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Fumy

photo credit Cannondale: 別府 史之 FUMY BEPPU

No matter how tired you are, if you feel comfortable, the bicycle will go on.

*** Fumiyuki Beppu (Japanese: 別府史之; born 10 April 1983) is a Japanese professional road bicycle racer, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam EF Education–Nippo.67 His older brother is the cyclist Takumi Beppu.


Three Oaks

Three oaks with winter sun

photo credit Three Oaks: Brian Cookson OBE

The Sky was angry my friends that early morning we rode off to Lancashire.

But we continued anyway, heading west, then north, towards the sleeping mass of Longridge Fell, crossing the River Ribble and continuing inexorably through Ribchester, all thoughts of the Roman Legionnaires who built a fort here almost 2000 years ago, put to one side.

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Ottavio Bottecchia "The Butterfly"

August 1, 1894 – June 15, 1927

Bottecchia won the first stage of the Tour in 1924, and kept his lead to the end, marking the first time an Italian rider won the French Grand Tour.

Legend has it, that he wore his yellow jersey all the way to Milan on the train, while traveling third class in order to save money.

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