Friday Schwag Grab: Signed Coppi book and Prendas calendar - we have winners!

Classic racing double bill up for grabs in this week's compo

by Dave Atkinson   January 15, 2010  

Friday Schwag - calendar and book

It's tiffin time here at road.cc towers (well, fairtrade chocolate shortbread time) so the random number generator has been duly fired up to distribute books and calendars to the masses. Said machine must have been in a particularly benign mood this afternoon, choosing as it has to bestow the prizes upon two road.cc stalwarts: long time member (and sometime blogger) Blackhound and similarly upstanding heavyweight jimmythecuckoo. It's not a fix, honest - we really do pick at random using a real random number generator and everything...

If you're cursing the fact that you missed out this week and there's a calendar-shaped hole on the side of your fridge, you might want to check out next week's Schwag Grab for another crack at the Prendas Ciclismo calendar... stay tuned!

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As you may well have seen on road.cc this week marked the 50th anniversary of the death of cycling legend Fausto Coppi. To mark that we've got a very special Schwag grab: two signed copies of William Fotheringham's acclaimed biography of il campionissimo, Fallen Angel: the passion of Fausto Coppi, a book already acknowledged as probably the definitive english language account of the life of Italy's greatest bike racer.

And there's more. Not only will our two lucky schwag winners get a signed book, the classic racing theme continues with a copy of the Prendas Ciclismo Memoires du Peloton calendar, which contains a selection of iconic images from the last 40 years of professional road racing. If you haven't got a 2010 calendar then it's the perfect schwag. If you have got a 2010 calendar you can throw it away if you win, because this one is better.

Usual rules apply: simply comment on this story and you're in the hat. No multiple entries please. We'll draw the lucky two at tiffin time next Friday, although in these new-year's-resolution-affected days of January, tiffin might well be a bowl of muesli or a banana or somesuch. Pft.

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Just finished reading Jean Bobet's Demain on roule (Tomorrow, We Ride) about French champion Louison Bobet and the golden age of fifties cycling (a must read btw) so would definitely like to now get my hands on Fausto Coppi's biog.

posted by rolly [6 posts]
12th January 2010 - 22:18

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Two great books Devil

posted by Chris Deacon [117 posts]
12th January 2010 - 22:41

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I'd like this.

Ride more, ride better

posted by Sniffer [125 posts]
12th January 2010 - 23:20

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I could use the to pass the time, just broke my arm when I fell w the bike ;(

"cycling makes the world a better place"

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posted by Harm Job [9 posts]
12th January 2010 - 23:24

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Would love to read this book. A legend!

posted by alisdair_smyth [8 posts]
13th January 2010 - 3:46

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it's snowing again, looks like angels falling from the sky

kaz

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posted by kaz [29 posts]
13th January 2010 - 9:34

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Still no sign of a win for me, and to be honest I would have preferred the Team Sky stuff Crying Crying

But please could me Tony and Dave Big Grin

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posted by jimmythecuckoo [1206 posts]
13th January 2010 - 10:21

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ohh pick me please!

Carpe Diem ab absentis: seize the day off

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posted by Coodsta [95 posts]
13th January 2010 - 10:39

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I want I want I want

...please

posted by headfirst [81 posts]
13th January 2010 - 11:13

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This volume would be a fine addition to my little collection of Bikie books, and I have no calendar for 2010. So I need this more than anyone else!!

posted by blueangel [3 posts]
13th January 2010 - 11:20

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I suspect this "names in a hat" lark is suffering from a fundamental problem. They're using a helmet and the names are falling through the holes

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posted by londondailyphoto [73 posts]
13th January 2010 - 11:52

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Coppi hardback
not floppy
paperback

Memoires du peloton
je reviens
"Its Roche its Stephen Roche!"
Fin

posted by billiobob [48 posts]
13th January 2010 - 12:29

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Any chance to learn more cycling history and keep an eye on the future.

posted by Psychalist [21 posts]
13th January 2010 - 12:58

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We still want the bus! Wink

posted by Wozzer [28 posts]
13th January 2010 - 14:04

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Would love these.....

Derek

posted by nobled [68 posts]
13th January 2010 - 14:42

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very nice,put me down for a slice.

..L

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posted by bigheads [9 posts]
13th January 2010 - 14:43

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Si, per favore!

posted by pgm31 [38 posts]
13th January 2010 - 16:51

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Tres Bien- Merci !!! Wink

posted by Are We There Yet [53 posts]
13th January 2010 - 17:27

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Looks a good read for these cold and snowy nights

posted by russellb [63 posts]
13th January 2010 - 18:31

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I am the walrus!

posted by effemm [92 posts]
14th January 2010 - 12:50

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o O O pick me please!!!! Nerd

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger

posted by jonporter [12 posts]
15th January 2010 - 14:44

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Mmmm more bathroom reading

posted by Raouligan [12 posts]
15th January 2010 - 14:57

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Mmmm shiny

posted by Guy Collier [17 posts]
15th January 2010 - 15:21

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Oooh, count me in please

posted by smilzo [71 posts]
15th January 2010 - 15:25

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good reading

hi- cadence

posted by rugbyrichard [25 posts]
15th January 2010 - 15:35

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Fantastic reading to distract my attention from the still snowy roads!

posted by North Cheshire [12 posts]
15th January 2010 - 16:40

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Count me in!

posted by sfisher0 [6 posts]
15th January 2010 - 16:56

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cant wait to see what i dont win next week! Big Grin (still i live in hope)

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posted by Fringe [1081 posts]
15th January 2010 - 17:07

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i'm keen

posted by owenp [5 posts]
15th January 2010 - 20:47

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Too late guys - it's over. There will be another one along soon.

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4130 posts]
15th January 2010 - 21:03

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