Arnaldo Pambianco on the Gavia Pass, 1960 Giro d’Italia


Arnaldo Pambianco
Giro d’Italia, 1960

Pambianco is about to shove that newspaper under his jersey to block the wind on his descent into Bormio.  The Gavia was the last major climb of the 1960 Giro d’Italia, and this stage was the last shot the contenders had to unseat the maglia rosa, Jacques Anquetil.  Anquetil, however, would not be denied, as the 3:41 he lost on the stage was not enough to knock him from the lead.  For his effort, Pambianco finished seventh overall.  He exacted his revenge the following year, beating second-place Anquetil by 3:45 to become the Giro’s 1961 Champion.

Each image in the Vintage Print Series has been reproduced from an original photographic print or negative in The Horton Collection archives. Each has been carefully restored to remove dust, water stains, fingerprints, or other wear and tear. Lithograph printing was done by AMP Printing in Dublin, California on Daiei TopKote 111 pound acid-free archival quality stock using a Heidelberg press.

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Litho Size: 8 in. x 10 in.

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Despite our efforts to find the name of the photographer of this image, it currently remains a mystery. As was common practice at the time, original photographs often had no reference as to the name of the photographer. Rather, there were crop marks and other notations written on the back of the original photograph that was used in the print publication process. As always, we welcome any knowledge regarding the awesome photographers that so deftly captured and continue to capture the vibrant landscape of cycling.

Litho Size: 8 in. x 10 in.

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Weight .1 lbs