Summary ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ William FotheringhamEir careers but this is where the comparison endsBartali however was a war time hero and risked his life saving Italian Jews whereas Coppi saw very little service and caught malaria in a POW camp and the deaths of their siblings brought out different emotions Bartali built a chapel shrine to his and Coppi became an impossible team mateBartali
AND COPPI OFTEN REFUSED TO RIDE TOGETHER FOR MOSTCoppi often refused to ride together or most their careers but when Bartali aged he reuently helped Coppi where as the latter destroyed young up coming team
"mates careers if "careers if threatened his own Loretto PetrucciBasically I just didn t like Coppi so much Especially after reading Road to Valor I did however enjoy reading about his training rides his Milan San Remo exploits and his legendary trainer but towards the end of the book I was pleased to read of his ormer team mates victory over him in the Giro do Lombardi Nino de Fillipis after his lover had given him a rude gesture I think that sums it up really Fotheringham described by another writer as the monk of cycle journalism has really captured the aura that surrounds the god like Coppi He came at a time when the newly reformed ITALIA was recovering rom the beating they took in the War Coppi did his time was recovering rom the beating they took in the War Coppi did his time the army andcame out with a determination to make his career a total success making up A Gentleman for Dry Creek (Dry Creek, for the years that was stolenrom him due to the warHe rose to dizzying heights and when the rode rose up he took Trail of Evidence (Capitol K-9 Unit flightBut theall was almost as Architecture by Birds and Insects fast His affair with the Lady in White his separationrom his wife the tragedy of the cycling death of his brother all lead to a decline and inally his early death enshrined the legend. Me Italy’s symbol of rebirth after the disasters of war yet died reviled and heartbrok. .
Already amiliar with most notable thanks to Pedalare Pedalare by John Foot William Fotheringham does an excellent job of telling the story of Fausto Coppi s life without getting caught up in all the drama and speculation that still surrounds it to this day The real highlight of the book is how Fotheringham manages to give Coppi a real character one that is a determined cyclist who trained and prepared Microsociology for races in a way which would be recognisable to modern professionals but who struggled through his entire career with mentalragility All that is captured with an easy to read style that doesn t distract rom
story being with the events in the book happening long before time reading about the rise to greate This was an interesting engaging read about the life of Fausto Coppi clearly told by an expertAn over reliance on the humble semi colon put a dampener on the book a little as did the author s tendency to jump orwards and backwards in time or certain passages causing something akin to spoilers or those of us who don t already know everything about Coppi s life and racesStill great to read the ascinating story behind a cycling legend The book was well written and well researched The story of Coppi is an interesting one with similarities to his compatriot and great rival Gino Bartali who I read about In Road to Valor recently but with this book being my reference point I was disappointed at Road to Valor recently but with this book being my reference point I was disappointed at with Fallen AngelLike Bartali he grew up as a peasant and became a national icon or his exploits on a bike Both had careers greatly effected by WW2 and both lost their brother team mate in a crashes during th. Ath convulsed Italy in the 1950s Fallen Angel tells the tragic story of the man who beca. I love everything William Fotheringham writes rom his journalism to his books I think I ve all of them He s a classically good writer in that he is an in his subject pro cycling if that s not clear but never condescends never gets too geeky and always pitches his work at exactly the right level I had every aith that this biography of Coppi would be what I d been after ever since I heard of Coppi The bare acts are that Coppi rom a small village The bare acts are that Coppi Cities and Dialogue from a small village Italy was setor cycling stardom when the Second World War intervened He didn t see too much action luckily and again luckily was captured by the British who treated him tolerably and even let him get back to riding while still a POW The end of the war brought a risorgimento to Italian cycling in a divided broken country always on the verge of either bankruptcy or the dreaded communism and it was partly Coppi s cycling triumphs that gave Italians something to be cheerful about Coppi s marriage to a woman called Bruna who believed in him as a man and as a cyclist Christmas Doll fell apart when Coppi notoriously took up with doctor s wife Giulia Locatelli known as the White Lady though scarlet would have been a better colour in the moral scheme ruling Italy Otherigures Dark Tide Rising (William Monk fascinate Fausto s beloved brother Serse who died during a race his blind masseur who had such an influence on him andamously his rivalry with the other great Italian cyclist of the day Gino Bartali It s all there and all told in such a way that I didn t want this book to end The Passion of Fausto Coppi is a The Internet Book fitting titleor a book telling the life story of one cycling s true legends While it was a story I was. The great cyclist of the postwar years Coppi’s scandalous divorce and controversial de. ,the story being toldEven the events in the book happening long before