Re: [CR]Pic of the Day 23rd July - "Toto al Giro d'Italia"


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Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2004 13:58:03 -0700 (PDT)
From: "r cielec" <teaat4p@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Pic of the Day 23rd July - "Toto al Giro d'Italia"
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
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Ahoy! Where any of these riders, other than Coppi, subjects of parody in the Triplettes animation? Regards, Richard Cielec Chicago, Illinois

Aldo Ross <aldoross4@siscom.net> wrote: Pic of the Day 23 July "Toto al Giro d'Italia"
>From the set of "Toto al Giro d'Italia" - an impressive gathering of cycling stars.
>From left to right; Alberic "Briek" Schotte, Gino Bartali, Fiorenzo Magni, Giordano Cottur, Toto ( in the forground, with his stunt double [I think] in the background), Louison Bobet, Fausto Coppi, and Ferdi Kubler.

The joke here is that the cyclists had seen Toto the evening before smoking a cigar, and thought it was perhaps the source of his cycling success, so next day they were all seen at the stage start with various cigars. Coppi gets the biggest cigar, and the biggest laughs.
>From "But et Club" No.150, 8 November 1948

http://www.birfield.com/nuke/modules/gallery/album17/cigars

Aldo Ross
Blue Ball, Ohio