Franco Balmamion

Born11 December 1940 in Cantoira, Italy
DisciplineRoad cycling
Pro career1962-1972

Franco Balmamion is a retired Italian road cyclist who was born in Cantoira, Italy, on December 11, 1940. Throughout the 1960s and early 1970s, he was well-known for his climbing skills and victories in the Giro d’Italia. In 1972, Balmamion retired from professional riding.

Balmamion began his professional cycling career in 1962, and in 1963 he won a stage of the Giro d’Italia, which was his first important victory. In the subsequent years, he continued to be successful in the Giro, winning the event in 1967 and 1970. Balmamion was renowned for his superior climbing skills and success in mountain stages of competitions.

In addition to his victories in the Giro, Balmamion also had success in other races, including the 1965 and 1967 Tour de Suisse. In addition, he won the Giro di Lombardia twice, in 1966 and 1968.

Following his 1972 retirement from professional cycling, Balmamion opened a hotel in Italy. He is still a renowned person in the world of cycling.

Franco Balmamion’s Greatest Achievements:

1967Winner of Giro d’Italia
1970Winner of Giro d’Italia
1965Winner of Tour de Suisse
1966Winner of Giro di Lombardia
1967Winner of Tour de Suisse
1968Winner of Giro di Lombardia
1963Stage win in Giro d’Italia

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