Coppi was more "lucky" that he turned 20 just when the war broke out and was still only 26 when racing resumed in the spring of '46, Bartali literally lost his prime, not even Thys with WWI lost so much.He won the Vuelta more times.
Also, he rode in an era where there were other good riders.
Jokes aside, imagine if WW2 hadn't made the cycling calendar lie dormant for five years in the middle of Bartali's and the beginning of Coppi's careers. Their stats could have been completely insane.
Well if you keep going in a south western direction there is nary a mountain to be found.The route designers when they release the route of course lol
I actually can’t imagine as I don’t know where those are located or the geographical area around them unfortunately.
Bartali, alias Ginettaccio, L’arcangelo della montagna, L’arrampicatore divino...». Exuberant, warrior and polemicist famous for his motto at the Tour when a stage didn't go to plan: "It's all wrong, it's all to be done over again! (È tutto sbagliato, è tutto da rifare)Ah, Bartali. Perhaps my favorite rider of all. And probably the most underrated rider - he's often "forgotten" when all the talk is about Anquetil, Merckx, Coppi and Hinault. But Bartali was probably the rider whose career was affected the most by WW2, yet he still won the Tour twice and the Giro three times - both before and after the war.
But he's even more of a legend due to his work to help the jews during WW2.
Sorry for that spoiler A deserving #1 and top3.As for the all time ranking my spoiler is: