Do you find the "Coppi Bartali bottle pictures" special?

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Re: Do you find the "Coppi Bartali bottle pictures" special?

Postby andy_wrx » Thu Oct 04, 2012 20:24 pm

Sorry, but that Coppi-Bartali picture doesn't do it for me.

The Anquetil-Poulidor picture however, is quite simply the quintessential 'old black & white cycling picture from years ago' for me - I think the more recent colour ones, from the epoch I remember, come into a different category

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Re: Do you find the "Coppi Bartali bottle pictures" special?

Postby No tA Doctor » Thu Oct 04, 2012 20:51 pm

Off cycling, this is a superb image, loneliest man on the planet.

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Re: Do you find the "Coppi Bartali bottle pictures" special?

Postby Tom Butcher » Fri Oct 05, 2012 08:39 am

Baggio ?
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Re: Do you find the "Coppi Bartali bottle pictures" special?

Postby No tA Doctor » Fri Oct 05, 2012 13:55 pm

Tom Butcher wrote:Baggio ?


Yep. I think there's another version of that pic somewhere, that shows much more of the empty pitch around him, but I've never been able to track it down.
“Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

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Re: Do you find the "Coppi Bartali bottle pictures" special?

Postby TailWindHome » Fri Oct 05, 2012 14:42 pm

No tA Doctor wrote:Off cycling, this is a superb image, loneliest man on the planet.


Still off topic - but on the same theme

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Postby TailWindHome » Fri Oct 05, 2012 14:43 pm

This one belongs in the 'Black and White' era

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Re: Do you find the "Coppi Bartali bottle pictures" special?

Postby diplodicus » Sat Oct 06, 2012 17:33 pm

I also love theAnquetil-Poulidor picture. However a more recent favourite would be Pantani crossing the line in Les Deux Alpes 1998.
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Re: Do you find the "Coppi Bartali bottle pictures" special?

Postby mm1 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 05:33 am

[quote="cajun_cyclist"]The Coppi Bartali photos too from soon after the end of World War II I think could also make one envision a need for a country torn apart by a war to unite. Something like this. It was a difficult time.

It may be difficult from here to really get the significance of this and why Coppi and Bartali still loom large in the Italian consciousness even though cycling is much diminished, having long been overtaken by calcio.

Where my father came from in Trentino the war memorials date to 1946 and the story is that di Gaspari (the Prime Minister) called Bartali during the 1948 Tour and that his subsequent win averted Civil War. to get a flavour of what was going on at the time try the Carlo Lucarelli di Luca detective novels, http://www.europaeditions.com/search-re ... dAutore=26 Bartali's Tour win is happening in the background to Via delle Oche. James Holland's book about the last (official) year of the war in the peninsular a worth reading too.

The resonance of the borraccia picture(s) is such that the scene was acted out by Gianni Bugno in a Gatorade advert in the early '90's (no one said anything about modern Italians having taste).

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Re: Do you find the "Coppi Bartali bottle pictures" special?

Postby Moomaloid » Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:11 am

i love this sport! so many iconic images...

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Re: Do you find the "Coppi Bartali bottle pictures" special?

Postby deejay » Sun Oct 07, 2012 13:00 pm

TailWindHome wrote:This one belongs in the 'Black and White' era

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Doh, you do know this is Andy Hampsten on his epic stage for winning the 1988 Giro d'Italia.
With Breukink coming along behind him.

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Postby TailWindHome » Sun Oct 07, 2012 13:10 pm

deejay wrote:
TailWindHome wrote:This one belongs in the 'Black and White' era

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Doh, you do know this is Andy Hampsten on his epic stage for winning the 1988 Giro d'Italia.
With Breukink coming along behind him.


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Re: Do you find the "Coppi Bartali bottle pictures" special?

Postby mike6 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 19:54 pm

Of course its iconic. Two of the most famous cyclists in history who, according to all the pundits, had no time for each other, sharing a bidon. The black and white photography makes it even more special and captures an era.

That is part of the appeal of cycling for me, the history and the legends of the sport.

Football does not have the same epic history of suffering and endurance to capture my imagination the way the old cycling photos do.

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Re: Do you find the "Coppi Bartali bottle pictures" special?

Postby Pross » Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:18 am

deejay wrote:
TailWindHome wrote:This one belongs in the 'Black and White' era

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Doh, you do know this is Andy Hampsten on his epic stage for winning the 1988 Giro d'Italia.
With Breukink coming along behind him.


I'm assuming he meant that the whole 'hard man' image looks like it belongs back in that black and white era of riders suffering in terrible weather on terrible roads? I remember the first time I saw that picture when I first started out cycling and wondering how on earth anyone could ride a bike in those conditions.

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