Gino Bartali Print

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Gino Bartali Print

40.00

A beautiful limited edition giclée print of just 100 by artist, Richard Long.

Print size is 29.5cm x 21 cm to fit in an A4 frame on high quality Redcliffe 210gsm Watercolour Paper.

Each print is numbered and signed on the front.  

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Gino Bartali 1914 - 2000

‘Gino the Pious’ or ‘The Iron Man of Tuscany’ won the Giro d’Italia three times and the Tour de France twice. He continued racing until he was 40 years old. His climbing style was to stay in the saddle and change up a gear when others attacked.

Deeply religious he prayed before meals and resented it when teammates swore. He became the Vatican’s favourite sportsman and was personally blessed by three popes. During the war he risked his life smuggling fake documents for Jews in the tube of his bike.

He kept quiet about his war time exploits, saying, “Good is something you do, not something you talk about. Some medals aren’t to be worn on your shirt but on your soul..”

You can read the full Gino Bartali story here.