This jersey is one of a kind, please look carefully at the photos to determine condition.
Beautiful orange winners jersey with a signed photo of Valery Chaplygin wearing his race winners jersey. It is really tough to find photo matched jerseys from this era of the race.
Russian cyclist Valery Chaplygin (Валерий Андреевич Чаплыгин) not only won the 1975 edition of the Settimana Ciclistica Bergamasca he also won stages 1 and 5. Chaplygin was part of the Soviet team that won the 100 km team time trial at the 1976 Summer Olympics and 1977 UCI Road World Championships and finished second at the world championships in 1974 and 1975. He also won three Peace Races in the team competition (1975, 1977 and 1980).
Settimana Ciclistica Bergamasca (also know as Settimana Lombardia) was first held in 1970. Up until 1987, the race was amateur-only. After a break in 1988, the race was re-launched as a pro-am event and boasts such winners as Thibaut Pinot (2011), Pavel Tonkov (1992), and Danilo Di Luca (2008) among many more. Sadly the race was last held in 2013.
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.
Chest: 34 inches / 86 cm (17 inches / 43 cm measured armpit to armpit)
Length: 28 in / 71 cm
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.
This jersey does have holes, please look carefully at the photos to determine condition.