You’ve read the interview with the talent behind The Northern Line, now here’s your chance to win one of the Palmares series. And remember – with code VV20, you receive 20% off any cycling related poster on The Northern Line website. Go!
Gino Bartali was Italy’s cycling hero before the Second World War, winning two consecutive Giros (1936-37) and the Tour de France in 1938. But it was during the war that Bartali became more than just a sporting hero. Using his fame to cycle around Italy delivering messages and documents for the Italian Resistance, Bartali risked his own life to help save the lives of hundreds of Jews. A modest man, he didn’t talk about his part in the resistance, saying to his son only that ‘One does these things and then that’s that’.
After the war, Bartali went on to win the Giro again in 1946 and took second in 1947, 1949 and 1950. He also won a second Tour de France in 1948. In his career, he also won Milan-Sanremo four times (1939, 1940, 1947 and 1950), and Lombardia three times (1936, 1939, 1940).
This fantastic poster by The Northern Line in the Palmares series celebrates the rider’s accomplishments. Printed on 250gsm stock, the poster comes in two sizes: A3 (297x420mm) and A2 (420x594mm). And we have two unframed posters to give away at the end of the first week of the Giro. There are two ways to enter: either go to our Facebook page and like and share the post or find us on Twitter and favourite and retweet to go into the prize draw. There will be a draw for FB and one for Twitter so two lucky people will win this gorgeous poster. Competition is open until Sunday 13th May at 23.59BST. We will draw the winners on Monday 14th May.