Dura-Ace is the admiral ship of Shimano, the Japanese (now multinational) manufacturer of cycling components (and some other things like fishing tackle and rowing equipment). Here is a brief history of the Shimano Dura-Ace.
A beautiful and a bit funny photo of the Italian cyclists Claudio Chiappucci & Gianni Bugno, in the early 1990s. Cycling kits, especially the early helmets look very different back then.
Tour de France is the world’s most popular and prestigious bicycle race. Wining “the Tour” is a great victory for cyclists, as well as groupset producers. Here are the Tour de France Winner Groupsets, since 1937, year by year (also the average speeds of each year’s winner).
The quick-release mechanism was invented in 1927 by Tullio Campagnolo (Vicenza, 26 August 1901 – Vicenza, 3 February 1983).
Sad news… Today, on April 13, 2021, Valeriano Falsini, a friend of the legendary Fausto Coppi has died.
A very rare photo of the young Fausto Coppi from the fifth edition (1938) of the Italian semi-classic cycling race Giro dell’Appennino.
It seems people were already dreaming about virtual indoor cycling training tools (like Zwift or Rouvy) for more than 130 years ago, as early as 1888. Here’s a futuristic home cycling training idea from 1888.
According to reports, Greg LeMond is going to successfully revive his bike brand: he recently raised a bit over $2 million in a private placement investment. In collaboration with Deakin University, new LeMond bikes will use the technology developed by Greg LeMond’s other business, LeMond Carbon.
Today’s historic photo of the day is a very cute photo – eleven little supporters of Fausto Coppi, “il campionissimo” (two of them are actually Gino Bartali’s supporters – so the title should be 9 little supporters of Fausto Coppi and 2 little supporters of Gino Bartali). Anyway, the photo must be taken in 1958 …
Cima Coppi history 2010-2019: the Cima Coppi is the summit with the highest altitude reached by cyclists during the Giro d’Italia. It was established in 1965, five years after the death of “Il Campionissimo” (champion of champions) Fausto Coppi. Here is the brief history of Cima Coppi between 2010 and 2019.