"Like Laura Hillenbrand’s Seabiscuit before it, Road to Valor is about an unlikely, headstrong champion who transcended his sport."
“Gino Bartali was a hero.”
“The McConnons have told the story of [Bartali’s] great and greater victories powerfully and well.”
The Boston Globe
"Fascinating true history"
“There are sports heroes. And then there is Gino Bartali, who was a hero even without sports”
MSN Fox Sports
“Impeccably researched and thrillingly told.”
The Globe and Mail
“This thoroughly documented biography is both inspiring and immensely enjoyable.”
“[Road to Valor] tells a dramatic and moving story that is virtually unknown to most readers.”
“A moving example of moral courage.”
Elie Wiesel, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize
“An exceptional champion…Above all, the war years separating these victories now reveal Gino to have been a true hero.”
Christian Prudhomme, director of the Tour de France
“Road to Valor will have you turning the pages with more conviction and speed than Bartali could turn the pedals! An engaging and mesmerizing read.”
Craig Hummer, Tour de France broadcaster for NBC Sports
“This book is a magnificent ride through the uphill-downhill-uphill story of Gino Bartali…Bartali is a hero for all times.”
Fred Plotkin, author of Italy for the Gourmet Traveler
“A gritty, scary story of endurance….told with verve and an affecting appreciation of the human spirit.”
Bruce Porter, New York Times bestselling author of Blow
“Bartali is one of cycling's great icons, and this book adds another important dimension to this man's world.”
Sir Paul Smith
“With this complete look at Bartali’s life, his legacy as one of cycling’s greatest heroes grows even stronger.”
Chris Carmichael, legendary coach and former Giro d’Italia and Tour de France racer.
“This lively book will ride off with your heart and cycle through your memory for years to come.”
Raymond Arroyo, New York Times bestselling author and host of EWTN's The World Over Live
Road to Valor is the inspiring, against-the-odds story of Gino Bartali, the cyclist who made the greatest comeback in Tour de France history and who, between his Tour victories, secretly aided the Italian resistance during World War II.