Fausto Coppi

1919 - 1960

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Angelo Fausto Coppi (Italian pronunciation: [ˈfausto ˈkɔppi]; 15 September 1919 – 2 January 1960) was an Italian cyclist, the dominant international cyclist of the years after the Second World War. His successes earned him the title Il Campionissimo ("Champion of Champions"). He was an all-round racing cyclist: he excelled in both climbing and time trialing, and was also a great sprinter. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Fausto Coppi has received more than 373,810 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Fausto Coppi is the 2nd most popular cyclist, the 713th most popular biography from Italy (down from 548th in 2019) and the most popular Italian Cyclist.

Fausto Coppi is most famous for being the first cyclist to win the Tour de France and Giro d'Italia in the same year.

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Among cyclists, Fausto Coppi ranks 2 out of 1,212Before him are Eddy Merckx. After him are Jacques Anquetil, Gino Bartali, Maurice Garin, Tom Simpson, Bernard Hinault, Raymond Poulidor, Miguel Induráin, Lance Armstrong, Rik Van Looy, and Federico Bahamontes.

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Among people born in 1919, Fausto Coppi ranks 16Before him are Zhao Ziyang, Giulio Andreotti, Margot Fonteyn, Georgios Papadopoulos, Kim Jong-suk, and Donald Pleasence. After him are Boris Shcherbina, Hans-Joachim Marseille, Choi Kyu-hah, Gerhard Barkhorn, Leon Festinger, and Siad Barre. Among people deceased in 1960, Fausto Coppi ranks 12Before him are Melanie Klein, Max von Laue, Wilhelm Pieck, Walther Funk, Paula Hitler, and Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia. After him are Amanullah Khan, J. L. Austin, Aloysius Stepinac, Igor Kurchatov, Said Nursî, and Ethel Voynich.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Fausto Coppi ranks 713 out of 4,088Before him are Jacobus da Varagine (1228), Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy (1562), Andrea Pozzo (1642), Pope Stephen VIII (900), Aristoxenus (-360), and Vannozza dei Cattanei (1442). After him are Pope Donus (610), Andrea del Castagno (1420), Pope Stephen VI (850), Vittorio Monti (1868), Agostino Carracci (1557), and Pope Leo VII (900).

Among CYCLISTS In Italy

Among cyclists born in Italy, Fausto Coppi ranks 1After him are Gino Bartali (1914), Maurice Garin (1871), Felice Gimondi (1942), Alfredo Binda (1902), Marco Pantani (1970), Ottavio Bottecchia (1894), Luigi Ganna (1883), Francesco Moser (1951), Gastone Nencini (1930), Fiorenzo Magni (1920), and Costante Girardengo (1893).