Eddy Merckx making sure everything is as it should be from a Velominati piece looking at bike fit.

Eddy Merckx making sure everything is as it should be from a Velominati piece looking at bike fit.

Steve Dennis’s painting of the highway scene from Breaking Away which accompanies Brett Kennedy’s glowing account of this classic cycling film.

Steve Dennis’s painting of the highway scene from Breaking Away which accompanies Brett Kennedy’s glowing account of this classic cycling film.

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.