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The bandit and the champion – they don’t make ’em like this anymore

It’s a frequent complaint that some of the romance and mythology has disappeared from cycling in the modern era. Reading Flavio Zappi’s excellent account of the story of the bandit and the champion which tells the story of the relationship … Continue reading

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Fallen Angel: The Passion of Fausto Coppi by William Fotheringham reviewed

The lack of a good biography of Coppi is one of those omissions in the field of English-language cycling books that seems barely credible. But having read Fotheringham’s book and looked around on Amazon, it does seem fair to say … Continue reading

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August is cycling’s dead month

After the highs of the Tour De France comes August’s procession of minor races and exhibition criteriums. It’s like a mid-season break before the Vuelta, Worlds and Lombardy. So that made it the perfect excuse for a holiday. Two weeks … Continue reading

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