I was there in 1974. Bernard Thevenet was in the race, I think maybe even led for a bit early on. But I'm pretty sure Gimondi was not there, or at least not racing. As I recall he had crashed badly earlier in the year, and was still recovering. I note in his palmares that his only significant victory in 1974 was Milano-San Remo, which tends to support my recollection.
Big Spring, Texas, USA
> From: Gdglenn201@aol.com <Gdglenn201@aol.com>
\r?\n> Subject: [CR] (CR) Help identifying photos from the 1974 World Championships (Jim Kruse
\r?\n> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
\r?\n> Date: Friday, March 27, 2009, 1:37 PM
\r?\n> Here's who I get so far: Merckx (of course), Giovanni
\r?\n> Battaglin, Gusta
\r?\n> Patterson, Raymond Poulidor, Felice Gimondi, Cyrille
\r?\n> Guimard, Fabrizio Fabbri,
\r?\n> Cees Prim, Jos Huysmans or Joseph Bruyere, Manuel Fuente,
\r?\n> Luis Ocana, possibly
\r?\n> Vicente Lopez-Carril, Gerri Knetermann, Karl-Heinz Kuster,
\r?\n> Gunter Haritz, Joop
\r?\n> Zotemelk or Gerard Vianen, Mario Martinez. Without a start
\r?\n> list that's the
\r?\n> best I can do so far.
\r?\n> Garland Glenn
\r?\n> South Carolina, USA
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