Historic Overview Franco Ballerini

Rider

Overall Rank373
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 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

Major Victories

Omloop Het Volk 1995
Paris - Roubaix 1995, 1998
Paris - Bruxelles 1990
Giro del Piemonte 1990
Tre Valli Varesine 1987
Grand Prix des Amériques 1990
Giro di Romagna 1991
Giro d'Italia - stages 1991 (1)
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Seasons

Franco Ballerini - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1986 Magniflex - Centroscarpa 177 286
2. 1987 Magniflex - Centroscarpa 181 279
3. 1988 Del Tongo - Colnago - Zanussi 188 268
4. 1989 Malvor - Sidi 229 228
5. 1990 Del Tongo - Rex 1065 34
6. 1991 Del Tongo - MG Boys Maglificio 1042 40
7. 1992 GB - MG Boys Maglificio - Bianchi 534 102
8. 1993 GB - MG Boys Magflicio - Bianchi 918 35
9. 1994 Mapei - Clas 865 43
10. 1995 Mapei - GB - Latexco 753 55
11. 1996 Mapei - GB 404 120
12. 1997 Mapei - GB 411 137
13. 1998 Mapei - Bricobi 1064 36
14. 1999 Lampre - Daikin 372 162
15. 2000 Lampre - Daikin 259 249
16. 2001 Mapei - Quick Step 40 708
Overall: 8502 373