WorldTour, Worldwide?

You could be forgiven for looking at the WorldTour in 2017, with its races in Australia, Abu Dhabi, Great Britain, Canada, the United States and China, as well as teams licensed to Bahrain, Kazakhstan and South Africa and assuming that given its name and make up it has always been driven towards the proliferation of […]

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Milan-San Remo

Ah Milan-San Remo, La Primavera, The Sprinter’s Classic, the first Monument of the season, the easiest race to ride but the hardest to win, La Classicissima. It goes by many names, and for a race said to favour the sprinters, it produces a myriad of outcomes. Below, we celebrate the last 21 editions with some […]

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13 years of ProCycling Kits

After the graphic based version of “peloton fashions”, I went and made a version with actual photos in it. It doesn’t include Bora, Domina Vacanze or Bahrain Merida (yet), but otherwise, it should, hopefully, be accurate. Enjoy! You’ll probably need to open the image in a new tab to, er, see it in all glory. […]

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Is Italian cycling in the doldrums?

This comes, of al things, out of a Twitter interaction with Daniel Friebe, of Mountain High and Eddy Merckx: The Cannibal fame. Friebe posted: Italian teams in 1997 Giro d’Italia: 16* Italian teams in 2017 Giro d’Italia: 2 San Marino, for purposes of my argument, you’re Italy. — Daniel Friebe (@friebos) 18 January 2017 Italian […]

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2005-2017 Peloton Fashions

As with previous years, I’ve updated my graphic of team jerseys so that it now covers from 2005 to 2017, a whopping 13 years. The march of the increasingly black kits can now been seen much more clearly, as the peloton’s colour palette becomes ever more subdued and corporate. I’ve also changed the naming column […]

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