Today’s historic photo of the day is a very cute photo – eleven little supporters of Fausto Coppi, “il campionissimo” (two of them are actually Gino Bartali’s supporters – so the title should be 9 little supporters of Fausto Coppi and 2 little supporters of Gino Bartali). Anyway, the photo must be taken in 1958 […]
Cima Coppi history – the Cima Coppi is the summit with the highest altitude reached by cyclists during the Giro d’Italia. It was established in 1965, five years after the death of the “Il Campionissimo” (champion of champions) Fausto Coppi. Here is the brief history of Cima Coppi between 1990 and 1999.
The Cima Coppi is the summit with the highest altitude reached by cyclists during the Giro d’Italia. It was established in 1965, five years after the death of the “Il Campionissimo” (champion of champions) Fausto Coppi. Naturally, depending on the altitude profile of the Giro d’Italia, the Cima Coppi changes from year to year. The […]
The UCI Road World Championships are the annual world championships for bicycle road racing organized by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). The first professional world championship took place on July 1927 at the Nürburgring in Germany, where legendary Italian Alfredo Binda won the professional men’s race.
100 year ago today, on September 15, 1919, a campionissimo (champion of champions) was born: Fausto Coppi. He was a cycling icon like no other.
L’Alpe d’Huez is a ski resort at 1,250 to 3,330 meters (4,100 to 10,930 ft) in the Central French Western Alps, in the commune of Huez. The maximum elevation of the legendary climb is 1,815 meters (5,955 feet). The climb is used regularly in the Tour de France, including twice on the same day in […]
This is the story of the last record attempt of Giuliano Calore, a racing cyclist, world champion of extreme cycling, holder of 13 records and won 98 medals. He was born in Padova (north-east Italy) in 1938. The movie titled “48 Tornanti di Notte” (48 Hairpin Bends by Night) tells about his most impressive challenge […]
Hugo Koblet, “Pédaleur de charme“, and Fausto Coppi, “Il Campionissimo”, two post-war era giants. They were good friends, until the Giro d’Italia 1953 edition. After that Giro, they would never speak to each other again. But, what happened?
“Il Lombardia” (the new name for the Giro di Lombardia), “Classica delle foglie morte” (the classic of the dead [falling] leaves), is traditionally the last of the five ‘Monuments’ of the cycling season.
Fausto Coppi and Gino Bartali: two cycling legends of Italy. The rivalry between them is maybe the most famous sporting duel in history. It has been started during the World War II, and continued afterward.