A very good friend of mine worked for Gene Portuesi in Detroit during the 1950s and my friend told me that he had spoken to Mr Urago on a few occassions, as Portuesi's shop imported and sold Urago framesets. As told to my friend, Mr. Urago explained that he had gotten into some "trouble" with Mussolini and the Fascists during the 1930s, forcing Urago to flee Italy for France. Perhaps this helps shed some light on Urago's dual citizenship?
Dave Patrick Chelsea, Michigan USA
The Maaslands <TheMaaslands@comcast.net> wrote: Joe gives his source for the information about Urago being an Italian team as follows:
Try this link and all will be revealed: Oh ye of little faith.
It is always nice to have the opportunity to practice the language of my
parents and to read in Dutch. There are 5 riders that the web-site lists
as being part of the 'Italian' Urago teams. As you can read in the link
provided in my last post, as well as in numerous others, Magnani resided
in France in 1935-37 which would clash with the idea that he was
supposedly racing for an Italian team. The same goes for Camellini and
Roland. For Osvaldo Bailo, this is certainly nothing more than an error
as going to the rider page on the same Wielersite, you will see no
mention of Urago in his personal page: