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Fallen Angel: The Passion of Fausto Coppi

Fallen Angel: The Passion of Fausto Coppi

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by William Fotheringham
     
 

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The great cyclist of the postwar years: Coppi’s scandalous divorce and controversial death convulsed Italy in the 1950s. Fallen Angel tells the tragic story of the man who became Italy’s symbol of rebirth after the disasters of war, yet died reviled and heartbroken.

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The great cyclist of the postwar years: Coppi’s scandalous divorce and controversial death convulsed Italy in the 1950s. Fallen Angel tells the tragic story of the man who became Italy’s symbol of rebirth after the disasters of war, yet died reviled and heartbroken.

Editorial Reviews

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"The Italian star’s rivalry with Gino Bartali makes Armstrong v Contador look like a playground spat."  —Observer

"Admirable. Coppi's melancholy journey from poverty to superstardom is a cautionary tale of the price of fame."  —Financial Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780224074506
Publisher:
Random House UK
Publication date:
06/01/2010
Series:
Yellow Jersey Cycling Classics Series
Pages:
292
Sales rank:
1,138,482
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

William Fotheringham writes for the Guardian and Observer on cycling and rugby. He is the author of A Century of Cycling, Cycle Racing, Put Me Back on My Bike, and Roule Britannia: A History of Britons in the Tour de France.

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