Fiorenzo Magni’s 90th birthday brings to memory one of the brightest moments in the history of Wilier Triestina – the win at the Giro d’Italia in 1948.
The squad was determined to play a leading role in professional cycling and team manager, Giovanni Zandonà, succeeded in signing up Magni. That first year, the Tuscan rider won the final stage into Milan as well as the overall classification, still remembered as one of our greatest victories.
Magni rode with Wilier Triestina until 1950, winning 13 of his 81 races as a professional, including 2 of his 3 Tours of Flanders. He is still a venerated icon in the illustrious, threefold tradition of Wilier Triestina as brand, pro team sponsor and bike.
Thank you, Fiorenzo, for leading us into the record books of cycling. Happy Birthday, Campionissimo!