Yep...that was the article. Thanks, Bob! I guess the racing part was the "promising young amateur." Suprisingly, nothing about it on his website bio.
Stephan Andranian Costa Mesa, CA http://www.GitaneUSA.com
BobHoveyGa@aol.com wrote: A couple of photos of Clapton with Cinellis:
The second photo is probably the one you were referring to. I believe the magazine was "Winning," June 1987. Here's a quote from the article (clipped from a message of Angel Garcia's in the archives):
"Eric Clapton, legendary blues guitarist whose work with the Yardbirds, John Mayall, Cream and Blind Faith during the '60s established musical trends still evident today, also had some pretty fast legs before his fingers took over and made him a star. The man....was a promising amateur cyclist in his youth and he has maintained his fondness for cycling. Now in his forties, Clapton lives near Milan, Italy,....and is frequently seen walking through the doors of the GRAN CICLISMO shop on Via Folli. Recently he went one step further-to the Cinelli factory in Milan, whre he picked up a made-to-order Cinelli Super Corsa. As per his request, the factory inscribed Clapton's bright red machine with his nickname, "Slowhand".
Bob Hovey Columbus, GA
In a message dated 7/30/07 11:08:49 AM, email@example.com writes:
> Thing is, I remember reading years ago (like, 20 years) in one of the
> cycling magazines -- possibly Bicycling, but more likely, Bicycle Guide
> (which I liked infinitely better, and subscribed to, and miss a lot) --
> that Clapton was big into cycling and there was this photo of him taking
> delivery of a new bike. I don't have the magazine anymore, but I seem to
> remember that the bike was a new Colnago with the full Campagnolo SR
> gruppo, and he was taking the bike from Sr. Colnago himself. The article
> mentioned that growing up he had ambitions to be a bicycle racer, but the
> music became the bigger deal for him.
> cool stuff
> Kyle Brooks
> Akron, OH
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