Road cycling reforms: show me the number

Jacques Anquetil

This post is about number 9, or more accurately, about the inadequacy of number 9. As you know, there are 9 riders on each Grand Tour team. Not 11 and not 13, 9. Ever wondered why? I don’t know and I suspect nobody does. Is there is anything wrong with 9? I think there is. […]

Road Cycling Reforms: Can road cycling be revived?

Jacques Anquetil, Rik Van Looy and Eddy Merckx

Call me old fashioned, nostalgic or whatever, but road cycling today is not the same sport it used to be. Where is the Bernard Hinault of this age? Eddy Merckx, Fausto Coppi, Sean Kelly, Roger De Vlaeminck, Gino Bartali, Lucien Petit-Breton and Henri Pélissier? Where are the men who could win Liège – Bostogne – […]