Giuseppe Saronni

Date of BirthSeptember 22, 1957
Place of BirthNovara, Italy
Professional Career1977-1990

Giuseppe Saronni is a retired Italian professional road bicycle racer who was born in Novara, Italy on September 22, 1957. In the late 1970s, he began his cycling career and immediately established himself as one of the sport’s most skilled riders. Saronni was noted for his versatility and ability to win races on a range of various terrains, and he had a long and successful professional cycling career.

Saronni’s most notable accomplishments came in the Grand Tours, cycling’s three most important stage races. He won the Giro d’Italia twice, in 1979 and 1983, and the Tour de France points classification in 1982. Saronni was a superb sprinter, and his Grand Tour triumphs frequently came from explosive finishes in the last stages of the races. He was also a strong all-around rider and a skilled time trialist, and he won a number of one-day classics during his career.

Saronni was known for his cool demeanor away from the bike. He was a well-known figure in cycling, and he stayed active in the sport after retiring as a team manager and race organizer. Davide Saronni, Saronni’s son, also became a professional cyclist and had a great career in his own right.

Giuseppe Saronni’s Most Significant Achievements:

1979Giro d’Italia victory
1982Tour de France points classification victory
1983Giro d’Italia victory
1982Milan-San Remo victory
1982Giro di Lombardia victory
1983UCI Road World Championships victory
1985Amstel Gold Race victory

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