Eddy Merckx wins 1966 Milan-San Remo (video)

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.

Jean Metzinger’s “At the Cycle-Race Track (Au Vélodrome)”, 1912

Jean Metzinger (June 24, 1883 – November 3, 1956) was a major 20th-century French painter, writer, critic, poet, and a sensitive and intelligent theoretician. Along with Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, and Albert Gleizes, developed the art style known as Cubism. “Au Vélodrome”, also known as “At the Cycle-Race Track” and “Le cycliste”, is a painting […]

Peter Sagan wins the Brabantse Pijl 2013

Peter Sagan (Cannondale Pro Cycling) won the Flanders classic Brabantse Pijl[1] 2013 edition. Current UCI World Champion Philippe Gilbert (BMC Racing Team) finished in second, and Björn Leukemans (Vacansoleil-DCM) completed the podium.

Peter Sagan gives flowers to Maja Leye

Peter Sagan, young Slovak rider of Italian team Cannondale, has not been seen since his video apology to podium girl Maja Leye after his behavior on the Tour of Flanders podium. The two were expected to meet at the Brabantse Pijl race today, because Maja works for race organizer Flanders Classics.

Trouée d’Arenberg (Arenberg Forest)

The Trouée d’Arenberg, also know as Tranchée d’Arenberg, (Trench of Arenberg), Trouee de Wallers Arenberg, is a straight cobbled road passing through the Arenberg Forest in North France, and highly considered as the most dangerous and toughest part of the Paris-Roubaix.

Nicknames of Cyclists – V

Early 20th journalists started creating nicknames for the cyclists. This effort popularized the cycling sport and make the racers interesting to the people who were not interested in cycling much. This tradition is still continuing today. Here the list of cyclists’ nicknames in alphabetical order (by surname, starting with V):