Re: [CR]Pic of the Day - Ottavio Bottecchia


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Date: Mon, 22 May 2006 19:16:02 -0700 (PDT)
From: Don Wilson <dcwilson3@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Pic of the Day - Ottavio Bottecchia
To: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
In-Reply-To: <001301c67e06$cc743830$0914fbd1@Newhouse>


I notice that Bottecchia likes to adjust his drops so that the bar ends point down quite abit. Is this a bar position that has come and gone? Or do some of the list members still like this bar position? I don't see anyone in the Tour de France these days tilting their bar ends down so much.

Don Wilson
Los Olivos, CA


--- Aldo Ross wrote:


> Pic of the Day
> 23 May, 2006
>
> Ottavio Bottecchia
>
> http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/album17/Bottecchia1
>
> Click on pic for larger image.
>
> Nice side view of Ottavio Bottecchia. He looked
> like no one else - that
> flat, horizontal cheek bone; the large parenthesis
> on either side of his
> mouth; the thin upper lip, which didn't quite match
> the thick lower one;
> large eyes permanently outlined by the marks left by
> racing goggles;
> long fore arms and fingers; long legs and short
> torso. He always looked
> like he'd just ridden 250 kms on a dusty road.
>
> This pic is from a special article dedicated to
> Bottecchia, who had died
> two weeks earlier. I will try to translate André
> Reuze's article
> later.
>
> "Bottecchia fut une révélation."
>
> "Son nom restera inséperable du Tour de France."
>
> >From "Le Miroir des Sports" No.711/375, 21 June
> 1927.
>
> Aldo Ross
> Middletown, Ohio
>

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