The family photographs of Luigia Zilli of her father Marcello Zilli racing as a young man.
It has been an absolute amazing honour meeting Luigia recently, not only has she helped me so much with Italian cycling history and information but she is always helping me with contacts and advise and now she has let me share these great photographs of her father Marcello Zilli. As you might know I’m obsessed with old photographs and the memories they bring to the surface especially if they are related to cycling. This personal set of family photographs are wonderful and show the passion Italians have for cycling. Thanks Luigia. Please check out Luigia’s beautiful paintings at her site here.
The captions for the photographs are as follows top to bottom:
My handsome daddy, Marcello Zilli, when he used to be a cyclist in the 50s.