Gino Bartali rarely spoke about this for all these years.
During World War II, the champion cyclist - winner of the 1938 and 1948 Tour de France - helped rescue Jews in his native Italy by hiding forged documents and papers in the tubes and seat of his bike.
Bartali died in 2000. Now, son Andrea Bartali is leading an effort to gain recognition for what his father did.
Via AP on Fox
October 10, 2013
Today's sporting world needs a real sports hero.
All those athletes we thought to be heroes have been blemished. The greatest cyclist ever is under investigation for doping. The home run king is tainted by his association to steroids, as are the best pitcher of recent times and the reigning National League MVP.
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