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

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.

Dave is a founding father of road.cc and responsible for kicking the server when it breaks. In a previous life he was a graphic designer but he's also a three-time Mountain Bike Bog Snorkelling world champion, and remains unbeaten through the bog. Dave rides all sorts of bikes but tends to prefer metal ones. He's getting old is why.

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John_the_Monkey [438 posts] 8 years ago
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Don't include me!

I have both, just wanted to recommend them to anyone thinking of entering, fantastic pics in the calendar, and a terrific book.

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othello [398 posts] 8 years ago
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I don't have them, though they look great!

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trevorx [77 posts] 8 years ago
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marvellous, fingers crossed for 7 days time...

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nellybuck@msn.com [169 posts] 8 years ago
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Looks good, may have to get the book even if I don't win.

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el.dudino [73 posts] 8 years ago
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Both instant classics!

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nathangoss [14 posts] 8 years ago
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Coppi = Cycling God

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jova54 [679 posts] 8 years ago
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Please include me in as well.

Just been reading some of the internet entries on Coppi.

The biography looks really impresive and you can never have too many calendars.

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Art Vandelay [3 posts] 8 years ago
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I've been meaning to read this. Calendar looks good too.

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roadiesean [72 posts] 8 years ago
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Dave, where do you get this great stuff ??? Love it ! B)

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Tony Farrelly [2919 posts] 8 years ago
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We have friends B)

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James Poole [56 posts] 8 years ago
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I'd like to win these goodies  1

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stereojet [143 posts] 8 years ago
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I'm in.

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kao [22 posts] 8 years ago
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what a wonderful solution to my calendar-less quandary i find myself in

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MalcolmBinns [116 posts] 8 years ago
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Bought the book (signed) at Epic Cycles over in Shropshire, and then gave it to cousin for Christmas. I'd love to own my own copy or two! Calendar would look nice next to the desk with no window...

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DaSy [768 posts] 8 years ago
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Count me in, Coppi is my cycling idol, yet I still haven't got this book.

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GreenMark [113 posts] 8 years ago
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The disappointment of not winning the Sky goodies still lingers but I'm giving it another go.

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pjay [253 posts] 8 years ago
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Book looks great

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grant [75 posts] 8 years ago
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Great looking book about a true legend.

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Simon E [3180 posts] 8 years ago
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Hey, very cool stuff, I'm most definitely IN.

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mrchrispy [495 posts] 8 years ago
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count me in please  1

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TheHatter [770 posts] 8 years ago
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The books excellent - I read a library copy so would be good to own one an re-read it.

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cavasta [216 posts] 8 years ago
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Coppi load of that! What a prize! What a dreadful pun!

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andrew_gilmer [27 posts] 8 years ago
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count me in

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StuAff [127 posts] 8 years ago
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Yes please- great stuff!

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surlyrider [2 posts] 8 years ago
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Coppi The classic.

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dadada [9 posts] 8 years ago
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OOH, OOH, ME TOO....

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JonMack [169 posts] 8 years ago
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I'm game!

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polo [35 posts] 8 years ago
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yes please santa!!!

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Triracer [1 post] 8 years ago
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A Coppi book and a calendar, it would be like Christmas all over again, only better!

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jobysp [143 posts] 8 years ago
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Was he a Captious Fop  26

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