This iconic image is one of a few cycling images permanently burnt into my mind. Bartali and Coppi had epic struggles against each other to win, the rivalry was intense and often spilt out into the press. I can’t help thinking there was a very complicated relationship at work – who knows. There is a really good story behind this image here (this site is well worth a look for non-cycling stuff too!). In the future I hope to write more about Gino Bartali as he was an inspiring person.