By William Fotheringham
A striking biography of 1 of history's greatest cyclists—a guy who lived a tumultous existence, and was once voted the most well-liked Italian sportsman of the 20 th century Fausto Angelo Coppi was once the campionissimo, or champion of champions, and this is often the tragic tale of his life and death, and how a guy who grew to become the emblem of a nation's rebirth after the mess ups of warfare died reviled and heartbroken. the best bike owner of the instant post-war years, he was once the 1st guy to win cycling's nice double, the journey de France and travel of Italy, within the similar year—and he did it two times. He accomplished legendary prestige for his crushing solo victories, international titles and international documents. yet his importance extends a long way past his recreation. Coppi's scandalous divorce and debatable early dying convulsed a conservative, staunchly Roman Catholic Italy within the Fifties. At a time while adultery was once nonetheless unlawful, Coppi and his lover have been dragged from their mattress in the midst of the evening, excommunicated, and compelled to stand a clamorous felony conflict, the ramifications of which are nonetheless being felt this present day. informed with perception and intelligence, this can be a designated portrait of Italy and Italian activity at a time of tumultuous switch.
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