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History and Memorials

In this special section we honor the greats, and the great stories of cycling! As we profile the most important riders in the world of professional cycling, you will be able to find the links right here!

You can also find some general historical pieces, such as year-end retrospectives.

Charly Gaul - An Angel Closes Its Wings by podofdonny

Charly Gaul: 1932 - 2005

The Angel of the Mountains has passed from the world of road and rubber. Read this retrospective on this legendary man. Here.









When Cycling Legends Retire by podofdonny

Greg LeMond and Lance Armstrong have between them won the Tour de France 10 times out of the last 20 years, and yet their departures from the race could not be more different. Broom wagon or top podium step, is there a difference? Here.


Related Articles:
Lance Armstrong - Red Hot Favourite. Here.
When Lance was a Domestique. Here.


Marco Pantani: 1970 - 2004

Marco Pantani
The tragedy, and the world says goodbye.

Daily Peloton Reader Tributes to Il Pirata
Looking Back in Sorrow: Tick's Blick
Ciao Marco by Anita van Crey
Addio, Marco by Charlie Melk
Remembering the Great Climber Pantani by Nick Bull





Fausto Coppi: The Legend by Fabio

A four part special series published in January 2003 on the anniversary of Coppi's death, including a virtual photo tour of the Coppi Museum in Castellania, Italy.

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

Part Four



The Ultimo Chilometro? by Tony Szurly

The "grand old men" of the peloton. Here.







Hugo Koblet - Pédaleur de Charme by podofdonny

Hugo Koblet was tall, beautiful like a Greek god with undulating fair hair, clear eyes, and inimitable elegance. An account of his 1951 Tour de France. Here.


Courtesy J. M. Salas.

Beryl Burton by podofdonny

A look at her incredible career, and the memorial to her: Here.






Tom Simpson by podofdonny

Britain's greatest cyclist... Here.

Related Article:
Tour de France 2002 Stage 14 Special Preview: Mount Ventoux. Here.




Eddy Merckx by podofdonny

The best cyclist of all time...Here.

Related Article: Here.






Cycling Memorials - Ricardo and Javier Otxoa by podofdonny

A tale of tragedy and inspiration - the tragedy of Ricardo, and Javier's remakable fight back...Here.





The Spokes of Nationalism by Mark Hill

A series of articles about the history of cycling in the Basque Country and that region's struggles for governmental recognition... Here.

Author Mark Hill and Angel Castresana at 2001 Tdf




Year-End and Other Special Features

Cycling Quotes 2002

2002 Holiday Cycling Quiz!

2002 Holiday Quiz - Winners and Answers

Photo Credits: Cyclingpictures.de, Cyclinggames.com, Classic Rendevous, Daily Peloton, Professional Cycling Palmares, Ascent Tours, La Charly Gaul.

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