Fausto Coppi

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Memorial to Coppi

Angelo Fausto Coppi (September 15, 1919January 2, 1960) was an Italian racing cyclist. He was one of the most successful and most popular cyclists of all time. He won the Tour de France twice, in 1949 and 1952. He won the Giro d'Italia five times, in 1940, 1947, 1949, 1952 and 1953. He also held the World Hour record (the farthest cycled in one hour) from 1942 to 1956.

He fought in the Second World War. He was a prisoner of war of the British. It is possible that Coppi could have won many more races in the five years that were lost because of the war. Coppi died of malaria in 1960 at the age of 40.

Major results[change | edit source]

1940
Giro d'Italia:
Jersey pink.svg Winner overall classification
Winner stage 11
1941
Giro di Toscana
Giro dell'Emilia
Giro del Veneto
Tre Valli Varesine
1942
Hour record - 45.798 km (Milan, Velodromo Vigorelli)
Italy Italian National Road Race Championship
1946
Milan-Sanremo
Giro di Lombardia
Grand Prix des Nations
Giro della Romagna
Giro d'Italia:
Winner stages 4, 13 and 14
1947
Giro d'Italia:
Jersey pink.svg Winner overall classification
Winner stages 4, 8 and 16
Giro di Lombardia
Grand Prix des Nations
Italy Italian National Road Race Championship
Giro della Romagna
Giro del Veneto
Giro dell'Emilia
1948
Milan-Sanremo
Giro di Lombardia
Giro d'Italia:
Jersey green.svg Winner mountains classification
Winner stages 16 and 17
Giro dell'Emilia
Tre Valli Varesine
1949
Tour de France:
Jersey yellow.svg Winner overall classification
Jersey polkadot.svg Winner mountains classification
Winner stages 7, 17 and 20
Giro d'Italia:
Jersey pink.svg Winner overall classification
Jersey green.svg Winner mountains classification
Winner stages 4, 11 and 17
Milan-Sanremo
Giro di Lombardia
Italy Italian National Road Race Championship
Giro della Romagna
Giro del Veneto
1950
Paris-Roubaix
La Flèche Wallonne
1951
Tour de France:
Winner stage 20
Giro d'Italia:
Winner stages 6 and 18
Gran Premio di Lugano
1952
Tour de France:
Jersey yellow.svg Winner overall classification
Jersey polkadot.svg Winner mountains classification
Winner stages 7, 10, 11, 18 and 21
Giro d'Italia:
Jersey pink.svg Winner overall classification
Winner stages 5, 11 and 14
Gran Premio di Lugano
1953
Arc en ciel.svg World Road Cycling Championships
Giro d'Italia:
Jersey pink.svg Winner overall classification
Winner stages 4, 19 and 20
Trofeo Baracchi
1954
Giro d'Italia:
Jersey green.svg Winner mountain classification
Winner stage 20
Giro di Lombardia
Coppa Bernocchi
Trofeo Baracchi
1955
Giro d'Italia:
Winner stage 20
Italy Italian National Road Race Championship
Giro dell'Appennino
1956
Gran Premio di Lugano
1957
Trofeo Baracchi

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