The journey of Fausto Coppi to become a champion really kicked off when he started to work together with Cavanna. A blind soigneur which had started a cycling school in Novi, where young riders were given the oppertunity to become a much better cyclist. The first time he met with Fausto Coppi, he only said ‘’Riders like you are only born every 100 years”. Notably he had a hart beat of 44 to 46 beats per minute, and a lung capacity of 6 litres. The final words during that first meeting were “If you let me do my thing and you do what I say, then I will make a champion out of you.” Until the end of his career in 1959 Cavanna remained his chief adviser.
The Gotthard Pass (2.091m) is maybe one of the most spectacular climbs in cycling. A main road continues over the pass, but don’t make the mistake of following the road traffic because you will miss one of the most astonishing sections of road in Europe. At the foot of the...View item
Pico de Veleta (3.395m) is the highest paved road in Europe. This is a road in the Spanish Sierra Neveda that finishes at the summit, basically a climb to nowhere, a one-way journey of suffering. You will gain 2.600 meters of elevation, which is more than twice the ascent of...View item