coppi e bartali

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    Coppi's racing days are generally referred to as the beginning of the golden years of cycle racing. A factor is the competition Coppi had with Gino Bartali. Italian tifosi (fans) divided into coppiani and bartaliani. Bartali's rivalry with Coppi divided Italy.[20] Bartali, conservative, religious, was venerated in the rural, agrarian south, while Coppi, more worldly, secular, innovative in diet and training, was hero of the industrial north. The writer Curzio Malaparte said:

    Bartali belongs to those who believe in tradition... he is a metaphysical man protected by the saints. Coppi has nobody in heaven to take care of him. His manager, his masseur, have no wings. He is alone, alone on a bicycle... Bartali prays while he is pedalling: the rational Cartesian and sceptical Coppi is filled with doubts, believes only in his body, his motor.

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    1. Alexis Methenitis 24 months ago | reply

      Excellent capture!!!!!!

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    5. sven_k2 24 months ago | reply

      Interesting story and well captured!

    6. Trattopen 24 months ago | reply

      Gran bella coppia! :-)

    7. BerColly 24 months ago | reply

      Excellent!

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    8. dtsortanidis 24 months ago | reply

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    9. mel . li 24 months ago | reply

      fantastica!!!
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    10. Alberto Ramos C. 24 months ago | reply

      Fantástica imagen, hermosos colores.

    11. Themida's photos 24 months ago | reply

      Great street painting!!!..

    12. ClaMa14 [deleted] 24 months ago | reply

      Un bell'omaggio a due grandi campioni!

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    14. Danilo Antonini (Pescarese) 24 months ago | reply

      Molto bella anche questa, complimenti!

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