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Fausto Coppi

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Fausto Coppi was an Italian cyclist and the major challenger to Gino Bartali in many cycling races, including the Tour de France. His successes earned him the title Il Campionissimo, or Champion of Champions. He was an all-round racing cyclist, excelling in both climbing and time trials, as well as being a great sprinter.

CELEBRATED: Italian cyclist
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ASSOCIATIONS: Courier/spy for Italian Resistance
ADDITIONAL KEY INFO: Challenger of Gino Bartali
BORN: 20th Century
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Italy
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