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Fallen Angel: The Passion of Fausto Coppi (Yellow Jersey Cycling Classics) By William Fotheringham

Fallen Angel: The Passion of Fausto Coppi (Yellow Jersey Cycling Classics)
by William Fotheringham

Voted the most popular Italian sportsman of the twentieth century, Fausto Angelo Coppi was the campionissimo - champion of champions. The greatest cyclist of the immediate post-war years, he was the first man to win cycling's great double, the Tour de France and Tour of Italy in the same year - and he did it twice.
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Voted the most popular Italian sportsman of the twentieth century, Fausto Angelo Coppi was the campionissimo - champion of champions. The greatest cyclist of the immediate post-war years, he was the first man to win cycling's great double, the Tour de France and Tour of Italy in the same year - and he did it twice. He achieved mythical status for his crushing solo victories, world titles and world records. But his significance extends far beyond his sport. Coppi's scandalous divorce and controversial early death convulsed a conservative, staunchly Roman Catholic Italy in the 1950s. At a time when adultery was still illegal, Coppi and his lover were dragged from their bed in the middle of the night, excommunicated and forced to face a clamorous legal battle. The ramifications of this case are still being felt today. In Fallen Angel, acclaimed cycling biographer, William Fotheringham, tells the tragic story of Coppi's life and death - of how a man who became the symbol of a nation's rebirth after the disasters of war died reviled and heartbroken. Told with insight and intelligence, this is a unique portrait of Italy and Italian sport at a time of tumultuous change.

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GOR002119071
Title
Fallen Angel: The Passion of Fausto Coppi (Yellow Jersey Cycling Classics)
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Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Year published
Number of pages
304
ISBN 10
0224074504
ISBN 13
9780224074506
Prizes
Short-listed for British Sports Book Awards: Biography 2010
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