Rare early photographs of Fausto Coppi, the second was of Coppi at the starting line during his hour record attempt in 1942, his record was 45.871 km (approx. 28 mi). The first recorded record was in 1876 when Frank Dodds rode 26.508 km (16.471 mi) on a penny-farthing. Thanks to G.S.GUCCILIFE for sending us the photos!