Tag: Enrico Toti

Italy’s One-Legged Cyclist Turned World War I Hero

Enrico Toti statue (from behind), Villa Borghese

Enrico Toti may have the most fascinating World War I¬†story I’ve ever read: Enrico lost his left leg while working for Italian railways, at the age of 24. After his injury he became a cyclist. In 1911, riding on a bicycle with one leg, he cycled to Paris, and then through Belgium, the Netherlands and …

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