[CR]Pic of the Day 7/18/05


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From: "Aldo Ross" <aldoross4@siscom.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2005 22:43:46 -0400
Subject: [CR]Pic of the Day 7/18/05

Pic of the Day Robic in Italy

http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/album17/Robicjpg

Looking very Italian indeed in his pointed-collar Viscontea-Ursus jersey, Frenchman Jean Robic prepares for a stage of the 1950 Giro d'Italia Robic had a double contract in 1950, racing for Thomann while in France and the north, and racing for Riva Sport while in Italy, Switzerland, and the south. The bike is a very Italian mount with it's Cinelli stem and Campagnolo "Paris-Roubaix" rear shifter. Front derailleur looks like a French Simplex, de rigueur for that era. Note how the jersey appears to be a couple sizes to big for the petit Breton.
>From "But et Club" No.236, 29 May 1950.

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Aldo Ross
BlueBall, Ohio