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#5. Cycling Pursuit Final, Italian Track Championships (1968)

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Vanni Pettenella was known as "the flying poultryman" because he used to sell chickens before he moved to Milan and became a great track cyclist. The Italian's speciality was doing nothing, which was a great skill in itself, on a bike with no gears and no brakes. In tactical head-to-head sprint races, where first across the line wins, he would balance on the pedals at a track stand, or sur place, waiting for his rival to take the initiative.