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Roche and Carrera celebrate 30th Anniversary of Irishman's triple - Gallery

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Stephen Roche and Claudio Chiappucci

Stephen Roche and Claudio Chiappucci
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Tacchella, Stephen Roche and Davide Boifava

Tacchella, Stephen Roche and Davide Boifava
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Memorabilia at the Carrera HQ

Memorabilia at the Carrera HQ
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Davide Boifava speaks to the crowd

Davide Boifava speaks to the crowd
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Agata Lang and Renato Di Rocco

Agata Lang and Renato Di Rocco
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Davide Boifava is interviewed

Davide Boifava is interviewed
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Bikes and jeans go together at Carerra

Bikes and jeans go together at Carerra
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Domenico Tacchella, Stephen Roche and Claudio Chiappucci

Domenico Tacchella, Stephen Roche and Claudio Chiappucci
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Davide Boifava

Davide Boifava
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Tito Tacchella and Stephen Roche

Tito Tacchella and Stephen Roche
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 Franck Boifava and Claudio Chiappucci

Franck Boifava and Claudio Chiappucci
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Renato Di Rocco and Agata Lang

Renato Di Rocco and Agata Lang
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Giuseppe Martinelli and Giovanni Battaglin

Giuseppe Martinelli and Giovanni Battaglin
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The entrance to Carrera

The entrance to Carrera
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Stephen Roche cuts the big cake at the 30th anniversary part of his triple crown season

Stephen Roche cuts the big cake at the 30th anniversary part of his triple crown season
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Names from Carrera's past include Tacchella, Stephen Roche, Davide Boifava, Claudio Chiappucci, Bontempi, Perini, Martinelli

Names from Carrera's past include Tacchella, Stephen Roche, Davide Boifava, Claudio Chiappucci, Bontempi, Perini, Martinelli
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Tacchella, Stephen Roche and Davide Boifava

Tacchella, Stephen Roche and Davide Boifava
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Tito Tacchella, Stephen Roche, Renato Di Rocco and Davide Boifava

Tito Tacchella, Stephen Roche, Renato Di Rocco and Davide Boifava
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Tito Tacchella, Renato Di Rocco and Davide Boifava

Tito Tacchella, Renato Di Rocco and Davide Boifava
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Memorabilia at the Carrera HQ

Memorabilia at the Carrera HQ
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People mingle and chat at the Roche party

People mingle and chat at the Roche party
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Tito Tacchella, Renato Di Rocco and Davide Boifava

Tito Tacchella, Renato Di Rocco and Davide Boifava
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A crowd listens to Stephen Roche talk about his 1987 season

A crowd listens to Stephen Roche talk about his 1987 season
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Stephen Roche was the guest of honour Saturday at the Verona headquarters of Carrera as the Italian jeans maker celebrated the 30th anniversary of Irishman's triple crown season, when he won the Giro d'Italia, Tour de France and World Championships road race in 1987.

Tacchella bothers Tito, Imerio and Domenico, owners of the jean manufacturer, together with Davide Boifava built the Carrera racing team, which for 12 years from 1984 to 1996 was a staple of the pro cycling peloton. Claudio Chiappucci, Marco Pantani, Roberto Visentini, Guido Bontempi, Urs Zimmerman, Djamolidine Abduzhaparov, Andrea Taffi, Rolf Sorenson and Davide Cassani all wore the faux denim team shorts of Carrera, but none matched Roche's accomplishments in 1987.

The Tacchella brothers, Boifava and many of Roche's former teammates were on hand Saturday to commemorate the historic season.