Fausto Coppi 
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Fausto Coppi; one of the world's best ever racing cyclists and now a range of one of the world's best racing cycles. Coppi rode professionally for 19 years, won his first race at the age of 19, and won the Giro d'Italia for the first time at the age of 21. He won a total of 151 races on road and track. Within his achievements he won the Tour de France twice, The Giro D'Italia five times, The World Championships in Lugano in 1953, and in 1942 he set a new hour record covering a distance of 45.848km. He also won several classics; Milan San Remo (1946/48/49), Tour of Lombardy (1946/47/48/49/54) and the Paris Roubaix (1950). Unfortunately, in 1959 after signing for the San Pellegrio team, he took a racing and hunting trip to Africa where he contracted Malaria. This brought about his death on 2nd January 1960.