• "Sympathetic and perceptive. Times have changed but the myth lives on"

    Independent on Sunday
  • "The Italian star's rivalry with Gino Bartali makes Armstrong v Contador look like a playground spat"

    Tim Lewis, Observer
  • "Admirable. Coppi's melancholy journey from poverty to superstardom is a cautionary tale of the price of fame"

    Financial Times
  • "The quality of the testimony and the sources used by Fotheringham are of a remarkable breadth and depth. An excellent book"

    BBC Sport
  • "Fotheringham is at his best when describing the emergence of a new national hero from a world of rubble and grinding poverty"

    Richard Williams, Guardian