Used to enjoy listening to him reminiscing about his national service, when he spent some time in Italy. Another link to the past has gone, as we must be running out of people who saw Coppi racing in his pomp.
Awful news. He was a great commentator and really nice bloke. I loved listening to his commentary when i first started watching cycling and still to this day i think he was one of the best. IMO he was the Murray Walker of cycling.