Saturday, November 6, 2010
Road Racing History
Another of my favorite cycling books is Cycling's Golden Age. This book has fun facts about racers from before World War II through the 1960's. It is also replete with excellent photos of the time. One of the most exciting Tour de Frances from this time period was the one in 1958, in which a cyclist of my namesake, Vito Favero, placed 2nd overall. He is mentioned in this book in the discussion of Charly Gaul, the first place finisher of that race. I don't know if we are related, but it does help me feel more of a connection to the sport that seems to have found me 4 years ago. It makes me feel like cycling is in my blood (however cheesy that sounds).