Thursday, February 16, 2012

1953 Giro d'Italia

Coppi and Koblet

1953 Giro d'Italia. Fausto Coppi leads Hugo Koblet in stage 19. At the end of the stage Coppi told Koblet that he thought Koblet would win the Giro.
The next day Coppi did one of cycling's epic rides when he went over the Stelvio alone and finished in Bormio three and a half minutes ahead of Koblet, thereby winning the Giro by 1 minute 29 seconds over le bel Hugo.

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