Bike porn: Italian classics

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A selection of classic Italian racers that were on display in Sigma Sport in Kingston during the 2011 Giro. I love their lean, athletic elegance – if they were people, anthropologists would describe them as ‘gracile’. Modern bikes are more … Continue reading

Cadel Evans – a brief palmarès

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The 2011 Tour de France winner Cadel Evans has won one Grand Tour outright, won the points jersey in another and held the leader’s jersey in all three; he’s won time trials, a hilly Classic, a Monument, one of the toughest Grand Tour stages in years and several good quality stage races. He’s also twice a winner of the Mountain Bike World Cup and has victories and top threes in a variety of other races. Continue reading

Fabio Sabatini – a brief bio and Grand Tour palmarès

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The 2011 Tour de France Lanterne Rouge winner Fabio Sabatini was born on 18 February 1985 in Pescia, in the Italian province of Pestoia. A ‘rouleur-sprinter’, he signed his first professional contract with Milram in 2006 and moved to the Italian Liquigas team in 2009. He’s ridden nine Grand Tours, finishing seven, and has several stage placing to his name. Continue reading