Vito Di Tano, Amateur Cyclocross World Champion Jersey

$220.00

Italian rider Vito Di Tano was the amateur cyclocross champion in both 1979 and 1986, along with holding six Italian amateur cyclocross titles.

The jersey does come with an inscribed photo.  Sadly the inscription has faded, but is still visible.

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: 5

Chest: 36 inches / 92 cm  (18 inches / 46 cm measured armpit to armpit)

Length: 30.5 in / 77.5 cm

Maker: Santini

50% Wool / 50% Polyester

100% Polyester

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

Only 1 left in stock

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Description

Excerpt from Wikipedia

Vito Di Tano  is a former Italian cyclocross and road cyclist . Among the amateurs he was cyclocross world champion in 1979 and 1986, as well as having won six Italian titles.

Career 

Di Tano began competing in cyclocross as a boy, with the participation in 1969 in the Youth Games with Libertas Fasano. After a few years between Puglia and Tuscany, an injury prevented him from switching to professionals and in 1978 he moved to the Guerciotti Sports Group, of which he became a top athlete, remaining there until the end of his career  .

In the same year he participated for the first time in the amateur world championships, finishing in fifth place in Amorebieta, Spain, The world champion success came the following year in Saccolongo, in the province of Padua . In 1980 he won the first of his six national titles (1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987), in addition to the placements in the top ten in four other world championships and a second world title obtained in Lembeek in 1986 .

In addition to his cyclocross activity, Di Tano also joined that on the track, albeit only at the regional level – he was the Apulian individual champion in points and teams in 1977 – and on the road, in which he was national amateur in 1974, the year in which he participated in the Giro di Yugoslavia finishing in third place in the final standings; he was also winner in Legnago (VR) in 1975, in 1976 he won the 10th stage of the Tour of Mexico , and was then winner for 4 times of the San Rocco Cup in Locorotondo (BA) and in 1986 of the Messapica Cup.

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

 

Additional information

Weight2 lbs