[CR]Giordano Cottur, 2004

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From: "aldoross4" <aldoross4@siscom.net>
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Wed, 08 Mar 2006 11:40:25 -0500
Subject: [CR]Giordano Cottur, 2004


Scroll down and click to see a recent photo and his autograph.

Aldo Ross Middletown, Ohio

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From: "The Maaslands" <TheMaaslands@comcast.net>
To: "CR" <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]Giordano Cottur has passed away
Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2006 11:05:34 -0500

> The title says it all. Cottur was one of the riders who

> was developing alongside Coppi when WWII interrupted

> normal racing in Italy. After the war, he joined the then

> new Wilier Triestina team as one of its star riders. In

> fact, the fact that he was from Trieste was of prime

> importance to the political statement that the team

> leaders were trying to express. He won the very first

> post-war stage of the Giro, and later placed third in the

> Giro GC. He rode for Lygie, Viscontea (I have a Viscontea

> cambio corsa bike arriving shortly, so this makes me happy

> to see the name come up!) and Wilier-Triestina. He was

> born in 1914 in Trieste, which is also where he passed

> away. Maybe Aldo can do the impossible once more and dig

> up a photo of Cottur.


> Steven Maasland

> Moorestown, NJ