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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.