Handpainted miniature cyclist with Salvarani jersey.
-Completely produced out of metal: bike + cyclist
-Dimensions: height 50mm x width 50mm
-Weight: 23 grams
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Salvarani was an Italian cycling team. The team was founded in 1963. Until 1972 the team was active in the peloton. The sponsor Salvarani was a producer of kitchens. This kitchen builder is a wellknown company in the industry since 1939. The famous riders in the team were Antoine Houbrechts, Dino Zandegu, Walter Godefroot, Roberto Poggiali and of course Felice Gimondi.
The star in the team was the Italian Felice Gimondi. His nicknames were the Aristocrat and the buzzard of Bergamo. He joined the team in 1965. Gimondi was undoubtedly one of the greatest of his generation. The Italian won the 3 big tours. He won The Tour of Spain, the Tour of France and the Tour of Italy.
The cyclist from the region of Bergamo in Italy, became famous in 1965. In his first year in the professional peloton, and his very first participation in the Tour de France, he immediately managed to win it. A great achievement!
All his participations in the Tour were a success. He participated 5 times and finished in the top 10 each time. He was the best in 7 stages.
In 1967 he also won the Giro, the tour of his country. He would win the tour of Italy 3 times. Also in 1969 and 1976 he was the best in the general classification. In 1968 he managed to be the best in the Vuelta. This puts him in the gallery of the seven riders who were able to win the three big tours. The other 6 riders are Alberto Contador, Bernard Hinault, Chris Froome, Eddy Merckx, Jacques Anquetil and Vincenzo Nibali.
The buzzard was not only a winner in the 3 big tours, but also in the classic races he did well. He won Paris-Roubaix (1966), twice the Tour of Lombardy (1966,1973) and Milan-San Remo (1974). In 1973 he won the world championship. Gimondi became world champion in Barcelona before Freddy Maertens and Luis Ocaña. He was also Champion of Italy twice: in 1967 and 1972.
In 1973 Gimondi left the team. He moved to Bianchi-Campagnolo (1973-1977), that continued as Bianchi-Faema (1978-1979). With that team he won Milan-San Remo in 1974, and the Giro in 1976.
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