In part one of our Mapei cycling team blog, we recount the early years of the Italian superteam, which, from humble beginnings, morphed to the most powerful team of the era, winning an incredible 653 races along the way.
Join cycling author & journalist William Fotheringham who recalls his memories of the 1989 road world championships held in Chambéry, France where Greg Lemond came out the victor beating Dimitri Konyshev and Sean Kelly in a rain-soaked sprint for the line.
Pedr Charlesworth looks into the story behind the TI Raleigh cycling team that combined success on the road and track with the likes of Jan Raas, Peter Post, Joop Zoetemelk, René Pijnen, Frank Hoste and Hennie Kuiper.
Pedr Charlesworth delves into the story behind the Flandria cycling team that boasted team leaders like Rik Van Looy, Roger De Vlaeminck, Walter Godefroot and Freddy Maertens during their 17 years in the pro peloton.
Join travel writer and round-the-world cyclist Pedr Charlesworth as he looks into the story behind the Brooklyn Gum team's success in the Monuments - spearheaded by Roger De Vlaeminck, otherwise known as Mr Paris-Roubaix.
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 travel writer and round-the-world cyclist Pedr Charlesworth as he explores the story behind the iconic Peugeot cycling team containing Tom Simpson, Roger Pingeon, Eddy Merckx and Robert Millar et al commandeered as the most successful cycling team ever.
Follow travel writer and round-the-world cyclist Pedr Charlesworth into a volatile world where The Cannibal meets The Emperor in Solo-Superia red. Whether you supported team Rik Van Looy or team Eddy Merckx, you were definitely supporting Solo-Superia assert their dominance in the Monuments.
Join travel writer & current round-the-world cyclist Pedr Charlesworth as he delves into the ruthless panache that made the iconic Molteni cycling team so successful with leaders Gianni Motta, Herman Van Springel, Marino Basso and Eddy Merckx.