LEGNANO REFERENCES & LINKS

The Bikes:

ClassicRendezvous
An extensive website on vintage bicycles that includes the CR Legnano Serial Number Registry.

Paramanubrio
An Italian blog that includes Legnano bicycles, catalogs and misc. items.

Registro Storico Cicli
The website of the Historical Cycling Registry of Italy.

Troppebici
An online blog that features a nice selection of vintage Legnano photos

 

The People:

Bartali, Sei Grande! 
Orignal film coverage of the 1948 Tour de France (commentary in Italian).

Coppi e Bartali, Bartali e Coppi
A very good article on one of the greatest rivalries in competitive cycling, with photographs and video clips.

Cycle Ranking
A website that includes the overall results/members of the Legnano Team from 1906 to 1966.

El Secreto de Gino Bartali
A television special on the great Gino Bartali with some unique historical photos (commentary in Italian).

Ercole Baldini, un fuoriclasse troppo precoce
Ercole Baldini, A Champion too early

Fausto Coppi and Gino Bartali – Challenge of the Century
A documentary video of the two champions narrated by Phil Ligget.

Gino Bartali 1914-2000
Obituary by Tim Hilton in The Guardian

Gino Bartali a Treviglio per ricevere il “Calice d’Oro”
January 1991 interview and presentation of the ‘Golden Goblet’ to Gino Bartali (commentary in Italian).

Gino Bartali: Il campione e l’eroe
RAI 2 television documentary in Italian.

Gino Bartali: The cyclist who saved Jews in wartime Italy
BBC News Article by Peter Crutchley, Belfast