From Le Tour Art collection by Art & Hue, Fausto Coppi stylish pop art print available in three sizes and 19 colours.
The Italian cyclist was the most dominant international rider of the years either side of the Second World War with his victories gaining him the nickname “Il Campionissimo”, Champion of Champions.
It’s often speculated what record-breaking achievements the great cyclist could have laid claim to had Europe not been at war which suspended the Grand Tours in the early 1940s.
Coppi won the Giro d’Italia five times, in 1940, 1947, 1949, 1952, & 1953, a record shared with Eddy Merckx, and the Tour de France twice, in 1949 and 1952.
Coppi was the first cyclist to win the Giro d’Italia and the Tour de France in the same year twice, in 1949 & 1952.
His victories include the classic races of Milan-San Remo, La Flèche Wallonne, Paris-Roubaix and the Giro di Lombardia, as well as the 1953 World Championship.
His record stood for 14 years until finally broken by Jacques Anquetil on his third attempt in 1956.
Coppi won his first race at the age 15 which earned him the first prize of 20 lire and a salami sandwich. He would go on to his first major success at the age of 20 when he won the Giro d’Italia in 1940.
Born Angelo Fausto Coppi in Castellania in 1919, the town was recently renamed Castellania Coppi to recognise his achievements in the run up to the centenary of his birth.
This print features Fausto Coppi’s victory lap of the cycling track at the Parc des Princes in Paris following his Tour de France win in 1952.
Fausto Coppi Pop Art
To mark 100 years of the yellow jersey & the centenary of Fausto Coppi’s birth, Art & Hue has created a new collection of stylish peloton pop art inspired by Mid-Century cycling, available in three sizes and 18 colours.
Available in A4, A3, and A2 sizes to fit standard-size picture frames. Please note that black frame is not included – for a guide on choosing a frame size take a look here.
Exclusively by Art & Hue, this print is part of Le Tour collection of stylish pop art prints inspired by Mid-century cycling, featuring Art & Hue’s signature halftone style (halftone is an age-old technique that uses dots to make up the printed image, similar to newspapers or comic books).
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