Historic Overview Luciano Borgognoni
Luciano Borgognoni (12 October 1951 – 2 August 2014) was an Italian cyclist. As an amateur he won the 4000 m team pursuit event at the 1971 World Championships and placed fifth and ninth in the individual and team pursuit at the 1972 Summer Olympics, respectively. After the Olympics he became professional road racer and won the Giro del Friuli and one stage in the Giro di Sardegna in 1974. He rode the Giro d’Italia in 1973–82 and won two stages in 1977. He failed to complete the 1976 Tour de France.