Eddy Merckx’s Hour Record (video)

In 1972, On 25 October, Eddy Merckx set the Hour Record, after a great season: he started the year winning “la primavera”, Milan-San Remo, the first classic of the cycling season. He then won Liège-Bastogne-Liège, one of the five “monuments”[1], the Giro d’Italia, the Tour de France (both general classification and points classification), and another […]

And the hour shuts up

Jens Voigt smashes the Hour Record by 1,410 meters at the Vélodrome Suisse in Grenchen. The recently-retired German, who turned 43 on Wednesday, covered 51.110 kilometers (31.76 miles-205 laps) in one hour. The previous record was 49.700 km (30.88 miles) set by Ondřej Sosenka of the Czech Republic in 2005 in Moscow. Voigt said after […]

Charly Gaul on Mont Ventoux, Tour de France 1958

Today’s historic photo of the day: Charly Gaul on Mont Ventoux; Tour de France 1958, stage 18, July 13, Sunday, 21.5 km Individual Time Trial. A 21.5-kilometer individual time trial from Bédouin – up Mount Ventoux. Charly Gaul, as usual, let himself lose some time on the flat stages, always confident that he could make […]

Shut up Hour!

Trek has revealed the bike which Jens Voigt will use his Hour Record attempt on September 18. The Trek Speed Concept 9 series bike has Shimano Dura-Ace drivetrain and full disc wheels. It is a modified version of Trek’s standard time trial machine, which Trek Factory Racing team using in the road races. The biggest […]

Fausto Coppi on the cover of Tintin magazine

Today’s historic photo of the day: well, it’s actually not a photo of a cyclist, just a photo of a magazine – 11 August 1960 edition of “The Adventures of Tintin”. “Il Campionissimo” Fausto Coppi was on the cover of the magazine.

Coppi and Bartali smoking cigars – in “Totò al Giro d’Italia” (video)

Today’s historic photo of the day: Fausto Coppi and Gino Bartali smoking cigars in “Totò al Giro d’Italia” (Totò in Giro d’Italia), a 1948 Italian comedy film directed by Mario Mattoli and starring Totò.