Photo: Alfredo Martini (in the shirt and tie) holding court at l'Eroica 2010
Alfredo Martini has passed away at 93. To Italian cycling fans he was like Vince Lombardi was to NFL fans. More details on his career HERE. In his later years he became sort of an oracle that riders and those taking over his position as national team director would visit at his home in Tuscany, hoping to glean a bit of his legendary wisdom about all things cycling. Larry's sure there are a few Italian authors out there with book manuscripts that will finished soon. With luck one of the better ones will be translated into English so the wider world can understand Martini's influence on the sport.
RIP Alfredo Martini