Historic Overview Gastone Nencini

Rider

Overall Rank131
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.

source - Wikipedia

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)

Seasons

Gastone Nencini - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1953 Legnano - Pirelli 0 976
2. 1954 Legnano 484 90
3. 1955 Leo - Chlorodont 1224 23
4. 1956 Leo 778 48
5. 1957 Leo - Chlorodont 2877 1
6. 1958 Chlorodont - Leo 1937 8
7. 1959 Carpano 1156 21
8. 1960 Carpano 3151 1
9. 1961 Ignis 551 79
10. 1962 Ignis 608 80
11. 1963 Springoil 134 252
12. 1964 Springoil - Fuchs 342 140
13. 1965 Filotex 0 805
Overall: 13242 131