How to Wear a Cycling Cap: Maurizio Fondriest

One thing about those old leather hairnets, cycling caps fit over them just fine. Another thing, rain. There is just enough brim to keep it out of your eyes.

Fondriest wearing the jersey of World Champion

Fondriest was one of the ever-ready Italian riders of the late 1980s to mid 1990s. 1993 was has his most successful and accounts for a great percentage of the wins filling out his palmares. Those wins that year included Milan-San Remo, la flèche Wallonne, Tirreno-Adriatico (including two stages), Grand Prix de Zurich, the Midi Libre (including three stages), a stage of the Giro d'Italia, and the overall in the now-defunct World Cup competition (he was also World Cup champion in 1991). The most significant win of this career may have come in 1988, when he won the World Road Championship.

It was just in 2013 when Bradley Wiggins noted in an interview with Cycling Weekly that, as a youngster, he watched Fondriest race and hoped to, one day, be able to ride as elegantly.


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