Tag: Domestiques

A Picture Speaks 500 Words #6 – Vietto

They say a picture speaks a thousand words. I say 500 is a more accurate figure. The picture above is from 1934 and the well-versed will recognise the hunched figure as Rene Vietto. It’s not the grainy face that reveals his identity, but the picture in its entirety. Vietto is the “the wall guy”. A darling

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All Hail the Domestique

There is no other role quite like the cycling domestique. The name conjures up an image of a rider freewheeling aside their team car stuffing back pockets with drink bottles and searching for ways to carry that one extra bidon. They’ll often be the wheel giver. Their team leader should never suffer a stranded existence

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