Category: people

tanti auguri

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«…Suona cose antiche da un idea primitiva tinge l’ambiente di un rosso adorante…»

There are so many wonderful songs of PAOLO CONTE, this is one of my recent favourites. OMICRON, PSICHE 2008

giancarlo runs

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ITA – GIANCARLO corre. Un lavoro impegnativo nel campo dell’informatica, un figlio di nove mesi, i tanti impegni di tutti i giorni. L’orologio di GIANCARLO pare che faccia quattro volte al giorno il suo giro, tante sono le cose da fare prima di andare a letto.
Per riportare il mondo alla giusta velocità, GIANCARLO corre. Ultratrail, Skyrunning, Vertical Kilometer sono le specialità che preferisce. Gare che sembrano non finire mai, che durano più di due soli, che salgono in cima alle montagne e scendono a grande velocità fino a valle.
Quando GIANCARLO corre la sua testa si svuota, il pensiero vola alto sopra le montagne e i passi scandiscono il tempo. La testa al caldo, il pensiero è lucido. SUPERLEGGERO corre con GIANCARLO.

ENG – GIANCARLO runs. A demanding job in computers, a nine-month-old son, so many commitments every day. The hands on GIANCARLO’s watch seem to go round four times a day, he has so much to do before bedtime.
To bring the world back to its proper speed, GIANCARLO runs. Ultra trail, Skyrunning and Vertical Kilometre are his preferred specialities. Races that seem endless, that last more than two days, that climb to the top of the mountains and rapidly back down to the valley.
When GIANCARLO runs, his head empties, his thoughts fly high above the mountains and his steps mark the time. His head is warm, he can think clearly. SUPERLEGGERO runs with GIANCARLO.

happy birthday Monsieur Roubaix

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On the 4th of August 1972, an official sponsoring agreement was signed between ALFREDO GIOS (Bici Gios Torino) and GIORGIO PERFETTI owner of the world famous chewing-gum brand «Brooklyn-la Gomma del Ponte» giving birth for 5 years (1973-1977) to one of the most successful professional cycling teams ever existed: the «Brooklyn» team. The following year, Brooklyn decided to create and sponsor a new top level professional cycling team and considering the excellent personal and business relationship existing between ALFREDO GIOS and GIORGIO PERFETTI, the company GIOS was called to be the technical supplier delivering the racing bicycles to the whole team. Based on Italy the team had a mixed roster of Italians, like PANIZZA, ROTA, PASSUELLO, TURRINI and Belgians like DE MUYNCK, SERCU or DE WITTE. But one name above all: the Belgian ROGER DE VLAEMINCK, winner of three Milano-Sanremo, four Paris-Roubaix, two Giro di Lombardia, Ronde van Vlaanderen, Liege-Bastogne-Liege, Freccia Vallone, Paris-Brussels, Milano-Torino, Züri-Metzgete, Tirreno-Adriatico, Tour de Suisse, Cyclocross World Champion in 1975, etc.etc. Art director of the company was DANIELE OPPI who created the name for the  «Lambretta» the brand «Chicco» and the «Pic Indolor».

In the picture, ROGER DE VLAEMINCK winning the 1975 edition of the Championship of Zurich «Züri Metzgete» ahead EDDY MERCKX and FRANCESCO MOSER.