Historic Overview Franco Ballerini

Rider

Overall Rank380
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 a former 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 1995
Tre Valli Varesine 1987
Giro del Piemonte 1990
Paris - Bruxelles 1990
Giro di Romagna 1991
Grand Prix des Amériques 1990
Giro d'Italia - stages 1991 (1)
Österreich-Rundfahrt - stages 1996 (1)
More results

Seasons

Franco Ballerini - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1986 Magniflex - Centroscarpa 183 282
2. 1987 Magniflex - Centroscarpa 214 253
3. 1988 Del Tongo - Colnago - Zanussi 216 248
4. 1989 Malvor - Sidi 264 209
5. 1990 Del Tongo - Rex 1187 28
6. 1991 Del Tongo - MG Boys Maglificio 1078 38
7. 1992 GB - MG Boys Maglificio - Bianchi 544 101
8. 1993 GB - MG Boys Magflicio - Bianchi 927 36
9. 1994 Mapei - Clas 887 43
10. 1995 Mapei - GB - Latexco 760 55
11. 1996 Mapei - GB 415 117
12. 1997 Mapei - GB 392 148
13. 1998 Mapei - Bricobi 968 47
14. 1999 Lampre - Daikin 345 174
15. 2000 Lampre - Daikin 240 269
16. 2001 Mapei - Quick Step 36 713
Overall: 8656 380