Fausto Coppi Story / Jacques Anquetil Description
The Fausto Coppi Story / Jacques Anquetil DVD’An intriguing and entertaining look at the international cycling scene in the 1940s through the 1960s. It’s a must-buy for any serious cycling fan, and definitely worth watching for anyone who is interested in the history of a very exciting sport.’Get TWO classic cycling videos on one DVD!The Fausto Coppi StoryItalian cyclist Fausto Coppi was one of the most exciting and charismatic cyclists of all time, unassuming in physical build but not in personality. In 1949, his seventh year as a professional, Coppi took an astounding nine firsts, including both the Giro d’Italia and the Tour de France, and earned the moniker ‘Campionissimo.’ Coppi’s private life was also filled with drama. Constantly hounded by tabloids, he became one of the most revered and reviled racers in Italy during the 1950s. His tragic death from an undetected attack of malaria in 1960 brought a premature close to his storied career.His life combined the soaring elements of a Puccini opera with the earthier aspects of a soap opera. Above all, Fausto Coppi was one of the all-time greats of pro cycling, and the scope of his achievements is made vividly clear through historic footage and revealing interviews. Produced in Italy; English narration by Phil Liggett. 110 min.Jacques Anquetil: the Man, the Mystery, the LegendA remarkable film that penetrates the myth surrounding the five-time winner of the Tour de France, who ‘did for cycling what Mozart did for music,’ Anquetil elevated time trialing to a new level.In this superbly made film, we discover his courage and his persistence. No other rider ever attempted, let alone won, the Dauphine LibÃ¯’rÃ¯’ on one day and the Bordeaux-Paris, one of the world’s hardest races, on the next. Anquetil was also a hell-raiser and bon vivant. He could party, drink champagne, smoke all night and then win the next day’s race!60 minutes.