Fausto Coppi Photo Gallery
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)
Giro di Lombardia (1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1954)
World Road Champion (1953)
World Hour Record (1942 through 1956)
Signed picture of Coppi from the Mondonico family collection
Coppi's bust on the monument to the Campionissimo at the Madonna del Ghisallo. Les Woodland photo
1940 Giro d'Italia: Gino Bartali (Legnano) and Fausto Coppi
1940 Giro d'Italia: Fausto Coppi (front left) and Mario Vicini lead a break
1940 Giro d'Italia: Gino Bartali leads Fausto Coppi
1946 Giro d'Italia: Fausto Coppi, Gino Bartali, Vito Ortelli and Aldo Ronconi on Passo Rolle
1940 Tre Valli Varesine: First Cino Cinelli, 2nd Mario Ricci, 3rd Fausto Coppi
1947 Giro d'Italia: Fausto Coppi (right) at the the end of the Giro enjoys his victory.
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 on Passo Pordoi.
1949 Giro d'Italia: Fausto Coppi alone and off the front
1949 Tour de France, stage 12: Coppi on the Tourmalet
1949 Tour de France, stage 16: Fausto Coppi leads Gino Bartali on the Izoard. Note the different derailleur types.
1950: I think this is Fausto Coppi leading Maurice Diot in Paris-Roubaix.
1951 Giro d'Italia: Fausto Coppi, Louison Bobet and Ferdy Kübler
1951 Tour de France, stage 14: Fausto Coppi leads Raphaël Géminiani and Hugo Koblet
Fausto Coppi wins the 1952 Giro d'Italia
1952 Tour de France, stage 11: Fausto Coppi leads Jean Robic up l'Alpe d'Huez
1952 Tour de France: The Italian team celebrates Coppi's (with bouquet on shoulder) victory
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 soars on the Passo dello Stelvio
1954 Giro d'Italia: Fausto Coppi (world champion rainbow jersey) and Gino Bartali
Fausto Coppi climbing Monte Trebbio in the 1955 Giro della Romagna
1955 Giro d'Italia: Coppi suffers in the heat
1955 Giro d'Italia: End of the Giro, Fausto Coppi, 2nd overall and winner Fiorenzo Magni
Bianchi post card
Serse and Fausto Coppi grave in Castellania
Fausto Coppi's bust at the brothers' grave