Historic Overview Gastone Nencini

Rider

Overall Rank127
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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Badges

4 7

Major Victories

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

Gastone Nencini - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1951 Individual 0 1575
2. 1953 Legnano - Pirelli 0 1090
3. 1954 Legnano 581 78
4. 1955 Leo - Chlorodont 1301 22
5. 1956 Leo - Chlorodont 942 42
6. 1957 Leo - Chlorodont 2991 2
7. 1958 Chlorodont - Leo 2020 8
8. 1959 Carpano 1823 13
9. 1960 Carpano 3397 1
10. 1961 Ignis 645 83
11. 1962 Ignis - Moschettieri 845 56
12. 1963 Springoil - Fuchs 231 206
13. 1964 Springoil - Fuchs 336 161
14. 1965 Filotex 0 875
Overall: 15112 127