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Además de las Golden Bikes de siempre, voy a estar haciendo y subiendo algunas ilustraciones inspiradas en la historia del ciclismo. Hoy Gino Bartali en el Tour de France de 1948.
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Now I will also be uploading some personal illustrations related with the golden age of cycling. Today Gino Bartali at the Tour of France 1948.
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The hunger ... Gino Bartali ... Tour De France 1938 ... The calm before the storm ... Gino rests against his bicycle before stage 14 Digne to Briançon, a 219km stage in the high Alps ... The high mountains were where Gino excelled and his talent came to the fore ... The tough young Florentine attacked early in the stage on a long climb and simply rode away ... His competitors wouldn’t see him again until the finish ... On that stage he put 17 minutes into the rest of the field and took the yellow jersey from the strong Belgian Félicien Vervaecke ... Epic performance ... He would hold the Jersey until Paris winning by almost 20 minutes, unsurprisingly he also won the Mountain classification jersey too, the first rider in history to do so ... Class, grit and talent... He was simply on another level ... It was his 1st win in the the Tour De France, due to the war years and the emergence of another Italian legend Fausto Coppi, it would be another 10 years before he would win the Tour again ... He is also the only man to achieve this, the longest period between wins ... Gino ... Legend ... #thewelgian #ginobartali #cyclinglegend #warrior #class #tourdefrance #instamood #instacycling #leroica #legnano #italia #cyclinghistory
Gino Bartali - just seconds after being fished out of the Colau River during the 1937 Tour de France by team mate Francesco Camusso. While in the leader’s jersey, Bartali swerved to avoid a crashed Jules Rossi (another team mate of his) and ended up slamming back-first, 10 feet down into the icy alpine waters. Bartali remounted and persevered to retain his Maillot Jaune at the end of the stage. The pain in his ribs was severe, his coughing torture but Gino, a hard-as-nails Tuscan, fought valiantly to regain his form later in the race - only to be forced to withdraw by the Fascist-controlled Italian national sporting union. It was a crushing defeat for Gino, just weeks after the tragic and preventable death of his younger brother, Giulio. Only a faith, constitution and will as strong as Gino Bartali’s could have seen him through this horrible period of his sporting and private life. #ginobartali #tourdefrance #hardasnails #bikecrash #fascists #catholicfaith #francescocamusso #julesrossi #colau #righteousamongthenations #toscano #maillotjaune #valiant #giuliobartali #senselessdeath #riverfishing #skeletal #roadtovalor #myitaliansecret #greatitalian #hero #campionissimo
"Real heroes are others, those who have suffered in their soul, in their heart, in their spirit, in their mind, for their loved ones. Those are the real heroes. I'm just a cyclist. (Gino Bartali)
In this old pic from the early 50s, my dad is the 3rd guy from the left. I think that in those days, they were more heroes than cyclists now, as the only thing they had was legs and passion and a strong drive to get off poverty following their dream to become a pro. Forget about technology or nutrition.
#cycling #cyclists #vintagebicycles #ginobartali #eroica #heroes #passion #legs #drive #❤️

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