Fallen Angel: The passion of Fausto Coppi.http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0224074504/r ... 0224074504
Brilliant book in every way, really well written and insightful. More than just a log of events but a real study of Coppi, Bartali and Italy of the time, you get a real sense of how important cycling was and still is to Italians. Recommended *****.
I have just finished this book and in common with another of William Fotheringham's books "Put Me Back On My Bike", this is another well researched and thoroughly well written factual account of the life of an iconic cyclist.
What I really like about Fotheringham's writing is that you get a well rounded account of the subject, their lives, the races they took part in and notable incidents or situations along the way. This is because he really does his research, asking several different people independently about the same incident and then writing it up in an uncoloured style.
My copy is now up for swaps; what have you got that I have not yet read?
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