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Old 02-01-08, 12:43 AM   #1
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Moreno Argentin

Moreno Argentin was a class act. Won some big races. Here's some memories of Argentin

1986 - Wins world road championship in the USA riding one of the few Bianchis that I ever thought looked cool.
1990 - Wins the Ronde von Vlaandren with a dominating ride in his Italian champions jersey.
1987 - Catches Roche and Criquelion at the death in Liege-Bastogne-Liege and wins (wearing the gheyest looking world champions jersey of all time). An example why you should never give up the chase.
1991 - His LBL and Fleche Wallonne double. Wins the Fleche with an 80km solo in the rain.
1983 - Cries after Lemond rides away from him in the world championship, ruining the Italian teams plans.
1984 - Gets revenge on Lemond by not working with him in the world champs in Barcelona
1993 - delibrately brakes at the finish of an early season race in Italy so he won't have to stand on the podium with some obnoxious Texan called Lance Armstrong.
1992 - Destroys field on the poggio in Milan-Sanremo, only to be caught by a rampaging Sean Kelly in sight of the finish line.
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hah! was JUST thinking about the man.

here's some pics of that fugly world's jersey (almost as ugly as pascal richard's attempted olympics jersey).



matching shorts.
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At least he knew how to wear a cap properly



The Derosa he rode in 1990 is one of the prettiest bikes I have ever seen.
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Moreno Argentin was a class act. Won some big races. Here's some memories of Argentin

1986 - Wins world road championship in the USA riding one of the few Bianchis that I ever thought looked cool.
Totally outfoxing that French guy who sucked his wheel for the last lap and a half... who was that, Mottet? Anyway, great finish.


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1992 - Destroys field on the poggio in Milan-Sanremo, only to be caught by a rampaging Sean Kelly in sight of the finish line.
In desparation, begs Kelly to let him win... denied.
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here is the video of the worlds win in 1986.. you can thank me later..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elfDIDNaxO8
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The Derosa he rode in 1990 is one of the prettiest bikes I have ever seen.[/IMG]
De Ronde - Fleche double.... very impressive.

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[QUOTE=botto;6088467]hah! was JUST thinking about the man.QUOTE]



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mL3jQ...A7B8E1&index=3

From the 1992 Milan-San Remo... which I was watching and emailing to a friend not a half hour ago. Spooky.
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1993 - delibrately brakes at the finish of an early season race in Italy so he won't have to stand on the podium with some obnoxious Texan called Lance Armstrong.
Classy
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Wear your cap high, or don't bother.
Another one of the purists.
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is he the one that had a run-in with Bauer near the end of a race at Worlds or something? I was a Sean Kelly man, cramped bike position and all.
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is he the one that had a run-in with Bauer near the end of a race at Worlds or something? I was a Sean Kelly man, cramped bike position and all.
I will always be a Sean Kelly man.

I still remember him punking Argentin in the 92 Milan-San Remo.
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is he the one that had a run-in with Bauer near the end of a race at Worlds or something? I was a Sean Kelly man, cramped bike position and all.
You are thinking of Claude Criquelion.
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I will always be a Sean Kelly man.

I still remember him punking Argentin in the 92 Milan-San Remo.
Argentin was the best bike rider there, but Kelly was too ruthless, cunning and quick for him. Argentin was normally cool as a cucumber but I reckon he put too much pressure on himself on the day, panicked, and put in a crap descent into Sanremo The motorbikes holding him up on the climb didn't help either.

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I just always respected sprinters that could climb like Kelly, Zabel and Jalabert...even if his morph into a stage racer was likely epo-driven.
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Argentin was the best bike rider there, but Kelly was too ruthless, cunning and quick for him. Argentin was normally cool as a cucumber but I reckon he put too much pressure on himself on the day, panicked, and put in a crap descent into Sanremo The motorbikes holding him up on the didn't help either.
i bet pressure wasn't the only thin he put into himself that day.
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lol. I was gonna mention Ferrari, but all the Armstrong lovers would have come out to flame me how he was 'misunderstood'. Did you ever see Furlans win in Milan-Sanremo? He was about the only rider in the field using downtube levers and he just rode away from them. I may be wrong but I believe its still the fastest ascent of the poggio ever. Furlan was never the same again after 94. I wonder why?
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^^^

Gewiss '94. That would be a thread unto itself!
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[QUOTE=classic1;6088606]At least he knew how to wear a cap properly



The Derosa he rode in 1990 is one of the prettiest bikes I have ever seen.



I had one.

De Rosa Nuovo Tecno Columbus TSX. Weighed as much as a Volkswagen but beautiful in that blue.

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here is the video of the worlds win in 1986.. you can thank me later..
That's Brian Drebber announcing with Connie Carpenter-Phinney and Tom Prehn? Who's the third voice?
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(almost as ugly as pascal richard's attempted olympics jersey).

That was a disgrace. There were TWO attempts at something tasteful.
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De Rosa Nuovo Tecno Columbus TSX. Weighed as much as a Volkswagen but beautiful in that blue.
You're alive. How are ya?

I'm jealous, I always wanted one of them. Also liked the one Sorenson won Paris-Tours on, with the Derosa traditional straight fork crown. Just my size too!
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I'm jealous, I always wanted one of them. Also liked the one Sorenson won Paris-Tours on, with the Derosa traditional straight fork crown. Just my size too!
that's it.....flat topped fork crown with the hand-painted "De Rosa" in white on the lugs, Ugo's signature on teh top-tube. 3/4 chrome forks, drive-side chrome chainstay. Magnificent....shame it was Dura-Ace, deserved C-Record w/delta brakes. SGR pedals might've even tipped it over 13kgs!!

Nothing wrong with the Merak Matty White had at Vini-Caldirola, just the soft touch paint was a b@stard if you got grease on it.
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I really wanted to get one of those meraks, even an early one with an alloy fork.

Remember when he got his in 99 or 2000? First of the ten speed record and deda newtons bar & stem I think.
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I really wanted to get one of those meraks, even an early one with an alloy fork.

Remember when he got his in 99 or 2000? First of the ten speed record and deda newtons bar & stem I think.
10v Record and the fat Deda Newton bars and stem......both droolworthy @ the turn of the century.
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I put a bloke I know onto a Merak on Grays online about 12 months ago. $1600 for frame and fork. The importer went bust or something. Carbon stays (later than Whites). It looked fugly as a frame but looks good with the latest carbon record and Eurus on it.

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