It’s ironic that Vincenzo Nibali, the rider credited with bringing panache back to the Tour de France in 2014, is managed by a specialist in faking it. That’s because Alexandre Vinokourov, the Sicilian’s team boss, as a rider specialised in ‘faux’ panache – that’s the kind you buy from an Italian doctor.

– Jeremy Whittle in the essay “In search of panache”, published in The Cycling Anthology, volume five (2014)

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