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Pozzato salutes Alfredo Martini, "a poet of cycling"

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Alfredo Martini address the audience in Cambiago.

Alfredo Martini address the audience in Cambiago.
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Rodriguez is given the maglia rosa by Alfredo Martini

Rodriguez is given the maglia rosa by Alfredo Martini
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Former Italian national coach Alfredo Martini speaks to the crowd

Former Italian national coach Alfredo Martini speaks to the crowd
(Image credit: AP/La Presse)

By the time Filippo Pozzato graduated to race for the Italian team at the world championships, the late Alfredo Martini was no longer the national coach but he retained a sort of unofficial emeritus position.