Historic Overview Roberto Visentini

Rider

Overall Rank317
NameRoberto VISENTINI
Country
  Italy
Date of birth02-Jun-1957 - Gardone Riviera (Lombardia)
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Biography

Roberto Visentini (born 2 June 1957) is an Italian former professional road racing cyclist.

Visentini was born in Gardone Riviera, in the province of Brescia, and had a brilliant junior career. In 1975, he was both Junior Italian champion and World Champion. As an amateur he won the 1977 time-trial Italian Championship.

He debuted as professional in 1978. In 1980, he won two stages at the Vuelta a España and was ninth overall in the Giro d'Italia. In 1983 Visentini joined the Inoxpran team and contested the final victory of the Giro with Giuseppe Saronni but was second. Riding for the Carrera team in 1984, he won a stage in the 1984 Giro d'Italia, a stage in Tirreno–Adriatico and the prologue of the Giro del Trentino. In the 1985 edition, when he was going to win his first Giro, he fell ill and was forced to retire, leaving he victory to Bernard Hinault.

In 1986, he then won his first and sole Giro by defeating racers such as Saronni, Francesco Moser and Greg LeMond. His lead was from first stage to the end. In the 1987 he was the protagonist of one of the most controversial episodes of 1980s Italian cycle racing: Visentini, who was the racing for Carrera Jeans–Vagabond, took the pink jersey for the leader of the general classification off the shoulders of teammate Stephen Roche after winning an individual time trial. Several days later in a mountain stage he was suddenly attacked by his teammate Roche, who had contravened the team's order. The Carrera team led the peloton in the chase after Roche until Visentini was left without any teammates. Visentini riskily tried to recover the gap alone but finished several minutes behind Roche who took back the pink jersey. Several days later Visentini fell and had to retire from the race.

Roche left the Carrera team which kept Visentini, but he was no more able to repeat himself at the former levels. He concluded his career in 1990 with 18 victories, including the 1981 Giro del Trentino and the 1983 Tirreno–Adriatico.false

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Major Victories

Giro d'Italia 1986
Milano - Vignola 1986
Tirreno - Adriatico 1983
Giro d'Italia - stages 1983 (1), 1984 (1), 1986 (1), 1987 (2)
Vuelta a España - stages 1980 (2)
Tirreno - Adriatico - stages 1984 (1)
More results

Seasons

Roberto Visentini - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1978 Vibor 606 67
2. 1979 CBM Fast - Gaggia 517 84
3. 1980 Mobili San Giacomo - Benotto 941 46
4. 1981 Sammontana - Benotto 544 99
5. 1982 Sammontana - Benotto 419 111
6. 1983 Inoxpran - Lumenflon 1497 13
7. 1984 Carrera - Inoxpran 821 41
8. 1985 Carrera - Inoxpran 598 81
9. 1986 Carrera - Vagabond 1363 22
10. 1987 Carrera - Vagabond - Peugeot 578 95
11. 1988 Carrera - Vagabond 808 53
12. 1989 Malvor - Sidi 35 571
13. 1990 Jolly Componibili - Club 88 120 338
Overall: 8847 317