Tony Rominger, 1989 Tour Mediterraneo Leaders Jersey

$570.00

Tony Rominger won the Vuelta a España three times (1992, 1993 & 1994) along with winning the Giro d’Italia in 1995.  Rominger was the overall winner of the1989 Tour Mediterranéen along with winning Stage 4b, an 8.5 km individual time trial.  The 1989 edition of the race was held from February 15 – 20 and had six stages.

The Tour Méditerranéen (“Tour of the Mediterranean Sea”) was created by former Tour de France winner Lucien Aimar in 1974. The event was named Trophée Méditerranéen for its first four editions. Run in February, the five-day stage race was won by several eminent riders, including Eddy Merckx, Gianni Bugno, Tony Rominger, Laurent Jalabert and Paolo Bettini.  Gerrie Knetemann holds the record with three victories.

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: L

Chest: 39 inches / 100 cm  (19.5 inches / 50 cm measured armpit to armpit)

Length: 28.5 in / 72.5 cm

Maker: Sibille

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

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Description

Tony Rominger from Wikipedia:

Tony Rominger (born 27 March 1961 in Vejle, Denmark) is a Swiss former professional road racing cyclist who won the Vuelta a España in 1992, 1993 and 1994 and the Giro d’Italia in 1995.

He began cycling late, allegedly spurred by competition with his brother. Rominger’s strengths were time-trialing, climbing and recuperation.

He was a rival to Miguel Indurain in the Tour de France and was placed second in 1993 and won the mountains classification. His three wins in the Vuelta were a record at the time. In 2005, Roberto Heras broke that record but two months later tested positive for the blood-boosting drug EPO and was disqualified. Heras’ win has since been reinstated.

In 1994 Rominger broke the world hour record twice in a few days. He used Bordeaux velodrome to ride 53.832 km and then 55.291 km, although a track novice.

He retired in 1997 after breaking his collarbone at that year’s Tour de France. He is the agent of Austrian racing cyclist Matthias Brändle.

The full Wikipedia entry can be seen here – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Rominger

This jersey isone of a kind, please look carefully at the photos to determine the condition.

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Weight2 lbs