Oct 14, 2016

Friday File: King CX, Robin Williams's bikes & Doha overheating

King of CX: Erik De Vlaeminck.



Today's Friday File is bikes and Doha

It's cyclocross season! I'm enjoying the Peloton Magazine's Mostly Cross issue and it's a dandy. One of the CX's founding father's is Erik De Vlaeminck (1945-2015), brother of the legend Roger aka Monsieur Roubaix. Erik's accomplishments is also legendary:

World Cyclo-cross Champion: 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973.

Belgian National Cyclo-cross Champion: 1967, 1969, 1971, 1972)

He was such a skilled bike handler, that it was said, that he could ride along a railway rail for kilometres at a time without slipping off. He has seven world championships to his name and remains cyclo-cross's greatest ever racer!




Another great bike handler was...







The late and great actor, Robin Williams loved his bicycles. I loved his comedic frenzied energy. He translated that energy to his love of the two wheel kind. How onto your cycling caps... his eccentric collection is up for sale...

Story and photos here...





Colnago dots.



Doha IS overheating...


Don't believe what the organizers are saying in reference to the high temperatures in Doha when they say the heat is not in the 'danger zone'. Who are they kidding?


Enzo Walters U23 heat victim. 





I think a lot of riders will arrive for the final laps, but I do not think a lot of them will be fresh. The heat will be brutal.
- Tom Boonen





Can Peter Sagan do the world double? Paolo Bettini (2006, 2007) is the reigning double champion and his record will be seriously challenged by Sagan this Sunday...









A wonderful moment...


The Italian women's junior team celebrating their gold medal.




The No. 1 look...



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