Claudio Chiappucci

BornFebruary 28, 1963 in Uboldo, Italy
SportRoad bicycle racing
Professional career1985-1999
TeamsDel Tongo (1985-1986), Carrera Jeans (1987-1993), Gewiss-Ballan (1994), Asics-CGA (1995), Roslotto-ZG Mobili (1996-1997), Team Polti (1998-1999)
Major winsGiro di Lombardia (1991), Milan-San Remo (1991), two stages in the Tour de France (1990, 1992)

Claudio Chiappucci is an Italian former road bicycle racer who was born in Uboldo on February 28, 1963. In 1985, he turned professional and rapidly established himself as a strong race contender.

Chiappucci’s strong riding style and aggressive commitment to racing made him a fan favorite. In both 1990 and 1992, he placed second in the Tour de France and also won two stages. In 1991 he also won the Giro di Lombardia and Milan-San Remo, in addition to the Tour de France.

Chiappucci was also noted for his strong demeanor and independence, which occasionally put him in conflict with his team managers. Despite this, he remained a fan favorite throughout his whole career.

In 1999, after retiring from professional cycling, Chiappucci got politically active in his native Lombardy. Nevertheless, he has remained connected in cycling by serving as a television analyst for important races.

Claudio Chiappucci’s Outstanding Accomplishments:

1991Giro di Lombardia winner
1991Milan-San Remo winner
1992Two stage wins in Tour de France
1990Two days in yellow jersey at Tour de France
1990Stage win at Giro d’Italia
1994Overall win at Tour de Romandie
1993Second place at Giro d’Italia

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