Black Jersey is Back

Between 1946 and 1951, the Giro d’Italia had a special jersey, “maglia nera” (English: black jersey), for the last-placed rider. There was a real competition between many riders, to win this highly-coveted jersey. The last-placed rider would rode the final victory lap with the race winner each year around the historic Vigorelli Velodrome in Milan. The last winner of the black jersey was Giovanni Pinarello, founder of the prestigious Pinarello bikes, which went on to equip several winners of the vastly more coveted maglia rosa (race winner’s pink jersey). And, Pinarello is also the winningest bicycle in the Tour de France (13, as of 2017). Now, for the second consecutive year, the Black Jersey is back at Giro d’Italia Under 23, a tribute to Giovanni Pinarello.
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A Mountain Pass during the 1925 Tour de France

Today’s historic photo of the day: a mountain pass during the 1925 Tour de France. Frenchman Roger Lacolle (Météore) is leading the group (in the left, walking). The rider going the opposite way is a native, not a competitor.
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UK’s pothole problem: a danger to cyclists

Many of the cyclists who have ridden on Britain’s roads will know that even at the best of times, it can be a bumpy ride due to potholes. They are caused by changes in temperature and water in cracks of the road surface meaning that potholes are a problem that unfortunately cannot be prevented. They put many road users at risk of damage to either their vehicles or themselves. According to a research from the AA, 1 in 3 drivers in the UK report that their car, van or motorcycle has been damaged by potholes in the last two years with some cases even leading to crashes.
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Aston Martin unveils a special edition £15,000 Storck road bike

Aston Martin, the British manufacturer of luxury sports cars and grand tourers, has collaborated with renowned bicycle manufacturer Storck to produce a limited edition road bike: an exclusive Aston Martin version of Storck’s new Fascenario.3. Only 107 pieces of this special bicycle will be produced, and owning one will cost £15,777!
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Boutique Bicycle Manufacturers – The Ultimate List (N-O-P-Q)

Here is the list of the boutique* bicycle manufacturers, ordered by their name (starting with N, O, P, and Q). If you want to find a unique bike that fits your personality, review this list.

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Boutique Bicycle Manufacturers – The Ultimate List (M)

Here is the list of the boutique* bicycle manufacturers, ordered by their name (starting with M). If you want to find a unique bike that fits your personality, review this list.

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Boutique Bicycle Manufacturers – The Ultimate List (L)

Here is the list of the boutique* bicycle manufacturers, ordered by their name (starting with L). If you want to find a unique bike that fits your personality, review this list.
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Boutique Bicycle Manufacturers – The Ultimate List (I-J-K)

Here is the list of the boutique* bicycle manufacturers, ordered by their name (starting with I, J and K). If you want to find a unique bike that fits your personality, review this list.
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Boutique Bicycle Manufacturers – The Ultimate List (G-H)

Here is the list of the boutique* bicycle manufacturers, ordered by their name (starting with G and H). If you want to find a unique bike that fits your personality, review this list.
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