Giovanni Battaglin

Was the 1979 Tour de France more exhausting than this year’s edition?

Are you enjoying the 2020 Tour de France so far? I loved Van Aert’s sprint yesterday. And today I thought it would be nice to share a few lines of Giovanni Battaglin’s new book, 48 Days…  So you can have a unique insight into racing the Tour in 1979. Let’s hear it from the man… (Read moreWas the 1979 Tour de France more exhausting than this year’s edition?)

The King of the Mountains Chronicles Part 1: A real cycling odyssey

The “King of the Mountains Chronicles” is a series of 5 previously unreleased interviews with Giovanni Battaglin. In these interviews, Giovanni tells the untold story of how he won the polka dot jersey at the 1979 Tour de France, giving a unique insight into professional cycling back in the ’80s. France, June 27, 1979. Forty… (Read moreThe King of the Mountains Chronicles Part 1: A real cycling odyssey)