Thursday, March 8, 2012

Fiorenzo Magni

For Rev Dick,
I submit this picture of Fiorenzo Magni in Stage 13 of the 1956 Giro d'Italia. In Stage 12 Magni crashed and broke his clavicle. Tough though he obviously was, he could no longer efficiently control his bicycle and withdrew after another crash in stage 16. 

Wisdom sometime dictates withdrawal.   

4 comments:

Jonny Hamachi said...

The Rev will be back on his bike before he should be...

reverend dick said...

HaHA! I am indeed familiar with Signor Magni.

What a hardman. He had his last Giro to ride...I only have the Full Worm Moon. Which, don't think I didn't think "Huh. I'm feeling SO much better, maybe just..."

Ma no, sono piu saggio ora.

Anonymous said...

FWIW, Magni finished the race in second place: wikipedia

Gunnar Berg said...

Thanks for the correction.

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