The Olympische Sommerspiele 1972 were the first Olympic Games I could watch at the television. It was an important edition, not only for the incredible quality of the visualdesign created by OTL AICHER and his team Dept.XI, for the futuristic architecture of the Olympiapark designed by OTTO FREI, it was very important for the development and the modern urbanisation of the city of München, at that time, a city suffering the effects and post-effects of WWII.
«Le col le plus difficile était le Col de La Madone, qui surplombait la ville et était réputé pour ses douze kilomètres particulièrement raides. La Madone, trop pénible pour être tentée tous les jours, était parfaite pour tester sa condition. La plupart des coureurs la faisaient une ou deux fois par saison. Je l’ai faite une fois par mois». LANCE ARMSTRONG – Il n’y a pas que le vélo dans la vie – Éditions Albin Michel, 2000 Photo: Antonello Tabarelli de Fatis
Olympic games are not always an athletic festival. In 1972 during the Olympische Sommerspiele 1972, eight Palestinian criminals, members of the terrorist group Black September, took eleven hostages, all members of the Israeli Olympic Team and killed them. One hostage was castrated and abused after he was shot!Take a moment and remember!
Tour de France 2000, stage Carpentras-Mont Ventoux. Two giants of Provence. In my hall of fame! © L’Équipe – Tour de France 100 ans
After 43 years of support at the Tour de France(the French wheel-builder has provided support for all Tour riders since 1977)this will be the first year without the iconic yellow neutral service cars on the roads of the Tour de France and other major races organized by ASO like Paris-Roubaix and Liege-Bastogne-Liege. Yellow was a color, yellow was a mark, yellow was a symbol. Yellow was part of the history of French races. This is the end of a legendary, yellow magic era!
To mark and to celebrate the departure of the Tour de France 2020 from Nice (Saturday August 29) together with the Italian brand superleggero we are preparing a series of initiatives to celebrate the event. In the coming weeks we’ll provide more information and further details.Should you be planning to spend a few days in Nice, don’t hesitate to contact us. And do remember to bring your bicycle – we’d be more than happy to take you on the same roads as the Tour to discover these fantastic places.Hope to see you soon!
The new silk carré aspen ’86 is my personal tribute to the Coors Classic, a race held in North America between 1975 and 1988.The race was considered the fourth biggest stage race on the world cycling calendar after the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and Vuelta.From a 3-day of racing in Colorado in the first years, the race grew to 2 weeks with stages across Nevada, Colorado, California, many of them criterium races or time trials like the time-trial hill climb up to San Francisco’s famous Telegraph Hill.
The wonderful Maria wearing the new silk foulard aspen’86 Concept, style and design by me. Photo: Martina Lavarda See more at: http://www.superleggero.com
Route bord de mer et Grande Corniche, Côte d’Azur. A ride in paradise!