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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Z Vêtements Cycling Team

Z Vêtements Cycling Team

May 05, 2020 4 min read

Join cycling author & journalist William Fotheringham who looks back at the Z Vêtements Peugeot cycling team. Greg Lemond, Robert Millar and Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle all rode in the famous comic-book-inspired team jersey.
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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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An amazing race - the 1989 Tour de France

An amazing race - the 1989 Tour de France

March 30, 2020 10 min read

Originally published in issue 257 of Procycling Magazine, William Fotheringham looks back at the 1989 Tour de France which was decided by seconds on the Champs-Élysées between Greg LeMond and Laurent Fignon.

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We sat down with William Fotheringham for a Q&A about his latest book The Greatest: The life and times of Beryl Burton.

Beryl Burton Q&A with William Fotheringham

November 06, 2019 6 min read

We sat down with William Fotheringham for a Q&A about retelling the story of a true legend, the one and only Beryl Burton in his latest book The Greatest.
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Paris - Roubaix 1996: Johan Museeuw taking the win ahead of teammates Gianluca Bortolami & Andrea Tafi to complete an all-MAPEI podium.

Mapei Cycling Team 1993 - 1997

October 16, 2019 10 min read

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.
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See the incredible delight captured by A. Landrain in Greg Lemond's face having sprinted to victory at the 1989 UCI Road World Championships in Chambéry, France. Photo Credit: Press Sports / L'Equipe.

Road World Championships - Chambéry 1989

August 28, 2019 5 min read

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.
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