I had the privilege of growing up with such riders as Eddy Merckx, Raymond Poulidor, Roger De Vlaminck, Herman Van Springel, Rik Van Looy and Suske Verhaegen and many more of the old glories, and as a Belgian, you also admired the ones who could beat our hero’s…Felice Gimondi was one of them due to his charisma, his never give up attitude and fair play. The now-famous Bianchi bike and Gimondi will always be embedded in my mind. Italian Felice Gimondi, one of only seven riders to have won all three Grand Tours, has died at the age of 76 after suffering a heart attack while swimming in Sicily on Friday. “A great champion who made our sport more human has left us, a great man,” the Italian cycling federation said in a statement. Gimondi won the 1965 Tour de France in his first season as a professional, aged 22. He won the Giro d’Italia two years later and the Vuelta an Espana in 1968. Gimondi also won the Giro in 1969 and 1976 to take his Grand Tours tally to five. He retired in 1978. Jacques Anquetil, Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault, Alberto Contador, Vincenzo Nibali and Chris Froome are the other six riders to have won all three Grand Tours.
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Full results of the Ernie Magwood Super 6 series (Round 1 Sun 19th July) Amazing times at a windy course in Antrim!!
July 19, 2020
From Russia with Gold…Team Ireland wins the Team Pursuit (4000 m) at the Track Cycling Nation Cup in St-Petersburg and sailing close to the national record…Well done Mia, Lara, Alice, and Kelly xx
July 10, 2021
in 2021 Bioracer will be the official technology partner of Pro-cycling newest elite Team DSM (Formerly named Sunweb)
December 5, 2020