Italian Cyclist Gino Bartali Risked Everything to Rescue Jews During WWII


The cycling champion turned wartime hero saved about 800 people during the Nazi occupation.

The following article, written by David Leveille, appears on Public Radio International (PRI)

Riders race across the island of Sicily, cross over to the mainland and then follow Italy’s boot from the heel to the top.

Eighty years ago, an Italian named Gino Bartali won the race. In all, the renowned cyclist won the Giro d’Italia three times (1936, 1937 and 1946) and the Tour de France twice (1938 and 1948). Those victories alone place him in the international pantheon of great cyclists.

Continue reading at Public Radio International (PRI). 

(via Cycling Academy Team)

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