“Racing doesn't get any easier,
you just get faster.”
Greg Lemond (USA)

_July 2005


July Cover Story
Florennes – Crucible of champions

By Graham R. Jones
When Stage 2 of the 2004 Tour de France came streaming through Florennes in Belgium few of the riders or race entourage probably noticed about 150 meters of shop windows painted with a mural to greet the Tour...

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Top 25 Tours
Top 25 Tours of All Time

By Barry Boyce
Our studies of the Tour de France (TdF) have revealed the great stories and secret treasures that make the TdF so special. As is human nature, everyone has an opinion about the classification of the BEST. As the Top 25 series evolves Cycling Revealed invites you to evaluate our list and compare your thought to ours (respond to: CyclingRevealed@comcast.net ). Stay tuned as we countdown to the “BEST TdF of ALL TIMES.”

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Cycling Revealed Timeline
20th Century Timeline

By Barry Boyce
The 20th Century was a tumultuous period in world history. Two world wars shaped the world we know today. In 1900 transportation was primarily horse drawn. By 1999 man had reached the moon and the communications revolution had transformed society for ever. All through these times cycle racing evolved, prospered and entertained many millions of fans all over the world. Here we intermingle world history with cycling history. Our journey starts in 1900.

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Team Support

By Cycling Revealed Staff
This month we expand this section of CyclingRevealed with an introduction to cycling on the internet. Over time we will add reviews and other creative material to greatly enhance your (cycling) web experience. Come back often.

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Cycling History
Cycling Revealed Trivia

By Barry Boyce
Are you ready for a challenge? Learn what you know, and what you don't, about cycling history. Take our interactive quiz.
Each quiz is 30 questions.  You take 5 random questions at a time.  Do it multiple time and enjoy the experience.

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About Us
Reporting the Great Stories of Cycling HIstory

By Barry Boyce & Graham R. Jones
Bicycle racing at its highest levels has always fascinated millions of fans all over the world. What makes cycling stand out against so many other sports is its unique stadium – ‘the open road’. From the early days we have images of lone riders traversing countryside and mountains over roads built for horse traffic. Today we see the riders surrounded by dense crowds and supported by a convoy of team cars with the whole show under the watchful eye of a worldwide TV audience. Between these two very different times is a wealth of sporting and world history.

  • Will add richness and depth by delving deeper into the stories that make up the past and the present.
  • Will ‘educate’ and ‘entertain’ with cycling trivia, factual data, and accesses to other excellent cycling resources.
  • Will visits the regions that host the great races. We will reveal the local history, peoples, geography and much more.
  • Will build an archive of fascinating stories and facts with the objective of retaining the information for all time. This above all is our primary objective.

The story of cycle racing is a story of evolving society and culture. To lose it in the mists of time would be a sorry loss for all of us.



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Cover Feature
Florennes - Crucible of Champoins

Top 25 Tours
Top 25 Tours
Tour Diary
First Impressions .
2005 Starts to Roll.
Team Support
Cycling-related information and links
Trivia Challenge
Giro/Vuelta Quiz
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