“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.
Craig Fry, Victoria University As an academic researcher, I have studied drugs in society for the last 20 years. In my current job, I also study cycling history and culture, and the place of drugs and doping in this sport. I know a lot about this topic. But something new dawned on me the other […]
The UCI Road World Championships are the annual world championships for bicycle road racing organized by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). The first professional world championship took place on July 1927 at the Nürburgring in Germany, where legendary Italian Alfredo Binda won the professional men’s race.
100 year ago today, on September 15, 1919, a campionissimo (champion of champions) was born: Fausto Coppi. He was a cycling icon like no other.
A funny video: one of the fans of Thomas De Gendt writes “unblock me De Gendt” on the road during Stage 16 (probably) of this year’s Tour de France. Apparently, the Belgian cyclist had blocked him on Twitter for an unknown reason. His friend Lonyo Pastor (@Lonyo77), who took the video, wrote on Twitter that […]
Santini has created three special edition jerseys celebrating the UCI Road World Championships which take place this year in Yorkshire in Great Britain. The colors of the Union Jack and the legendary rainbow stripes feature on both the technical and casual wear. An inspired and inspiring capsule collection celebrating the Road World Championship in which […]
July 9, 1925: in this historic photo, the legendary Italian cyclist Ottavio Bottecchia approaches to the finish line at Tour de France 1925 stage 13, a 275 km going from Nice to Briançon. The monster stage had featured three major ascents, all above two thousand meters: Col d’Allos (2,250 m), Col de Vars (2,108 m) […]
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.
L’Alpe d’Huez is a ski resort at 1,250 to 3,330 meters (4,100 to 10,930 ft) in the Central French Western Alps, in the commune of Huez. The maximum elevation of the legendary climb is 1,815 meters (5,955 feet). The climb is used regularly in the Tour de France, including twice on the same day in […]
Here are the top 14 fastest Paris-Roubaix editions: