What’s happening #18
June 08, 2019
“Het jaar van Eddie Merckx”
Fifty years ago..
We go back to 1969. A cyclist has never dominated a cycling season as Eddy Merckx did in that year. Unforgettable! Read all about it in the new book “1969 – Het jaar van Eddy Merckx” written by Johny Vansevenant. Don’t forget to put on your Molteni socks while reading it;)
What’s happening #17
May 26, 2019
This olive green T-shirt in 100% cotton,
is a tribute to Fausto Coppi, il campionissimo.
The subtle shades depict Coppi conquering the highest point in the Giro.
What’s happening #16
May 22, 2019
One of Hollands biggest newspapers; Algemeen Dagblad is organising this great Giro game. For all of our Dutch members of the peloton who like to experience the Giro even more intense: put your high-tech team together and play against the biggest cycling connoisseurs.
What’s happening #15
April 04, 2019
Sunday is Flanders’ most beautiful!
Maybe Michael Matthews will win this year while his parents are sleeping on the other side of the world. That would not be the first time that the winner’s parents are dreaming unsuspectingly …
Belgian rider Briek Schotte won twice, in 1942 and 1948.
What’s happening #14
March 23, 2019
European new show for finest bike culture. Meet us at the spectacular location “the Areal Böhler” in Düsseldorf in an ambience that belongs to Europe’s finest of their kind.
We’re at K-D3
Equipe Mont Ventoux
June 4, 2018
‘It is not crazy going up the Ventoux, but it’s crazy to do it again’
An understandable Provencal saying, because Ventoux has it all! in a setting of stone and grit, with a few deserted bushes, the wind has free rein.
Unstable weather conditions that suddenly turn into bleak hailstorms on a day with scorching heat on a dusty road.
Giro d’Italia 2018
May 24, 2018
This year’s highest point of the Giro will be at the Colle de Finestre. This mountain pass lies at an altitude of 2.176 meters.
The climb is 18.45 kilometers long and has an average gradient of 9.2%. Halfway, the asphalt road turns into a gravel path.
Confessions of a cyclist
April 19, 2018
Since 1982 it is possible for cycling enthusiasts to ride the tour version of Liege Bastogne Liege. Based on the route of the oldest cycling classic, this 235 kilometer tour offers a unique opportunity to defy the Belgian hills. With the famous col de la Redoute as a real challenge!
One of the pioneers of this ride is John Pool In 1983, he and his three older brothers hired a van and took off, filled with anticipation.
April 19, 2018
Le Patron is proud partner of the new international UCI competition 1.2! The Holland Cup is an international competition of 6 races where continental and pro continental teams appear at the start.
The organization wants to organize a strong field of participants where young talents (patrons) can present themselves and show their skills.
Then and now
April 19, 2018
This Sunday, the 104th edition of Liege Bastogne Liege starts. Who will be the 105th winner? No, this is not a typo. In 1957 two winners were declared! The reason for this is still valid today. It all has to do with closed railway crossings. The ‘Scheldeprijs’ is fresh in our minds: 30 riders were taken out of the race after ignoring the stop sign.
The clogged message for 2018 from Le Patron
January 10, 2018
A new year with new good intentions. Are you still searching for one?
Choose one that strikes several birds with one stone! Le Patron has hidden this message in all her casual cycling shirts.
We will lift a corner of the veil! If you maintain this good intention, these are some of the benefits:
*It is good for your health. Not only for your condition, but also for less stress.
Our tribute to Tuscany
July 26, 2017
Cycling in Tuscany means putting yourself to the test on the hills and slopes where many cycling legends trained. Especially on the Monte Serra. New insights and training methods have their roots on this climb. Before we dare to enter this outdoor version of a lab, we get a lecture by one of the founders of the high cadence and increased RPM: Cecchini.
The magic of the casual cycling shirt
July 12, 2017
It’s probably the most frequently washed piece of clothing in your wardrobe: your Sunday morning cycling shirt.
Preferably, the shirt has a zipper with an open end, so you can change it easily into a jacket. It reminds you of climbing the mountains while suffering in the burning sun. And then there’s that convenient zippered back-pocket. Perfect for keeping your phone when you’ve activated Strava. It prevents your phone from falling out when you’re grabbing a banana from the other back-pocket.