Re: [Classicrendezvous] Gino Bartali, Humanitarian; Was:Le Tour history

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Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2000 17:07:45 EDT
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Gino Bartali, Humanitarian; Was:Le Tour history

Someone told me that in a recent issue of a cycling magazine there was an article or letter describing how Gino Bartali saved some Jewish lives during World War II by smuggling illegal documents in the seatube of his bike. Does anyone recall seeing this? Josh Berger In a message dated 10/27/00 9:07:49 AM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

<< And Gino Bartali won in 1938 and 1948, his prime years stolen by WWII. I've often thought that if not for the war, Bartali would have won 5 or 6 times and would be ranked up there with Merckx, Coppi, Anquetil, and Hinault, where he belongs. I thought it was outrageous the low ranking Cycle Sport gave Bartali a while back in their "all-time greats" issue.


Jerry Moos >>