Photo: Alps & Andes

Photo: Alps & Andes

free t-shirtS, swatting flies at a team hotel, and seven other tales from Paris-Roubaix.

As is usually the case, upon returning from a a race like Paris-Roubaix, I currently find myself lacking the ability to put the whole thing into a single cohesive post. So as I’ve done the in the past, I offer you the following bullet points, in no particular order, along with some of the pictures I took.   


FRom the archives

How and why DAYER QuintanA went from racing his bike, to unwillingly becoming a police officer

Dayer Quintana, Nairo's brother, took an incredibly unusual route to becoming a professional, one that nearly derailed his plans in a most unusual way.

 

To worship at the altar of martyrdom

Through its tumultuous past, and its extreme interpretation of Catholic iconography Colombians developed an insatiable taste for martyrdom and spectacle

Choosing to forego revenge

An interview with Rigoberto Uran in which he discusses the difficult and painful path that led him to cycling, including his father's assassination while out on a Sunday morning training ride in his native Urrao 

HE trafficked arms, smuggled emeralds and threatened to break Laurent Fignon's jaw

Jose Beyaert, the first Olympic road champion, lived a life as full and amazing as the place where he chose to live it.


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