Tag: Fausto Coppi

One from the vaults: Postcard from Piedmont

I’m still dipping into my archives for those posts which feature trips to the Giro d’Italia. This one’s from the more recent May 2017 edition. This past week-end, we went back to Italy to watch a couple more stages of 100th Giro d’Italia and… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Postcard from Piedmont”

Season underway

The amateur cycling season is now underway. Last Sunday saw the 62nd running of ES Cannes’ Gentleman (51st Souvenir Fausto Coppi). A “Gentleman” is a two man time-trial where the combined ages of the participants have to exceed 60 years. This race starts and finishes in… Continue Reading “Season underway”

Garibaldi’s Giro III

I recently treated myself to a copy of Herbie Sykes’ “Maglia Rosa – Triumph and Tragedy at the Giro d’Italia” but have held back from reading it. I’ve been saving it for the start of the Giro. I bought it because I so enjoyed his previous book “The Eagle of Canavese –… Continue Reading “Garibaldi’s Giro III”

A good read

This month’s Cycle Sport magazine opines on “the best 50 cycling books of all time [in the English language]”. Lists are always interesting, open to debate and, ultimately, very subjective despite their authors proclaiming their objectivity. Given that I have quite (typical British understatement) a… Continue Reading “A good read”