Tag Archives: Hampsten

Slaying the Badger

The story of the ’86 Tour de France has been told a thousand times. The conventional version runs like this: In ’85 Bernard Hinault was in the yellow jersey but hurting in a big way. ...

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The Torelli Montefalco

Carbon fiber bikes have changed more in the last 10 years than steel bikes have in the last 50 years. I write that as a fan of steel and an owner of two steel bikes. While it’s hard to quantify ...

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The Opera

Bike racing is hard. No other statement, perhaps, has been written so often, by so many, about our sport. It's hard. Its conflicts and denouement play out at the ragged end of human ...

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