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A True Story of World War II Italy, the Nazis, and the Cyclist Who Inspired a Nation
by Aili and Andres McConnon

Siblings Aili and Andres McConnon have produced a genial, if slightly eccentric, account of the exploits of Gino Bartali, the feisty Italian cyclist who still holds the record for the longest span – 10 years – between Tour de France victories. Born in 1914 of modest Tuscan roots, a teenage Bartali caught the cycling fever then gripping Europe. He proved to have a natural gift for the sport. Read more…