“Vélo d’Or” is an award given annually to the cyclist considered to have performed the best over the year. Here is a gallery of Vélo d’Or winners from 2000 to 2009.
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Gallery of Vélo d’Or winners (1992-1999)
“Vélo d’Or” is an award given annually to the cyclist considered to have performed the best over the year. Here is a gallery of Vélo d’Or winners from 1992, the year the award was created, to 1999.
Lucien Lesna during the 1901 Paris-Brest-Paris
Today’s historic photo of the day: Lucien Lesna during the 1901 Paris-Brest-Paris, with his support car beside him. I love the heroic era of cycling and the clothing of that era. Lucien Lesna (11 October 1863 – 11 July 1932) was a French racing cyclist. He won 1901 and 1902 editions of Paris-Roubaix.
HiRide passes the grueling Roubaix test with flying colors
eSAS, the world’s first front and rear electronically-controlled suspension system for road and gravel bikes has passed the test of the Paris-Roubaix’s notorious pavé with flying colors. The high-tech solution developed by the Milan-based electronic suspension leader, HiRide, was used with great success both during an exclusive international media road test and on some of …
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Peter Sagan wins Paris-Roubaix 2018
Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) won Paris-Roubaix 2018: the triple world champion attacked from a group of favorites with 54 km to go, caught the two remnants of the early break (Silvan Dillier of AG2R la Mondiale and Jelle Wallays of Lotto Soudal). Wallays quickly dropped, but Dillier was still going strong, he started sharing the work …
Greg Van Avermaet wins Paris-Roubaix 2017 with a record average speed
Greg Van Avermaet, BMC Racing Team’s Belgian rider won Paris-Roubaix 2017, the 115th edition of the “Queen of the classics” with a record average speed of 45.129 kph (28.042 mph). Avermaet broke Peter Post’s record of 45.204 kph (28.088 mph) which was set in 1964.
Il Lombardia (formerly known as the Giro di Lombardia), “Classica delle foglie morte” (the classic of the dead [falling] leaves), is traditionally the last of the five classic “Monuments” of the cycling season. The first edition was 1905. It was then called Milan-Milan. It gained the name “Giro di Lombardia” in 1907. The route has …
Coppi e Bartali, Bartali e Coppi
Fausto Coppi and Gino Bartali: two cycling legends of Italy. The rivalry between them is perhaps the most famous sporting duel in history. It has been started during World War II and continued afterward. In December 2012, RCS Sport, the organizer of the Giro d’Italia, has put together 100 journalists to rate the greatest moments …
Paris-Roubaix 2015 Route and Cobbled sectors
Paris-Roubaix 2015 Route and Cobbled sectors: the 113th edition of Paris-Roubaix will be running from Compiègne – Clairoix to Roubaix and will cover a total distance of 253.5 kilometers. There are 27 cobbled sectors (a total of 52,7 km). This year’s route is not completely flat, especially the first part contains many roller-coaster climbs and …
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Alfred Achermann crashes on Paris-Roubaix cobbles
Today’s historic photo of the day: KAS rider Alfred Achermann crashes heavily and retires from the race on the Paris-Roubaix cobbles, in the Arenberg Forest. 86th edition of the “Queen of the classics”, Sunday, April 10, 1988. 1988 Paris-Roubaix surprisingly won by Belgian Dirk Demol (later, he was the Directeur sportif of the UCI Pro …
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