Historic Overview Franco Ballerini

Rider

Overall Rank388
NameFranco BALLERINI
Country
  Italy
Date of birth11-Dec-1964 - Firenze (Toscana)
Date of death07-Feb-2010 - Pistoia (Toscana)
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Biography

Franco Ballerini

Franco Ballerini (11 December 1964 – 7 February 2010) was an Italian road racing cyclist.

Born in Florence, his greatest exploits as a rider came with his two victories in the cycling classic Paris–Roubaix, riding for the Mapei cycling team. In 1993 he was beaten on the line by Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle in an exciting Paris–Roubaix finale. Also on his palmarès or list of accomplishments there are other one-day races such as Omloop Het Volk and Paris–Brussels.

Ballerini then became manager of the Italian national cycling squad, winning the 2002 World Championships with Mario Cipollini and the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens with ex-teammate Paolo Bettini. In 2006, 2007 and 2008 he won the World Championships with Paolo Bettini and Alessandro Ballan.

On 7 February 2010, Ballerini, a rallying fan, was seriously injured during a race in Larciano where he was participating as co-driver/navigator for professional driver Alessandro Ciardi. He later died of his injuries at the Pistoia city hospital. He was 45 years old.

He was honored by race organizers in 2010.

source - Wikipedia

Badges

2

Major Victories

Paris - Roubaix 1995, 1998
Omloop Het Volk / Het Nieuwsblad 1995
Tre Valli Varesine 1987
Giro del Piemonte 1990
Paris - Bruxelles 1990
Giro di Romagna 1991
Grand Prix des Amériques 1990
G.P. de Wallonie 1996
Giro d'Italia - stages 1991 (1)
Österreich-Rundfahrt - stages 1996 (1)
More results

Seasons

Franco Ballerini - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1986 Magniflex - Centroscarpa 189 286
2. 1987 Magniflex - Centroscarpa 220 254
3. 1988 Del Tongo - Colnago - Zanussi 216 252
4. 1989 Malvor - Sidi 269 210
5. 1990 Del Tongo - Rex 1194 29
6. 1991 Del Tongo - MG Boys Maglificio 1080 39
7. 1992 GB - MG Boys Maglificio - Bianchi 548 101
8. 1993 GB - MG Boys Magflicio - Bianchi 939 34
9. 1994 Mapei - Clas 887 43
10. 1995 Mapei - GB - Latexco 761 55
11. 1996 Mapei - GB 411 122
12. 1997 Mapei - GB 393 149
13. 1998 Mapei - Bricobi 969 47
14. 1999 Lampre - Daikin 346 174
15. 2000 Lampre - Daikin 238 272
16. 2001 Mapei - Quick Step 36 742
Overall: 8696 388