Pic of the Day: Millar and Roche ’87 Giro

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Stephen Roche (Maglia Rosa winner) and Robert Millar (King of the Mountains) on the podium of the Giro d’Italia 1987.

Roche ended up riding without much support from the Carrera team and Millar, riding for a similarly fractured Panasonic team, helped him, or at least, did not ride against him.

Note Roche’s ‘shhh’ gesture: the Italian fans despised him, and he took great pleasure in winning the Giro, despite being spat on and coming under great pressure. Millar empathised with this having endured similar treatment in the ’85 Vuelta à España.

This pic was found on flickr but is © a well-known Italian newspaper, so gonny no tell them, or I’ll be in trouble.