[CR]Questions about old teams

Date: Thu, 05 Jun 2003 20:24:07 -0500
From: Michael Hagburg <mhagburg@btinet.net>
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
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Subject: [CR]Questions about old teams

Some items of idle curiosity:

Many years ago when I lived in Tucson, my mom brought me home a blue and white Dunlop/Gitane jersey from a thrift store. Never wore it much because it was too big for me -- amazingly it fits me now. I know I've seen folks wearing these jerseys in old time races, but I don't think they were continental ones. Was there an old British Dunlop/Gitane team?

In looking at some old pictures I took of early 1980s women's races, there appear women wearing shorts and jerseys that say "Masi." They aren't women from the very top level, because I don't recognize them, but they must have been good because in one picture Connie Carpenter is drafting off the Masi woman and in another Sheila Young is drafting off a different Masi woman. Masi must have sponsored a women's team in the 1980s -- anyone know the details?

Thanks much for the help and pleasant conversation.

Mike Hagburg Bismarck, ND, where it's been raining pretty steadily.