Revue de presse
"The Italian star's rivalry with Gino Bartali makes Armstrong v Contador look like a playground spat" (Tim Lewis Observer)
"Admirable. Coppi's melancholy journey from poverty to superstardom is a cautionary tale of the price of fame" (Financial Times)
"The quality of the testimony and the sources used by Fotheringham are of a remarkable breadth and depth. An excellent book" (BBC Sport)
"Fotheringham is at his best when describing the emergence of a new national hero from a world of rubble and grinding poverty" (Richard Williams Guardian)
Présentation de l'éditeur
Coppi's scandalous divorce and controversial early death convulsed a conservative, staunchly Roman Catholic Italy in the 1950s. At a time when adultery was still illegal, Coppi and his lover were dragged from their bed in the middle of the night, excommunicated and forced to face a clamorous legal battle. The ramifications of this case are still being felt today.
In Fallen Angel, acclaimed cycling biographer, William Fotheringham, tells the tragic story of Coppi's life and death - of how a man who became the symbol of a nation's rebirth after the disasters of war died reviled and heartbroken. Told with insight and intelligence, this is a unique portrait of Italy and Italian sport at a time of tumultuous change.