Tag Archives: Rik Van Looy

The 1967 Giro d’Italia

[Editor’s note: Bill and Carol McGann recently published the first in their two-volume history of the Giro d’Italia. I haven’t had time to actually read it yet, but I recall ...

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The Smartest Guy in the Race

Philippe Gilbert has done what was truly the unthinkable. In sweeping the four races of the Ardennes Week—Brabantse Pijl, Amstel Gold, Fleche Wallonne and Liege-Bastogne-Liege—Gilbert has taken a ...

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Peter Post: 1933-2011

Peter Post (l) with Tom Simpson (r) after winning the Brussels Six Day in 1965 Peter Post, who was a professional rider from 1956 to 1972, has died. To most cyclists of my generation Post is best ...

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Book Review: The Spring Classics

Pornography gets a bad rap. Pictures meant to excite and titillate really aren’t such bad things, unless you happen to behave badly afterward. The Spring Classics, published in English by ...

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