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By Aili McConnon, Andres McConnon

Road to Valor is the inspiring, against-the-odds tale of Gino Bartali, the bike owner who made the greatest comeback in journey de France historical past and secretly aided the Italian resistance in the course of international struggle II. 
   Gino Bartali is healthier referred to as an Italian biking legend: the fellow who not just received the journey de France two times, but additionally holds the list for the longest time span among victories.  throughout the ten years that separated his hard-won triumphs, his activities, either off and on the racecourse, ensured him an enduring position in Italian hearts and minds.

   In Road to Valor, Aili and Andres McConnon chronicle Bartali’s trip, beginning in impoverished rural Tuscany the place a scrawny, mischievous boy painstakingly saves his cash to shop for a bicycle and ahead of lengthy, is racking up wins in the course of the country.  At the age of 24, he stuns the realm by way of profitable the travel de France and turns into a global activities icon.

   But Mussolini’s Fascists attempt to hijack his victory for propaganda reasons, derailing Bartali’s occupation, and because the Nazis occupy Italy, Bartali undertakes mystery and hazardous actions to aid these being targeted.  He shelters a family members of Jews in an condominium he financed along with his biking winnings and is ready to smuggle counterfeit id records hidden in his bicycle prior Fascist and Nazi checkpoints as the squaddies realize him as a countrywide hero in training. 

   After the grueling wartime years, Bartali fights to rebuild his occupation as Italy emerges from the rubble.  In 1948, the stakes are raised whilst halfway in the course of the journey de France, an assassination try out in Rome sparks national political protests and riots.  regardless of a number of setbacks and a mythical storm from snow within the Alps, the chain-smoking, Chianti-loving, 34-year-old underdog comes again and wins the main tough patience pageant on earth.  Bartali’s inspiring functionality is helping unite his fractured fatherland and repair satisfaction and spirit to a rustic nonetheless reeling from conflict and despair.

   Set in Italy and France opposed to the turbulent backdrop of an unforgiving recreation and dangerous politics, Road to Valor is the breathtaking account of 1 man’s unsung heroism and his resilience within the face of adversity.  in keeping with approximately ten years of study in Italy, France, and Israel, together with interviews with Bartali’s kin, former teammates, a Holocaust survivor Bartali stored, etc, Road to Valor is the first e-book ever written approximately Bartali in English and the single booklet written in any language to totally discover the scope of Bartali’s wartime work.  An epic story of braveness, comeback, and redemption, it's the untold tale of 1 of the best athletes of the 20 th century.

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