Fausto Coppi

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Birthday
15, 1919
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Jan 2, 1960 (40)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
15, 1919
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Jan 2, 1960 (40)

About

Legendary cyclist remembered for being a five-time Giro d'Italia winner and a two-time Tour de France winner. His greatness earned him the nickname "Il Campionissimo," meaning "Champion of Champions," in his native Italy.

Before Fame

He earned his racing license in 1938 and won his first race at Castelleto d'Orba.

Trivia

He was taken by the British as a prisoner of war during World War II.

Family Life

His parents are Domenico Coppi and Angiolina Boveri.

Associated With

He and Spanish cyclist Miguel Indurain are both winners of the Tour de France.