Historic Overview Franco Ballerini

Rider

Overall Rank325
NameFranco BALLERINI
Country
  Italy
Date of birth11-Dec-1964 - Firenze (Toscana)
Date of death07-Feb-2010 - Pistoia (Toscana)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Franco Ballerini - Scores by Season


Seasons

YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1986 Magniflex 70 422
2. 1987 Magniflex 152 296
3. 1988 Del Tongo 188 268
4. 1989 Del Tongo 231 228
5. 1990 Del Tongo 1050 33
6. 1991 Del Tongo 1017 40
7. 1992 GB 538 102
8. 1993 GB - MG Magflicio 950 35
9. 1994 Mapei 867 43
10. 1995 Mapei 786 54
11. 1996 Mapei 406 119
12. 1997 Mapei - GB 401 136
13. 1998 Mapei - Bricobi 988 36
14. 1999 Lampre - Daikin 348 162
15. 2000 Lampre - Daikin 243 249
16. 2001 Mapei - Quick Step 37 708
Overall: 8272 325

Biography

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