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Serse Coppi

Serse Coppi
Personal information
Full name Serse Coppi
Born (1923-03-19)March 19, 1923
Castellania, Italy
Died June 29, 1951(1951-06-29) (aged 28)
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Major wins
1949 Paris–Roubaix
Infobox last updated on
September 7, 2007

Serse Coppi (19 March 1923 – 29 June 1951) was an Italian professional road racing cyclist born in Castellania. He was the younger brother of Italian cyclist Fausto Coppi.[1]

Professional career

His greatest victory was Paris–Roubaix in 1949, when he was placed equal winner with André Mahé after controversy.[2] He died in 1951 after crashing in the final sprint of the Giro del Piemonte, when his wheel was caught in the tracks of the Turin tramway.[1] He was 28. The British weekly, The Bicycle, reported: "The two brothers were still with the main bunch a kilometre from the end of the 272km race. Fausto was not moving with his usual smoothness and Serse was by his side with words of encouragement. Then three riders crashed, but only one of them did not continue the race - Serse Coppi. He was actually able to ride to his hotel, and it was not believed that he was seriously hurt. But he was subsequently taken to hospital, where concussion of the brain was diagnosed. He died in Fausto's arms before an operation could be performed."[3]

Notes

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Rik van Steenbergen
Winner of Paris–Roubaix
(joint with André Mahé)

1949
Succeeded by
Fausto Coppi

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