Fausto Coppi

BornSeptember 15, 1919 in Castellania, Italy
DiedJanuary 2, 1960 in Tortona, Italy
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight67 kg (148 lb)
Professional career1940-1959
TeamsBianchi, Legnano
Major achievements5-time Giro d’Italia winner, 2-time Tour de France winner, 3-time World Road Race champion

Fausto Coppi was a professional road cyclist from Italy. Coppi, who was born on September 15, 1919, in Castellania, Italy, is regarded as one of the best cyclists of all time. He started his professional career in 1940 and rode for the Bianchi and Legnano teams for the rest of his life. Coppi’s climbing ability helped him win multiple races throughout his career.

Coppi’s five Giro d’Italia victories between 1940 and 1953 were among his most notable accomplishments. In addition, he won the Tour de France twice, in 1949 and 1952, as well as the World Road Race Championship three times, in 1953, 1954, and 1955. Coppi also won a number of other big events during his career, including the Milan-San Remo, the Giro di Lombardia, and the Tour of Switzerland.

Coppi experienced various personal challenges during his life, despite his brilliance on the bike. He was involved in a high-profile romance with a married woman in 1954, which generated a controversy in Italy at the time. Coppi’s first marriage, which had been dormant for many years, also terminated in divorce around the same period. Coppi afterwards married his partner, with whom he had a child.

Coppi’s life was tragically cut short when he died of malaria at the age of 40 in 1960. He will be regarded as one of the best cyclists of all time, and his legacy will continue to inspire bikers and fans worldwide.

Fausto Coppi’s Greatest Achievements:

1940Giro d’Italia winner
1949Tour de France winner
1952Tour de France winner
1953World Road Race champion
1953Giro d’Italia winner
1954World Road Race champion
1955World Road Race champion

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