Reaching the finishing line on a bier, after having raced like hell. Perseverance. Reaching the finish in a lumbering style. Famous statements of De Kneet. He didn’t only have a way with words, he was a fantastic cyclist as well. A big hero. He won 10 stages in the Tour de France, won the Amstel Gold Race 2 x and beat Franceso Moser in the sprint, winning the rainbow jersey. That’s what makes you a big hero. No fooling. Or perhaps secretly a bit?
The Badger. Which cyclist was nicknamed The Badger? It became one of the most famous Trivial Pursuit questions thanks to a Dutch beer brand. Of course, this Trivial Pursuit question was primarily invented, because The Badger was extremely good. The Badger won the Tour de France 5x, the Giro d’Italia 3x , the Vuelta a España 3x and Paris-Roubaix (in spite of the fact he hated cobbled roads), The Amstel Gold Race, Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2x , became road world champion and won many classics, cycle races and stages. Perhaps The Badger was the best cyclist ever. Anyway, he was the leader of the pack. He wouldn’t be trifled with. He was the big boss. The Badger. Le Blaireau.
The Kilburn Flyer. The first Brit who won the Tour de France. If you would like become a good time-triallist, you must pay close attention to this “Sir”. Like no other, not only on the road, but on the track as well. 1 x Tour de France, several times Olympic Road Champion, Olympic time-trail champion, world duration record-holder and world champion time-trailing. The Kilburn Flyer wants to do it one more time. 2016, place to be? Rio de Janeiro. On the Olympic Games, where else. He isn’t fully retro yet, but looks like it. To us, he is a hero. The time triallist, the flyer. The Kilburn Flyer.
RETRO CYCLING SHIRTS
1971 XE IJmuiden