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Images of Freccia de Vini 2004
 
By Fabio
Date: 7/7/2004
Images of Freccia de Vini 2004
 

Last Sunday, July 4th, was the UCI-1.6 ranked Freccia dei Vini-Memorial Dottor Luigi Raffele, organized by the Viris Vigevano cycling team and by G.S. Orga Sport. Some of the top U23 and Elite 2 riders took off from Vigevano's beautiful Piazza Ducale for the hilly Oltrepó Pavese countryside, and the Daily Peloton was there. Read the race preview here.

Following are three pages of photos from that race for your enjoyment. (Click for larger images.)

The red jersey riders will be vying for

The race was presented on Saturday, June 19
when 1985 winner, and Cipo's former lieutenant Giuseppe Calcaterra
was awarded a prize for his accomplishments on the bike

And so was also Gazzetta dello Sport top journalist Claudio Gregori.

Vigevano's Piazza Ducale. That's where it all got started

Another pic of Piazza Ducale's wonderful scenery

The Viris Vigevano Isauto Team

Three riders of Viris Vigevano-Isauto
Russia's Denis Sosnovchenko is the man on the right

The Five Musketeers from OZ

The oldest competitor in the race (and prolly of Italy's
amateur cycling): 48-year-old Ernesto Riboldi

Colombian Julián Muñoz Giraldo,
an excellent climber, and brother of Hernán Darío Muñoz

More from the peloton in "Ducale Square"

The peloton (with two welcomed "intruders") lining up for the start

It's Midday. And the race gets underway

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