Jean-Paul van Poppel's Reynolds 753 Gazelle Champion Mondial

Jean-Paul van Poppel's Reynolds 753 Gazelle Champion Mondial

August 01, 2016

Jean-Paul Van Poppel Riding for PDM Concorde c.1987/88

"Popeye" was his nickname, and not only was he one of The Netherlands most successful cyclists, he was also one of the most exciting. Winner of the green jersey at the 1987 Tour de France, and with a total of 9 stage wins overall, he would often claim victory from seemingly futile positions. His four stage wins in the 1988 Tour made him the most successful Dutch sprinter in a single tour...

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Claudio Chiappucci aka El Diablo

July 29, 2016

Chiappucci celebrating in 1992

As the dust settles on another Tour, we’ve got nothing but congratulations for Chris Froome on bagging his third win. But for all the solid achievements of the Sky Team, the most memorable image of the Tour was undoubtedly Froome’s brief and surreal sprint up a chaotic Mount Ventoux, after the crowd had pressed in and his bike had been trashed in the ensuing pile up...

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