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 Il Campionissimo

Cycling legends

Source: Italian Cycling Journal

A Talk with Felice Gimondi, “Il Campionissimo”
By Valeria Paoletti
Setting up an appointment with the great Felice Gimondi, Italy’s last Campionissimo (champion of champions), was not very easy. This very distinguished man was the last truly complete Italian rider capable of winning all the important races, which at that time required beating Eddy Merckx. Today he works for Bianchi and runs an insurance business. His work for Bianchi involves traveling not only all over Italy, but also out of his home country, such is his international prestige.


 Eddy Merckx The Cannibal

Retro cycling

By: Daniel Friebe

Exclusive extract from Daniel Friebe’s book.
Forty-five years ago this week, in the spring of 1967, Eddy Merckx was already a two-time Milan-San Remo winner, already a flat-track bully of some repute, but also just one of several would-be kings of the cycling world.


 The Rise and Fall of Marco Pantani


Source: Pro Cycling magazine

The Rise and Fall of Marco Pantani: Pantani crashes in the 1995 Milano – Torino one-day race
Three years before he won the Tpour de France, Marco Pantani’s career hovered on the brink when he crashed into a Jeep during Milano – Torino on October 18, 1995.


 Bartali Secrets

Cycling retro

Source: Italian Cycling Journal

More Gino Bartali Secrets Revealed
Gino Bartali’s participation in the resistance during World War II was only revealed after his death in May, 2000. On April 25, 2005, he was posthumously conferred the “Medaglia d’Oro al Merito Civile” by the President of the Italian Republic.


 Reinventing the Suitcase

Traveling the world

By: Joe Sharkey
The man who changed the way we travel
MANY thousands of years ago, there were two important inventions, the wheel and the sack. As a traveler, I can’t help wondering why it took so long to put rollers on that sack to create wheeled luggage.


 Computers: 12 Things You Didn’t Know About ENIAC

Computer history

By: George Jones, Published on MaximumPC portal

Feb. 14 was the 65th anniversary of the first real supercomputer. Is there any better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with a dozen ENIAC factoids?


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