Great Moments in Cycling History: Part 1

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Cycling, as a sport, has given us amazing and very memorable moments:

- Lemond beating Fignon by 8 seconds.

- Museeuw, Bortolami, and Tafi entering the velodrome together.

- Hinault punching people in the face at Paris-Nice.

- That one time during my commute that I beat the guy on the hybrid on the longish climb.

While the sport is full of great moments, perhaps none is greater than the one below, which occurred during a training ride consisting of Robert Millar, Allan Peiper and a third (unnamed) rider. Peiper does the talking.
(Language/sound is not completely safe for work if you have the sound way up)





While some of you will surely thank me for sharing this amazing piece of cycling history with you, others will no doubt proclaim that not only was the post brief, it was also subpar. In doing so, you'll be protesting exactly in the same manner as the two elderly women described by Woody Allen in his movie Annie Hall. The ones that say:


—"Boy, the food at this place is really terrible."

—"Yeah, I know; and such small portions."


Rest assured, the posts will continue to be terrible, but the portions will grow once I have a bit more time. What am I busy with you ask? Lots, but I've mostly been searching for Fabio Duarte's right arm, which has gone missing since this picture was taken at the GP Lugano earlier in the season.


Basso uncomfortably holds Duarte's nub



I've also busied myself by making an appearance in my brother's podcast, where I once again showed my amazing knowledge of cycling history, bicycle componentry, and the esoteric aspects of the sport....by discussing which cyclists pluck their eyebrows (Garzelli, Fuglsang, and Visconti...I'm looking in your direction), as well as speaking out about the similarities between Stefano Garzelli and make-up artist David Evangelista.




If anyone is going to mock me for having noticed this similarity, or for the fact that I know the name of any make-up artist, spare me. It's this kind of cutting edge commentary that has gotten me tens of readers. Plus, they do look alike, don't they?