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Historic Overview Franco Ballerini

Rider

Overall Rank400
NameFranco BALLERINI
Country
  Italy
Date of birth11-Dec-1964 - Firenze (Toscana)
Date of death07-Feb-2010 - Pistoia (Toscana)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

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 died of his injuries at the Pistoia city hospital at the age of 45.

He was honored by race organizers in 2010.

source - Wikipedia

Badges

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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)
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Seasons

Franco Ballerini - Scores by Season

Year Team Score Rank
1. 1986 Magniflex - Centroscarpa 189 287
2. 1987 Magniflex - Centroscarpa 220 263
3. 1988 Del Tongo - Colnago - Zanussi 220 259
4. 1989 Malvor - Sidi 275 212
5. 1990 Del Tongo - Rex 1202 30
6. 1991 Del Tongo - MG Boys Maglificio 1090 42
7. 1992 GB - MG Boys Maglificio - Bianchi 558 104
8. 1993 GB - MG Boys Magflicio - Bianchi 960 36
9. 1994 Mapei - Clas 902 46
10. 1995 Mapei - GB - Latexco 778 57
11. 1996 Mapei - GB 448 116
12. 1997 Mapei - GB 406 144
13. 1998 Mapei - Bricobi 972 48
14. 1999 Lampre - Daikin 345 178
15. 2000 Lampre - Daikin 247 272
16. 2001 Mapei - Quick Step 36 766
Overall: 8848 400