These days I am reading “Put Me Back On My Bike – In search of Tom Simpson” by William Fotheringham. This is my third Fotheringham book, after “Fallen Angel: The Passion of Fausto Coppi” and “Merckx: Half Man, Half Bike”. Continue reading “British Media and Cycling”
Peter Sagan (Cannondale Pro Cycling) won the Flanders classic Brabantse Pijl 2013 edition. Current UCI World Champion Philippe Gilbert (BMC Racing Team) finished in second, and Björn Leukemans (Vacansoleil-DCM) completed the podium. Continue reading “Peter Sagan wins the Brabantse Pijl 2013”
Peter Sagan, young Slovak rider of Italian team Cannondale, has not been seen since his video apology to podium girl Maja Leye after his behavior on the Tour of Flanders podium. The two were expected to meet at the Brabantse Pijl race today, because Maja works for race organizer Flanders Classics. Continue reading “Peter Sagan gives flowers to Maja Leye”
Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco (Tour of the Basque Country) 2013 edition has been won by Movistar Team’s young Colombian Nairo Quintana. Quintana finished in second the last Time Trial stage, just seventeen seconds behind the twice UCI Time Trial champion Tony Martin of Omega Pharma-Quick Step. Quintana also won Stage 4 of the Spanish event. Continue reading “The next “Little Big Man”: Nairo Quintana”
Want to be a hard man of cycling and one day compete in the Paris-Roubaix? Then join Orica GreenEdge’s Mitchell Docker and Fumiyuki Beppu as they give you their top 5 tips for riding over the cobblestones.
The Trouée d’Arenberg, also know as Tranchée d’Arenberg, (Trench of Arenberg), Trouee de Wallers Arenberg, is a straight cobbled road passing through the Arenberg Forest in North France, and highly considered as the most dangerous and toughest part of the Paris-Roubaix. Continue reading “Trouée d’Arenberg (Arenberg Forest)”