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Your source for results of recent bicycle races, along with past race results, beginning in 1896 with the first Paris-Roubaix. Use the menu options above for archives.

latest race results

February 1: Grand Prix Cycliste la Marseillaise
February 1
Marseille - Marseille
1. Pim Ligthart
2. Kenneth Vanbilsen
3. Antoine Demoitié
 
February 1: Cadel Evans Great Road Race
February 1: Geelong -
Torquay
1. Gianni Meersman
2. Simon Clarke
3. Nathan Haas
January 29-February 1: Challenge Illes Balears- Challenge Ciclista Mallorca
February 1: Trofeo Playa de Palma 1. Matteo Pelucchi
2. André Greipel
3. Ben Swift
 
January 19-25: Tour de San Luis
January 25:
Stage 7, Achiras-Merlos
1. Mark Cavendish
2. Fernando Gavira
3. Jakub Mareczko
Final GC leader: Daniel Diaz
 
January 20-25: Tour Down Under
January 25:
Stage 6,
Adelaide Circuit Race
1. Wouter Wippert
2. Heinrich Haussler
3. Boris Vallee
Final GC Leader: Rohan Dennis
 
January 2-5, 2015: Mitchelton Wines Bay Cycling Classic
Jan. 5: 4th and Final Stage: Williamstown 1. Greg Henderson
2. Michael Hepburn
3. Roger Kluge
Final GC Leader: Caleb Ewen
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Newest feature postings:
January 12: Racing weight and healthy weight loss. Time to get ready for the season!

News: February 1: Cadel Evans ends pro racing career, busy start to February's racing, Team Sky's roster for Dubai Tour and Tour of Qatar

January 31: Jack Bobridge fails in World Hour Record attempt, Tinkoff-Saxo plans for Dubai Tour

January 30: Strike at Campagnolo factory, Tour Méditerranéen will be held

January 28: More upcoming races, Lotto-Soudal's plans for Challenge Mallorca

January 26: Upcoming races, First UCI road rankings of 2015

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The Story of the Giro d'Italia, volume 1

The Giro d'Italia is one of the world's most important and popular bicycle races, yet there is almost no information in English about this magical Italian race's rich past. With The Story of the Giro d'Italia, the fabulous history of Italy's national tour is at last available. Volume One takes the story of the Giro from its origin as a desperate promotional gamble by a nearly broke newspaper to Eddy Merckx's convincing 1970 victory. 

The great rivalry between Fausto Coppi and Gino Bartali is well known, mostly because of their adventures in the Tour de France. But for much of bike racing’s history the Alps have been a high wall and Italian sponsors preferred to keep their racers at home where they could earn valuable publicity. Because of this, there is a whole world of great athletes who are virtually unknown to the non-Italian cycling fan. How about Giovanni Valetti? In 1939 Valetti beat Bartali when Gino was at the very peak of his powers. Has anyone heard of Giuseppe Enrici, the Giro winner who was born in Pittsburgh? Alfonsina Strada was the only woman who entered (and unofficially finished) a Grand Tour. And there was Giordano Cottur, who won a Giro stage in Trieste while guns blazed.
Clearly, this is a story that had to be told and it's all in The Story of the Giro d'Italia.

Here are the links to several booksellers so that you can get your own copy of The Story of the Giro d'Italia, Volume 1: 1909-1970.

Costante Girardengo

From the 1923 Giro d'Italia. This is the overall winner, Costante Girardengo, at the end of the grueling Italian national tour.

Girardengo was a rider of extraordinary ability, but both the war and his fiery temper shortened his win list. He was the first rider to get the nickname "Campionissimo", Champion of Champions.

I have a Girardengo photo gallery and short biography posted here.

 

What you'll find in our site:

The Tour de France. Lots of information, including results for every single stage of every Tour.

Other important bike races: the Giro d'Italia, the Vuelta a España, along with the classics, stage races, national championships, world records, and olympics.

We keep a running record of the races going on in the current year, with results, photos, maps, etc. We've been doing this since 2001, so the results for this year as well as previous years are available here.

This site is owned and run by McGann Publishing. We're a micro-publisher specializing in books about cycling history. Interested? Here's information on our titles in print.

We are devoted to cycling and all of its characters and events. The sport's past matters to us. We've been interviewing anyone who will sit down and talk to us, then writing up the interviews, and collecting other stories about cycling. We have rider histories—the stories of individual riders, many by the great cycling writer Owen Mulholland. We have our oral history project—the results of our interviews. And we've collected lots of photos over the years, of racers, racing, manufacturing, etc., which we have arranged into photo galleries for your enjoyment.

Being in the bike business for many years, we had to opportunity to travel a lot in Europe, riding bikes, attending trade shows, etc. We've written up many of our travels, and had some contributions from others whose travels differed from ours.

What would the day be without the funnies? Our friend Francesca Paoletti has drawn a series of comics about bike related stuff, poking fun at us along the way.

If you are interested in bikes, sooner or later you will want to know some technical information about bikes. We have articles here about bike weight, how bike frames are prepped and assembled, selected bike parts, and others.

And then there's food! The bicycle runs on the human engine, and the human engine runs on food, so of course we're interested in that.

Along the way we've been privileged to meet many people in and around the bike business who do things we like. The folks whose ads are up there on the right are friends of ours who we believe conduct their business knowledgably and honorably; here are a few others who do stuff we like.