In the early years of Giro d’Italia, the winner was decided by a point system: After each stage, the stage winner had earned one point, second finisher two points, and so on, and so-forth down to 50th, 51th and the others each awarded 51 points.
As I wrote before, these days I am reading William Fotheringham’s “Put Me Back On My Bike – In search of Tom Simpson”. Like all books of Fotheringham, it is a worth to read book.
These days I am reading “Put Me Back On My Bike – In search of Tom Simpson” by William Fotheringham. This is my third Fotheringham book, after “Fallen Angel: The Passion of Fausto Coppi” and “Merckx: Half Man, Half Bike”.
“Ciao Fausto”: Goodbye Fausto, a very beautiful song by Italian singer and songwriter Mario Gualtieri.
Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone.The most wonderful of all feelings in this world is the love and passion. Nine years ago, at February 14th, Marco Pantani, “Il Pirata”, who loved cycling with passion, has passed away at a hotel in Rimini.
RCS Sport, the organizer of Giro d’Italia, has put together 100 journalist to rate the greatest moments of the race’s 103-year history. “To exorcise the World’s end, as predicted by the Mayan Prophecy”, journalists were questioned over the most memorable moments in the race’s history.
Pédaleur de charme, meaning “Pedaler of Charm“, was Hugo Koblet‘s nickname (He won Tour de France in 1951 and Giro d’Italia in 1950). He also won the Mountain Classification of Giro d’Italia in 1950.
Orson Welles, the famous American director was the official starter of the Tour de France in 1950. The best-known film directed by him is Citizen Kane.
1971 Tour de France was a great tragedy for Luis Ocaña, who won the Tour de France in 1973 and the Vuelta a España in 1970.
Graeme Obree, “The Flying Scotsman” is working on a plan to attempt the human-powered land speed record in a machine of his own design for a while. Last week, he tested the vehicle, “Beastie”, in preparation to break the human-powered land speed record. On the development of a shell for “the Beastie”, Obree has been […]