AAVC Cycling hall of fame

As part of their education, our little AAVC racers earn certificates for each practice or race they take part in. Each such certificates tells a little story about the beautiful sport of cycling.

For races, each story is about a racer. With an emphasis on non-active racers, these certificates introduce our Juniors to the fabled lore of our sport. Big, historic names. Lesser-known figures. Tragic heroes. Everything that over a century of cycling has produced.

For practices, each story is about a significant aspect of cycling. Equipment, races, concepts, terms, jargon, countries. Stuff you should know if you’re a cyclist.

The only way to learn what’s in the certificates is by coming to our practices or races. But to keep track of what our Juniors have learned, below is a running inventory of what we have covered so far. Want to know more? Ask one of our Juniors!

CYCLING

  1. Individual Time Trial

  2. The Derailleur

  3. The Rainbow jersey

  4. Brakes

  5. Slipstreaming

  6. Handlebars

  7. Points classification

  8. Grass track cyling

  9. Downhill races

  10. Campagnolo

  11. Trofeo Baracchi

  12. The Netherlands

  13. Campionissimo

  14. Helmets

  15. n/a

  16. Lanterne Rouge

  17. Bottle cages

  18. Vélocipedes

  19. Observed Trials

  20. Solo breakaway

  21. Sprint a Deux

  22. Cyclocross

  23. Gazelle

  24. Colnago

  25. Reynolds 531 Steel

  26. Valves

  27. The Front Derailleurs

  28. Campagnolo Cambio Corsa

  29. Klein

  30. The Chain

  31. The Hour Record

  32. Bianchi

  33. Suffering

  34. Gurning

  35. Paris-Brest-Paris

  36. Railroad crossings

  37. World’s Shortest Bike Race

  38. Belgium

  39. Spokes

  40. Oerlikon Velodrome

  41. Crying

  42. 2-week Stage Races

  43. Photo Finish

  44. Circuit des Champs de Bataille

  45. 2018 Paris-Roubaix

RACERS

  1. Freddy Maertens

  2. Lance Armstrong

  3. Adam Hansen

  4. Eddy Merckx

  5. Francesco Moser

  6. Miguel Induraín

  7. Ottavio Bottecchia

  8. Luis Herrera

  9. Greg Lemond

  10. Tom Simpson

  11. George Hincapie

  12. Joop Zoetemelk

  13. Roger de Vlaeminck

  14. Eric de Vlaeminck

  15. Ji Cheng

  16. Alejandro Valverde

  17. Sean Kelly

  18. Hugo Koblet

  19. Rik van Looy

  20. Jens Voigt

  21. Bobby Julich

  22. Mario Cipollini

  23. Giuseppe Saronni

  24. Johan Museeuw

  25. Bernard Thévenet

  26. Fons de Wolf

  27. Bert Grabsch

  28. n/a

  29. Jeannie Longo

  30. Hubert Hutsebaut

  31. Óscar Freire

  32. Charly Gaul

  33. Marco Pantani