Pinarello was the most successful bike supplier of the pro-peloton at the Tour de France 2013. Chris Froome of Team Sky won the yellow jersey, and Nairo Quintana of Movistar team won both polka dot jersey of the KOM (King of the mountains) and white jersey of “the best young rider” classifications on Pinarello Dogma …
David Walsh, the famous Irish sports journalist, who is the chief sports writer of the British newspaper The Sunday Times, has announced that he is believing that Chris Froome is the worthy winner of the Tour de France. On The Sunday Times, Walsh published two articles titled “Why I believe in Chris Froome” and “Yellow …
Today, by winning atop the mighty Mont Ventoux, Chris Froome of Team Sky probably claimed his first Tour de France victory, despite still six stages to go, including the Alpe d’Huez stage. Lots of people, including me, surely wondering what Paul Kimmage says about this performance.
In the 1967 Tour de France, Tom Simpson, one of the greatest cyclists from Great Britain, has died while climbing Mont Ventoux, the “Giant of Provence”.
Cannondale prepared a very special bike for Peter Sagan: “The Hulk”. The 23-year-old Slovakian will lead the Italian squad in the 100th edition of the Tour de France. Sagan was “The Tourminator” last year’s Tour de France, and he won the green jersey. He was using another special bike that was prepared for him.
In the Tour de France, Cannondale Pro Cycling Team riders will use the new Cannondale SuperSix Evo 2014, the special 100th TDF edition. Peter Sagan will lead the Italian squad.
Cervélo, the famous Canadian manufacturer of racing bicycle frames, has unveiled a special S5 frame for the 100th edition of the Tour de France. Team Garmin-Sharp will use the new frames in this years’ Tour.
The first Tour de France was held on in 1903, and the overall winner was Maurice Garin (3 March 1871, Arvier, Aosta Valley, Italy – 19 February 1957, Lens or Haute-Savoie, France). His bicycle, a La Française was the first bike to win the Tour de France.
I finished reading “Maglia Rosa – Triumph and Tragedy at the Giro d’Italia” by Herbie Sykes. Now it’s Tour de France time, and I started to reading “Slaying the Badger” by Richard Moore.
A very enjoyable story about the legendary Swiss cyclist Ferdi Kübler. 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 great book.