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Cycling champion and world war 2 hero Gino Bartali was born exactly 100 years ago today. Can you answer these relatively basic questions about his life and actions?

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Gino Bartali was born on July the 18th 1914 in Ponte A Ema, a suburb of which important Italian city?
In which year did he turn professional, after a couple of good seasons as amateur?
Name one of the 3 years in which he won the overall classification at the Giro d'Italia
Name one of the 2 years in which he won the overall classification at the Tour de France
Which nickname was given him because of his strong Christian faith?
Which kind of people did he protect from Nazi persecution in German occupied Italy?
What did he carry in his long bicycle trainings to help those people?
Because of those heroic wartime actions, which institutions recognized him as 'Righteous Among the Nations'?
In 1948 one of his greatest feats eased the political tension in Italy after the shooting of which local communist leader?
With which other Italian cycling champion he developed a feud that lasted more than a decade?
Which one day monument classic race did he win in 1950, his last great triumph?
After a long life lived mostly in modesty, he died on May the 5th of which year?

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