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"de Leeuw van Vlaanderen"

Posted in Uncategorized by lagazzettadellabici on April 3, 2010
Italian star Fiorenzo Magni one of my favorite all time riders, known as “de Leeuw van Vlaanderen” (the Lion of Flanders), on his way to winning his third consecutive Ronde van Vlaanderen (Tour of Flanders). Note the heavily-padded handlebars, oversized aluminum bottle, Simplex derailleur, Universal “Extra” brakes, plump tubulars, and gonfleuer.

From “Miroir Sprint” No.251, 2 April 1951.

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