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Thursday
May262011

Cyclo-Vets in Italy - Courtesy of Pezcycling.com

REPRINTED FROM TODAYS PEZ CYCLING NEWS

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Not long after that we pulled up behind a couple more guys – looking strangely familiar. A quick ‘ciao’ turned into a “hey I know you”…

Darrell Oge and I met at my week with Cycling Camps San Diego back in February. He’s been riding his bike around Italy the past few weeks and met up with his Italian friend Vincenzo for a few days at the Giro. But the story gets better, since I originally did not recognize Darrell, but I recognized his kit because I’d seen a story about them both in this morning’s local paper here in Bergamo.


Darrell & Vincenzo made it into the local paper.

Vincenzo is actually from Bergamo, but left after World War II to one of Britain’s African colonies, where he met his wife who’d moved down there about the same time from Florence. After making a family and life for himself there, he followed his sons to California when they went off to college, and he now makes his home in San Diego