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A Test Of Heart
Austin Murphy
July 31, 1995
After the Tour de France paused to honor a fallen rider, Miguel IndurĂ¡in won for the fifth straight time
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July 31, 1995

A Test Of Heart

After the Tour de France paused to honor a fallen rider, Miguel IndurĂ¡in won for the fifth straight time

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Ochowicz missed Armstrong's stage win. He was among the thousands who attended Casartelli's funeral in Albese, the tiny village outside Como, Italy, where the rider was raised. After the service Annalisa Casartelli carried her infant son, Marco, to the casket and held him over it to give him a chance to say goodbye to his father.

Perhaps when he is older Marco will learn of the events of July 1995 and arrive at this conclusion: My father must have been someone special, to have inspired so much generosity in so many.

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