Today’s historic photo of the day is about one of the most iconic figures of cycling history – Jens Voigt. When he was riding for Saxo Bank team, he participated in the Tour de France 2010 edition as a domestique to his leaders, the Schleck brothers. After completing his domestique duties on the mountainous stage […]
Today’s “historic photo of the day” is: Franco Chioccioli climbing Passo di Gavia, during stage 14 of the Giro d’Italia 1988.
Today’s historic photo of the day: Roy Schuiten of Scic-Bottecchia team is time trialing at 14th stage of the 1978 Giro d’Italia in Venezia (Venice), near “Canal Grande” – The Grand Canal. May 21, 1978.
Today’s historic photo of the day is – the finish of the 1966 Milan-San Remo. A Peugeot-BP-Michelin rider, only 20 years old Eddy Merckx sprints to win his first-ever classics victory. It was the start of Merckx’s run of seven “La Primavera” wins in 11 years.
A photo from Bordeaux–Paris 1912, team cars and bikes at the start. It’s amazing that how many bikes the team cars could carry in those years. First run on 23 May 1891, The Bordeaux–Paris was one of Europe’s Classic cycle races, and one of the longest in the professional calendar, covering approximately 560 km (350 […]
Greg LeMond introduced a new bicycle, this time a steel beauty: Greg LeMond Washoe. The frame of the new bike has been made of Reynolds 853 steel tubes. It is coming with only Shimano drivetrain with four different builds (105, Ultegra, Ultegra Di2, Dura-Ace Di2) for now, but Campagnolo versions will be available in late […]
In these days, I am reading Graeme Obree’s (A.K.A. the Flying Scotsman) book about training – “The Obree Way”. I’ll write a review later, but his words about “passion” worth mentioning here.
Eddy Merckx Bicycles revealed two new road bike models named Mouren 69 and San Remo 76. Both bikes take engineering and aesthetic cues from the last years’ EMX 525, but with lower modulus carbons and cheaper drivetrain and components.
Biagio Cavanna (b. Novi Ligure, 1893 – d. Novi Ligure, December 21 1961) was an Italian track cyclist and sports manager, who became famous for having discovered and initially coached campionissimi Costante Girardengo and, later, Fausto Coppi.
If you watch Jørgen Leth’s great documentary about 1973 Giro d’Italia, “Stars and Water Carriers” (Stjernerne og vandbærerne), you may remember Merckx-Battaglin battle at stage 8 on Monte Carpegna. On one of the early climbs of the day, Eddy Merckx escaped bringing Spanish climber José Manuel Fuente (KAS) and the young Italian Giovanni Battaglin (Jollj […]