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    Default Bartali -- not your typical ELITE cyclist

    An uplifting ELITE cyclist story for a change:

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/29/sport/...html?hpt=hp_c4

    "Using the guise of long-distance training, Bartali would ride for hundreds of miles delivering documents while the Fascist secret police simply let him pass given their admiration for the cyclist."

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    ""Good is something you do, not something you talk about," Bartali once explained. "Some medals are pinned to your soul, not to your jacket."

    Brilliant words.

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    Nice article.

    Note that not all coverage of pro cyclists is negative and not all pro cyclists are bad. Re doping, I don't see pro cycling as any worse (or better) than most of the major sports out there (baseball, football, soccer, Olympic track & field, etc.). Doping is a problem, but it's far from just a cycling problem. And cycling doesn't have the problems with domestic abuse and assault (and even murder and serial killing) that football does.

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    Get the book

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...w_myk_ro_title

    Very interesting reading. Very interesting guy.

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