Fausto Coppi, 1948 Tour of Lombardy


Fausto Coppi
Tour of Lombardy, 1948

Fausto Coppi is considered by many to be the greatest cycling champion Italy has ever produced, and this achievement has earned him the title Il Campionissimo. The Tour of Lombardy, which takes place in the fall, is a demanding race favoring climbers and is often referred to as the Classic of the Falling Leaves. Among Coppi’s many victories, he won the Tour of Lombardy 5 times.

Each image in the Vintage Print Series has been reproduced from an original photographic print or negative in The Horton Collection archives. Each has been carefully restored to remove dust, water stains, fingerprints, or other wear and tear. Lithograph printing was done by AMP Printing in Dublin, California on Daiei TopKote 111 pound acid-free archival quality stock using a Heidelberg press.

Each print comes packaged in a crystal clear sealed bag with a descriptive insert.  Beautifully packaged for gift giving.

Litho Size: 8 in. x 10 in.

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Despite our efforts to find the name of the photographer of this image, it currently remains a mystery. As was common practice at the time, original photographs often had no reference as to the name of the photographer. Rather, there were crop marks and other notations written on the back of the original photograph that was used in the print publication process. As always, we welcome any knowledge regarding the awesome photographers that so deftly captured and continue to capture the vibrant landscape of cycling.

Litho Size: 8 in. x 10 in.

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Weight .5 lbs