Lee’s Lowdown on PEZ: The cobbles, the classics and being urinated on by Fausto Coppi

I know, I have the best headlines huh! That's one you won't find on CyclingSnooze... This week's Lee's Lowdown on PezCycling News looks at the opening classics of the season, this weekend's Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne. It also features a former pro's tale of getting pissed on by Il Campionissimo! Click the image below … Continue reading Lee’s Lowdown on PEZ: The cobbles, the classics and being urinated on by Fausto Coppi

Remembering Gino Bartali: A Man of Distinction

Until very recently, the Italian Gino Bartali (1914-2000) was known for his remarkable feats on a bicycle. He was the most famous Italian cyclist to emerge from a formidable generation of top riders, having won the Giro d’Italia in 1936, 1937 and 1946. He also won the Tour de France in 1938 and then again … Continue reading Remembering Gino Bartali: A Man of Distinction

Gino Bartali: the only truly clean Grand Champion?

  this is from wikipedia, i found it as i was writing an article on Gino the Great for a magazine. it kind of blew my mind, to think that he was possibly the first in-competition drug tester of all time! as well as being a participant, and a huge one at that. here are … Continue reading Gino Bartali: the only truly clean Grand Champion?

CP on The Roar – The Curious Case of the 100th Tour de France

when was it ever clean? when was what we were seeing not truly unbelievable? never. and so around rolls the 100th, and i am having a real hard time giving a hoot. read about why on The Roar, today's edition. __________________ 'The circus is coming to town. Lock up your doubts and get ready to … Continue reading CP on The Roar – The Curious Case of the 100th Tour de France

it was ever thus… a brief histroy of tripping to victory

crankpunk heard someone the other day talking about a 'golden era' in cycling. the speaker went on to say that in the age before the 90s, 'riders weren't taking so much crap.' the implication was clear- that before the arrival of EPO in '91-'92, cycling was much cleaner. generally speaking however the term 'golden era' … Continue reading it was ever thus… a brief histroy of tripping to victory