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This time 33 years ago… newly crowned road world cham­pion Claude Criquielion of Bel­gium pushes the pace in the 1984 Giro di Lom­bar­dia, as he slowly reels in the day’s early break. Close be­hind him sits a pha­lanx of Eight­ies leg­ends that in­cludes Sean Kelly (sec­ond wheel), Joop Zoetemelk (far left), Bernard Hin­ault (sec­ond left) and Gil­bert Du­c­los-lasalle (third left).

Af­ter a long chase this se­lect bunch, per­haps un­sur­pris­ingly given the tal­ent present, man­aged to snare the es­capees be­fore French­man Hin­ault, quite pos­si­bly still smart­ing from his sec­ond place in the Tour de France to fel­low coun­try­man Lau­rent Fignon, charged out of the pack on the fi­nal climb to fin­ish alone in Como, hands in the air.

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