Friends of Herne Hill Velodrome

Fausto Coppi by Jacques Augendre

This lovely hard back (31cm x 25cm) tells a pictorial history of the former butcher’s delivery boy who rose to become a cycling superstar, a hero adored and loved for legendary exploits and dramatic misfortunes. Jacques Augendre guides the reader through his life, accompanied by evocative black and white photographs of the period. Years after his death, the warmth, aura, and melancholy of Fausto Coppi come alive in these pages.

Jacque Augendre was journalist with L’Equipe, editor of Cycle and now works as an archivist at the Société du Tour de France.He is the author of ten books on cycling.