Velo Vignettes
Capturing the History of our Great Sport
 
   
Classics
Flahute and the Lion of Flanders x
In Flanders Fields
by Graham Jones

Imagine the fastest rides that you do – racing or training. You are on the rivet, eyes glued to the wheel in front as tiny rivulets of sweat sting your eyes. Now imagine upping the pace by about another 4mph or 5mph and staying there for about 100 miles.
Bordeaux-Paris
Part 1 The Derby of the Road x
Part 2 Les Enfants Terribles x
Part 3 The Legend, the D.S., the Domestique and an Englishman
by Graham Jones
Homage to Pellos
Homage to Pellos
>> Pellos Illustrations
by Graham Jones

In the 1930's and 1970's French cycling magazines were blessed with the contributions of René Pellarin who was better known under his pseudonym Pellos. Born in 1900, his prolific career lasted well into his later years when he passed away in 1998. Pellos is universally recognized as one of the greatest sports illustrators and cartoonists of his era.
An Enduring Legacy
Part 1 The Taxman Cometh x
Part 2
“The Golden Age” of Cycling x
Part 3
Mortals and Immortals
by Graham Jones
We'll Meet Again
Part 1 xCycling and WW1
Part 2 xCycling and WW2
by Graham Jones
In 2005 the world remembers the 60th anniversary of the ending of World War II. In our two-part article we look at cycling during the dark days of both World War I and World War II.
Tom Simpson
The Flanders Lion Tamer

by Graham Jones
It took me 33 years to ride to the top of Mont Ventoux. The journey started on 13th July 1967. At the time I was living in Ghent and racing full time in Belgium . Tom Simpson lived nearby but he was a superstar rarely sighted by our ragged bunch of English cyclists trying to eek out a living from Belgian races.
La Vuelta
Tapas de Etapas #1 x
Tapas de Etapas #2 x
Tapas de Etapas #3

by Graham Jones
La Vuelta
Making History

by Graham Jones
2010 marks the 75th anniversary of the Vuelta a Espana. From its birth during Europe's troubled 1930's, it  stayed alive and grew despite the uncertain political climate in Spain through the next several decades, surviving and earning it's rightful place as a Grand Tour. Here's a look at the La Vuelta from 1935 to today…
Sean Kelly
An Irish Spring - 1984
by Graham Jones
La Vuelta
A Colorful & Caliente History
by Graham Jones

Touriste Routiers in an Age of Color
Part 1 /
Part 2
by Graham Jones

Pro Peloton 'Spring Campaign'
A Vintage Spring
by Graham Jones

Walter Godefroot
Tough as Old Boots

Belgian Cycles
by Graham Jones
Antwerp Six
The dying Derny
by Graham Jones

A tribute to Peter Post
Paris-Roubaix
Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose

by Graham Jones
Since 1896 the Paris-Roubaix has imposed immeasurable pain and agony on successive generations of racing cyclists
Great Escapes
Part 1
Il Diablo 1992, Jaja 1995, Maitre Jacques 1966
Part 2
Pedaller of Charm 1951, Campionissimo 1952, Cannibal 1969
Part 3
The Angel of the Mountains 1958
by Graham Jones
   
   

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