The Coppi’s Prayer

Fausto Coppi
Let us pray:

O Coppi, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name
     The Giro done, thy Tour be won
     On Sestrière as it was in ’49 and ’52.

Give us this day our steel Bianchi
     And forgive us our carbon fiber
     As we forgive those who cause us rust

And lead us not into temptation
     But deliver us from aluminium

For thine is the true frame
     Which gives us power
     And the glory for ever and ever.