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Friday Video: Watercarriers

1 Comment 25 February 2011

Watercarriers – back in the days they carried real bottles

Somehow you always think that modern cycling started in the Merckx era, professional teams, equipment, diets and all other elements enhancing heroic achievements. During the 1973 Giro d’Italia Jorgen Leth made a beautiful documentary on the main stars of the race and, even more interesting, on the so called water-carriers in the peloton. The real story starts at 1.30min. Enjoy and have a great weekend!

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Coming Thru (or Coming Through - as that URL was taken) is a daily updated bike magazine - a collection of writings and links that relate to biking in its every form. The idea started from when Maarten met Markus decided to finally start collecting the things we like about bikes and talk about our everyday adventures in dodging moving objects at high speeds.The site is run by a collage of cyclists, most notably by Canadian Johanna MacDonald, Belgian Maarten Patteeuw and Finnish Markus Sandelin.

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