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'His face was no longer that of a man' - Charly Gaul and an apocalyptic day on Monte Bidone

Season 3, Ep. 9

Luxembourg climber Charly Gaul braved blizzards and frozen temperatures on Monte Bondone to win Stage 20 of the 1956 Giro. By doing so, the ‘Angel of the Mountains’ overturned a seemingly impossible deficit to take a heavenly overall victory as his rivals gave up or hitched a lift to the summit.


In the latest episode of Re-Cycle, we recall one of the Corsa Rosa’s most extreme stages...


Re-Cycle is narrated by Graham Willgoss and produced by Pete Burton.


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