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 SERGEI SOUKHOROUTCHENKOV

Cycling legends

By: Zdenko Kahlina

SERGEI SOUKHOROUTCHENKOV – Remember his name?
This is a story about great Russian racer Sergei Soukhoroutchenkov, who was called “Soukho. He won the cycling road race at the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow.

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 MERRY CHRISTMAS!

6th Anniversary

By: Zdenko Kahlina

‘Zdenko’s Corner’, it’s been six years already!
Six years ago I created my own blog: ‘Zdenko’s Corner’. Words can’t express how that silly, simple, little thing changed my life. Thanks to everyone who has read, liked, shared and commented on my posts! Other thanks to everyone who just stopped by and took a quick peek without reading or leaving comments. You all are the best!

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 Russian Nikolai Razouvaev

PEZ Talk

Source: PEZCycling News, By: Edmond Hood

Member of a red squad of the Soviet team from the 80′s
Back in the 70′s and 80′s the red squad of the Soviet teams dominated International amateur racing and were feared at every event they entered. But what was it really like behind the Iron Curtain competing for the USSR? Was the pressure really as high and the programme as tough as the rumors suggested? Ed Hood recently caught up with a man who lived through the programme and won races around the world as part of the red squad, Nikolai Razouvaev.

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 Aldo Ino Ilešič

PEZ Talk

Source: PEZCycling News, By: Edmond Hood

PEZ talks to Slovenian sprinter
Slovenian sprinter Aldo Ilesic has had a stellar year for Team Type 1 with 3 wins and a developing new role as a gun lead out man. United Healthcare spotted his talent and snapped him up for next year so we here at PEZ thought it was a good time to track him down to talk about his season, his travels and his future.

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 Cyclist rode until he was out of his mind

Sporting legends

By: Zdenko Kahlina

IN MEMORIAM – Two year anniversary JURE ROBIC (1965 – 2010)
Ultra-endurance competitions produced physical exhaustion, imaginary assailants.

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 Gösta Pettersson

The original Swedish sensation

Tales from the peloton, November 15, 2009

Gösta Pettersson was the first cyclist born north of the Rhine to win the Giro d’Italia when he passed the finish line on the Swedish pine boards of the Vigorello velodrome in Milan on June 10, 1971. It was and is Sweden’s first and only Grand Tour victory. Cyclingnews’ Tomas Nilsson brings Pettersson’s story to the internet age. 

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 Sprinter with pedigree

Retro Cycling legends

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Paulo Ongaro is coming from a cycling family
Everybody in Edmonton knows Paulo, he is very popular cyclist: sprinter and a track rider. Paulo is also successful business man. His biggest competitors are his own brothers; that’s where his pedigree is coming from.

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 Zdenko’s Corner Turns 3!

Web Site Third Anniversary

By: Zdenko Kahlina

‘What the Hell Is Zdenko’s Corner?’
Keeping track of my 500+ blogs and stories, emailing my contributors, designing graphics, editing stories and answering emails/comments from my growing readership of 20,000+ monthly loyal fans – while at the same time maintaining regular job, family and bike riding, it’s sometimes too easy to get stuck in the trenches.

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 Rik van Looy

RIDER BIOGRAPHIES

By Zdenko Kahlina
 
King of the Classics
Rik Van Looy was born on December 20, 1933. Nicknamed the “King of the Classics” or “Emperor of Herentals” (because he lived in the small Belgian city near the Dutch border), Rik Van Looy won just about every one-day race worth mentioning.

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 ALFREDO BINDA

Tales from the peloton

Source: Cyclingnews.com
 
The Giro’s first superstar
Alfredo Binda was the first multiple Giro d’Italia champion, securing five victories between 1925 and 1933 that redefined the way stage races were ridden. As the Giro celebrates its centenary edition Cyclingnews’ Les Clarke takes a look at Binda’s impressive record of overall triumphs that wasn’t broken for 20 years.

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 JACQUES ANQUETIL

JACQUES ANQUETIL
Monday, May 18, 2009

I remember year 1964 when I was just beginning to watch my older brother racing on his bike. In the daily sporting paper “Sportske Novosti” there were pictures of one French cyclist who was winning most professional bike races at that time. His name was Jacques Anquetil.

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 Velocity Cycle – Grand reopening

Edmonton cycling scene

By: Zdenko Kahlina
New location!
One of the oldest bicycle shops in Edmonton moved this year to its new location. After more than 30 years residing on 101 Avenue, at the east end of the city, current shop’s owner Calvin Berube moved the shop further south at Argyll Road, as part of the growing process when they needed more show room space. 

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 Tara Whitten – new Canadian heroine

Cycling talent

By Paula Findlay 
 
Winning Ways
Tara Whitten, ’07 bsc, winner of a gold and three bronze medals at the 2010 commonwealth games in India, takes a break from training for the 2011 track cycling world cup to talk with third-year student and fellow athlete Paula Findlay.

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 Remembering Ballerini

Flashbacks from the peloton

By Zdenko Kahlina
 
The popular Italian racer and Paris-Roubaix specialist was killed last year in a racecar crash.
If the measure of a man is the pit of grief that remains when he is gone, the 48 hours after Franco Ballerini’s trafgic death in a rally car accident on 7th of February, 2010 were a worthy homage to one of pro cycling’s undisputed nice guys.

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 LAURENT FIGNON, Remembered

Cycling Legend

Former Tour de France winner loses fight against cancer
(12 August 1960 – 31 August 2010)

A tear in my eye for the man I’ve never met

 
 

This morning I was shocked to hear that Laurent Fignon passed away. A tear came to my eye for the man I have never met.

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 Claudio Chiappucci, Today

World Cycling

From: Italian Cycling Journal, posted by Angelo Senza
Remember Claudio Chiappucchi? This is a short story about him and what he is doing these days.

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 POUPOU, RAYMOND POULIDOR

Tour heroes: “Poupou”, The Ethernal Second

By David Cohen

RAYMOND POULIDOR. the famous cyclist best known for coming second instead of winning – but, only at Tour de France!

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 FAUSTO COPPI

The story of Fausto Coppi

By Zdenko Kahlina

A tribute to one of the greatest cyclists

If… in this bad, beautiful world competitive cycling has any relevance other than being the pursuit of adolescent endeavors, then perhaps the life of the Italian cyclist Fausto Coppi might serve to illustrate at least some of cycling’s sometimes complex involvement with the world at large. 

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 BLACK MAGIC

Retro fabulous

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Black Magic – Luigi Malabrocca
It’s all about coming first these days when it comes to the Giro d’Italia, but that wasn’t always so. There was a brief period, 1946 to 1951, in the Giro d’ Italia when the last rider in GC would wear the “maglia nera” (black jersey). Interestingly, the very last rider to wear it, in 1951, was Giovanni Pinarello who went onto launch the famous bicycle brand in his name.

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 R.I.P. Rheya

Family life

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Leaving pawprints on our hearts
Our beloved nine-year old Golden retriever Rheya, has passed away this week (October 2009). We sadly said goodbye to her, after Rheya succumbed to the pain of cancer. I am eternally grateful for the nine wonderful years that Rheya gave us, full of excitement and Love, and a wonderful friendship that we’ll never forget.

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 RIP Frank Vandenbrucke

RIDER BIOGRAPHIES

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Belgian dies on holiday in Senegal
Frank Vandenbroucke has died while on holiday in Senegal. Reports in Belgium have said that 34-year-old Belgian cyclist was found in his hotel room and that early reports indicate that he died of a blood clot.

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 ROBBIE McEWEN

Biking stories

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Tales from the peloton, May 29 2009.
Australian Robbie McEwen (Team Katusha) suffered a serious knee injury in a crash two kilometers from the finish during stage two of the Tour of Belgium. The extent of the 36-year-old sprinter’s injuries will likely force McEwen to miss the 2009 Tour de France.

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