Re: [CR]Now: Coppi's height, Was: Rewriting history

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Date: Fri, 9 Apr 2004 05:39:33 -0700
From: Jan Heine <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Now: Coppi's height, Was: Rewriting history

1" = 2.54 cm. So your numbers are approximately right.

One wonders why quite a few super-champion cyclists were tall compared to their compatriots: Coppi, Koblet, Merckx, Hinault (? was he tall?), Indurain. Of course, there were others who were of average height... but being tall does not seem to pose a handicap in cycling. -- Jan Heine, Seattle Editor/Publisher Vintage Bicycle Quarterly
>Does that 1m85 - 1m87 convert to 6' 3/4" to 6' 1 5/8"?
>Stevan Thomas
>Alameda, CA