Bartali, Gino

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Name
Bartali, Gino Gender: M
Gino Bartali
born on 18 July 1914 at 11:00 (= 11:00 AM )
Place Bagno a Ripoli, Italy, 43n45, 11e19
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 24°55' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 29°06 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 05°09'



Biography

Italian cyclist, nicknamed "Gino the Pious" because of his strong religious faith. Hard-riding, he once caused a three-bicycle crash with two other cyclists who were trying to crowd him. By doing so, Bartali warned all other competitors not to interfere with him.

Gino won the Giro d’Italia a record seven times as well as five Grand Tour titles (1938 and 1948), two Tour de France races. Allthough his career was interrupted during WWII, he rode his bicycle as a courier in the Italian resistance movement during the war. He is credited with helping Jews escape with forged documents.

He retired from racing at age 40 (1954).

The legendary cyclist died on May 5, 2000 in Ponte a Ema, Italy.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Work : Prize 1938 (Tour de France)

Source Notes

Steinbrecher Collection: Gauquelin 1/902

Categories

  • Vocation : Sports : Race Bikes (Cyclist)
  • Notable : Awards : Sports Championship
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs

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