Lech Piasecki, Amateur Road World Champion – 1st Pole to wear TdF Yellow

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Lech Piasecki won the Amateur Road World Championships in 1985.  In that same year he also won the Peace Race along with four Stages.  He rode as a professional on various teams from 1986 to 1991 and was the first Polish rider to wear the Yellow Jersey at the Tour in 1987.

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.

The jersey comes with the original Bar Augusto display label.

Size: 3

Chest: 35 inches / 89 cm  (17.5 inches /44.5 cm measured armpit to armpit)

Length: 27.5 in / 68.5 cm

30% Wool / 70% Polyester

100% Polyester

This jersey does have some discoloration,  please look carefully at the photos to determine condition.

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Description

From Wikipedia

Lech Piasecki (born 13 November 1961) is a Polish former racing cyclist. Born in Poznań, he became the first Polish cyclist to wear the yellow jersey in the Tour de France, in 1987.

After Piasecki became Amateur world champion in 1985, the Colnago team wanted to sign him. The Polish cycling organization allowed that in exchange for bicycles. His first victory as a professional cyclist was in a time trial in the 1986 Giro d’Italia, where he surprisingly beat many favorites. In 1987, he won the first stage of the Tirreno–Adriatico. It was a time trial in which he started early, and the wind changed direction after Piasecki finished, so the main favorites who started later had a disadvantage. In the 1987 Tour de France, Piasecki became second in the prologue, and took the yellow jersey in the team time trial. After he lost the lead, he had to abandon in the 7th stage due to an illness. On August 24, 1988 he became World Track Champion in individual pursuit. The following year Piasecki put forth a remarkable performance during the 1989 Giro d’Italia by winning three stages including two ITT stages, as well as a high mountain stage.

Major Victories

1982
1st Stage 7a, Milk Race
3rd Stage 5, Milk Race
1983
6th and 6th stage Tour de Pologne
1984
3rd Polish National Road Race Championships
1985
1st UCI Road World Championships, Amateurs
1st Peace Race

1st Stage 1
1st Stage 7
1st Stage 8
1st Stage 11
1986
1st Tour de Romagna
1st Florence-Pistoia
1st Stage 12, Giro d’Italia
1st Stage 3, Tour de l’Aude
1st Trofeo Baracchi (with Giuseppe Saronni)
1987
1st Stage 1, Tirreno–Adriatico
1988
1st Stage 21b, Giro d’Italia
1st Trofeo Baracchi (with Czesław Lang)
1989
1st Tour de Friuli
Giro d’Italia

1st Stage 10
1st Stage 15b
1st Stage 22
1st Stage 7, Tirreno–Adriatico
1990
1st Florence-Pistoia

Additional information

Weight2 lbs