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Fascism’s idealized woman was round, rural, and prolifically fertile. Alfonsina Strada bucked that trend.

Alfonsina Morini Strada (1891-1959), la donna che corse il Giro d'Italia 1924, in una foto del 1923 all'Arena di Milano. Al suo fianco Giovanni Gerbi (1885-1955), il "diavolo rosso", grande ciclista dell'epoca dei pionieri, che mai riuscì a vincere il "suo" Giro d'Italia.

Alfonsina Morini Strada The Woman Who Rode the 1924 Giro A 1923 photo of Strada. The rider on the left is Giovanni Gerbi (nicknamed "The Red Devil"), the greatest Italian rider never to have won the Giro.

PIRATA PANTANO 98

The late Marco Pantani wins at Montecampione during the 1998 Giro d'Italia. To be honored during 2014 Giro 10 years after his death.

cadenced: The Man, Eddy Merckx in 1968, winning the first of his five Giro titles. Photo comes from Cycle Sport Magazine’s supplement Giro d’Italia: Scenic Images of the Race.

cadenced: The Man, Eddy Merckx in winning the first of his five Giro titles. Photo comes from Cycle Sport Magazine’s supplement Giro d’Italia: Scenic Images of the Race.

Fiorenzo Magni "The Lion of Flanders" in his last Giro.  Here he is using his teeth to pull up on the handlebars, having broken is collarbone. The link explains his heroic efforts in the race.

MAGNI PULLING A TUBE! [BROKEN COLLARBONE, 1956 GIRO] What a badass. To cut some of the pain from bar grip, he ties a tube to them, steers with his jaws, and grinds through the suffering with teeth clenched and will indomitable.

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The 50 best-dressed over-50s – in pictures

Aung San Suu Kyi (age makes TIME 100 Most Influential and The Guardians Best Dressed ☆

Felice Gimondi and Jacques Anquetil Giro d'Italia 1967

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Marianne Martin (b 1957) American road racing cyclist; won the first Tour de France for women (1984), covering the 616-mile course in under 30 hours

Marianne Martin (b American road racing cyclist; won the first Tour de France for women covering the course in under 30 hours

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