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.

Franco Chioccioli (aka Coppino or Little Coppi) in the maglia rosa from the 1991 Giro d’Italia. Picture comes from Velominati’s profile of the Italian cyclist.

Franco Chioccioli (aka Coppino or Little Coppi) in the maglia rosa from the 1991 Giro d’Italia. Picture comes from Velominati’s profile of the Italian cyclist.

A taste of what’s to come for those people watching the Tour of Flanders in Belgium. The Rodania car precedes major Belgium races emitting a rather lurid tone. You can find out more about this over at Inner Ring. Thanks to Velominati for the photo.

A taste of what’s to come for those people watching the Tour of Flanders in Belgium. The Rodania car precedes major Belgium races emitting a rather lurid tone. You can find out more about this over at Inner Ring. Thanks to Velominati for the photo.

The 25th Infantry Bicycle Corps on Minerva Terrace in the 1890s from Velominati’s look at these cycling pioneers.

The 25th Infantry Bicycle Corps on Minerva Terrace in the 1890s from Velominati’s look at these cycling pioneers.