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

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Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2000 18:11:34 -0700
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Gino Bartali, Humanitarian; Was:Le Tour history
From: "Dave Feldman" <feldmanbike@home.com>
To: Cino1947@aol.com, moos@penn.com, swampmtn@siscom.net
CC: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


From other things printed about Bartali this doesn't surprise me. I'm Jewish and would be especially interested to hear the story confirmed--it seemed like Italy was one of the less heinous countries during the Holocaust despite Mussolini. David Feldman ----------
>From: Cino1947@aol.com
>To: moos@penn.com, swampmtn@siscom.net
>Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
>Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Gino Bartali, Humanitarian; Was:Le Tour history
>Date: Fri, Oct 27, 2000, 2:07 PM
>
>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, moos@penn.com
>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.

>

> Regards,

>

> Jerry Moos >>