From The Archives - Pantani

From the Getty Images amazing archive.... some rarely seen Pantani content. Hi-Res available for purchase of course!

Giro winner Damiano Cungeo visits the Pantani memorial in Cesenatico - 2004

Pantani on Le Tour de France Stage 20 TT at Disneyland in 1997

On Stage 16 on the 2000 Tour De France

Marco on his way to winning Stage 14 of the 1995 Tour
The infamous Lance-Marco 2000 battle of Stage 13.

A young Marco waits to start the Stage 19 TT in the 94 Tour

En route to a 1998 Stage 11 victory

Marco cuts an enigmatic figure at the 2001 Tour of Catalonia

New Dura Ace

Valverde Interview

Over at the brilliant CyclingTips blog, you are invited to post up questions to ask the infamous Alejandro Valverde, and the top 15 will be used in an interview on CyclingTribe.... head there now and ask the man himself anything you want....

Custom Lust

I think this is one of the most insane and amazing paint jobs I have ever seen! Obviously not in a Pegoretti type way, just straight-up no fuss chaos! via Cyclowired

Bike Lust



Joe Papp

Joe Papp Interview from Phil Anderson on Vimeo.

Halftone Freshness.

Cadence hitting the buttons! loving this....


I cant stop listening to this belter of a track. Just wish it was actually summer here!

The 1910 Ride - Rapha Tourmalet Celebrations

Rapha have celebrated the centinary anniversary of the inclusion of the col du tourmalet in Le Tour route by partaking in what can only be described as a ride of most epic proportions. Graeme Raeburn, Matt Brett, Phil Deeker and Ultan Coyle rode the full 326km of the famed 1910 stage, from Bagneres-de-Luchon to Bayonne.

Not content with such a monsterous, somewhat beastly ride, they have also set themselves the target to complete the ride in a time close to that of the 1910 winner, Octave Lapize. Octave completed the gruelling route in around 14.5 hours. Fairly impressive when considering the equipment of the period, and that the stage included a beastly 6000 meters of climbing, taking in no less than 5 brutal climbs, The Aubisque, Soulor, Aspin, Peyresourde and.... famously.....the Tourmalet.

Setting off at 3:30am (a brutal excercise in itself) the boys braved less than idea weather conditions to make the voyage. I particularly love the nod to the days past with brooks saddles and matching bar tape!

The full feature can be read over at Rapha.

To commemorate the ride Rapha have also launched a gorgeous vintage styled 'Tourmalet' jersey, and are currently running a special 'Tourmalet Exhibiton' at their london home, the Cycle Club. So head down there, enjoy a nude brew and soak up some epic inspiration for that most hallowed of climbs.


Cycle Club Lands In The Big Apple

Pyrenean Descent

Oh Mavic!


RIP Frank Sidebottom

Style Chief


Thom Browne’s Moncler Gamme Bleu Men’s 2011 spring Ready-to-wear collection drawing on old school cycling vibes. Loving the natty suit combo's, not loving the crazy print capes so much! Spotted HERE

Kitsune Noir Wallpapers

Kitsune Noir website has some great wallpapers available for download, particularly digging the bike chain designs... Check out the collection HERE. Thanks to my main Skid Marx CC homie and overall uber housemate James for the link.

Photographer Profile - Cheryl King

Bianchista stumbled across Cheryl King's work recently, and wanted to share some a little insight into the very talented UK based photographer. Im really looking forward to seeing more of Cheryl's work, and hopefully watch Bianchista for some coverage of the 2010 Smithfield Nocturne direct from Cheryl.

B - How long have you been shooting cycling? and why do you shoot cycling?
CK - I have been shooting cycling for a couple of years now. I used to race XC back in the mid 1990's and have kept involved in the sport ever since. It was a natural progression to combine my photography with cycling.

B - Do you cycle? if so what bike, what kind of riding?
CK - Sure I ride! Like any keen cyclist I have a collection of bikes. The most used are my Specialized Sworks Enduro MTB and my Specialized S-works Road Bike. I couldn't choose between mountain biking or road riding, though if it's raining I prefer mountain biking.

B - What was your favourite moment shooting cycling?
CK - It's all great. Whether its MTB, Road or Cross, what stays the same is the friendliness of the people involved and the beauty of the sport.

B - What is your favourite picture of your back catalogue and why?
CK - The above photo of Dan Craven of Rapha Condor Sharp at this years Ryedale GP.
It was a really hard race, it rained all day and lots of riders abandoned. Those that finished, Dan included, crossed the line soaking wet. Though it is always difficult photographing in those conditions the results are worth it.

If you are seeking editorial or creative coverage of cycling, Cheryl can be emailed direct at Check out cheryls full porfolio of work here.


Im Coming For You....

BianchixAdidas - Availble now!

These special edition shoes actually made it to general release and can be scooped over at the Bianchi store. Thanks to Giles for the link!

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