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Latest Feature Post: August 29: Photos of the Faggin framebuilding shop in the early 1980s.
August 22: Thru Axle hubs explained by wheel guru John Neugent
August 27: Contador does start stage 8 despite injuries; Vuelta team reports from IAM Cycling, BMC, Tinkoff & LottoNL-Jumbo; Peter Sagan is back on the road; Tour du Poitou Charentes news from LottoNL-Jumbo & Bardiani-CSF; Carbon-fiber bike factory coming to Arkansas; Vittoria lowers pricing for 2017
August 26: Vuelta a España team reports from Orica-BikeExchange, BMC, Tinkoff, Sky, Lotto-Soudal & LottoNL-Jumbo; Bretagne Classic previews from BMC & Lotto-Soudal; Rider signing news from Sky & Giant-Alpecin
August 25: New video: Three Bike Measurements Every Cyclist Should Know; Vuelta a España team reports from BMC, Etixx-Quick Step, Tinkoff & LottoNL-Jumbo; LottoNL-Jumbo's news from Tour du Poitou Charentes
August 24: Oregon store stuffed with new old steel bikes and frames; Vuelta stage 4 news from BMC, Tinkoff & LottoNL-Jumbo; Floris de Tier signs with LottoNL-Jumbo; Lotto-Soudal & Liv-Plantur racing plans
August 20: BMC's final Tour du Limousin report; Alberto Contador pre-Vuelta Q & A; EuroEyes Cyclassics updates from Lotto-Soudal, BMC, LottoNL-Jumbo & Tinkoff; LottoNL-Jumbo signs Jurgen Van den Broeck; Ellen van Dijk joins Liv-Plantur; North American bicycle retail shakeout analysis
Professional cycling has been around for more than 100 years, more than enough time for nearly anything imaginable to have happened. Whether it's the Tour de France racer who thought the worst thing that could happen to him was being forced to wear the Yellow Jersey, or the communist team director who insisted, on a whim, that a rider have a toe amputated or the fit of jealousy that started the Giro d'Italia, the sport has an endless supply of examples of human folly. Les Woodland has the perfect knack for telling these improbable, silly, crazy and absurd stories.
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I made a wonderful discovery, photos of my early 1980s visit to the Faggin framebuilding shop in Padova, Italy.
Through most of the 1980s I had the good fortune to import the frames made by the Faggin family and during one visit I took photos of the craftsmen at the job. These pictures are now on-line.
In this world of carbon fiber bikes, many don't know the joy of riding a hand-crafted steel frame built by people who know their art. Papa Marcello Faggin started the shop in 1945. They have been at it a while.
The Faggins still ply their craft in the same shop I had the good fortune to visit decades ago.
You can see the photo gallery here.
What you'll find in our site:
The Tour de France. Lots of information, including results for every single stage of every Tour.
Other important bike races: the Giro d'Italia, the Vuelta a España, along with the classics, stage races, national championships, world records, and olympics.
We keep a running record of the races going on in the current year, with results, photos, maps, etc. We've been doing this since 2001, so the results for this year as well as previous years are available here.
This site is owned and run by McGann Publishing. We're a micro-publisher specializing in books about cycling history. Interested? Here's information on our titles in print.
We are devoted to cycling and all of its characters and events. The sport's past matters to us. We've been interviewing anyone who will sit down and talk to us, then writing up the interviews, and collecting other stories about cycling. We have rider histories—the stories of individual riders, many by the great cycling writer Owen Mulholland. We have our oral history project—the results of our interviews. And we've collected lots of photos over the years, of racers, racing, manufacturing, etc., which we have arranged into photo galleries for your enjoyment.
Being in the bike business for many years, we had to opportunity to travel a lot in Europe, riding bikes, attending trade shows, etc. We've written up many of our travels, and had some contributions from others whose travels differed from ours.
What would the day be without the funnies? Our friend Francesca Paoletti has drawn a series of comics about bike related stuff, poking fun at us along the way.
If you are interested in bikes, sooner or later you will want to know some technical information about bikes. We have articles here about bike weight, how bike frames are prepped and assembled, selected bike parts, and others.
And then there's food! The bicycle runs on the human engine, and the human engine runs on food, so of course we're interested in that.
Along the way we've been privileged to meet many people in and around the bike business who do things we like. The folks whose ads are up there on the right are friends of ours who we believe conduct their business knowledgably and honorably; here are a few others who do stuff we like.