Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Results: Italian Championship for Ex-Professionals

Daniele Nardello won the overall classification but 90 year old ex-professional Franceso Prina won the hearts of the crowd in the 30km race in Cittiglio (VA). Prina won his first national championship jersey, in 1939, in cyclocross. He also raced on the road, wearing the pink jersey once, and racing on the track.

The other tricolor jersey winners were Angelo Tosi (M2 category), Walter Santeroni (M3), Bruno Colombo (M4) and Francesco Lucchesi (M5), born 1931.

Photos: Daniele Nardello, center, with the other jersey winners (I believe that is Prina to the far right in the black & white sleeve jersey); 90 year old Francesco Prina; Gianni Bugno

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  1. Impressive--is there actually a category for racers born before 1920?

  2. Unfortunately Prina was in the same, and oldest category, with Lucchesi who was born in 1931 (Prina 1919).