A is for Alpe. One of cycling’s mythical climbs.
B is for Belgium. Home of the classics.
C is for Coppi. Il Campionissimo.
D is for Disc. On their way soon.
E is for échappé. French for breakaway.
F is for Fignon. He won the Tour twice, but is famous for losing it once by a few seconds.
G is for gears. That help riders go fast.
H is for Hinault. The Badger or le Blaireau in French.
I is for Indurain. Big Spaniard, big lungs, big legs.
J is Jacques Anquetil. Le Maitre.
K is for Kassien. Cobbles in Flemish.
L is for lead out. The train that gets sprinters to the line.
M is for Musette. A riders feed bag.
N is for neutralized zone. The bit before the race begins.
O is for Orica. Australian men’s and women’s pro teams.
P is for Peloton. A big bunch of riders.
Q is for QOM. The first women to the top.
R is for Ronde. A race with tough cobbled climbs.
S is for Sprinter. The quickest in the pack.
T is for Time Trial. Against the clock.
U is for up. When the climbers come out to play.
V is for Ventoux. The giant of Provence.
X is for Xavier Tondo. Taken too early from us.
Y is for Yellow. The leader’s jersey.
Z was a team. Who had Lemond and Millar amongst others on their books.