Saturday, November 10, 2012

A Postcard from 1919

The Golden Age of Italian cycling started in 1919. Costante Girardengo won the seventh Giro d'Italia. Second was Gaetano Belloni, who won the Giro the next year, while "Gira" returned to win it in 1923. Ottavio Bottecchia was seen triumphant in two consecutive Tours de France (1924 and 1925).

(Belloni - Girardengo - Bottecchia)


  1. Thanks for sharing! We're trying to keep the history of Italian cycling alive as well. Hope to maybe one day run into you, either here in Iowa or there in ITALIA?

  2. How about in Tuscany, October next year at l'Eroica!

  3. We'll see, even though our bici d'epoca are not yet completed. The worlds in Firenze looks interesting too, though for now it looks like we an only plan on being in Italia from mid-January through mid-July of 2013