Honours and honors Fausto Coppi

Sport oldmanhands July 25, 2016 0 12
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Over the years there have been several cyclists, who spoke to the imagination and their generation dominated. In the 40s and 50s was Fausto Coppi, the absolute hero of the peloton. Unfortunately, the Italian died at the age of 40 on January 2, 1960.

Biography

When Fausto Coppi died at the age of 40, he became an even bigger legend than he already was. Incidentally, he died of malaria because the doctors then late intervention. After twenty years of cycling at the highest level he was an honor roll cycled together to ?? U ?? against it. About what performance looks more closely, you will see a huge variety of awards and titles.
Both in large rounds, as in one-day races, the Italian was successful. Indeed; on his palmares also boasts two world titles pursuit on the track. Moreover, he was 14 years world record holder. And to think that his career by the Second World War interrupted. In 1940 he had an overall victory in the Giro d'Italia ?? in his pocket, which he would win four times. As well as ten classics.
After the war he was twice successful in the Tour de France and he was the first who won on Alpe d'Huez ??. In his final days, he once took part in the Vuelta à Espana, but he drove this round out. Add to that the world of 1953 and you can speak of "Champion of Champion" or "Il Campionissimo," his Italian nickname.
Who looks at the career of Coppi, can not escape the name of his great rival Gino Bartali and natural counterpart. Both Italian riders competed many times at the same prices, and they divided the Italian cycling public into two camps. The deeply religious, retired Bartali, mainly triumphed in the high versus the complete Coppi who took part more than 150 victories by his appearance in all areas.
However, the popularity of Coppi suffered a serious dent when he was going to divorce his wife for his new lover. That was in Catholic Italy not equally good. But not all supporters dropped the cycling hero. He could use during his career at some time or additional support. Not infrequently, Coppi became involved in serious crashes several times and suffered serious bone fractures.
The popularity was reflected when 30,000 people attended his burial. Still, every year thousands of people visit his grave in his hometown Castellania. His son from his second marriage: Faustino still lives in his father's house ?? ?? Villa Coppi; The legend still lives on in many cycling enthusiast.

Palmares

World Championship
  • First place: 1953
  • Runner up: -
  • Third place: 1949

Tour de France
  • First place: 1949, 1952
  • Runner up: -
  • Third place: -
  • Mountain Classification: 1949, 1952
  • Points classification: -
  • Stage Wins: 9

Giro d'Italia
  • First place: 1940, 1947, 1949, 1952, 1953
  • Second place: 1946, 1952
  • Third place: -
  • Mountain Classification: 1948, 1949, 1954
  • Points classification: -
  • Stage Wins: 22

Classics
  • Milan-San Remo: 1946, 1948, 1949
  • Paris-Roubaix 1950
  • Tour of Lombardy: 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1954
  • Flèche Wallonne 1950

miscellaneous
Grand Prix des Nations: 1946, 1947
World record holder
Pursuit world champion on the track: 1947, 1949
In the book Top 100 of the Cycling with the best cyclists ever, based on nearly 8000 games, is Fausto Coppi in third place behind Eddy Merckx and Bernard Hinault.
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