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Old 10-19-12, 18:37
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sad news, the picture and history of the 56 giro is imo one of the best in the history of cycling
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Old 10-19-12, 23:32
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RCS Sport will dedicate the Maglia Rosa of the 2013 Giro to Magni, and will hold a memorial for him May 26th in Brescia.

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For those who don't know the story of that picture here it is (from wikipedia)



He was a true hardmen of the peloton the likes of which we may never see again, to place 2nd with all those injuries on stage 20 and to not quit no matter what clearly demonstrates true strength, determination, and a love of racing and cycling.

Rest in Peace Lion of Flanders.
That story is so epic it doesn't seem real. This is just a totalt different level of human being.
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Old 10-20-12, 22:05
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For those who don't know the story of that picture here it is (from wikipedia)



He was a true hardmen of the peloton the likes of which we may never see again, to place 2nd with all those injuries on stage 20 and to not quit no matter what clearly demonstrates true strength, determination, and a love of racing and cycling.

Rest in Peace Lion of Flanders.
i've read that story multiple times when it comes up and every time it blows my mind.
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Ciao grande Fiorenzo riposa in pace
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A man deserving to be called Flandrien in the truest sense of the word.
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Old 10-21-12, 04:49
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I don't really know if there's a right place for such a thread, but I feel it doesn't deserve to be unnoticed.

Fiorenzo Magni passed away today, at age 92.

Farewell Fiorenzo. Riders like you don't exist anymore.

Bravo! Thanks for posting this. An heroic rider such as Fiorenzo should not be forgotten. He was a true pure and honest rider.

Not like the "specialists" of today.
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That story is so epic it doesn't seem real. This is just a totalt different level of human being.
many witness still alive......
and no photoshop in the 50s
that time racers was very hard, beyond fanaticism
not like today

(sorry my english is weak)
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many witness still alive......
and no photoshop in the 50s
that time racers was very hard, beyond fanaticism
not like today

(sorry my english is weak)
I suppose The Hitch was just pointing out that by modern standards a story like that is plain impossible.
That's history, no chance it's false.
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I suppose The Hitch was just pointing out that by modern standards a story like that is plain impossible.
That's history, no chance it's false.
OK
sometimes human will is over the human body
Magni was epic, a true legend, a true warrior
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