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Il Campionissimo

Il Campionissimo

The dream since childhood ..... you do not want anything else ... so that I was ready to make any promise to have it in my hands ... and run so fast as to reach the cars, mimicking with his mouth noises that vaguely resembled an engine sometimes belonging to a car sometimes to a motorcycle.
Then one day my mother called me... she said: promise me something... promise to be good and not be reckless...? I understood on the fly ... my father nodded to me with his head to show me the way to look for, and that's how I went into the garden and saw it there, resting on a wall ... green ... beautiful three-speed gearbox with the central lever on the frame still remember the inscription on the frame ... I was riding a Super Roma ...!!
This was my first encounter with the world of pedals...
From there I started with my father to follow the cycling races, to know everyone... and I say all the Italian and foreign runners who inflamed the roads of the Giro d'Italia... of the Tour de France... of the Milano Sanremo...
Despite the deeds of the various Saronni, Moser, Hinault champions that I admired immensely, I always heard my father, mumble...be good... but Coppi...!!...he was detaching himself from everyone....
And just about him that I want to speak to you... Fausto Coppi... said the champion, the man who revolutionized cycling and the method of training, winning everything there was to win ...
I sincerely hope that many even those who do not know him, to devote some 'time to the search for videos and films that have portrayed the champion moving on the bike like no other ...