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Fallen Angel: The Passion of Fausto Coppi (Yellow Jersey Cycling Classics) Paperback – July 5, 2010
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Now write one about Bartali!!
In any event, I thought it was okay but certainly not as fascinating as that of McConnon's 'Road To Valor', the story of Italian cyclist Gino Bartali.
While Fausto Coppi is the main focus (naturally), there are also excellent insights about Bartali, Magni, brother Serse Coppi, faithful gregario Carea, wife Bruna and, of course, Giulia, the infamous White Lady. Absolutely worth reading if you are at all interested in Coppi or in pro racing in the 1940s and 1950s.
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Fotheringham has written a brilliant book. He has written three in fact. This is the best, I think, which says a lot. Historically and biographically this is incredible stuff. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Mark Halliwell
Good book for cycling enthusiasts , well written for this type of book.Published 11 months ago by michael r rubino
This is wonderful book on a great champion and the history of Italy.Published 18 months ago by JAMES WILSON
Even if you're not a pro cycling fan, this book gives great insight into the experience of the Italian people during the turbulent post-war years. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Flash1
If you want to know about how bike racing was after the war and Coppi then this is for youPublished 23 months ago by Richard Daniels
Cycling the grand tours is tough, but not compared with 70 years ago. Not just a (true) ripping tale, but a social history lesson, in a highly readable package. Read morePublished 23 months ago by John Williams
It was a great read, I had a difficult time putting it down once I started reading it. Highly recommended.Published 23 months ago by CynMac
A very readable account of the public and private sides of Fausto Coppi. This book is One of Fotheringham's best.Published on October 13, 2013 by 7Cycleman