An amazing photo from the 1953 Tour de France: Atop the misty heights of the Col du Tourmalet, a legendary pass in the challenging Pyrenees, thousands of enthusiastic spectators eagerly gathered. Their anticipation reached a fever pitch as a group of cyclists burst into view, swiftly traversing the mountainous terrain.
A beautiful photo of the two cycling giants: Bernard Hinault and Francesco Moser, during the 1981 Paris-Roubaix. The photo was taken by Albert Van Donghe. Hinault won the race prevailing in front of former four times winner Roger De Vlaeminck and reigning triple winner Francesco Moser on a rainy and muddy day. Ironically, Paris-Roubaix was …
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).
Here are the top 17 fastest Paris-Roubaix editions – the winner, average speed, winning time, and weather conditions. The average speed of the fastest Paris-Roubaix ever (2023 edition) was 46,841 km/h (29.106 mph), won by the Dutch cyclist Mathieu van der Poel.
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.
L’Alpe d’Huez is a ski resort at 1,250 to 3,330 meters (4,100 to 10,930 ft) in the Central French Western Alps, in the commune of Huez. The maximum elevation of the legendary climb is 1,815 meters (5,955 feet). The climb is used regularly in the Tour de France, including twice on the same day in …
The riders of French UCI ProTeam Delko will wear a LOOK 1985 “La Vie Claire”-inspired Mondrian kit in the 2021 Paris-Roubaix. The original 1985 La Vie Claire jersey was perhaps one of the most beautiful cycling jerseys of all time, and the new Team Delko kit is also strikingly beautiful.
A vintage photo of Greg LeMond on a training ride with his Z-Tomasso team in the early ’90s. The guy who rides the scooter is Otto Jacome, he was Greg LeMond’s soigneur during his career.
The Wright Brothers, the American aviation pioneers who invented, built, and flew the first successful motor-operated airplane, have opened a bicycle rental and repair shop in Dayton, Ohio in 1893.
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.