News and articles from Prendas Ciclismo

Theo Känel - Prince of Thieves

Theo Känel - Prince of Thieves

May 28, 2021 10 min read

In 1977, a cocksure Swiss upholsterer crammed a lifetime of scandals into four short months. In the third and final instalment of his vanishing teams series, Herbie Sykes recalls the mythical (for all the wrong reasons) Theo Känel.
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Index Alexia Alluminio Cycling Team

Index Alexia Alluminio Cycling Team

April 13, 2021 10 min read

In 2002, a team which was technically insolvent somehow won the Giro D'Italia. In the second of his exclusive blog posts on cycling’s vanishing teams, Herbie Sykes recalls Paolo Savoldelli’s Index-Alexia cycling team.
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Ton Vissers and the Alsaver Cycling Team - Last orders

Ton Vissers and the Alsaver Cycling Team - Last orders

March 09, 2021 9 min read

Join respected author & journalist Herbie Sykes who has exclusively written a series of articles for Prendas Ciclismo evoking cycling’s vanishing teams. The first blog features Ton Vissers and his Alsaver Cycling team, a mythical Dutch outfit from 1975 professional peloton.
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Our best-selling cycling jerseys of 2020

Our best-selling cycling jerseys of 2020

January 01, 2021 4 min read

The La Vie Claire retro jersey was our best-selling cycling jersey of an unforgettable 2020. For the first time ever, the Mondrian inspired jersey came out ahead of the three-time winner the San Pellegrino jersey with the consistent Molteni Arcore jersey in third.

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Read our blog on the best-selling cycling caps of the year!

Our best-selling cycling caps of the year!

November 08, 2020 5 min read

We have collated our 2020 sales data and look in detail at the top 10, best-selling cycling caps that Prendas Ciclismo has available worldwide for our customers to buy online.
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Watneys Beer Competition

Watneys Beer Competition

October 23, 2020 1 min read

We've teamed up with Watneys Beer to give you the chance to win one of their fabulous 5 Litre Party Seven cans as well as our official Watneys Beer Retro jerseys and cycling caps.
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Long-lost Race Leader Jerseys

Long-lost Race Leader Jerseys

October 02, 2020 5 min read

Join William Fotheringham who looks at a number of race leader jerseys that are sadly no longer awarded on the podium including the Tour de France Combination jersey and the blue InterGrio jersey of the Giro D'Italia.
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Lost Lanes with Jack Thurston

Lost Lanes with Jack Thurston

July 25, 2020 9 min read

We sat down with Jack Thurston for a Q&A about his best-selling series of cycling guides to the most beautiful bike rides in Britain. Lost Lanes has routes in the South, West, Wales and the North and we rode route #7 cycling around the Isle of Purbeck.
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La Vie Claire Cycling Team

La Vie Claire Cycling Team

July 08, 2020 9 min read

In William Fotheringham's latest blog, read his fascinating insight into the history of the La Vie Claire cycling team.  With it's team leaders of Greg Lemond, Bernard Hinault and Jean-François Bernard, the star of the team was arguably the iconic Mondrian-inspired jersey that is still a firm favourite.
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Alfa Lum's DS Primo Franchini enjoying a publicity photoshoot along with one of those fabulous red & white Colnagos.

Alfa Lum Cycling Team - Part 4

May 21, 2020 7 min read

Herbie Sykes continues his absorbing story of the Alfa Lum cycling team with the fourth and final part of this exclusive blog where the once close-knit team imploded eventually dispersing into amongst the European peloton.
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Motorola Cycling Team

Motorola Cycling Team

May 15, 2020 5 min read

In William Fotheringham's latest blog, learn about Jim Ochowicz's Motorola cycling team. Not only did they bring race radios to the peloton, but it also featured a core of English-speaking riders including Phil Anderson, Sean Yates, Steve Bauer, Andy Hampsten, Frankie Andreu, George Hincapie, and Lance Armstrong.
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Alfa Lum Cycling Team - Part 3

Alfa Lum Cycling Team - Part 3

May 07, 2020 6 min read

Author & journalist Herbie Sykes continues the fascinating story of the Alfa Lum cycling team, with part three starting with a trip to Liechtenstein.
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