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 […]
“In cycling, being sure of yourself is an almost inevitable guarantee of not winning.”
I’ve inspired by GCN’s video titled “Top 10 iconic road bikes in racing history” while writing this post. I made some changes, excluded some of Daniel Lloyd’s choices, and extended the list by including a few bikes.
In the late 1980’s, an American team has started to shine in the European cycling scene: the 7-Eleven Cycling Team. The 7-Eleven team founded by Jim Ochowicz, a former U.S. Olympic cyclist, in 1981. A few high-profile cyclists including Ron Kiefel, Sean Yates (former directeur sportif of Team Sky), Andrew Hampsten (1988 Giro d’Italia winner, […]
The advertisement of Greg LeMond’s 1989 Tour de France winner Bottecchia (in Italian). A beautiful and extraordinary bike. During 1980’s and in the beginning of 90’s, the size of the front wheels of the time-trial bikes were 650c, unlike today’s bicycles.
The Tour de France is a ‘bigger’ race than the Giro. It has more media, more commotion, more people making demands on the cyclist’ waning energy. What it doesn’t have is the tifosi.(1) I discovered my passion for cycling in a very late age. I always enjoyed riding my bicycle starting from my boyhood: I […]