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Alfredo Binda: Cycling

Alfredo Binda (August 11, 1902 – July 19, 1986) was an Italian cyclist of the 1920s and 1930s. One of his greatest moments in cycling occurred when he retired – he trained Fausto Coppi and Gino Bartali. He redefined the way stage races were ridden. During his youth, he was a keen cyclist. He used to ride on the track in Pont Magnam, France.

Greatest Sporting Achievements

Binda rose to fame after being the first-ever rider to win the Giro d’Italia, the first cyclist to win the Giro d’Italia five times, the current record, and the first cyclist to win the World Championship Road Race three times, the current record, including the inaugural event in 1927.
He also won the Tour of Lombardy Classic four times and the Milan-San Remo Classic twice.

Why Was He So Good?

Alfredo Binda was a real cycling gift and a dominant rider. He was strong both in the mountains and in individual time trialing. He was an all-arounder. His unbelievable climbing talents helped give rise to a record 41 Giro stage wins.

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