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Speaker 3/25/21: Pedaling through Italy…
March 25 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Pedaling through Italy in the Wake of Bartali and Coppi
Michael Victor has a passion for cycling and a passion for Italy! Combining these two interests has been an exciting development for him over the last eight years. In this talk he will discuss the legendary Italian cyclists, Gino Bartali and Fausto Coppi, as well as Marco Pantani, famous in the 1990’s. He will then share his own experience riding in Italy, including a considerable time over the years riding extensively in the Dolomites, Apennines, and Tuscany. Finally, he will close his presentation focusing on a recently deceased frame builder, Dario Pegoretti. Nobody, Mike thinks, better exemplifies the passion and love for cycling that is so unique to Italy.
Michael Victor is a Financial Advisor with Morgan Stanley and a longtime resident of Menlo Park, California. Eight years ago, a trip to Lucca awakened an unexpected love of Italy that led to several more. He has spent most of the last five winters in Siena attending Italian language school each morning and riding the rolling hills of Tuscany in the afternoon, before settling down to work in the evening. Siena has now become his second home.
Related documentary: “Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist”