Thanks to my old friend Ray Young I have a new collection of old magazines dating back to the early 1970s to avidly peruse. So far I've only checked out the classic ICS issues, but I thought I'd quickly share a few shots from them before I delve deeper into the massive treasure trove of other volumes...
From the March 1978 issue comes this shot of new teammates Roger de Vlaeminck (Belgium) and Francesco Moser (Italy) during an early season training ride. Moser looks particularly uncomfortable in the cold climes.
A great looking Harry Quinn from an advertisement in the March '78 issue.
Giant German Gregor Braun (Peugeot) takes a rare win in the 1978 Henninger Turm over Belgian Jan Pevenage and Dutchman Hennie Kuiper.
Francesco Moser (Italy/Sanson) outsprints ex-teammate Roger de Vlaeminck (Belgium/Gis Gelati) for the honour of being the top ice cream company of the day in the 1979 Ghent-Wevelgem classic. Dutchman Jan Raas (T.I. Raleigh) finished third.
Eventual race winner Jos Bruyere (Belgium/C&A) rides alongside Hennie Kuiper (Netherlands/T.I. Raleigh) and Didi Thurau (Germany/Isjboerke-Gios) on one of the nasty climbs of the 1978 Liege-Bastogne-Liege classic.
Moser again leads de Vlaeminck, this time in the '79 Paris-Roubaix. Moser went on to his second of what would be three consecutive victories in the famed Roubaix velodrome, assisted this time perhaps by an untimely puncture to the Belgian four-time winner.
1976 Paris-Roubaix winner Marc DeMeyer (Bel/Flandria) rides with Kuiper to respective 8th and 3rd places in the '79 event.
Francesco Moser (Italy/Sanson) leads French Champion Bernard Hinault (Gitane) and a teammate on his way to victory in the 1978 Tour of Lombardy. This win also helped Moser win the season long Super Prestige Pernod Trophy.
A great action centrefold poster of Dutch National Champion Henk Lubberding (T.I. Raleigh) from the June '79 issue of ICS.