Franco Vianelli, 1968 Giro Valle d’Aosta Leader’s Jersey

$450.00

Franco Vianelli was the winner of the 5th Giro Valle d’Aosta in 1968.  Giro Valle d’Aosta which started in 1962 is still going today as a 6-day stage race for under 23 riders.

Franco Vianelli, riding as an amateur in 1968, won a gold medal in the Individual Road Race and a bronze medal in the Team Time Trial at the Olympics in Mexico City.  He went on to ride as a professional from 1969 – 1973 for the Molteni, Dreher, and Brooklyn cycling teams.

This jersey has the “look”  –  fabulous chain stitching on front and back. The new owner may wish to dry clean the jersey to restore its pristine condition. Or, simply leave as is for a complete vintage look.

This jersey was purchased directly from the Augusto Gotti family and was part of the collection in the legendary Bar Augusto in Villa d’Alme, Italy.  Bar Augusto was a key host to professional and amateur cycling teams from the 1960s through the 1980s.

Size: 3

Chest: 34 inches / 86 cm (17 inches / 43 cm measured armpit to armpit)

Length:  27 in / 68.5 cm

Maker: De Marchi Emilio

Please Note: This jersey hung on the wall of Bar Augusto for many years and has “Bar Patina” from being exposed to smoke, dust, etc.

Each jersey is one of a kind, please look carefully at the photos to determine condition.

1 in stock

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Description

Each jersey is one of a kind, please look carefully at the photos to determine condition.

 

Additional information

Weight2 lbs