Gino Bartali Wiki, Age, Height, Career, Death, Quotes, Book, Movie, Twitter
Gino Bartali Wiki, Age, Height, Career, Death, Quotes, Book, Movie, Twitter, Bike, Film, Jersey. He is a famous champion road cyclist. Gino Bartali born on 18 July 1914 and nicknamed Gino the Pious and (in Italy) Ginettaccio. He was the most renowned Italian cyclist before the Second World War, having won the Giro d’Italia twice (1936, 1937) and the Tour de France in 1938. After the war he added two other victories in both events: the Giro d’Italia in 1946 and the Tour de France in 1948. His second and last Tour de France victory in 1948 gave him the largest gap between victories in the race. Gino Bartali Wiki.
In September 2013, 13 years after his death, Bartali was recognised as a “Righteous Among the Nations” by Yad Vashem for his efforts to aid Jews during World War II. Gino Bartali Quotes.
Gino Bartali Wiki
Full Name : Gino Bartali (Italian Pronounciation : dʒiːno ˈbartali).
Nickname : Gino the Pious and (In Italy) Ginettaccio, L’uomo di ferro, L’intramontabile.
Date of Birth : 18 July 1914, Ponte a Ema, Florence, Italy.
Age : 85 (As of 18 July,1914 to 5 May,2000).
Death : 5 May 2000 (aged 85), Florence, Italy.
Wife : Adriana Bani.
Son’s : Andrea and Luigi Bartali.
Famous For : Champion road cyclist.
Height : 5 Feet ’11’ inch
Weight : 68 Kg.
Gino Bartali was born in Ponte a Ema, Florence, Italy, the third son of four children of a smallholder, Torello Bartali. He was powerfully built, with a broad nose and a boxer’s face. He earned pocket money by selling raffia to makers of covers for wine bottles. Gino began work in a bicycle shop when he was 13. He started racing at 13, became a promising amateur and turned professional in 1935 when he was 21. He was Italian champion the next year. On 14 November 1940 Bartali married Adriana Bani in Florence. The wedding was celebrated by Cardinal Della Costa. And was blessed by Pope Pius XII, to whom Bartali donated a bicycle. Gino Bartali Wiki.
Bartali won a stage of the 1935 Giro d’Italia and was King of the Mountains. The first of seven times he won the title in the Giro. He was 20. In 1936, before he turned 22. He won the Giro and the Giro di Lombardia, although his season was marred when his brother, Giulio, died in a racing accident on 14 June. Bartali came close to giving up cycling. Gino Bartali Wiki.
He was persuaded to return and in 1937 won the Giro again. His reputation outside Italy was that he was yet another Italian who could not ride well outside his country. There was some truth in the claim. The writer Tim Hilton said: “Bartali was essentially an Italian cyclist. A champion who rode within sight of his own people. And was uneasy when the Tour de France travelled north of Paris. He never disputed the northern classics.” Gino Bartali Quotes.
Gino Bartali Riding Style and Legacy
Bartali was a good climber and a pioneer of derailleur gears. His style was unusual: he rarely danced on the pedals and often stayed in the saddle throughout a 15 km climb. When others attacked, he stayed in the saddle but changed up gear, to a sprocket three teeth smaller. Gino Bartali Wiki.
He rode smoothly on mountains but every now and then freewheeled, always with his right foot lowered with his weight on it. Then a second or two later he would start pedalling again. Gino Bartali Quotes.
Gino Bartali Personal Life
Bartali grew up in a religious family in Tuscany, and his belief earned him the nickname “Gino the Pious”. He prayed before meals and resented when teammates swore. In contrast, Coppi grew up in Piedmont in the north and was not religious at all. Bartali was proud that Pope John XXIII had asked him to teach him to ride a bicycle. He made no secret that he supported the Catholic-leaning Christian Democratic Party but his personality ensured that he was forgiven by the rival communists. Gino Bartali Wiki.
Bartali was frequently pessimistic. One of his customary phrases was “Everything’s wrong; we’ll have to start all over again.” The best the historian Pierre Chany could say of him was that while he often boasted of what he had done on mountains when nobody was there to see him, he had the grace never to tell the story differently. Gino Bartali Quotes.
Bartali lived at 173 via Chiantigiana, Florence in a home full of souvenirs. His wife died in 2014 aged 94.
Gino Bartali Death
Bartali stopped racing when he was 40, after being injured in a road accident. By then he had lost much of his money. His wealth was “uncertain”, said René de Latour.
Bartali had a heart bypass operation and then died of a heart attack in May 2000, having received the last rites 10 days earlier. He left behind his wife, Adriana, two sons and a daughter. The prime minister, Giuliano Amato, sent condolences. Romano Prodi, president of the European Commission, called him “a symbol of the most noble sportsmanship.” The Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) called for two days of mourning and silence was observed before sports events. Gino Bartali Wiki.
Gino Bartali Quotes
- Good is something you do, not something you talk about. Some medals are pinned to your soul, not to your jacket. Gino Bartali Wiki.
- 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. Im just a cyclist.
- Everyone in their life has his own particular way of expressing life’s purpose – the lawyer his eloquence, the painter his palette, and the man of letters his pen from which the quick words of his story flow. I have my bicycle.
- Coppi? Is he the one we followed in the Giro del Piemonte? The guy who is as skinny as an asparagus? He doesn’t lack courage, I’ll give you that, but I think he’s kind of fragile.
Gino Bartali Book
- Road to Valor: A True Story of WWII Italy, the Nazis, and the Cyclist Who
- The Rider
- My Italian Secret: The Forgotten Heroes
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