Wednesday 9 November 2011

Daily Cycling Facts 09.11.11

Shawn Milne is 30 today
Happy birthday Shawn Milne, the Massachusetts-born professional cyclist currently with the Kenda 5-Hour Energy Team. Milne's career began in high school and he went on to win stages and overall classifications in a series of races including the Fitchburg-Longsjo Classic and the Tour of Taiwan. He represented the USA in the Under-23 Road Race Class at the World Championships in 2002 and 2003. He took 10 hours and 25 minutes to complete the 113km course.

On this day in 1979, the famous Castelli brand - manufacturer of some of the most sought-after cycling clothes - was awarded the Corriere dello Sport Discobolo for having in the words of the presentation letter "in a truly futuristic way, revolutionized clothing for cyclists."

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