Re: [CR] 1960 Rome Olympic Road Race

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Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2011 05:13:52 -0500
From: "Ken Freeman" <>
Subject: Re: [CR] 1960 Rome Olympic Road Race

I'd love to see that film.

On Thu, Jan 13, 2011 at 8:48 PM, <> wrote:
> A close friend and and CR list member Josh Berger e-mailed me a wonderful
> film of one of the greatest of all road races, the 1960 Olympic road race
> in Rome. Many list members know that the Soviet rider Viktor Kapitanov won
> the race on a silver grey Cinelli B. I was able to identify that two of
> the Italian Olympians were riding a Bianchi and a Frejus. Does anyone know
> what bike Italian rider Livio Trape, who took the silver, was riding? It
> is
> possible that Trape could have won the race from newspaper accounts that I
> have read. What happened was that Trape was the anchor man when the Italian
> team won the time trial event and may have expended an excessive amount
> of energy in taking the gold in that very tough event.Incidentally, a
> racer
> from New York City, an African- American rider by the name of Herbert
> Francis, rode that race for the USA. His Frejus road bike was set up by
> Tom
> Avenia who told me the story. The bike was displayed for a time in the
> original Emey's bike shop which was on Canal St, near the Manhattan
> bridge. Does
> anyone remember Emey's first shop? Cinelli, Bianchi, Frejus, these name
> are immortal for a lot of us. Norm Hellman, Bronx, NY.
> _______________________________________________

Ken Freeman
Ann Arbor, MI USA