Hannes Wessels in Cape Town, South Africa has a very unique Bianchi that was rescued from the dustbin, repaired and repainted as a tribute to the Ducati Panigale Speciale. A beautiful looking bike with a great story.
Oct 22, 2020 - All the latest news from the Giro and the Vuelta, plus Driedaagse Brugge-De Panne all with video. Covid-19 changes the Giro route - TOP STORY. Alaphilippe talks season and crash. Rider covid cases, Jumbo-Visma women's team, Gatto to retire, contract news from Majka and Lotto Soudal. WorldTour teams swap bikes. EUROTRASH coffee time!
The late 70s and early 80s was a great time for cycling, there were many 'heroes of the road', not just Eddy Merckx, but a load of Belgians and Italians. Johan De Muynck was a classy rider, but he was up against the system that kept the top men... at the top. Ed Hood finds out more.
Bookshelf: On January 2 every year there is a big event in Castellania, a tiny village in Italy's Piedmont region. This year the morning began with a mass in the little church, there was a special opening of Casa Coppi, and in the afternoon a visit to nearby Novi Ligure and the Museo dei Campionissimi. Because on January 2, 1960, sixty years ago, Fausto Coppi died and a cycling legend began.
PEZ Retro: After looking at two climbers in our 'Retro Riders' series, it's time for a sprinter. The fast-finishers have a reputation for fast living and sailing a bit close to the wind when it comes to their chosen art. Marino Basso was a typical sprinter, he stabbed his teammate in the back for the 1972 rainbow jersey - but that's what sprinters do. . . Signore 10,000 Volts, a classy rider, but cunning with it.
Obituary: The greatest ever Italian cyclist, Felice Gimondi, passed away on Friday after suffering a heart-attack while swimming in the sea off the Sicilian coast. Ed Hood remembers the always smooth and cool Italian character who was a champion amongst some of the best ever road men.
Today we welcome back one of our most famous Readers' Rigs alumni, George from San Diego. His new rig is an Italian stallion, Bianche Oltre XR.2 like no other with custom celeste touches throughout and a truly unique Campag/Sram E-Tap 4 speed gearing setup!
April 16, 2018 - Michael Valgren has shown his class in Amstel - Race report and video from Holland. Other cycling news: Ster ZLM Toer, Aru and Froome ready for the Alps, Valverde for Ardennes, Felline out, Giro E-Bikes, surgery for Božič, BORA extends, Eroica California, Tour jersey, Willie Smit's preparation for Amstel.
Bianchi confirms its presence in women’s professional cycling by extending its sponsorship deal with Team Giusfredi Bianchi also for 2017. The renewed Team Bianchi Giusfredi will consist of nine young riders, eight Italians and one from Israel.