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 […]
Ten years ago, in the early evening of 14 February 2004, Marco Pantani was found dead at a hotel in Rimini, Italy.
One of the bikes that Graeme Obree “the Flying Scotsman” used in his world hour record bid in 1993 in Hamar, Norway has been sold on eBay for £10,000 by his former manager, Vic Haines. Obree attacked Francesco Moser’s record, on 16 July 1993, at the Vikingskipet velodrome in Norway, using the bike Haines had […]