Pinarello Dogma2 is the frame ridden by UCI WorldTour teams Sky Procycling and Movistar. The frame won the Tour de France 2012 with British rider Bradley Wiggins. Former world champion Mark Cavendish also won many stage wins with Pinarello Dogma 2.
Pédaleur de charme, meaning “Pedaler of Charm“, was Hugo Koblet‘s nickname (He won Tour de France in 1951 and Giro d’Italia in 1950). He also won the Mountain Classification of Giro d’Italia in 1950.
Orson Welles, the famous American director was the official starter of the Tour de France in 1950. The best-known film directed by him is Citizen Kane.
1971 Tour de France was a great tragedy for Luis Ocaña, who won the Tour de France in 1973 and the Vuelta a España in 1970.
Two bikes used by Marco Pantani in Tour de France sold for 13,000 and 8,000 Euro at an auction in Italy. 1998 bike sold for 13,000 Euro (Pantani won Tour de France in 1998).
Pedro Delgado, the defending champion, missed his start time with 2:40 at the prologue at the start of the 1989 Tour de France. Delgado covered the distance only 14 seconds slower than Erik Breukink, the stage winner. But adding the 2 minutes and 40 seconds at his time, he became the only defending champion to […]
1989 edition of Tour de France won by Greg LeMond with the narrowest margin in its history: eight seconds. It was LeMond’s second Tour victory.
Look at the two great photos about cycling, with no bikes on them: I was very impressed when I saw them first.
In 1919, Frenchman Eugène Christophe became the first rider to wear the race leader’s yellow jersey of the Tour de France.
Stage 20 of Tour de France 2013 (100th edition) is a Mountain stage with summit finish between Annecy and Annecy-Semnoz. The length of the course is 125 kilometers.