Gilberto Simoni

Date of BirthAugust 25, 1971
Place of BirthPalù di Giovo, Italy
Height1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight63 kg (139 lb)
DisciplineRoad cycling
Professional Career1994 – 2010
Best Known ForWinning the Giro d’Italia in 2001 and 2003

Gilberto Simoni is a retired Italian professional road cyclist who was born in Palù di Giovo, Italy on August 25, 1971. He began cycling in 1994 and rapidly acquired fame for his climbing prowess.

During his career, Simoni competed in multiple Grand Tours, including the Giro d’Italia and the Tour de France. He won the Giro d’Italia twice, in 2001 and 2003, becoming the fifth Italian to do so. Simoni was well-known for his climbing abilities and ability to perform well in high alpine environments.

In addition to his Giro d’Italia victories, Simoni won the Tour of the Basque Country in 2003 and the Giro del Trentino in 2003 and 2004.

Simoni was noted for his fiery attitude and desire to express himself. He was also recognized for his aggressive racing style and ability to attack during difficult periods of a race.

Simoni served as a cycling commentator and team manager after quitting from riding in 2010.

Gilberto Simoni’s Most Significant Achievements:

2001Winner of the Giro d’Italia
2003Winner of the Giro d’Italia
2003Winner of the Tour of the Basque Country
2003Winner of the Giro del Trentino
2004Winner of the Giro del Trentino
20002nd place in the Giro d’Italia
20072nd place in the Giro del Trentino

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