Re: [CR]1981 Alpe d'Huez winning Koga Miyata


From: "Aldo Ross" <aldoross4@siscom.net>
To: "The Maaslands" <TheMaaslands@comcast.net>, "CR" <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <039a01c61af6$480a0110$6501a8c0@HPLAPTOP>
Subject: Re: [CR]1981 Alpe d'Huez winning Koga Miyata
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2006 02:54:38 -0500
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For comparison, I've posted a pic of Peter Winnen about to launch his winning attack on Alpe d'Huez in 1981. Clearly not the same frame size:

http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/aldoross/Peter_WInnen_1981

Click on pic for larger image.

Perhaps the text at the Koga-Miyata stand was just poorly translated?

Aldo Ross
Middletown, Ohio


----- Original Message -----
From: "The Maaslands"
To: "CR"
Sent: Monday, January 16, 2006 6:40 PM
Subject: [CR]1981 Alpe d'Huez winning Koga Miyata



> Following Angel's note:
>
> http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech.php?id=photos/2006/tech/features/koga-m
> iyata/IMGP1313
>
> Cycling news may have been told by the marketing people at Koga that
> this is Winnen's bike but there is absolutely no truth in this. Firstly,
> Winnen is a little sprite of a man and would never fit on this 'big'
> bike. Secondly, this bike has clinchers on it with rims having labels
> that weren't even available at the time. It could perhaps be a team bike
> from 1981, but that would be as far as you could go.
>
> Steven Maasland
> Moorestown, NJ