Giordano Cottur: local hero
76 years ago the first post-war Giro was one to remember. It’s June 30th, 1946 and what seemed to be a quiet, flat stage from Rovigo to Trieste would become…Read now
Kubler, Koblet: birth of cool at the 1954 Giro.
Two figures who contributed significantly to establishing a golden age of style in cycling, aside from the immortal Coppi and Fiorenzo Magni (above all for his exquisite courtesy), were undoubtedly…Read now
The real Balmamion
Exactly 50 years ago the “Eagle of the Canavese” won his first Giro d’Italia in a De Marchi jersey. Here’s the real story about his name. Born in Nole Canavese,…Read now
Paris-roubaix: the hell of the North
“It’s a shitty race! We ride like animals, we don’t even have the time to take a piss so we piss in our shorts. You’re riding in mud like this,…Read now
Maglia Nera: The Untold Story
Original text by Giovanni Battistuzzi - English adaptation by Herbie Sykes It’s very far from easy, finishing last. Of course we like to delude ourselves that the last man is…Read now
Molteni: All about the family
The date it’s 1958, the place is Arcore, Italy and “Sciur” (mister) Pietro Molteni is king of salami in what will soon be Berlusconi’s playground. Villa Certosa is only a…Read now
Faema: coffee and cycling, a love affair.
“I liked to have a coffee and smoke a cigarette, even at the Tour de France: it calmed my nerves”. (Eddy Merckx) Ah the seventies! Drug, sex, rock’n roll, flare…Read now