Biagio Cavanna (b. Novi Ligure, 1893 – d. Novi Ligure, December 21 1961) was an Italian track cyclist and sports manager, who became famous for having discovered and initially coached campionissimi Costante Girardengo and, later, Fausto Coppi.
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I’ve inspired by GCN’s video titled “Top 10 iconic road bikes in racing history” while writing this post. I made some changes, excluded some of Daniel Lloyd’s choices, and extended the list by including a few bikes.
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The Italian Bozzi family has once again moved ahead to revitalize the historic Legnano brand. In 2010, they resolved a licensing agreement issue with Bianchi, who had acquired the famous brand after the assassination of Emilio Bozzi in 1974. The new Legnano models were introduced in September 2013 at ExpoBici.
The history of Italian bicycles starts with the “L” of Legnano. Few if any marques can boast a legacy of success in competition thanks to champions like Alfredo Binda, Giovanni Brunero, Learco Guerra, Gino Bartali, Fausto Coppi and Ercole Baldini.
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Bianchi has revealed its 2014 road bike models. There are a lot of models and each model has a lot of build options, too. If you don’t want to buy a complete bike, Bianchi also gives an option to buy frameset only. Almost all models’ framesets are available.
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The photos are from 2010. Along the dirt road that leads to Montalcino Castiglion del Bosco, Faustino Coppi and Andrea Bartali, the sons of Fausto Coppi and Gino Bartali, evoked the gesture among their fathers while they were climbing the Col du Galibier in the Tour de France in 1952. The occasion, in addition to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of Fausto Coppi (January 1960) and 10th of that Bartali (5 May 2000), took place in the roads of Giro d’Italia, the route of the 7th stage between Carrara and Montalcino (215 km).
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Bianchi, who is beginning a three year sponsorship agreement with L’Eroica (the non-competitive ride on Tuscany’s Strade Bianche), has a new line of retro-style cycling clothing to celebrate its sponsorship. Famous Italian cycling clothing company Santini is producing the new “old” kits.
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Vita in Salita (Life Uphill) is a beautiful song by Italian singer&songwriter Marcello Bettaglio.
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“Ciao Fausto”: Goodbye Fausto, a very beautiful song by Italian singer and songwriter Mario Gualtieri.
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Andrea Sandrino Carrea, Fausto Coppi‘s last “gregario” has died at 88. He was the first to ride the Alpe d’Huez in the yellow jersey of leadership in the Tour de France and probably the only rider to have wept in distress at accidentally leading the race.
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RCS Sport, the organizer of Giro d’Italia, has put together 100 journalist to rate the greatest moments of the race’s 103-year history. “To exorcise the World’s end, as predicted by the Mayan Prophecy”, journalists were questioned over the most memorable moments in the race’s history.
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