Every year the highest peak of the Giro d’Italia is called “Cima Coppi”, in honour of the great cyclist Fausto Coppi (1919-1960). In the inauguration year, the highest peak of the route was Passo dello Stelvio. The race was a real spectacle due to the heavy snowfall. Graziano Battistini crossedContinue Reading

1 Mario Cipollini  42 2 Alfredo Binda  41 3 Learco Guerra  31 4 Costante Girardengo  30 5 Eddy Merckx  25 6 Giuseppe Saronni  24 7 Francesco Moser  23 8 Roger De Vlaeminck 22 8 Alessandro Petacchi  22 10 Fausto Coppi  22

In the pre-race analyses and predictions, the Giro d’Italia in 1956 was the fight between the old and new generation. Fausto Coppi was no more the same he used to be. The scandal of his private life had a serious impact on his racing performances. He even crashed out onContinue Reading