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Colin O'Brien is a writer based in Italy. He dislikes superlatives, dopers, fans using plural personal pronouns and polenta. He's @ColliOBrien on Twitter, but no one follows him.

Bicycles
24.05.12
Tommasini

The master framebuilder at work. 

History
28.11.12
Metzinger

Colin O'Brien at cubist Jean Metzinger's exhibition in Venice. 

Riders
26.04.13
Pantani

Colin O'Brien unravels modern cycling's great tragedy and meets a Pantani family in pain an

Riders
19.02.14
Gelato Excellent

Paolo Forniciari is, most definitely, a gregario, not a domestique, as Colin O'Brien explai

Riding
04.03.14
In Gamba

Colin O'Brien's break for his sins takes him to ex-pro João Correia and Chianti, home of go

Racing
23.09.14
The Art of Time Trialling

Gear selection, aerodynamics, strategy, mindset: Dowsett, Phinney and Cummings on their

Riders
27.11.14
LTD

Colin O'Brien meets mercurial talent Laurens ten Dam and the man who wrote a book about

Bicycles
06.05.15
The making of a Campagnolo Ghibli wheel

Campagnolo's legendary disc wheel is made by one craftsman, Franco Rigolan.

Performance
23.09.15

What makes a rider tick in a time-trial?

Riders
09.11.15

Colin O'Brien's award-nominated feature on the cost of doping at the Italian squad

Racing
22.05.16

Big fight in the Dolomites on stage 14 of the Giro, where Coppi and Bartali once battled

Racing
23.05.16

"There are more topless drunks, more blow-up dolls, more running beside riders like mad

Riders
24.05.16

"It was my final throw of the dice.

Riders
25.05.16

Cannondale's rangy rouleur on Baltic beginnings and Giro endings

Riders
27.05.16
Cunego

Return of the Little Prince: the 2004 Giro winner on adapting to survive in modern cycli

28.05.16

Ghosts in the mist: Colin O'Brien reports from the Colle dell'Agnello, highpoint of the