Felice Gimondi

BornSeptember 29, 1942 in Sedrina, Italy
DiedAugust 16, 2019 in Giardini Naxos, Italy
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
Professional career1965-1978
TeamsSalvarani, Bianchi, Magniflex, Zonca
Major achievements1-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:

1965Tour de France winner
1967Giro d’Italia winner
1968Vuelta a España winner
1969Giro d’Italia winner
1973Milan-San Remo winner
1974Paris-Roubaix winner
1976Giro d’Italia winner

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