[CR]Re: de Vlaeminck--long


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Date: Wed, 08 May 2002 14:19:47 -0500
From: Herb Langston <langston@interaccess.com>
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To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Re: de Vlaeminck--long

Bill Bryant wrote:
>> While Roger is most closely associated with Brooklyn/Gios, he actually
>> spent more years of his career on a Benotto with Moser's Sanson team.
>>
>Well, not really...
>
>Though the Kennedy Bros book is packed with many good-quality pix of "Le
>Gitan"
>in his 1978 Sanson colors, de Vlaeminck was at Brooklyn 1973-77 and at Sanson
>for only a single season. I think this erroneous impression from the book is
>due to more to the publisher's inability to get (or pay for) good photos from
>all of Roger de Vlaeminck's career.

Thanks for the history lesson, Bill. Yes, the book does seem to give a false impression of his career, but I've saved your post to add to my own cycling history files.

I was in awe of Eddy Merckx when I was a kid, but I always rooted for de Vlaeminck. He was a great rider and seemed a lot more human than Merckx.

Herb Langston
Evanston, IL