Friday, February 14, 2014

Friday File: Gianni Bugno, Castorama, Il Pirata, Hurt & Cool 1964 Tour






It's Valentine's Day and birthday wishes go to 1990 Giro champion, Gianni Bugno tuning 50 years old! He strongly won the opening day ITT, wore the Maglia Rosa all the way to the last stage in Milan. Some of my cycling heroes (Bugno, L. Fignon, M. Lejarretta, C. Chiappuci,world champ - G. LeMond) are well represented in this great time capsule video of the 1990 race. It's in Italian but there's plenty of fine footage to satisfy even the most fickle cycling fans. Also, please note one of the most outrageous kits of that era...

Castorama: The French version of 'Home Depot' - the working man's overalls. 



Fignon, 1990 Giro.
via bikeraceinfo.com










Marco Pantani died ten years ago in a hotel room in Rimini. Il Pirata was well loved for his attacking style that froze and scared his rivals to bits. This April a new documentary of the rise and fall of Pantani is to be release, The Accidental Death of a Cyclist...















Paris-Roubaix is not until April 13...

Here's Thor Hushovd's 'hurt'  - after his tussle at the 2013 PR.






Cycling Nirvana looks back at stage 11, 1964 Tour de France...


The wool jerseys are cool, the cycling caps are cool, the steel bikes are cool and dipping in for a bottle of something cool to drink ...is cool, too!








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