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Bartali

Quiz

Okay chaps ... tell me about this Jersey.  I can't work it out, but I'd like to know.

Bartali

This is the standard team jersey ...


Bartali

So is the all read one a leaders jersey?  Not the Vuelta as that was yellow/gold back then.  Another Vuelta competition jersey or a different race??
Beasley

A complete guess, but could it be a national champs jersey?
Bartali

Could be.  Could it be Giovanni Mantovani who held the points jersey for a few days in the 1981 Giro??
gerry12ie

I reckon it must be Guido Bontempi's sprints jersey from the 81 Vuelta that Battaglin won? Bontempi won two stages early on so probably led the sprint competition?

Meantime I got a secondhand jersey recently that I need a pointer on please. It is more or less the rainbow champ colours from the 80s but in vertical stripes. I can take a pic but my hunch is that it's the old World Cup leaders jersey. Any memories of a rainbow striped jersey?
gerry12ie

Although I don't think Bontempi was national champ then, and your jersey has Italian bands... Confused
Bartali

Was the Vuelta sprint jersey red or blue.  Mantovani definitely held the Giro points jersey foe a while in 81 but not sure whether that was red or ciclisma (or whatever they call it)?

Is your jersey like this ...?


berck

Bart, when you say you have a quiz, you're already suppose to know the answer... Wink
berck

I think the sprint jersey was red at that time, but I'm not sure. The points jersey was blue. I noticed the Italian colors on the sleeves. Giovanni Battaglin won the 81 Vuelta and Giro that same year.
Bartali

I now don't think its a giro points jersey as here's Saronni wearing it later in the race ... its the violet colour
berck

Just confirmed. Sprint jersey in 81 was red and points jersey blue. The winner of the Sprint jersey was Hugues Grondin. Maybe an Italian had it at one point during the race.

81 Vuelta
berck

First three stages of the Vuelta in 81 were won by Guido Bontempi (1 & 3) and Alfredo Chinetti (2), who were both on Inoxpran.

I suspect that gerry is correct.
Bartali

Brilliant ... I was fixating on points rather than sprint. This must be it.  Not sure about the italian bands ... maybe just because he was italian??

Thanks guys ....
berck

Bartali wrote:
Brilliant ... I was fixating on points rather than sprint. This must be it.  Not sure about the italian bands ... maybe just because he was italian??

Thanks guys ....


Not sure Bart, just a guess. Seems odd that the jersey has the Italian bands on it. Unless of course, you go with gerry's idea about the Italian National winner. But, I don't think that would be it, since nobody on Inoxpran won it then.
Bartali

That troubles me too.  Also, if it was just a jersey awarded mid race, then wouldn't it just have a cloth sewn on 'patch' with the team name like Battaglin in the maglia Rosa?



So mabe something from TA of Trentino?

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