I decided not to mention the demise of Franco Ballerini in my reports; the Copenhagen Six Day is a joyous thing and it’s hard to write about a tragic death and be upbeat.
All I would say is that he was a man; any Italian who can come to the North and win the biggest races, has my respect.
His work as Italian boss was excellent; probably the best drilled national team in the World.
Vai con Dio, Franco.
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