Alessandro Fantini (Fossacesia 1932, Trier 1961) was a famous cyclist from Abruzzo. Thanks to his sprinting and endurance skills, he became one of the protagonists of cycling in the ’50s. He won many sprints and was also co-star of epic races. Fantini died at 29 of a tragic fall on the arrival in Trier, during the German Tour 1961.
Alessadro Fantini was one of those men who practised cycling when they did not work the fields: this was the honest portrait of the Tamburine of Fossacesia.