Historic Overview Gastone Nencini

Rider

Overall Rank124
NameGastone NENCINI
Country
  Italy
Date of birth01-Mar-1930 - Barberino di Mugello (Toscana)
Date of death01-Feb-1980 - Florence (Toscana)
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Biography

Gastone Nencini

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 di 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 on Stage 14 of the 1960 Tour de France that Roger Rivière missed a bend, crashed over a wall and broke his spine.

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Major Victories

Giro d'Italia 1957
Tour de France 1960
Tre Valli Varesine 1956
Giro d'Italia - stages 1955 (2), 1958 (2), 1959 (1), 1960 (2)
Tour de France - stages 1956 (1), 1957 (2), 1958 (1)
Corsa XX Settembre (Roma-Napoli-Roma) - stages 1959 (1)
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Seasons

Gastone Nencini - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1953 Legnano - Pirelli 0 1003
2. 1954 Legnano 557 83
3. 1955 Leo - Chlorodont 1295 21
4. 1956 Leo - Chlorodont 916 42
5. 1957 Leo - Chlorodont 2973 1
6. 1958 Chlorodont - Leo 2022 8
7. 1959 Carpano 1645 14
8. 1960 Carpano 3337 1
9. 1961 Ignis 554 95
10. 1962 Ignis - Moschettieri 718 68
11. 1963 Springoil - Fuchs 218 206
12. 1964 Springoil - Fuchs 333 158
13. 1965 Filotex 0 812
Overall: 14568 124