Mountain biking pioneer Joe Breeze heading down Repack in Marin County, California. Picture was found on Velominati.

Mountain biking pioneer Joe Breeze heading down Repack in Marin County, California. Picture was found on Velominati.

Fausto Coppi gets the treatment from his blind soigneur, Biagio Cavanna. Thanks to Velominati for the photograph.

Fausto Coppi gets the treatment from his blind soigneur, Biagio Cavanna. Thanks to Velominati for the photograph.

Bernard Hinault on the way to winning the 1980 edition of Liège–Bastogne–Liège in Arctic conditions. It’s well worth reading Velominati’s account of the event to get an idea of the scale of his achievement.

Bernard Hinault on the way to winning the 1980 edition of Liège–Bastogne–Liège in Arctic conditions. It’s well worth reading Velominati’s account of the event to get an idea of the scale of his achievement.

Five times winner of Amstel Gold Race Jan Raas. There hasn’t been a Dutch winner of the race now since 2001 with Erik Dekker. Photo by Hans Peters was found on Velominati.

Five times winner of Amstel Gold Race Jan Raas. There hasn’t been a Dutch winner of the race now since 2001 with Erik Dekker. Photo by Hans Peters was found on Velominati.

Sean Kelly’s pins from the 1984 Liège–Bastogne–Liège and found on Velominati. Definitely looking like a different era.

Sean Kelly’s pins from the 1984 Liège–Bastogne–Liège and found on Velominati. Definitely looking like a different era.

Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle (GAN) racing in the 1994 Paris-Roubaix in a road bike complete with Rock Shox. Velominati has an interesting article profiling the movement of innovations in mountain biking across to road cycling.

Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle (GAN) racing in the 1994 Paris-Roubaix in a road bike complete with Rock Shox. Velominati has an interesting article profiling the movement of innovations in mountain biking across to road cycling.

Gino Bartali (left) and Fausto Coppi (right) racing in the stage to Aosta Valley in the 1949 Tour de France. Thanks to Velominati for this one.

Gino Bartali (left) and Fausto Coppi (right) racing in the stage to Aosta Valley in the 1949 Tour de France. Thanks to Velominati for this one.

There’s drafting, and then there’s this…From Velominati’s look at winter training. 

There’s drafting, and then there’s this…From Velominati’s look at winter training. 

Photograph of Ferdinand “Ferdi” Kübler found on Velominati. Ferdi had impressive palmarès including the Tour de France (1950), World Road Championships (1951) ,Bordeaux-Paris (1953), Liège–Bastogne–Liège (1951, 1952) and La Flèche Wallonne (1951, 1952) among many others. 

Photograph of Ferdinand “Ferdi” Kübler found on Velominati. Ferdi had impressive palmarès including the Tour de France (1950), World Road Championships (1951) ,Bordeaux-Paris (1953), Liège–Bastogne–Liège (1951, 1952) and La Flèche Wallonne (1951, 1952) among many others. 

Louison Bobet pops a wheelie on the Col d’Izoard. The Tour de France heads to the Pyrenean mountains with climbs up Col de Pailhères and Ax 3 Domaines. Photograph comes from Velominati.

Louison Bobet pops a wheelie on the Col d’Izoard. The Tour de France heads to the Pyrenean mountains with climbs up Col de Pailhères and Ax 3 Domaines. Photograph comes from Velominati.