Birthday wishes to Alfredo Martini, 92 today.

Still a figure in Italian cycling - you’ll spot him in the elegant suit when the Giro visits his native Tuscany region or at the Florence world championships later this year - he’s known as a successful rider who became a great team manager.

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Fausto Coppi cuts a dash that today’s riders in their branded team-issue leisurewear can rarely achieve
The image is from the book “Coppi – Inside the Legend of the Campionissimo" by Herbie Sykes and you can read a review at http://inrng.com/2013/01/book-review-coppi-inside-the-legend-of-the-campionissimo/

Fausto Coppi cuts a dash that today’s riders in their branded team-issue leisurewear can rarely achieve

The image is from the book “Coppi – Inside the Legend of the Campionissimo" by Herbie Sykes and you can read a review at http://inrng.com/2013/01/book-review-coppi-inside-the-legend-of-the-campionissimo/

Pinocchio might be local to the region but is this right identity for a mascot of the 2013 World Championships in Firenze/Florence?

Pinocchio might be local to the region but is this right identity for a mascot of the 2013 World Championships in Firenze/Florence?

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If you thought the Mur de Huy looked tough today, here’s tomorrow’s climb in the Giro del Trentino, the Punta Veleno

If you thought the Mur de Huy looked tough today, here’s tomorrow’s climb in the Giro del Trentino, the Punta Veleno

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Headlines you don’t expect to see#2. The organiser of the Giro di Friuli is arrested and accused of pimping.
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Headlines you don’t expect to see#2. The organiser of the Giro di Friuli is arrested and accused of pimping.

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