One more birthday for today. Upon winning his first cycling race, Fausto Coppi allegedly received 20 lire and a salami sandwich. The winning would continue, and the prizes would get better. Coppi won the Tour de France twice, in 1949 and 1952, and the Giro d’Italia five times, along with countless other races of varying distances including the Milan-San Remo, Paris-Roubaix and the Road Racing World Championship of 1953. He also set the World Hour Record in 1942, which would stand until 1956 when it was broken by Jacques Anquetiel. He died in 1960 after contracting malaria. He was 40 years old.