[CR]Vittoria Margherita

Example: Events:Cirque du Cyclisme:2004

Date: Fri, 7 Oct 2005 05:53:46 -0700
From: Angel Garcia <veronaman@gmail.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Vittoria Margherita

There was am interview published today with Renzo Soldani (living). Mr. Soldani speaking about his 1950 victory over Fausto Coppi in the Tour of Lombardy said, "Coppi was using a Simplex derailleur (with a spring, a luxury); I was using a Vittoria Margherita with 50 in front and 15,17,19, 2 1 in the rear." My sense, based on still to be improved Italian, from the interview was that he was saying that this (the shifting method) put him at a disadvantage that he had to overcome.
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