|Date of Birth||April 1, 1974|
|Place of Birth||Cecina, Tuscany, Italy|
Former Italian professional road race cyclist Paolo Bettini. He was born in Cecina, Tuscany, on April 1, 1974. 1997 was the beginning of Bettini’s professional cycling career, which he ended in 2008.
Bettini was renowned for his aggressive riding style and one-day success. In 2002 and 2003, he won two UCI Road World Cup series, and in 2006 and 2007, he won two UCI Road World Championships. Bettini was especially successful in the classics, winning Milan-San Remo in 2003 and 2007, as well as the Giro di Lombardia in 2005 and 2006.
Bettini also won the Tirreno-Adriatico in 2004, the Tour de Romandie in 2005, and the Critérium International in 2007. He earned multiple medals in international games as a member of the Italian national team.
Off the bike, Bettini was well-known for his enthusiasm for cooking and football. He also participated in a number of humanitarian endeavors, including the establishment of a foundation to assist research into amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Paolo Bettini’s most notable accomplishments:
|2006||UCI Road World Championships|
|2007||UCI Road World Championships|
|2005||Giro di Lombardia|
|2006||Giro di Lombardia|
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