Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Italian Magazines: 1952 La classica di Primavera.

Forza Petrucci! 
Bianchi's blessing in disguise.
Surprise winner, Loretto Petrucci smiles & does Bianchi proud. 
With over seven hours of riding, he'll edge out the charging field.
Further stamping his star status, he'll return the following year to repeat!

This is my last installment of great cycling imagery from Italian sport magazine, 'Lo sport Illustrato.' I want to thank Carol, once again, for the incredible look back. 

The Colossus of Monza, Fiorenzo Magni arrives in 29th just behind Nedo Logli(28th).

What's San Remo without the great Coppi? 
The three time winner(1946, 48. 49) would not finish this one.

Geminani on the attack!


The final stretch to victory.
Petrucci will honor Bianchi with victory. Minardi(2nd), Blusson(3rd) & Geminiani(4th) round off the top four!


Before the action.
Petrucci relaxing.

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