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Fausto Coppi Photo Gallery

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Fausto Angelo Coppi (September 15, 1919 - January 2, 1960) was probably the finest, most elegant cyclist in the history of the sport. Nicknamed Il Campionissimo (the Champion of Champions), he won nearly everything, single day races, stage races, time trials and track races.

A short list of his major accomplishments:
Tour de France (1949, 1952), 9 stage wins
Giro d'Italia (1940, 1947, 1949, 1952, 1953), 22 stage wins
Milano-San Remo (1950)
Paris-Roubaix (1950)
Giro di Lombardia (1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1954)
World Road Champion (1953)
World Hour Record (1942 through 1956)

Stories about Coppi on our site:
Coppi and Bartali
Mahé, Coppi and Paris-Roubaix

Photos:

Coppi signed photo

Signed picture of Coppi from the Mondonico family collection

Fausto Coppi bust

Coppi's bust on the monument to the Campionissimo at the Madonna del Ghisallo. Les Woodland photo

1940 Giro d'Italia: Ginao Bartali and Fausto Coppi

1940 Giro d'Italia: Gino Bartali (Legnano) and Fausto Coppi

Fusto Coppi and Mario Vicini lead a break

1940 Giro d'Italia: Fausto Coppi (front left) and Mario Vicini lead a break

1940 Giro d'Italia: Gino Bartali leads Fausto Coppi

1940 Giro d'Italia: Gino Bartali leads Fausto Coppi

Fausto Coppi leads up the Passo Rolle

1946 Giro d'Italia: Fausto Coppi, Gino Bartali, Vito Ortelli and Aldo Ronconi on Passo Rolle

Cino Cinelli wins 1940 Tre Valli Varesine

1940 Tre Valli Varesine: First Cino Cinelli, 2nd Mario Ricci, 3rd Fausto Coppi

1947 Giro d'Italia: Fausto Coppi enjoys winning the Giro

1947 Giro d'Italia: Fausto Coppi (right) at the the end of the Giro enjoys his victory.

Serse and Fausto Coppi after the 1949 Paris Roubaix

Serse Coppi (left) and Fausto Coppi after finishing the 1949 Paris Roubaix. After months of bickering, Serse and André Mahé would be awarded the race as co-winners.

1949 Giro d'Italia: Fausto Coppi looks back at Gino Bartali

1949 Giro d'Italia: Fausto Coppi looks back at Gino Bartali

1949 Giro d'Italia: Fausto Coppi on the Pordoi

1949 Giro d'Italia: Fausto Coppi on Passo Pordoi.

1949 Giro d'Italia: Fausto Coppi alone and off the front

1949 Giro d'Italia: Fausto Coppi alone and off the front

Fausto Coppi, Stage 12 of the 1949 Tour de France, on the Tourmalet

1949 Tour de France, stage 12: Coppi on the Tourmalet

1949 Tour de france, stage 16: Coppi leads Bartali on the Izoard

1949 Tour de France, stage 16: Fausto Coppi leads Gino Bartali on the Izoard. Note the different derailleur types.

Fausto Coppi in 1950

1950: I think this is Fausto Coppi leading Maurice Diot in Paris-Roubaix.

1951 Giro d'Italia: Coppi, bobet and Kübler

1951 Giro d'Italia: Fausto Coppi, Louison Bobet and Ferdy Kübler

1951 Tour de France, stage 14: Coppi leads Raphaël Géminiani and Hugo Koblet

1951 Tour de France, stage 14: Fausto Coppi leads Raphaël Géminiani and Hugo Koblet

Coppi wins the 1952 Giro d'Italia

Fausto Coppi wins the 1952 Giro d'Italia

1952 Tour de France, stage 11: Coppi and Robic on l'Alpe d'Huez

1952 Tour de France, stage 11: Fausto Coppi leads Jean Robic up l'Alpe d'Huez

1952 Tour de france: The Italian team celbrates Coppi's victory

1952 Tour de France: The Italian team celebrates Coppi's (with bouquet on shoulder) victory

Firoenzo Magni, Ginao Bartali and Fausto Coppi

The three great men of 1950's Italian cycling: Fiorenzo Magni, Gino Bartali and Fausto Coppi

1953 Giro d'Italia: Fausto Coppi and Hugo Koblet

1953 Giro d'Italia: Fausto Coppi and Hugo Koblet

1953 Giro d'Italia: Fausto Coppi on the Passo dello Stelvio

1953 Giro d'Italia: Fausto Coppi soars on the Passo dello Stelvio

1954 Giro d'Italia: Coppi and Bartali

1954 Giro d'Italia: Fausto Coppi (world champion rainbow jersey) and Gino Bartali

Fausto Coppi in 1955

Fausto Coppi climbing Monte Trebbio in the 1955 Giro della Romagna

1955 Giro d'Italia: Coppis suffers in the heat

1955 Giro d'Italia: Coppi suffers in the heat

1955 Giro d'Italia: Fausto Coppi and Fiorenzo Magni

1955 Giro d'Italia: End of the Giro, Fausto Coppi, 2nd overall and winner Fiorenzo Magni

Coppi post card

Bianchi post card

Coppi grave

Serse and Fausto Coppi grave in Castellania

Coppi bust at grave

Fausto Coppi's bust at the brothers' grave