Historic Overview Luciano Armani

Rider

Overall Rank1654
NameLuciano ARMANI
Country
  Italy
Date of birth12-Oct-1940 - Felegara (Emilia Romagna)
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Biography

Luciano Armani

Luciano Armani (born 12 October 1940) is a retired Italian professional road bicycle racer.

In the 1971 Tour de France, Luis Ocaña was leading the race after his great victory in the 11th stage, Eddy Merckx was more than 10 minutes behind. After the rest day, Merckx attacked in the 12th stage from the start, following his team mate Marinus Wagtmans. Armani and some other cyclists joined them, and the group stayed away.

In the peloton, the teams of Luis Ocaña and Cyrille Guimard (the holder of the green jersey) were trying to get the group back. The entire stage (245 km) the difference stayed between 40 seconds and two minutes. At the end of the stage, Armani surprised Merckx, and the difference was 1 minute and 50 seconds.

Because of the high speed of the stage (45,351 km/h), the finish was reached 90 minutes faster than the fastest time schedule of the organizers, which caused a chaos. The latest group of cyclist had to fight to finish the race in the allowed time limit, even though they did the 245 km in more than 42 km/h.

source - Wikipedia

Major Victories

Milano - Torino 1970
Genova - Nizza 1970
Coppa Placci 1967
Tour de France - stages 1971 (1)
Giro d'Italia - stages 1965 (1), 1970 (1)
Tour de Suisse - stages 1969 (1)
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Seasons

Luciano Armani - Scores by Season