Bartali, Coppi & Derailleurs in the 1949 Tour de France

By Mike Barry Sr. Photography by Walter Lai Following the Italian Gino Bartali’s second victory in the Tour de France in 1948, he decided that for the 1949 Tour he would ride a bike fitted with a [...]

Feature Interview: Oliver Bertin

Oliver Bertin has been a friend and Mariposa customer for more than 30 years. He’s also an award-winning journalist and editor, who covered the Tour de France in the 1980s. He’s published [...]

Chair de Poule

If you’re in Paris this July be sure to visit Chair de Poule to see their photography exhibit, eat some tapas, and sip on a glass of wine. [nggallery id=31]

Pavé

Prior to the Tour de France the team rode the cobbled roads we would race over on the stage to Arenberg. Knowing the cobbles and the lead-up to the sectors makes a significant difference to our [...]

Photos From The Tour

[nggallery id=19] For some reading material here are two recent interviews. Toronto Life, read interview here. FT, read interview here.

Team Sky Living The Dream

The team of eight riders singled into a line in front of me as we entered the cobbles. As the surface changed from smooth tarmac to uneven stone with patches of grass growing in the gaps, our [...]

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