|Born||September 29, 1942 in Sedrina, Italy|
|Died||August 16, 2019 in Giardini Naxos, Italy|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||70 kg (154 lb)|
|Teams||Salvarani, Bianchi, Magniflex, Zonca|
|Major achievements||1-time Tour de France winner, 3-time Giro d’Italia winner, 1-time Vuelta a España winner, 1-time World Road Race champion|
Felice Gimondi, an Italian professional cyclist, was born in Sedrina, Italy, on September 29, 1942. On the bike, he was a jack of all trades who dominated both stage races and one-day classics. In 1965, he turned professional and rode for a number of teams, including Salvarani, Bianchi, Magniflex, and Zonca.
Gimondi made history in 1965 by becoming the first Italian rider to win the Tour de France in nearly 30 years. He also won the Giro d’Italia three times (1967, 1969, and 1976), as well as the Vuelta a Espaa once (1968). In addition, he won several other notable races, including the Milan-San Remo, Paris-Roubaix, and Giro di Lombardia.
Gimondi was noted for his consistency and ability to compete well in all types of racing situations, in addition to his riding talents. He was well-known in the cycling community for his sportsmanship and unwavering passion to the sport.
Gimondi went on to become a race organizer and team manager after retiring from professional cycling in 1978. He died on August 16, 2019, at the age of 76, in Giardini Naxos, Italy.
Felice Gimondi’s Greatest Achievements:
|1965||Tour de France winner|
|1967||Giro d’Italia winner|
|1968||Vuelta a España winner|
|1969||Giro d’Italia winner|
|1973||Milan-San Remo winner|
|1976||Giro d’Italia winner|
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