GIRO D'ITALIA 1950 TOUR OF ITALY CYCLING PROGRAM * HUGO KOPLET FAUSTO COPPI

Here you have a wonderful bit of VINTAGE CYCLING MEMORABILIA! Please...SEE THE SCANS!!! This is THE ORIGINAL MAY 29-31 1950 OFFICIAL PROGRAM FOR THE 33rd GIRO D'ITALIA (TOUR OF ITALY) CYCLING RACE! This 60-page gem is in Italian. It has many photos of the riders with biographies, records of past winners, race schedules, map, advertisements and more. THIS ALSO COMES WITH A SEPARATE LIST OF PARTICIPANTS--an even rarer bit of ephemera. HUGO KOBLET of SWITZERLAND IS PICTURED HERE. Koblet went on to become the FIRST FOREIGNER TO WIN THE GIRO D'ITALIA in this race... The great FAUSTO COPPI is pictured twice here. Coppi broke his pelvis during this race... Other riders who are featured with photos in this program include G WEILENMANN... JEAN ROBIC... ADOLFO LEONI... FRITZ SCHAER... FERDINANDO KUBLER with GIULIO BRESCI... LEO WEILENMANN... FIORENZO MAGNI... FERDY KUBLER on his own (twice).... VITO ORTELLI (1948 Italian Champion)... LUCIANO MAGGINI... EMILIO CROCI-TORTI... and the great GINO BARTALI (twice). The program is in very fine shape. No stains or tears. The greatest flaw is a bit of surface wear on the front cover; and a small nip on the upper part of the cover's right edge. Not mint but very gently read. This is a great cycling piece in nice shape, and it is a tough find! This is a great piece FOR THE COLLECTOR! Take it home with ... read more