Bike is the most popular transport in the world. Hundreds of millions ride it every morning, millions learn it from childhood, thousands go in for cycling and only a few become the best in it. That’s about the best cyclists in the world and our story will go.
One of the most famous cyclists of our time is Lance Armstrong, who was born on September 18, 1971. From the age of 12, this guy began training in the triathlon and by 16 became a professional in this program. The athlete’s greatest strength was cycling, so he turned his attention to him more closely. In 1993, Lance won his first World Cup. In total, during his sports career, the cyclist won bronze at the Olympic Games in Sydney, and also won seven times in the Tour de France multi-day race. A distinctive feature of this person is his strength of mind. In 1996, Armstrong was diagnosed with cancer with metastases, which he cured, and after which he returned to the track. Continue reading
It all started in the small German city of Herzogenaura in the 1920s. In his mother’s laundry room, two Dassler brothers started a business of their own: the younger brother Adolf (Adi) sewed shoes and the older brother Rudolf (Rudi) sold them. This was the post-war period, and the brothers sewed the most necessary shoes – orthopedic shoes for training athletes with disabilities, which were quite a lot after the war. For the soles, they took old car tires, and the upper part of the shoes was cut out of old or decommissioned military uniforms.
In the family business, the brothers balanced each other well – the calm and reasonable Adolf invented Continue reading