EDDY MERCKX (1945-)

"The Cannibal": he is the most winning rider in the cycling history! Merckx won 5 Tour de France, 5 Giri d'Italia, 7 Milan-Sanremo, 3 World Championships.

 

 

 

 

FELICE GIMONDI (1937-)

A great competitor of Merckx. He obtained the victory in Tour de France of 1965 and in World Championship of 1973. He won Milan-Sanremo and Paris-Roubaix too.

 

 

 

 

VITTORIO ADORNI (1937-)

World Champion in 1968. He won Giro d'Italia in 1965.

 

 

 

 

 

LUIS OCANA (1945-1994)

He was the first great Spanish cyclist. Ocana was an all-around rider. Tour de France of 1973 was his most important victory. He committed suicide in 1994.

 

 

 

 

 

WALTER GODEFROOT (1943-)

He won all the classic races (from Paris-Roubaix to Liegi) in spite of a great Merckx. After the career he became an important team manager.

 

 

BERNARD HINAULT (1954-)

Great French rider. He won all the most important races: 5 Tour de France, 3 Giri d'Italia, 1 World Championship. It's hard to find a complete signature of Hinault. Usually he wrote just "HB".

 

 

 

MORENO ARGENTIN (1960-)

Rare picture with a young Argentin. He was a shrewd rider. Argentin is a King of the classic races (he won 4 Liegi-Bastogne-Liegi) and he won the Pro World Championship in 1986.

 

 

 

 

GUIDO BONTEMPI (1960-)

Sprinter, protagonist of the ’80 years. He won a lot of stages in TdF & Giro. Bontempi is very young in this picture!

 

 

 

 

ROGER DE VLAEMINCK (1947-) & ERIC VANDERAERDEN (1962-)

Curious picture of two great Belgian riders. De Vlaeminck was the King of classic races during '70 years (4 Roubaix, 3 Milan-Sanremo ...). Vanderaerden, very youn in this image, won Parigi-Roubaix and Tour of Flanders.

 

 

 

PEDRO "PERICO" DELGADO (1960-)

TdF winner in 1988 and Vuelta Espana winner in 1989.