[CR]Latest CycleSport - A Great Read (long)


From: "Donald Dundee" <rebour@hotmail.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Thu, 01 Feb 2001 15:23:48 -0500
Subject: [CR]Latest CycleSport - A Great Read (long)


>From: "Donald Dundee" <rebour@hotmail.com>
>To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
>Subject: Re: [CR]Legnano "lime-green" paint
>Date: Thu, 01 Feb 2001 09:04:06 -0500
>
>Hi All.
>
>I hope everyone has checked out the Feb 2001 issue of Cycle Sport. If you
>havent, there is a great article called "Classic Classics' that covers the
>Top 10 Classic races of all time (in their opinion). Great shots, such as:
>
>-A three man breakaway in the 1980 Tour of Flanders of Jan Raas
>(Netherlands), Francesco Moser (Italy) and Michel Pollentier (France).
>Of course, Pollentier was a patsy in this race, and DeVlaminck actually
>attacked and finished 3rd. Great pix of SR Groups and large ring
>hammering.
>Nice team Raleigh Pro of Raas.
>
>-A Great close up of Bauer and Planckert in the final sprint of the 1990
>Paris-Roubaix. Love that Team 7-11 Stuff.
>
>-Coppi in the '46 Milan San Remo (la Primavera). He looks so at ease.
>
>-Merckx on board a nifty Masi Special in the '69 Tour of Flanders.
>
>-The '52 Paris-Roubaix finish. Great story of Van Steenbergen's win in the
>final sprint over an exhausted Coppi. Notice the cool Titan drop-stem on
>van
>SteenBergen's bike, sans water bottles - obviously chucked after the last
>drop.
>
>Then there's the great story on "Mr. Paris Roubaix" - Roger deVlaminck and
>his years with Flandria, Brooklyn and Gis.
>
>The photo spread of Eric Zabel's Team Pinarello on page 26 is real
>eye-candy. What wonderful details on this bike - how about the carbon
>chainstay-to-seat-lug detail, or the hollow headbadge that reveals the
>steerer. Not to mention the rear dropout detail;. This bike is a high point
>in evolution of the species, IMHO. Yes, there is good design in new, welded
>aluminum/carbon fiber frames.
>
>Hope you can check it out.

>

>ken denny

>Boston