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Fausto Coppi Myth
« on: November 06, 2013, 07:04 »
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Starting today and over the next few weeks remind in brief chapters path Fausto Coppi (1919-1960), from its infancy in 1939-1959, thanks to the boom, working memory and cycling historian Javier Bodegas. A recap of his great victories and deeds, also from their defeats, their rivals, and their most striking episodes and anecdotes.

Fausto Coppi was the greatest of all that has ever given campeonissimi Italy, not only because of the great record that garnered as a cyclist, but also how to win races, always trying to prove he was the best, seeing no other way to do you run away from his companions when occasion required it.

Numerous are the examples of such a thing and so beat, for example, a Milan-San Remo with 14 minutes apart after nearly 150 miles away. Italy, as given always to the dualities, was divided between the followers of Coppi and Bartali, the first, separated from his wife and accompanied by the White Lady, had behind him the unofficial Italy and the second, a practicing Christian and called "Pio" or "The Flying Friar" was the flagship of the other party, the Catholic.

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Born in Castellania the September 15, 1919 and died in Tortona the January 2, 1960.

He received a total of 130 victories between 1940 and 1959, of which 58 were solo trips and 22 in time trials.

5 Money in Italy in 1940, 1947, 1949, 1952 and 1953. He won 22 stages took 31 roses Maglias leader and was three times King of the Mountain. Accomplished stage, ten were in solo breaks, and six of them after more than 100 kilometers of flight. Another three were against the clock.
Two Tours de France in 1949 and 1952. He won nine stages, for 19 days took the yellow jersey. Of the nine stages, three were collected against the clock and the other after escaping from other runners, one of them to make a success a leak of 125 kilometers.
Lugano 1 World Championship in 1953, with a gap of 6:16 after 30 miles away.
5 Turns of Lombardy in 1946, 1949, 1948, 1949 and 1954. The first four lanes alone after breaks.
3 Milan-San Remo in 1946, 1948 and 1949, the three solo after breaks of 147, 41 and 30 km, respectively.
1 Paris-Roubaix in 1950, with a gap of 2:45 over second place after shooting in head just over 38 miles. He was second in 1952 and 1955.
1 Fleche Wallonne in 1950, after a flight of 80 kilometers achieving a difference of more than six minutes.
4 Championships in Italy in 1942, 1947 and 1955.
4 Baracchi Trophies in 1953, 1954, 1955 and 1957.
3 Turns Romagna in 1946, 1947 and 1949, the latter with a leak 90 miles solo.
3 Turns Emilia in 1941, 1947 and 1948, in the last two came alone, the second after a break of 155 kilometers.
3 Turns the Veneto in 1941, 1947 and 1949, three solo and the last two in leakage paths 170 and 122 kilometers.
3 Large lugano Awards in 1951, 1952 and 1956.
3 Three Valleys Varesinos in 1941, 1948 and 1955.
2 Turns Campania in 1954 and 1955, this after completing 60 kilometers getaway.
2 Nations Grand Prix in 1946 and 1947.
1 Through Lausanne in 1947.
1 Coppa Bernocchi in 1954.
1 Tour of the Apennines in 1955, after a flight of 70 miles.
1 Tour of Reggio Calabria in 1950, after running alone for almost 50 miles.
1 Tour of Tuscany in 1941, capping a 60-kilometer escapes.
3 stages of the Tour of Switzerland between 1947 a and 1954, twice.
4 steps on the Rome-Naples between 1950, 1954 and 1955.
GP 2 stage in the Mediterranean in 1952.
One stage in Paris-Nice in 1954.
1 Hour Record of Milan in 1942 to shoot 45,871 kilometers.
Chasing two World Championships in 1947 and 1949.
5 Championships Pursuit of Italy in 1940, 1941, 1942, 1947 and 1948.
1 Proof of Six Days in Buenos Aires in 1958.
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    Re: Fausto Coppi Myth
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    Fausto Coppi Myth: A revolutionary cycling

    Fausto Coppi revolutionized everything that had to do with the previous cycle, using some new methods of training and nutrition.

    Asked once if he took something extra strange that he could give more forces responded taking what others pump. But I knew that training and nutrition are the pillars on which to base a cyclist had to arrive in good condition at the highlights of the season. Commented that two massages a day were necessary and indispensable, one he returned home to train and a little before bed, around half past nine p.m.. Also said that the power should be substantial, yet lightweight, very yeast. No alcohol, no wine or snuff.

    What's snuff was not surprising as it was known to the fans of rival Bartali to smoke a cigarette in the Grand Tours after dinner. He added that he had to sleep eight to nine hours and that one should not make repeated efforts. For all that he said that there is talk of being an exceptional, but a well organized man.

    From the time of dating Coppi also how teams make the so called "Italian". Each team had a particular leader and the role of other members none other than trying to take your "boss" in a better position to key moments in each race. Each runner had a role to perform and has since planned tactical teams and other hubs to promote unity among all the chief of the clan.

    From then dates the gregarious figure, a word used in Italy at the time to refer to cyclists running for the benefit of his team leader. To this end, the role of domestique not carried out only on the road and it is said that in some important race one of them had to carry Coppi, retired, the suitcase on the train to return later to the line out and participate in the race.

    So you can better understand Carrea apologies Coppi asked when it became a leader at the Tour de France before the magical stage of L'Alpe d'Huez in 1952. At this stage, once finished Carrea went to the hotel and minutes later police officers went looking for him. Carrea, surprised and afraid of having performed an illegal act, he asked what he had done. The cops said they had to go to the podium to wear the yellow jersey. Going to the place where delivery of the jerseys was wondering what he would think of all this and Fausto cried.

    The French were the first teams to copy the way to structure the teams, especially in the face of major events on the global calendar.

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    Fausto Coppi Myth: That guy Castellania (1939)

    Angelo Fausto Coppi was born in the small town of Castellania, located in the province of Alessandria, in Piedmont in northern Italy, on September 15, 1919 in a humble family that was engaged in farm work.

    The fans came to the small Fausto, among other factors, by the school teacher of his people, a fan of the bicycle which had great feats of the route as they were Italian Binda, Galletti or Girardengo.

    An uncle had run in local races in his youth and taught her to ride and master the machine, tool began to use a little later when he began working for click on a butcher in a nearby town. Coppi came and went with the bike taking advantage of any free time I had to roll and increase your hobby.

    Gradually increasing his fame and fans in the area and we were talking about a guy that rolled Castellania like angels and had a unique physical, endless legs and an iron will.

    The first appearance among the giants of Italian cycling in 1939 makes the Giro del Piemonte, career matching Bartali, then a winner of the Tour de France, and testing in their own flesh the kind of guy when after a escape attempt is neutralized by Coppi. Bartali won, but Faust had made third in his first encounter with the greats of the era.
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    Re: Fausto Coppi Myth
    « Reply #2 on: November 12, 2013, 17:23 »
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    Fausto Coppi Myth: Giro debut and first exhibition (1940)

    The first major milestone of his career came in 1940, year in which he entered the Legnano Coppi, Bartali team as partners and had no less than S. Magni, Ronconi, Favalli, etc ...

    Fausto just 20 years old and will be running his first Giro to the orders of the great Italian cycling bonnet while and then be his biggest rival Gino Bartali. Your mission in this Giro is helping Bartali up when you can and try to get into breaks or, if not, in promoting them, all for the benefit of the team captain. But the leader is dropped in the second stage that will shrink and Eberaldo Pavesi, Legnano direct, free card gives the young Faust.

    In the eleventh stage were up three ports, including Abetone, the hardest of all. Coppi rookie slogan had received no wait for his captain and had run a hundred kilometers from the finish in climbing to Abetione. Was devouring one by one kilometers long stretch that was missing to the amazement of fans waiting for the passage of cyclists in the corners of the road and did not know the tall, thin boy was leading and had made all his opponents behind him. Coppi won in Modena, the city in ending the stage, with almost four minuets ahead of his followers and the pink jersey did not leave until Milan.

    It had become the youngest winner of the Giro and won his way, attacking and showing all its power after leak hundred miles alone. One day after finishing his first Giro triumph, Mussolini declared war on France and England.

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    Fausto Coppi Myth: An epic hour record (1941-1942)

    Coppi's career continued in 1941 for running ever since Bianchi, thereby abandoning his brief stint in the Legnano. From this moment was to seal the final deal with albiciceleste team, team that would be true for most of his time as a cyclist. In 1941 he imposes, among other races, the Tour of Tuscany, the Giro del Veneto, Emilia Giro and in the Three Valleys Varesinos.

    The following year (1942), however, was to sign one of the most epic events in the history of cycling to beat the record of the time in the Vigorelli Velodrome in Milan. This record was Archambaud French possession since 1937 and Cavanna masseuse tried to convinced him to attempt.

    The war was a reality in Italy and Fausto had entered as a soldier in the Tortona Infantry Regiment. Despite its status as a champion athlete and could have gotten a comfortable position in one of the many positions that had been offered, Coppi would serve as a simple soldier, refusing any kind of privilege.

    The day fixed for the trial was the November 7 and it had asked permission fifteen days to do homework that required such an event. When Coppi and his companions approached the velodrome were surprised that this had been bombed the night before and that the roof was in terrible condition. This is not our champion flinch and after two in the afternoon, mounted his machine.

    Fausto began spraying the times Archambaud had marked before, but at no time slowed down and began to lose all the advantage he had succeeded at first. Thanks to his iron will and the courage of the small crowd that had been able to gather, he gradually lost time to finally achieve a mark of 45,871 kilometers. He had broken the hour record for only 31 meters and became the new record holder of the hour. Just finish your success began to sound the air raid sirens and all had to go to shelters.

    The news, however, started running like wildfire through Milan and the next day all the newspapers echoed the great deeds he had done this Italian soldier. As always in these cases, the win was valid for war propaganda and so some other newspaper related that Coppi had overcome the old record by "possessing the strength of the Italian race." Those were different times.

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    Re: Fausto Coppi Myth
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    Fausto Coppi Myth: Prisoner, and brewing in San Remo (1943-1946)

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    Later in 1943, Coppi was taken prisoner by the English in Tunisia staying in a concentration camp until 1945. From this period rather dark little or nothing is known, just that received the same treatment as other prisoners and malignant fevers caught him greatly weakened.

    After the interruption of the war, during which in 1942 beat the aforementioned record low when air raid sirens, Coppi returned to Italy in 1945, for the following year another great feat: his victory in the Milan-San Remo. Italy is a country devastated by war and cycle races were a splendid way to help people to forget the pains and hardships.

    A historic victory

    The clasicísima was the first big race after the war and all of Italy cycling was anxious to know what had become of the class who cherished his two idols, Coppi and Bartali. In the race the battle is triggered quickly and after a few kilometers, and only nine were those who stood with his jersey Coppi's Bianchi at the head. At 25 kilometers from the exit, the escapees were four little later only Coppi is in front with French Teissiere. In the ascent to Turchino, when it was three miles to the top, Faust leaves the French and the distances are increasing. The French first endure, then the difference is one minute in Savona up to five minutes on the Capo Berta is twelve. At the finish the time it took was fourteen minutes after the 147 kilometer run. After nothing. The following riders to make their appearance in the Riviera villa was a small group of ten men led by Ricci, Bartali and Cavanesi more than eighteen minutes. Nineteen years had been the last time Milan-San Remo was won by a man alone.

    The conquest of France

    That same year of 1946 he won the Tour of Lombardy and testing as well as various Italian calendar, due in three stages at the Giro by second just 47 seconds of his great rival Bartali. So far all had reaped victories in the Italian land and Coppi had a tremendous enthusiasm to clinch the victory in the Grand Prix of Nations, a race against the clock in Paris of 140 kilometers, thinking that would earn if considered by the French as the best runner in the effort alone. So, things, Fausto was presented in Paris surrounded by a tremendous buzz because since France already knew how he spent the Piedmontese rider. Coppi filmed in Parisian roads with style and courage that had not ever seen in those parts, leaving connoisseurs speechless about the sport of pedal. He managed to win leaving the runner, Idee, nearly two minutes. Coppi had already conquered France.

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    Re: Fausto Coppi Myth
    « Reply #5 on: November 18, 2013, 16:23 »
    Fausto Coppi Myth: Build your legend in the Pordoi (1947)

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    In 1947 he managed to win for the second time in scoring Italian Championship after defeating five tests. So, it is with victory in the Giro del Veneto escaped after being held for 170 miles and second placed eight minutes. A similar exhibition held at the Giro d'Emilia, try to beat with a lead of over ten minutes and half after rolling solo for 155 miles. He returned to win the Tour of Lombardy, escaped for sixty miles, and won for the second time in the Grand Prix des Nations in Paris, taking the second place the same time the previous year, eight minutes and fifteen seconds.

    But Coppi was forging the legend by which his name will always be engraved in letters of gold in the memorial of the good amateur cyclist. We had to win and, if possible, only making a display, making it clear who was the best of the race. An example of such a thing happened in the course of the Giro d'Italia this year. They must run the thirtieth edition and to gain final victory were two clear favorites that stood above the rest. Bartali and Coppi. The first to try to confirm his win last year and the second that started with an air of revenge and attempt to win that race who had already won with only 20 years.

    Thus, on 24 May were 84 runners who showed up at the starting line located in Milan to cover the 3,865 miles that comprised the test. The highlight of the race was at the sixteenth stage ranging from Pieve di Cadore to Trento, with 205 kilometers and steps by Falzarego and pordoi. By then it had been imposed in two stages, one of which, oddly it, to sprint. However, it was in the second position in the overall standings at 2:41 archrival Bartali. So quiet Gino took out because I thought I had enough difference on Coppi to maneuver. Raising the first port, Falzarego, Bartali was left to the chain, which took Fausto to enliven the pace and go forward alone. But it will pass the same problem in the long descent, so Gino could lessen the distance that separated them. But when it began to escalate the Pordio the time in which Fausto began building his legend, going splendidly and achieving four minutes on top of the legendary port. Behind the leader perfectly organized hunting accompanied by Magni, Martini, Sylvere Maes ... in the long descent to Trento. Coppi wasted no difference, but even increased it and managed to get into the finish line almost four and a half minutes ahead of the small group in which he was Bartali.

    After the stage became the overall lead, since they no longer leave until the conclusion in Milan four days later and matured in his second Giro d'Italia.

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    Re: Fausto Coppi Myth
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    Fausto Coppi Myth: Controversy and neglect in Giro

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    The following year, 1949, Coppi won for the second time in Milan-San Remo after a break of 41 kilometers in the goal achieving a difference of more than five minutes on his first pursuer.

    More of the same in the last classic Italian calendar, the Tour of Lombardy, where he won with a lead of 4:45 after riding solo for 84 miles.

    In the Giro d'Italia wins two consecutive stages, in both solo after leak paths, one of 148 kilometers, but leaves the race for a Magni alleged irregularities in climbing. Magni had been penalized two minutes, but Bianchi leaders clamored for his disqualification, which never came, and the controversy dragged Coppi and all the Bianchi who left in protest when there were only two stages for completion of the test.

    Magni won the Giro with 11 seconds over Ezio Cecchi, but his triumph was strongly contested by the fans.

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    Fausto Coppi Myth: Comeback and First Tour (1949)

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    To Coppi 1949 and was considered a campeonissimo and his victories had a feature that made its getting bigger aura: earned doing demonstrations and almost always alone. Add as anyone, flattens as more and on track was done with the world championship chase. But he began his rivalry with Bartali, who won his second Tour in 1948, after winning the Tour for the first time in 1938, that is, ten years earlier.

    In addition, in 1948 there had been the first elections of the Italian Republic and the Christian Democrats wanted to put on their lists Bartali, a practicing Catholic. The same would be done with Coppi Popular Democratic Front, to which both took the good decision to decline such invitations. Cycling in Italy was meeting an extraordinary popularity, partly won by the good work of these two phenomena on two wheels and so many people were wondering what would have been the palmares of these these if they had not had a world war by medium.

    The year 1949 was the first year for Fausto triumphant and becomes the first rider to win the Giro and the Tour in the same year. The start of the Tour was controversial for the Italian team, divided by the followers of Bartali and Coppi, so Binda, coach, had to reach an agreement between the two to not attack each other and endangering the Italian victory Paris. The beginning of the race are very tough to Coppi who does not understand the discomfort in the team despite the agreement. During the fifth stage, Coppi he fell in company with the yellow jersey Marinelli. Fausto wait for six minutes bicycle parts that never came. Demoralized, does not want to and talks to his manager who wants to leave, to which it responds to rise, already talk in the hotel. Coppi stage lost in nineteen minutes and is in the overall standings to 37 minutes of the race leader. A fellow, Ettore Milano, he confesses that if it takes the output can not marry it would not have enough money without which he planned to win this Tour. Finally, three hours before the start of the next stage, convinced his peers, and exit.

    Coppi did not know, but I was going to make one of the greatest feats ever lived on the roads of the Tour de France to recover all the lost time and win in Paris with nearly seven minutes ahead of Bartali, second in the overall standings. Three days later wins the time trial and after the Pyrenees and had regained some of the downside. In the Alps, in the stage of Izoard, went with Coppi Bartali and while the former is left, the second costs you follow. Fausto does not force the march, keeping the pace to get together to Briancon letting Bartali win that celebrated its 35th anniversary and did it again with the yellow jersey. The next day, both perform the same maneuver on the Little St. Bernard, but click on the descent Gino and Fausto is ordered to go alone to the finish, winning with five minutes over fellow and by divesting itself of the yellow jersey that is no longer leave until the end. I had done and the great Fausto reach Paris 10:55 advantage over Bartali. It was the first rider to have done the Giro-Tour double in the same season.

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    Re: Fausto Coppi Myth
    « Reply #7 on: November 20, 2013, 07:17 »
    Fausto Coppi Myth: A wonderful escape 192 kilometers at the Giro (1949)

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    The Giro d'Italia that year (1949) had won in much the same way you would later in the Tour, proving that he had no rivals and was the true pattern of cycling. The Giro presented as a new departure that was from Sicily, but with the same favorites in recent years. The first days are transitional while Fausto bides his time taking advantage of opportunities that are presented as when winning the sprint stage Salerno.

    But another of the pages of glory was going to sign on the Cuneo-Pinerolo stage with the ports of La Madeleine, Izoard, Vars, Montegenevre and Sestriere, stage of the Tour with own foray into French roads and, perhaps, as a prelude to another bright page to sign days later in the Tour. It was the seventeenth stage and was located on the second place overall just 43 "Leoni leader. He lunged forward at the first port at which Volpi caught and surpassed that escaped and was launched into a wonderful adventure solo he carried solo passage for the other ports of the day at the enthusiasm and madness tifossi who crowded the road ditches. It was the longest escape of his career, 192 miles, and, not least, on a high mountain stage pulling a profit of 11:52 on Bartali, second, and more than 19 minutes on Martini, who later would succeed in the position of Italian coach.

    There were only two games left, one against the clock, and won his third Giro with some dramatic differences over their pursuers: Bartali was second overall in 23:47 and was third at 38:27 Cottur. For many, of all his feats this had been the largest of all because it put all his enemies "upside down".

    To round the year, also had the Italian Championship, to points in five races, won his third Milan-San Remo after 30 miles away, won for the fourth time the Giro di Lombardia after a leak of almost forty miles, won the Tour of Romagna and the Giro del Veneto after leakage paths 90 and 122 kilometers, respectively.


    Fausto Coppi Myth: Falls, his Lady Black (1950 and 1951)

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    After a splendid year as had been the 1949, the 1950 was the bad luck. Defeat in the grueling Paris-Roubaix, naturally escaped, but the Giro is dropped fractured pubis, causing him to lose all season.

    In 1951 tragedy accompanies the death of his brother Serse, professional like him, after a crash in the Giro del Piemonte. Serse was a good runner and fell in the absence of a mile to the finish line. He climbed back into the machine and even congratulated the winner Bartali. Back at the hotel began to feel ill and was taken to a hospital where he died due to a cerebral edema. Sad and sorry for such a loss, you want to drop everything, but supported by his friends the competition resumes.

    Regarding falls, there were many who suffered throughout his career, but there are eight that stood out above the others for its gravity, so people started calling this series the Black Lady as opposed to the White Lady , of which more later. The first of the serious fall he suffered was in 1939 when he fell in his village, Castellania, fracturing his ankle. The second took place in 1942 in Turin velodrome when preparing the final of the Italian Championship Chase. In this final Cinelli was measured and this, gently, final postponed until Coppi were spare. Already recovered and became won his third championship in this form of the five he got. The third was and narrated the 1950 Giro when broken collarbone.

    In 1952 he fell Perpignan evidence disputing the American and fractured scapula. The next was in 1954 when he was beaten by a wheel that just lost a truck causing an invoice in the parietal and a collapse of the cranial base. In 1956 again suffered another serious fall during a stage of the Giro having being diagnosed with a displacement of a vertebra and a sprained ankle. The last of the series that make up this black was in 1957 in the dispute of a criterium in Sassari fractured his femur.

    After the death of Serse, Fausto was presented at the start of the Tour de France in his words "not to run, but to live." In French roads was a lost soul and suffers a spectacular defeat in Montpellier stage losing 34 minutes on the stage winner Koblet. His pride, however, prevented him leave the race empty and so won the stage from Briançon to crown a successful getaway and come with 3:48 on the runner.

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    Re: Fausto Coppi Myth
    « Reply #8 on: November 22, 2013, 14:17 »
    Fausto Coppi Myth: Immense, and second double (1952)

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    In 1952 he won his fourth Giro and defeat for the second time in the Tour, thus fulfilling the second Giro-Tour double. In the Giro d'Italia again astound and sundry with his courage and quality dominate all rivals. On leaving the Giro favorites were, apart from him and Bartali, Kubler Swiss and Magni, but could do nothing before an immense Coppi returned to give a real lesson in pordoi ramps.

    I was 33, but still had the same class and mastery of the situation than ever. The most evident demonstration performed on stage between Venice and Bolzano where their tifossi excited with a fantastic getaway pordoi started in the mountain of his hits. Before the stage and was leading with 52 "seconds apart, but gave his first stab at the Falzarego to reach Geminani that was outstanding. In the fall, the two were head hunted by Magni and Koblet. When scaled the Pordio, Fausto knew it was his time, increased the pace to go one by one, leaving his companions and was presented at the target with more than three minutes over Bartali after starring leaking fifty miles.

    From the Tour de France was strong, but had a problem: Bartali. As it threatened the Federation carried Gino if he would not go. This, of course, did not give up and Binda had to call the two was signed the "peace of Recanati" for which Italy is first presented with two swords to fight the powerful French team. The decision also led the Solomonic proposal would have three gregarious Coppi confidence and Bartali to two. Coppi was not very pleased with this decision because Bartali commented that only interested catch him to Paris.

    The greatest triumph came in the stage that ends in Alpe D'Huez. The overall leader was his faithful Carrea, which he apologized to his team leader for daring to wear the yellow jersey, and Faust was placed in second position overall. At this stage Geiminiani and Robic stood out, but immeasurable Coppi and more motivated than ever as it was the anniversary of the death of his brother, he met and defeated seizing the yellow jersey that was not going to leave to Paris. Coppi won five stages and their dominance was so great that as such statements are made Vivier French, winner in Limoges, he gave thanks to the great champion for letting him win at that stage. The differences in the overall standings were enormous, the second Belgian Ockerse, lost 28:27 and third place, Bernardo Ruiz "The Pipes", ceded the end 34:38.

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    The myth Fausto Coppi: 31 post Tour criteriums (1952)

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    Coppi was the star of the cycling world, all the organizers wanted him on their list of participants and more if we consider that it was the epoch of post Tour criteriums.

    In total, had signed up to participate in the following races: day 21 in Belgium, 22, Tuesday in Milan, the next day in Lyon, in Paris on Thursday 24, Friday 25 in Reims, on Saturday 26 in Namur, Day 27, Sunday, at Brussels, 28 Jemep (Belgium), then went to Italy.

    From 4 to August 9 had contracts to run in France on August 10 Varese had to go to take part in a test for global selection from 11 to 15 August new criterium in France on 16 August in Varese and the 17th in Vienna, capital of Austria. Later, 25 to August 29 new contracts in France, ending the month with races in Switzerland on 30 and 31.

    This makes them 31 commitments for the last days of July and August, if you multiply that by 250,000 francs each out to eight million in the first blow after its display at the Tour.

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    Re: Fausto Coppi Myth
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    Fausto Coppi Myth: The Stelvio gives his fifth Giro (1953)

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    The following year, again winning the Giro for the fifth time and becomes world champion in Lugano after you win more than six minutes lead over his pursuers.

    It was three steps to finish the Giro and the Swiss Hugo Koblet seemed a strong leader distancing his second overall, Coppi, almost two minutes gave the impression that Faust was resigned to being second because he had told the Swiss that were quiet , for not going to attack him in the most dangerous stage and remained where he climbed the Stelvio first. This was motivated, in part, because in the previous step failed to drop despite scaled Koblet four ports, including "yours" means the Pordoi.

    Things started to change when the leaders of the Bianchi came to visit the hotel in the afternoon commenting I should not resign and that was to attack the Stelvio which had a harsh ramps. But he had given the word to Koblet and doubted. On June 1, then output to the twentieth stage between Bolzano and Bormio was given on the Stelvio course. Coppi doubted and had no intention of breaking their word, but had also promised to try their patterns.

    At one point in the stage sees Koblet is in trouble and sends one of his herd for you to see how you see the face. The gregarious sees it and goes to Fausto tell it is wrong. So he ordered up the pace later be himself which was the bunch and after beating all his opponents, passes to lead the race. On top of the Stelvio, full of ice and snow, the Giro is practically yours. Only the long descent faced with courage and determination and is presented in the goal with 2:18 left on Fornara. Koblet lost the pink jersey by 1:29 and Coppi overcame fifth and last time the Giro.

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    Fausto Coppi Myth: The World dreamed of Lugano (1953)

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    The last great year was campeonísimo 1953, culminating with the victory in the world of Lugano. Lugano is a Swiss town near Italy and were thousands and thousands of Italians who were there in hopes of seeing one of their own with the rainbow jersey. He was 34 years and after having won two Tour de France and five Giros, the great Fausto had but one goal: to become a world champion route. Other years had been close to it. The circuits were not sufficiently selective and hard to attack and break the peloton.

    In 1949 he had been third in the World Championship in Copenhagen, but it was Van Steenbergen who donned the rainbow jersey. Fausto that day was very strong but had nothing to do in too flat circuit against fellow getaway or Schotte Van Steenbergen. He had to sacrifice to get it talcometido and had sacrificed their aspirations in the Tour, where he had not gone. I knew it was one of his last opportunities and explained that if he failed, and considering his age, would not ever wear the jersey of world champion.

    The circuit looked like it was made for him, located a few kilometers from the Italian border hardened by a selective costs. Their preparation was almost ideal. While others were crushed on the routes of the Tour de France, he got up every day at six in the morning to train for seven hours. Then massage. Three weeks before the race had come to recognize the circuit memorizing the most difficult sections. The only problem I found was that Binda not want to be the sole leader of the Italian team. Finally made me realize that his teammates was his last great goal and had gone to Switzerland to win.

    The test day heat pressed a great time when 70 runners were presented to exit. In the third ascent of the Crespera, Coppi attacked and only Belgian Derijcke, winner of the last Paris-Roubaix, could follow. Fausto But not all him and snatched 30 kilometers from the finish in the hardest point of the slope of the circuit. The Belgian was not resigned and was desperately trying to hold his wheel failed and only saw him getting farther and farther figure Coppi. The last lap was a triumphant cabagalta tifossi all tucked into a kind of mass hysteria. At the finish line to Derijcke distación in 6:16 and in third place was fellow Belgian Stan Ockers seven and a half minutes.

    Everything had worked perfectly and is an example of that Coppi left nothing to chance, all carefully prepared achieving a well deserved victory. Italy for 21 years was not a world champion in professional and Fausto had given the title to all cyclist Italy. Here in Lugano, first appeared in public with a woman who was not his wife, was the famous "White Lady", new companion why he had left his wife, he made this little understood in some sectors of Italian society .

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    Re: Fausto Coppi Myth
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    The myth Fausto Coppi: Treated like a criminal (1954)

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    In 1954 wears the rainbow jersey on the road but started talking over his scandals with the "White Lady" to their Biking successes. This was Giulia Occhino, who had left her husband to go with Faust, who in turn had done the same with his wife, and newspapers will cast all the blame for the ills of the great champion.

    In the 1954 Tour of Italy lost in the second stage almost twelve minutes because of indigestion from eating spoiled oysters. During the race are attacked from all sides, both on the road and off, and attacks on race are not only in sports but any tip will clear. Despite maturing in the twenty-kilometer stage after almost eighty Pordoi leakage with its mountain, in the middle, I showered sticks everywhere. The next day a sort of strike in the race occurs when cyclists renounce fighting in a mountain stage claiming no one knows why. Finishes fourth overall at more than half a minute behind the winner Clerici, but it was the only loser, as we shall see later.

    The press blame for this crisis to double champion. The events were precipitated, the news that the husband of the White Lady had denounced by leaving home runs. In July in training had a very strange accident to hit a wheel had fallen off a truck. The result was parietal fracture and collapse of the cranial base. Fausto had abandoned his wife and bought another villa, Villa Carla, where the White Lady had installed the official rating of private secretary. Soon after, because of a complaint of her husband, this was jailed having to spend four days in the police station with some prostitutes.

    Everything goes wrong, but even worse would happen. He was running a criterium in Belgium when he receives the news that he had been sentenced to three months' license suspension and withdrawal of passports by the events during Giro stage in the strike. Coppi a great champion who had given the Italians days and days of glory and joy, was treated like a common criminal is involved.

    Moreover, this must be added the economic loss which earned him such punishment unable to go to the criteriums where he earned more than fine.
    spoken and things, one of which the President of the Commission who had punished him was discussed one Bartali and diehard fan who had acted in revenge. Meanwhile, Faust stayed home to go to revalidate the global background which was won by the French Bobet. Back to the road at the end of the year to win the Coppa Bernocchi consecutively against the clock, his fifth Giro di Lombardia and Baracchi Trophy Filippi company.

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    The myth Fausto Coppi: Star off (1955-1957)

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    Gradually Fausto star fades, plagued by scandals of newspapers and the famous falls. In 1955 Bartali leave the bicycle and lets you leave orphan his nearest rival, ending a brilliant era of Italian and world cycling. Nevertheless, due in the Tour of Campania with almost five minutes ahead and comes second in the Paris-Roubaix 15 seconds Forestier. So does the Tour of the Apennines to finish a leak seventy miles and blocks its fourth tricolor jersey for points in five tests. In the second Giro d'Italia is just 12 "Magni, who became his third victory and defeat in the stage of San Pellegrino after completing a splendid escape with Magni.

    In 1956 a team form all its own, the Coppi-Carpano, among which are the Swiss Kubler. Not lucky, the early season has to be in bed after suffering an attack of typhus. Once again recovered sick from bronchitis. Were later typhoid fever and if this were not enough, the White Lady, who had borne him a son, Faustino, born in Argentina, denied the power of the two children born in the previous marriage. In the Giro slip back into the fifth stage must leave. Throughout the year only expires in GP Lugano, against the clock, and two criterium. Tired and confesses to his friends who wants to leave everything.

    The following year, in 1957, he left with the intention Cedeño properly prepare for the season, but on March falls and femur fracture and should again make the recovery in bed. The season ends Baracchi Trophy winning against the clock in pairs, joined Ercole Baldini. At the end of the year goes to Argentina with the aim of regulating the situation of the son by the White Lady and give her surname. Meanwhile run some races in Argentina and Colombia.

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