Note: Hemingway’s grimpeurs was originally published on “le grimpeur” blog by Guy WR (grimpeur means “climber” in French). It was “a cycling blog for everything climbing”. Unfortunately, it is no longer online. So after a long wait, I decided to revive this wonderful blog post (see Notes 1).
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: Italian cyclist Bartolomeo Aimo (sometimes written Bartolomeo Aymo) leading a greatly reduced peloton over the Allos at stage 13 of the Tour de France 1925. Stage 13 was a 275 km (171 mi) long trip from Nice to Briançon. It was a cold, rainy day in the Alps. The Italian […]
Italian bike manufacturer Bottecchia has revealed its 2015 model road bikes. This year there are eight different road bike models. Bottecchia is a historical bicycle company, founded by Ottavio Bottecchia in 1924 (1 August 1894 – 14 June 1927), the first Italian to win the Tour de France (1924, 1925). He is not only the first […]
Today’s historic photo of the day – the legendary Ottavio Bottecchia climbing Col du Tourmalet, stage 6 of the Tour de France 1924.
The advertisement of Greg LeMond’s 1989 Tour de France winner Bottecchia (in Italian). A beautiful and extraordinary bike. During 1980’s and in the beginning of 90’s, the size of the front wheels of the time-trial bikes were 650c, unlike today’s bicycles.
2014 road bike series of the Italian bike manufacturer Bottecchia are impressive. Bottecchia Cicli S.r.l. is a bicycle manufacturing company headquartered in Cavarzere, Italy. They offer about a lot of models that include road, mountain, trekking, city, BMX, folding, cyclo-cross, and electric. Some high-end frames are produced in Italy, the rest in Asia, and all […]
Early 20th journalists started creating nicknames for the cyclists. This effort popularized the cycling sport and make the racers interesting to the people who were not interested in cycling much. This tradition is still continuing today. Here the list of cyclists’ nicknames in alphabetical order (by surname, starting with B): By Surname: A B C […]