1. The Sheriff of Roubaix

    The Sheriff of Roubaix
    No race holds the same reverence as Paris-Roubaix. The cruel cobblestoned pavé that litters the 250+ km course leaves the riders and bikes that cross them battered into submission. Few Champions have returned to the Hell of the North to reclaim victory, Francesco Moser though was no ordinary Champion. Dubbed “The Sheriff” and “Il Mangiapietre” or The Cobble Eater, Moser’s...
  2. Mont Ventoux and the Death of Tom Simpson

    Mont Ventoux and the Death of Tom Simpson
    Stage twelve of the 2016 Tour de France races from Montpellier to Mont Ventoux. 184km of gruelling racing that will test riders to the limit, having already been competing for two weeks.  The route winds through the Provence region of France, with 130km of flat roads before challengers for the General Classification will battle on the Cote de Gordes, Col...
  3. Eddy Merckx and Felice Gimondi - The Legendary Challenge

    Eddy Merckx and Felice Gimondi - The Legendary Challenge
    Surely one of the most legendary challenges of all time, the rivalry between Eddy Merckx and Felice Gimondi passed into the annals of cycling history and captured the headlines of newspapers in the 1970s. Everything started in 1968. Gimondi (26 years old - Team Salvarani) and Merckx (23 years old - Team Faema) faced each other for the first time...
  4. Fausto Coppi - Rider Portrait

    Fausto Coppi - Rider Portrait
    Fausto Coppi (Angelo Fausto Coppi) was born on 15th September 1919 in Castellania (AL), northern Italy. Known as Il Campionissimo (champion of the champions), Fausto Coppi was the greatest and the most winning cyclist of the 1940s-1950s era. He won the Giro d'Italia five times (1940, 1947, 1949, 1952, 1953), the Tour de France twice (1949 and 1952) and the...
  5. Eddy Merckx

    Eddy Merckx
    Edouard Louis Joseph Baron Merckx, better known as Eddy Merckx was born June 17th 1945 in Meensel-Kiezegem in Belgium. As measured by quantity and quality of his victories he is considered as the most successful professional cyclist of all time. He dominated all major cycling events: six day races, alpine stages, time trials and sprints. Counting every single race, between...

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