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The ace of clubs was born in Sanremo, in 1970
10 December 2019 - Life
The ace of clubs was born in Sanremo, in 1970

17 years after the last Italian victory (Petrucci 1963), Michele Dancelli won the Classicissima, interrupting the domination of foreign cyclists at Milan-Sanremo.

Why the ace of clubs? The idea was given to me by the journalist of the Gazzetta dello Sport Bruno Raschi who wrote that day Dancelli had won on a bicycle in bloom – says Ernesto Colnago. In the evening I met him in a restaurant in Laigueglia and he said to me: “Ernesto, why don’t you make a symbol of it?”. I liked the idea: Sanremo city of flowers, Raschi had written that the bicycle was in bloom, I hoped in my heart to become a bicycle ace. Well, I returned home and had a new ace of clubs prepared “. In the image Ernesto Colnago at the Milan Show in 1972.