Magrini Riccardo on the right with wordl champion Bettini.
I remember Riccardo as been one the most friendly and entertaining rider during my pro career, we raced in the same team Metauro mobili/Pinarello during the 1983/1984 season riding also 2 Giro d’Italia together.
He was a great rouler for the team but also a great finisseur and when he had a chance he did win, his quality was last kilometer attack and if the peloton was “sleeping” for few seconds, that was enough for him the get the victory
After a very honorable career as pro Riccardo moved in to coaching and in fact he was Marco Pantani’s last direttore sportivo
He now work as commentator for the Eurosport (italian) and he will comment the next Tour de France. He’s comments are very appreciated by the public in Italy because he can mix his great expertise with a fantastic humor to combine a very interesting and entertaining experience watching a cycling event