Bartali, The Iron Man (Gino Bartali - L'intramontabile, 2006)
Eurochannel pays tribute to the great Italian racing cyclist Gino Bartali. In this two-part miniseries, discover the rising Italian star Pierfransesco Favino, who plays the lead role as Gino Bartali.
All-time bicycle star Gino Bartali nearly abandons the sport at a young age, when his brother Giulio dies in a race. Fra’ Leone, for whom Gino will carry out clandestine missions during the war, convinces him not to give up. Then, in 1948, when Italian Communist Party leader Palmiro Togliatti is nearly assassinated, Prime Minister De Gaspari asks Bartali to help prevent chaos by winning the Tour de France. Though far behind, he winds up finishing first. This is the story of all-time bicycle star, Gino Bartali.