Saturday, October 31, 2009

Maria Cressari

Italian Maria Cressari established a women's new hour record 1972 in Mexico City in the Olympic Velodrome. Her average speed was 41.471 kph (25.7 mph). The record stood for six years.

She was also the road race Italian national champion in 1964, 1968, 1972 and 1973.

Photos: some nice old photos; the last of Cressari training at the Vigorelli for an eventual attempt on the 100 km record.

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