Thursday, January 6, 2011

Bartali Blades


Geno Bartali. The greatest Italian pre-war cyclist. I had the advertisement posted for a couple of days, which somebody thought was too recent, too modern. Mansini put the same ad for Bartali Blades as a link on his blog. I followed it. This is what I found.

      



       




2 comments:

Tom G. said...

My favorite Bartali legend, is that he used to carry messages for the Italian resistance in his seat tube during training rides, during the Nazi occupation. Who knows if it's true, but it helps lend to the legend of "Gino the Pious".

Masini said...

From what I continue to read and hear in Italy, that was true. A week or two ago, it was revealed that he hid a Jewish family in his cellar as well!