There is arguably no more iconic image in cycling than Eddy Merckx in the orange and black Molteni jersey.
Holly Blades tells its story in her blog, 'Threads of History'.
And thanks to our friends at Prendas, you too can be as iconic as Eddy. In a way.
It's our first ever book review - and it's a big one. The book, we mean. Oh, and the review. See what we made of this authoritative record of the 2018 season here.
Join us for a tour of the pit lane at the world's richest one-day race as we ask: which teams have the worst second-best buses?
Pasqua sprinted to 9th place on the Champs Elysees, an impressive seventh top ten in this year's Tour de France. GVK attacked early and got himself into a break of 6 who were caught as the bell sounded for the final lap. Overall Team Wanty-Groupe Gobert have once again over-performed, beating several UCI World Tour teams in the team classement.
Read the final entry in this year's Tour de France blog here.
After some penultimate stage drama, where Pasqua was misdirected to the start of the individual time trial, he eventually finished with the second slowest time after incurring a 4-minute delay to his start. It was an anxious ride for the Italian sprinter, but all finished well as he was comfortably within the time limit, meaning Team Wanty-Groupe Gobert take a full complement of 8 riders to Paris.
Read the full story here.
Today once again it was all for Pasqua's teammate Guillaume Martin on GC. Sadly he felt unwell and slipped on the general classification. Pasqua's objective was to arrive within the time limit in the gruppetto. tomorrow the whole team will take it easy on the ITT with the only ambition to get around the course.
Read all about it here.
Pasqua was disappointed with his performance today which he blamed on the selection of the wrong wheels for sprinting on. He was philosophical about the error saying - but this is cycling. Tomorow the team again focus on the GC position of Guillaume Martin. Read more here.
The historic 65 km stage delivered a short, sharp shock to the peloton. Pasqua's ambition was simply to survive the stage within the time-cut and focus on saving his legs for the flat stage tomorrow were he will target a top five finish. He will also hope to enhance his position in the green jersey competition. Today was once again about the GC performance of his teammate Guillaume Martin.
Read more about this unique stage here.
Today was once again about GC man Guillaume Martin for Team Wanty-Groupe Gobert. Pasqua went on the attack before the main break was established but the escape was short-lived. So Pasqua returned to the gruppetto where he could recover and Martin himself went on the offensive, in search of the white jersey.
Read the full story of WGG's day here.
Pasqua admits he didn't have much power in his legs today and that he's very happy for the opportunity to rest on Monday. Again his focus is to preserve as much energy as possible now in the hope of one final effort in Paris next Sunday. Today was again all about the GC position of teammate Guillaume Martin. See here for more.
Pasqua decided to conserve energy on today's stage by staying in the group and not trying to go in the break. Instead, it was the turn of teammate Thomas Degand to get himself up the road while Pasqua's focus switched to thoughts of sprinting on the Champs Elysees in Paris.
Read the full account of Team WGG's day here.
On a long flat stage Pasqua secured another top ten finish. Read the story of the day here.
Pasqua described the stage ending at Alpe d'Huez as fantastic for the team and especially the performance of Guillaume Martin. He was happy to make the final climb within the time limit and was encouraged all the way by a huge number of Italian fans on the mountain. Get the full story here.
Pasqua got himself into the breakaway today, alongside Wanty GC contender Guillaume Martin. The stage was very hot, making it extremely difficult, but Pasqua was happy that for a sprinter he can stay close to the best climbers in the world.
Read the full story of WGG's day in our latest update here.
After a tough start to stage 10 Pasqua found his legs coming good towards the end of the day - and a good thing too with some big climbs coming over the next few days. For a full account of stage 10, click here.
"Very, very dangerous" is how Pasqua summarised the cobbled stage to Roubaix. The race was strewn with crashes all around and Pasqua has three flats himself. But all the Wanty boys made it to the end of the stage and will welcome the following rest day. See the full story here.
Another day, another WGG rider in the break. Today it was Marco Minaard's turn, staying away from the pack until 10km from home. Pasqua stayed upright in a messy sprint and looks forward to tomorrow's cobbled stage to Roubaix. Read the full story here.
On the longest stage of this year's race, it was Wanty-Groupe Gobert who showed their courage to with several team members attempting long solo breakaways, including Yoann Offredo (pictured) who spent over 100km out on his own. The race came back together and ended in a bunch sprint, where Pasqua bagged another top ten placing, ending the day 9th.
Read the full story here.
Another day in beautiful Brittany saw the peloton tackle the infamous Mûr-de-Bretagne. Pasqua finished safely in 37th as teammate Dion Smith joined an early break and made a valiant attempt to regain the polka dot jersey. Read all the details in our TdF blog here.
Another top ten finish for Pasqua after a tough day over challenging terrain in Brittany. Read our full account here.
Another big day for Team Wanty-Groupe Goubert. Guillaume Van Keirsbulck made his way into a heroic break, which was caught just 1km before the line. Our hero Pasqua sprinted to a magnificent 6th place, and with Dion Smith (9th) and Dupont (10th) also performing brilliantly WGG was team of the day. Oh, and Smithy kept the KoM jersey.
Read all about it here.
Today's stage of the Tour comprised a 35.5km TTT. The WGG boys got through it without incident, but not without excitement. Read how they got on here.
A big day for Team Wanty-Groupe Gobert, as Pasqua's teammate Dion Smith made the break and took the KoM jersey. Read all about it here.
Find out how our star blogger Andrea Pasqualon of Team Wanty-Groupe Gobert fared in stage 1 of the 2018 Tour de France, and hear also from teammate Yoann Offredo, who took the combativity prize for his efforts in the break.
Macca's been away for a while, but there are some good reasons for that - some happy, some less so. Catch up with all his recent adventures in Return of the Macca.
Mark McNally rides for Team Wanty - Groupe Gobert. He lives in Belgium.
Sometimes the longest part of a race is the bit you don't see. At the Tour of China Chris undertook some of the longest transfers in cycling. See how he whiled away the time in Tour de Transfer.
Chris Williams rides for Team Novo Nordisk, the world's first all-diabetes professional cycling team.
There are those who love bikes so much they want to spend their whole time working with them, caring for them. But the economic reality means to do so ne Scott Wilson tries to square the circle in his Guest Polemic, A Canticle for Commerce.
Scott is a mechanic and frame builder in Chicago, Illinois, USA, and a nonfiction writing masters student at Columbia College. He's an arts critic for Quip Magazine and assistant editor for Hotel Amerika lit journal, and his work has been featured by the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography.
Conquista Editor Trevor Gornall brings to an end his odyssey up Australia's East Coast in Day 8 - Tweed Head to Brisbane.
Trevor rode in support of suicide prevention charity RUOK?