Category: coppi

Coppi hunting.

Coppi hunting.

Throwback Thursday: The one and only. 📷 unkno…

Throwback Thursday: The one and only. 📷 unknown

Fausto Coppi passing it on

Fausto Coppi passing it on

Coppi in Legnano Pirelli kit

Coppi in Legnano Pirelli kit

Coppi hunting

Coppi hunting

Some fans help Fausto Coppi to cool off during…

Some fans help Fausto Coppi to cool off during the 1952 Tour de France

The 1949 Tour passes through Brussels, Belgium

The 1949 Tour passes through Brussels, Belgium

A few more recommendations for your reading li…

A few more recommendations for your reading list.

First, a couple of great books about two of the greats of French cycling.

Sex, Lies & Handlebar Tape: The Remarkable Life of Jacques Anquetil by Paul Howard (iTunes or Amazon)

The Badger: Bernard Hinault and the Fall and Rise of French Cycling by William Fotheringham (iTunes or Amazon).

Another book by William Fotheringham is his excellent Tom Simpson biography: get it on iTunes: Put Me Back on My Bike – William Fotheringham, or on Amazon.

For something more contemporary, there’s David Millar’s The Racer.

Fotheringham’s biography of Fausto Coppi is also well worth a look. Fallen Angel: The Passion of Fausto Coppi.

Get it on iTunes or Amazon.

To learn more about cycling’s great champion, read Merckx: Half Man, Half Bike again by William Fotheringham @willfoth

Get the book in time for xmas on Amazon or iTunes.

Bianchi Tour de France 1953

Bianchi Tour de France 1953

Bianchi Tour de France 1953

Bianchi Tour de France 1953