From Tullio Campagnolo to Graeme Obree: 10 racing inventors that changed cycling

We look back at the pioneering racers who used brains as well as brawn to come up with new ideas to improve the performance of their bikes — innovative, groundbreaking designs that are still around today.

Obree's obsession with aerodynamics was trailblazing

1. Tullio Campagnolo: quick-release (1930)

Tullio Campagnolo was the most effective racer-inventor in cycling history, not just for the manufacturing company he founded but for the longevity of his first invention.

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