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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.