Ivan Gotti

BornMarch 28, 1969 in San Pellegrino Terme, Italy
SportRoad Cycling
Professional Career1991 – 2005
TeamsGewiss-Ballan, Saeco, Alessio, Domina Vacanze
Major Wins1997 and 1999 Giro d’Italia

Ivan Gotti is a retired Italian professional road cyclist who was born in San Pellegrino Terme on March 28, 1969. He began his professional racing career in 1991 and hung up his helmet in 2005. Gotti rode for multiple teams throughout his career, including Gewiss-Ballan, Saeco, Alessio, and Domina Vacanze.

Gotti is best recognized for his triumphs in one of the most famous stage events, the Giro d’Italia. He twice won the event, in 1997 and 1999. On the final week of the 1997 race, Gotti came from behind to achieve victory, which made his victory all the more amazing. His victory in 1999 was more convincing, as he led the entire race.

In addition to his Giro d’Italia titles, Gotti’s career included other important victories. In 1994, he won the important northern Italian stage race Giro del Trentino. In 1996, he also won the overall classification of the Tour de Romandie, a one-week stage event in Switzerland.

Gotti was renowned for his climbing abilities and stage race consistency. Due to his affable and personable attitude, he was also a very popular rider among fans.

Ivan Gotti’s Greatest Achievements:

1997Winner of the Giro d’Italia
1999Winner of the Giro d’Italia
1996Winner of the Tour de Romandie
1994Winner of the Giro del Trentino
19972nd place in the Tour de Suisse
19975th place in the World Road Race Championships
19985th place in the Giro d’Italia

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