Friday, April 20, 2012

Two Great Italians (Coppi and Campagnolo)

Interesting post on another blog, particularly for those of us who follow cycling and realize just how much of what's "new" today was really "new" decades ago. In this case, looking at how the position of the "modern" racing cyclist is very, very similar to the position of a racing cyclist (in this case, Fausto Coppi) some 60+ years ago.

P.S. One thing that has changed is the way each rider shifted gears. Look closely, and you'll see that Coppi was using an early Campagnolo Cambio Corsa shifter; Contador has modern shifters.

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