Vintage Bicycle Feature: Legnano. 1948

This Legnano Bicycle was made in Italy in 1948 and it is very similar to the bike that Italian bicycle racer, Gino Bartali used to win the 1948 Tour de France.  Professional cycling teams in [...]

Disc Brakes Or Not?

By Michael Barry Paris Roubaix, the toughest of the one day professional bike races, is not only decided by skill, endurance, power and luck but also on equipment selection. Each year, prior the [...]

Paris-Roubaix Pre-Ride Video

Three days prior to the start of Paris Roubaix the team drove to the Arenberg forest to ride the course. From Arenberg it is roughly 100 km to the finish. Each of the 17 remaining cobbled sectors [...]

Training, The Photo Tour.

Here are some pictures from this weeks training leading up to Paris-Roubaix. I’ve also included a few pictures of Flecha’s Roubaix specific bike, notice the seatstays. [nggallery id=14]

Flanders, Paris-Roubaix

Here’s a gallery from the past few days. You will find a few pictures from before Flanders, and then the task of prepping tires for Roubaix. [nggallery id=13]

Classics

The Classics punish the riders, the bikes, the mechanics, team vehicles and soigneurs. The roads, the weather, and the intensity of the races drain teams. Each team prepares in its own way to [...]

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