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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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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Alfa Lum Cycling Team - Part 2

Alfa Lum Cycling Team - Part 2

April 28, 2020 5 min read

Author & journalist Herbie Sykes continues the intriguing story of the Alfa Lum cycling team, part two explains how the formerly all-Italian team decided to adopt the Red Army cycling team.
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Alfa Lum Cycling Team - Part 1

Alfa Lum Cycling Team - Part 1

April 21, 2020 6 min read

Join respected author & journalist Herbie Sykes who explains the curious story of the Alfa Lum cycling team. Part one starts with Maurizio Fondriest's win at the 1988 World Championships that shaped the future of the team.
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Upwardly mobile…

Upwardly mobile…

April 05, 2020 9 min read

Join respected author & journalist Herbie Sykes who tells the interesting story of the Metauro Mobili Pinarello cycling team that featured riders like the Belgian climbing sensation Lucien Van Impe and Italian Champion Vittorio Algeri.
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San Pellegrino Cycling Team - Brilliant Orange

San Pellegrino Cycling Team - Brilliant Orange

May 10, 2019 6 min read

Join respected author & journalist Herbie Sykes who explains the intriguing background story behind our best-selling retro jersey of 2017 and 2018 - the San Pellegrino.
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The Fåglum brothers - Gösta Pettersson (in the maglia rosa) on the start line of the 1972 edition of the Giro D'Italia.

Ferretti Cycling Team - Fratelli D'Italia

May 02, 2019 6 min read

Join respected author & journalist Herbie Sykes who looks back to when the Ferretti cycling team joined the professional peloton and brought along the Swedish Pettersson brothers along for a truly meteoric journey.
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The Milk Race - The squid and the whale

The Milk Race - The squid and the whale

February 26, 2019 6 min read

Join respected author & journalist Herbie Sykes who looks back on the Milk Race from an Eastern European and Soviet Union riders point of view in this insightful piece.
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Forgotten Races: The Peace Race

Forgotten Races: The Peace Race

October 25, 2018 5 min read

Join respected author & journalist Herbie Sykes whose enthusiasm for the Peace Race shines through this insightful piece. The race ran between 1948 and 2006, and is now rightly celebrated in our Forgotten Races collection with a jersey, cap & socks available.
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The unbearable lightness of being Gianbattista Baronchelli

The unbearable lightness of being Gianbattista Baronchelli

August 06, 2018 4 min read

Join respected author & journalist Herbie Sykes who explains how Gianbattista Baronchelli got to ride the 61st edition of the Giro D'Italia for SCIC during the 19778 won by Belgian Johan De Murnck (Bianchi - Faema).
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Florent Vanvaerenbergh’s theory of tacit knowledge

Florent Vanvaerenbergh’s theory of tacit knowledge

April 17, 2018 5 min read

Join respected author & journalist Herbie Sykes who explains how Florent Vanvaerenbergh’s Safir Cycling Team got to ride the 64th edition of the Giro D'Italia.
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Hennie Kuiper and his Jacky Aernoudt jersey

Hennie Kuiper and his Jacky Aernoudt jersey

March 29, 2018 4 min read

Join respected author & journalist Herbie Sykes who explains just who the mysterious Jacky Aernoudt name is plastered across Hennie Kuiper's 1983 Paris-Roubaix team jersey.
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