Road to Valor: A True Story of WWII Italy, the Nazis, and the Cyclist Who Inspired a Nation

Road to Valor: A True Story of WWII Italy, the Nazis, and the Cyclist Who Inspired a Nation Author Aili McConnon
ISBN-10 0307590658
ISBN-13 9780307590657
Year 2013-06-11
Pages 336
Language English
Publisher Broadway Books
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The inspiring against the odds story of Gino Bartali the cyclist who made the greatest comeback in Tour de France history and secretly aided the Italian resistance during World War II Gino Bartali is best known as an Italian cycling legend who not only won the Tour de France twice but also holds the record for the longest time span between victories In Road to Valor Aili and Andres McConnon chronicle Bartalis journey from an impoverished childhood in rural Tuscanyto his first triumph at the 1938 Tour de France As World War II ravaged Europe Bartali undertook dangerous activities to help those being targeted inItaly including sheltering a family of Jews and smuggling counterfeit identity documents in the frame of his bicycle After thegruelingwartime years the chain smoking Chianti loving 34 year old underdog came back to win the 1948 Tour de France an exhilarating performance that helped unite his fractured homeland Based on nearly ten years of research Road to Valor is the first book ever written about Bartali in English and the only book written in any language to explore the full scope of Bartalis wartime work An epic tale of courage resilience and redemption it is the untold story of one of the greatest athletes of the twentieth century

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