Italyís Giuseppe Saronni was born on September 22, 1957.
The Italian rider was a talented sprinter who won two Grand Tour events, a World Championship Road Race title, and a host of one-day events.
Saronniís two Grand Tour victories were in the Giro díItalia.
Saronni won the 1979 Giro d'Italia in front of Francesco Moser of Italy and Bernt Johansson of Sweden.
Saronni also won the 1983 Giro d'Italia in front of Roberto Visentini of Italy and Alberto Fernandez of Spain.
Saronni was 2nd in the 1986 Giro d'Italia behind Roberto Visentini of Italy.
In addition, Saronni was 3rd in the 1981 Giro d'Italia behind Giovanni Battaglin of Italy and Tommy Prim of Sweden.
Saronni also won the Points Jersey in the Giro d'Italia four times, in 1979, 1980, 1981, and 1983.
In the one-day events, Saronni won the 1982 World Championship Road Race in front of Greg Lemond of the USA and Sean Kelly of Ireland.
Saronni was 2nd in the 1981 World Championship Road Race behind Freddy Maertens of Belgium.