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rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 55,922 Lives Here
So I was visiting my parents and I noticed they hadn’t thrown any of my old Procycling magazines away.

I picked out a couple at random and thought I’d share some bits that seemed fun.

2008 magazine. Iainf72’s favourite edition I think.


First page. 🤨


When the forum used to make the mag (and why I joined) thought the topic was relevant this Tour


I didn’t have enough time to find Iain’s question but this caption caught my eye


And this one made me laugh



Spotted this one from an earlier mag…



And then this mag


Check out this headline


And of course

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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 55,922 Lives Here
    Not sure why some of the pictures rotated but anyway
  • ProssPross Posts: 28,258
    I remember getting Cycling Weekly back in 2009 when I started getting back into cycling. It had an article of Lance's art bikes and the ToB was on with some Norwegian kid called Edvald was dominating. There was lots of talk about how he could do anything and was the new Merckx.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,272
    edited 10 July


    When the forum used to make the mag (and why I joined) thought the topic was relevant this Tour


    I remember some of those names. BrianS is Brian Smith.

    Do you have the Edvald Boasson Hagen - The New Merckx' cover?
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,272
    I'm old enough to have been brought up on Winning



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  • Lanterne_RogueLanterne_Rogue Posts: 3,255
    It's not a magazine, but I was going through the Guardian's coverage of the 2008 tour last night and came across Ricco being popped for doping, which was a bit of a Proustian rush - remember when you could more or less set your calendar by allegations (or proof) of him being on the sauce?
  • andypandyp Posts: 8,576
    RichN95. said:

    I'm old enough to have been brought up on Winning



    I've still got about ten editions of their annual review, the Fabulous World of Cycling series.
  • webboowebboo Posts: 3,600

    It's not a magazine, but I was going through the Guardian's coverage of the 2008 tour last night and came across Ricco being popped for doping, which was a bit of a Proustian rush - remember when you could more or less set your calendar by allegations (or proof) of him being on the sauce?

    Like when he nearly topped himself attempting to blood dope giving himself severe blood poisoning. I can’t remember but did he use some animals blood.
  • Lanterne_RogueLanterne_Rogue Posts: 3,255
    webboo said:

    It's not a magazine, but I was going through the Guardian's coverage of the 2008 tour last night and came across Ricco being popped for doping, which was a bit of a Proustian rush - remember when you could more or less set your calendar by allegations (or proof) of him being on the sauce?

    Like when he nearly topped himself attempting to blood dope giving himself severe blood poisoning. I can’t remember but did he use some animals blood.
    Wasn't it a bag he'd had lying around for longer than was sensible? Think some suggestions were that he'd accidentally used his flatmate's, rather than some random pet.
  • webboowebboo Posts: 3,600
    He clearly isn’t the sharpest knife in the box.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,272

    It's not a magazine, but I was going through the Guardian's coverage of the 2008 tour last night and came across Ricco being popped for doping, which was a bit of a Proustian rush - remember when you could more or less set your calendar by allegations (or proof) of him being on the sauce?


    Watching 2008 back it was amazing how obvious Ricco was. Here's the stage he won. I start about two minutes before his attack (and also so you can see Phil & Paul bigging up a random Kenyan)

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  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 5,121

    webboo said:

    It's not a magazine, but I was going through the Guardian's coverage of the 2008 tour last night and came across Ricco being popped for doping, which was a bit of a Proustian rush - remember when you could more or less set your calendar by allegations (or proof) of him being on the sauce?

    Like when he nearly topped himself attempting to blood dope giving himself severe blood poisoning. I can’t remember but did he use some animals blood.
    Wasn't it a bag he'd had lying around for longer than was sensible? Think some suggestions were that he'd accidentally used his flatmate's, rather than some random pet.
    He put bags of his own blood in his fridge in his flat but the fridge had stopped working/the 'leccy had been cut off but he cracked on anyway and gave himself sepsis.
  • DeVlaeminckDeVlaeminck Posts: 7,071
    Doesn't seem as long ago as that. Apparently his ban runs out in 3 years.
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  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 11,003
    "Not the sharpest knife in the draw" is being generous to Ricco. He wasn't even the sharpest spoon.
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,272

    "Not the sharpest knife in the draw" is being generous to Ricco. He wasn't even the sharpest spoon.


    He's literally an ice cream scooper
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  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 5,121
    edited 11 July
    Oh come on, give the fella a break. Its an easy mistake to make.

    Decide to cheat massively in a professional sport, drain your own blood, pop it in some bags, take it home, pop it in your fridge next to your latte, prosciutto and formaggi, go out for a bit, come home and find put that the frdige is broken/someone hasn't put 2,000 Lire in the meter so theres no 'leccy then think " ma va fa'nculo to it all", get the blood out amyway, pour an espresso, sit in your kitchen, self canulate and give yourself an i.v. transfusion.

    Surely we've all done it at some point?

    Oh.
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 11,003
    Well I'm pretty sure the Yates brothers have fridges stuffed with old congealed blood, but that's for a fry up

    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • davidofdavidof Posts: 2,512

    So I was visiting my parents and I noticed they hadn’t thrown any of my old Procycling magazines away.

    Did they find your pawn stash :-)

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  • m.r.m.m.r.m. Posts: 2,312
    MattFalle said:

    Oh come on, give the fella a break. Its an easy mistake to make.

    Decide to cheat massively in a professional sport, drain your own blood, pop it in some bags, take it home, pop it in your fridge next to your latte, prosciutto and formaggi, go out for a bit, come home and find put that the frdige is broken/someone hasn't put 2,000 Lire in the meter so theres no 'leccy then think " ma va fa'nculo to it all", get the blood out amyway, pour an espresso, sit in your kitchen, self canulate and give yourself an i.v. transfusion.

    Surely we've all done it at some point?

    Oh.

    It's fine if you put the empty bag on a shelf to remind yourself to never do it again; right next to a front dereilleur.
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  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,802
    Thanks for sharing, Rick. I have a couple of copies of Equipe from July 2011… will see if I can dig them out, I know we all love a photo of TV Tommy.
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  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 13,161
    They should make a lot of this content available online. Not sure there would be anything to lose.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 55,922 Lives Here

    They should make a lot of this content available online. Not sure there would be anything to lose.

    Haha, an insight into how bad the predictions are!
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 9,860
    I have a lot of vhs tape of the 1990s
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  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 9,860
    Endless hours of vuelta sprint stages ...
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 9,860
    I do have 1994 Roubaix. All zillion hours of it
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,802
    edited 15 July
    Ben6899 said:

    Thanks for sharing, Rick. I have a couple of copies of Equipe from July 2011… will see if I can dig them out, I know we all love a photo of TV Tommy.


    A few snips from L’Equipe, Samedi 23 Juillet 2011… (which rotate incorrectly no matter how I edit/save them - love this forum software)




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