Thursday, May 28, 2009

Giro Photos: 1949, 1950, 1951






Top to bottom:
1949 - Fausto Coppi interviewed by Mario Ferretti (it was Mario Ferretti who coined the legendary description of Coppi: "Un uomo solo è al comando; la sua maglia è bianco-celeste; il suo nome è Fausto Coppi")
1949 - Fausto Coppi during his escape on the Cuneo-Pinerolo stage, one of the great stories in Giro history (see http://italiancyclingjournal.blogspot.com/2009/05/book-cuneo-pinerolo.html and http://italiancyclingjournal.blogspot.com/2009/05/stage-10-cuneo-pinerolo-262km.html)
1950 - an unlikely fan watches the Giro
1950 - Fausto Coppi arriving at the headquarters of the Gazzetta dello Sport
1951 - Fausto Coppi stops at a feed zone


After the Giro we'll get back to "regular programming": everything from A to Z about Italian cycling. Stories, including cycling trip stories, for the Italian Cycling Journal welcome; contact veronaman@gmail.com.

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