Fausto Coppi was 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 (1940, 1947, 1949, 1952, 1953) and the Tour de France twice (1949 and 1952)

Fausto Coppi was 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 (1940, 1947, 1949, 1952, 1953) and the Tour de France twice (1949 and 1952)

Tour de France 1937. 10-07-1937, 9^Tappa. Briançon - Digne. Col d'Allos. Roger Lapebie (1911-1996)

Tour de France 1937. 10-07-1937, 9^Tappa. Briançon - Digne. Col d'Allos. Roger Lapebie (1911-1996)

1903. The first Tour de France was 2428 km in length and was won by Maurice Garin with an average speed of 25km/h. His bike is not dissimilar to today's 'fixies'! Source: http://www.letour.fr/2009/TDF/COURSE/us/histoire_home.html #cycling #bicycle

1903. The first Tour de France was 2428 km in length and was won by Maurice Garin with an average speed of 25km/h. His bike is not dissimilar to today's 'fixies'! Source: http://www.letour.fr/2009/TDF/COURSE/us/histoire_home.html #cycling #bicycle

The winner of the 1928 Tour de France, Nicolas Frantz, in action.

The winner of the 1928 Tour de France, Nicolas Frantz, in action.

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