Historic Overview Gastone Nencini

Rider

Overall Rank145
NameGastone NENCINI
Country
  Italy
Date of birth01-Mar-1930 - Barberino di Mugello (Toscana)
Date of death01-Feb-1980 - Florence (Toscana)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Gastone Nencini - Scores by Season


Seasons

YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1953 Legnano 0 935
2. 1954 Legnano 348 114
3. 1955 Leo 1148 23
4. 1956 Leo 778 45
5. 1957 Leo 2805 1
6. 1958 Chlorodont 1826 8
7. 1959 Carpano 1024 21
8. 1960 Carpano 3058 1
9. 1961 Ignis 413 108
10. 1962 Ignis 596 73
11. 1963 Springoil 131 248
12. 1964 Springoil 342 137
13. 1965 Filotex 0 795
Overall: 12469 145

Biography

Gastone Nencini (Italian pronunciation: [ɡaˈstoːne nenˈtʃiːni]; 1 March 1930 – 1 February 1980) was an Italian road racing cyclist who won the 1960 Tour de France and the 1957 Giro d'Italia.

Nicknamed Il Leone del Mugello, "The Lion of Mugello" (from his birthplace Barberino del Mugello, near Florence), Nencini was a powerful all-rounder, particularly strong in the mountains.

He was an amateur painter and a chain smoker. He was a gifted descender. "The only reason to follow Nencini downhill would be if you had a death wish", said the French rider Raphaël Géminiani. It was in trying to follow Nencini down a mountain that Roger Rivière missed a bend, crashed over a wall and broke his spine.

source - Wikipedia