Reaching down in the drops for the last drop of the V

Velominati Super Prestige: Men’s World Championship Road Race 2016

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Three riders stand out in this photo: Sagan, Van Avarcan’t*, and Deggencobble in the drops, crushing it up the stupid-steep cobbled final climb at the 2015 Worlds in Richmond, Virginia. I’ve never thought much of Virginia, if at all, and I certainly never thought of Virginia’s many cobbled climbs. Goes to show that not everything below…

A Dutch rider chases an escape in the 2015 Women's Worlds. photo by Graham Watson

Velominati Super Prestige: VVomen’s World Road Race 2016

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I cannot get excited about a world championship road race on a flat course. I get it, the sprinters need their moment too, but really, the desert, where most people would not know who Beryl Burton was…correction, where nobody knows who Beryl Burton was. Yeah, yeah, they have tons of money and would like their…

Tied up in the stories of the past.

The Tangled Past

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For more than three decades, I’ve been obsessed with Cycling. Not just the business of being in love with riding and training, but with following Professional Cycling as well. When I was young, I pored over the photos in Winning and other magazines that made their way into my possession; their spines were cracked to pieces…

Hey Fausto, go easy on that.

Guest Article: The Longest Road

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Let us thank @The Oracle for contributing this guest article. We haven’t been putting up many guest articles so it’s good to have something substantial to begin with again. I don’t think cyclists are any more or any less addictive or OCD than anyone else. We are just humans who love to ride the bike.…

Paris-Tours

Velominati Super Prestige: Paris-Tours 2016

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One doesn’t appreciate how many touring companies there are in Paris until you do a search for “Paris-Tours”. Refine the search to “Cycling Paris-Tours” and the results are not noticeably reduced. I imagine that adding the year to the search will do little to improve the situation. The fact is, as popular as Cycling is, it…
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