Tagged: Flashback

Paris Roubaix 1996 Johan Museeuw Bortolami Tafi 0

Flashback to the Mapei 1996 Roubaix 1-2-3 podium finish

After the first Flashback piece of the season back at the Tour Down Under, this one looks at the all Mapei-GB podium of the 1996 Paris-Roubaix. With 86km to go in the race, 4 members of the Mapei team escaped off the front of the 20 strong peloton – Johan Museeuw, Gianluca Bortolami, Andrea Tafi and Franco Ballerini. It’s very very rare to see most...

Flashback to the 1999 Tour de France

The 1999 Tour de France was labelled ‘the Tour of Renewal’ in reaction to the Festina Affair the year before. The 1999 Tour was supposed to be a new start after that doping scandal, however, the Tour de France was about to embark on a fresh decade of doping controversy. 1993 World Champion Lance Armstrong was returning to the grandest stage of all after his...