Eugène Christophe and the first yellow jersey (Tour de France 1919)

In 1919, Frenchman Eugène Christophe became the first rider to wear the race leader’s yellow jersey (maillot jaune) of the Tour de France. In the first few years after the 1st world war, there was a shortage of material and dye for jerseys. So many of the teams wore the same grey colored tops: the cycle industry …

Will Oskar Svendsen join the greats in future?

Oskar Svendsen, Junior Men Time Trial World Champion, has tested at the University of Lillehammer and his Vo2 Max measured sensational 97.5 ml/kg/min, believed to be the highest ever recorded. Svendsen won UCI Road World Championships 2012 Junior Men Individual Time Trial title last week in Limburg, Netherlands.

Mont Ventoux and two ascents of L’Alpe d’Huez in the Tour de France 2013

Tour de France 2013 official presentation will take place in Paris on October 24, Wednesday. But rumors and speculations already spread. Le Dauphine Libere, the French news outlet is reporting that the legendary Mont Ventoux and the Tour classic Alpe d’Huez will be included in the 100th editions’ rote. And Alpe d’Huez not once, but …

2013 Giro d’Italia Stage 15 will finish at Col du Galibier

Giro d’Italia organizer RCS Sport announced that for the first time in Giro history, one of the 2013 Giro d’Italia stages will be finished on top of the epic Col du Galibier in tribute to Marco Pantani. On Sunday 19th May 2013, Stage 15 of Giro d’Italia 2013 edition will finish at the top of …

Tony Martin wins UCI Road World Championships 2012 Elite Men Time Trial

Tony Martin of Germany won the UCI Elite Men Time Trial race and retained his title. Taylor Phinney of Unites States finished in second, only 5 seconds behind Martin, while Vasil Kiryienka of Belarus finished in third, at 1 minute and 45 seconds.