ITALCycling Launches "Bartali’s Road To Valour" Bike Trip on Tuscan Roads Officine Mattio Bicycle shows their Aluminum frame production Descending Santa Rita Road at Nova Eroica California on Campagnolo Levante gravel wheels Officine Mattio Shows Their Carbon Fiber Bicycle Frames manufacturing process Heads up! PEZ Talks SanRemo LIVE on Friday, March 18, 2022 PEZ’s Cherry Old Fashioned Tutorial In 1978, the American group Chic had a monster hit with the song “Le Freak,” and people in France, noting the lyrics “C’est chic!” thought it referred to “le fric,” pronounced the same way as French slang for money. Money is at the heart of the business of professional sports and in Alex Duff’s new book, “Le Fric,” some light is shed on that peculiar institution that is the Tour de France.
If you were ‘into’ European professional cycle racing in the late 70’s and early 80’s, then you will remember the name Alan van Heerden. The South African was a pro with the French Peugeot team and won a stage in the 1979 Giro d’Italia. Ed Hood spoke to his widow Wendy about their time in Europe and their return to South Africa.
Ed Hood has been looking back in time when bikes were ‘innovative’ in very radical ways, and not always for the best. Here is his choice of radical/unorthodox bike designs, some artisan beauty and some just plain ugly.
The history of the bicycle has been a gradual evolution from the original “safety” two-wheeler to today’s high-tech lightweight competition marvels. GCN+ […]