Yellow Jersey Legends - Fausto Coppi by Raphaël Geminiani
Fausto Coppi's Personal Bianchi track bicycle, 1946
Giro d'Italia - Coppi contro Bartali
Fausto Coppi - A Tour de France Legend
Angelo Fausto Coppi,, was an Italian cyclist, the dominant international cyclist of the years each side of the Second World War. His successes earned him the title Il Campionissimo, or champion of champions. He was an all-round racing cyclist: he excelled in both climbing and time trialing, and was also a great sprinter. He won the Giro d'Italia five times, the Tour de France twice, and the World Championship in 1953. Other notable results include winning the Giro di Lombardia five times, the Milan–San Remo three times, as well as wins at Paris–Roubaix and La Flèche Wallonne and setting the hour record (45.798 km) in 1942.