Daily Cycling Facts 25.03.12
The Ronde van Vlaanderen was held on this day in 1928 and won by Jan Mertens, who retired from cycling three years later when he suffered a double fracture to his elbow. The finish line was moved to Wetteren, where it would remain until 1942. On this day in 1876, Frank Dodds covered 15.85 miles (25.51km) in his penny-farthing at the Cambridge University athletics ground - the first recorded attempt to set an Hour Record. Wim van Est Wim van Est, who was born in Fijnaart, Netherlands on this…
Beyond Blood: Armstrong's Tour de France Feats
Becoming a champion of Armstrong’s magnitude takes something more profound than mere illicit substances—especially in an era saturated by high-powered dopers. These three moments, which had little (or nothing) to do with doping, are not mitigation, but a reminder amid a complex issue of Armstrong’s tactical savvy, skill, and other elusive qualities only the greatest of champions possess.