A nickname could be the sincerest form of flattery

Chippandale, The Cash Register, Lipstick, The Gherkin, The Glass Testicle, The Supository. None of these are names that the architects who designed those buildings, or the developers who paid for them, gave them. But they were given by the public based on their appearance. And they stuck. Architect Philip Johnson (who designed the Chippandale and the Lipstick building) always said that he was flattered by the nicknames. He took them as a point of pride. He'd come up with a memorable structure that had struck a chord. 

I guess we should say the same to the designer who came up with Direct Energie's identity....you know, the one with the golden bagels. 

FRom the archives


An unusual amount of Colombia's professional cyclists come from this high plain northeast of Bogota. Why is that? What makes this place to special in regards to cycling? 


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.