Pedalare! Pedalare!: A History of Italian Cycling

Pedalare! Pedalare!: A History of Italian Cycling

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Cycling was a sport so important in twentieth-century Italy that it marked a generation, sparked fears of civil war, changed the way Italian was spoken, led to legal reform and even prompted the Pope to praise a cyclist from his balcony in St Peter's Square in Rome. Once so popular that it created the geography of Italy in the minds of her citizens via the annual Giro d'ltalia, some have said that it was cycling and not political change that united Italy.

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  • ISBN 13: 9780747595212
  • ISBN 10: 0747595216
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  • Language: English
  • Pages: 372
  • Size: 9.25" l x 5.98" w x 1.10" h

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