Forest in North France, and highly considered as the most dangerous and toughest part of the Paris-Roubaix.
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Specialized Roubaix, named after Paris-Roubaix, “the queen of the classics”, the famous classic race over the cobbles, the bike was designed to soak up the worst of the bumps through its innovative Zerts inserts.
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Cannondale Synapse built for everyday cyclists, century riders, long-distance riders and any other cyclists enjoying the miles, willing to sacrifice some top-end speed for a smoother ride.
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Cannondale Synapse is one of Cannondale’s best-selling models, first introduced in 2007. It offers silky-smooth performance that’s a perfect fit for everyday cyclists, century riders and any other cyclist willing to sacrifice some top-end speed for a smoother ride.
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