FAUSTO COPPI and “Il Lombardia”. He won it five times: 1946-1947-1948-1949-1954 «Belles d’un jour, histoire des grandes classiques.» – © L’Équipe 2007
World Championship(1991/1992) – Italian Championship(1991/1995) – Milano-Sanremo(1990) – Tour of Flanders(1994)- Giro dell’Appennino(1986/1987/1988) – Coppa Agostoni(1988/1995) winner GIANNI BUGNO has been reelected president of the C.P.A.(Cyclistes Professionneles Associés) with 379 votes to DAVID MILLAR’s 96. – «MILLAR is probably the last person that would come to mind for this role!» LANCE ARMSTRONG
ITA-USA: 6-0, 6-0, 6-0 Game, set, match, Italy!
Don’t leave der Kaiser alone!
«Ah, mais je vous reconnais: vous êtes celui qui a perdu le Tour de 8 secondes!» «Non, monsieur, je suis celui qui en a gagné deux!» – LAURENT FIGNON, Tour de France1989
«…Contrary to the testimony of DAVID BRAILSFORD in front of the Committee, we believe that drugs were being used by Team Sky, within the WADA rules, to enhance the performance of riders, and not just to treat medical need.” – British Parliament’s House of Commons, British Government Report. (…)Then there were allegations that a mystery «Jiffy bag» delivered to WIGGINS at the Critérium du Dauphiné in 2011 contained a prohibited substance. A UK Anti-Doping Agency investigation did not bring any charges, hampered by a lack of evidence. That was partly due to the team doctor, FREEMAN, claiming he had lost the laptop containing WIGGINS’s medical data while on holiday in Greece. (…)WIGGINS has always denied any wrongdoing and maintained the package contained the legal decongestant Fluimucil, an answer also given by FREEMAN in a written statement to a parliamentary hearing. The same doctor, FREEMAN who also worked for British Cycling allegedly took a delivery(to the National Cycling Center in Manchester)of banned testosterone patches but he was unable to account for them and said they had been …
Pirelli on Pirelli. Grand-Prix de Monaco 2018 Photo: © aerodinamica
From the Hell. My first PARIS-NICE live at the start. Photo: Antonello Tabarelli de Fatis
«Pour préparer une course, rien ne valait un bon faisan, du champagne et une femme.» – Maître Jacques. JACQUES ANQUETIL 08.01.1934 – 18.11.1987. In my hall of fame.