Nibali joins the greats

Vincenzo Nibali, the Italian rider of the Astana team won the Tour de France 2014 edition and joined the greats, becoming the sixth cyclist to win all three grand tours. “The Shark” previously won the Vuelta a España in 2010 and the Giro d’Italia in 2013.

Ferdi is too old… Ferdi hurts too much… (1955 Tour de France)

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.

Hugo Koblet: Pédaleur de charme

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.