Historic Overview Gastone Nencini

Rider

Overall Rank126
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 0 979
2. 1954 Legnano 519 82
3. 1955 Leo - Chlorodont 1206 24
4. 1956 Leo - Chlorodont 836 43
5. 1957 Leo - Chlorodont 2818 1
6. 1958 Chlorodont - Leo 1919 8
7. 1959 Carpano 1490 15
8. 1960 Carpano 3129 1
9. 1961 Ignis 549 83
10. 1962 Ignis 612 82
11. 1963 Springoil - Fuchs 135 256
12. 1964 Springoil - Fuchs 342 142
13. 1965 Filotex 0 808
Overall: 13555 126