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Henk Lubberding, 1978 & 1979 Dutch National Road Race Champion

$550.00 $450.00

This fantastic jersey, with flocked lettering, from 1978 belonged to Henk Lubberding two time Dutch National Champion.

As an amateur, Lubberding finished third in the 1976 Tour de l’Avenir. The following year he turned professional with the Dutch cycling team TI–Raleigh managed by Peter Post.  Interestingly, Lubberding stayed on teams run by Post his entire career. In 1978, Lubberding was road race champion of the Netherlands and won a stage of the 1978 Tour de France, finishing eighth overall and winning best young rider.

After team leader Hennie Kuiper left, Lubberding and Paul Wellens became co-leaders. Lubberding performed well throughout 1979 with high placings in Paris–Nice, the Amstel Gold Race, Gent–Wevelgem, Tour de Romandie, Rund um den Henninger-Turm and the Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré. He won the Dutch road race title again and finished 18th in the 1979 Tour de France.

He retired at the end of 1992 with 58 victories to his name, including Gent–Wevelgem.

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.

This jersey includes the original label from Bar Augusto.

Size: 3

Chest: 37 inches / 94 cm (18.5 inches / 47 cm measured armpit to armpit)

Length:  28.5 in / 72.5 cm

Maker: N/A

Please Note:  This jersey does have some small holes & discoloration.

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

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SKU: JR-100578 Category: Tags: ,

Description

Bar Augusto

Bar Augusto, located in Alme (Bergamo), Italy, was renowned for its support of cycling teams and its world-class bicycle racing collection that focused on trophies and race-worn jerseys. A family-owned business, the bar, and its attached inn flourished in the 1970s and 1980s. Augusto Gotti, the enterprise’s face, welcomed amateur national teams to stay at Bar Augusto while the riders trained and raced in the region. Many Western and Eastern Bloc national teams embraced the Gotti family’s welcoming spirit and were among the most ardent supporters. 

Augusto was a devoted cycling fan and astute collector of jerseys. Active and retired professional and amateur riders gave the bar hundreds of jerseys, and all hung with pride on the walls of the storied bar. The jersey collection read like a venerable who’s who of the cycling world from the 1950s through the 1980s. Coppi, Gimondi, Motta, Merckx, Anquetil, Van Looy, Altig, and hundreds more professional jerseys hung alongside the best of the best Eastern Bloc riders. Given its incredible diversity, depth, and breadth, it would be challenging, if not impossible, to build the same collection today. 

With time, Augusto decided to retire, close the bar, and enjoy a more relaxed pace of life in his autumn years. A year or so before Augusto passed away, and with the help of former Polish and US National Team Coach Eddie Borysewicz, we were honored to acquire the Gotti Collection. Augusto’s and our collection combined beautifully, and between the two, there were only two overlapping items: an Eddy Merckx maillot jaune and a Bernard Hinault Renault team jersey. To this day, our collection is what is thanks in no small measure to a quaint bar and inn tucked into a picturesque valley in Northern Italy.

By Brett Horton, Jan 2021

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

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs