Historic Overview Lech Piasecki

Rider

Overall Rank2016
NameLech PIASECKI
Country
  Poland
Date of birth13-Nov-1961 - Poznan (Lubelskie)
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Biography

Lech Piasecki

Lech Piasecki (born 13 November 1961) is a Polish former racing cyclist. Born in Poznań, he became the first Polish cyclist to wear the yellow jersey in the Tour de France, in 1987.

After Piasecki became Amateur world champion in 1985, the Colnago team wanted to sign him. The Polish cycling organisation allowed that in exchange for bicycles. His first victory as a professional cyclist was in a time trial in the 1986 Giro d'Italia, where he surprisingly beat many favourites. In 1987, he won the first stage of the Tirreno–Adriatico. It was a time trial in which he started early, and the wind changed direction after Piasecki finished, so the main favourites who started later had a disadvantage. In the 1987 Tour de France, Piasecki became second in the prologue, and took the yellow jersey after finishing in the lead group of Stage 2. After he lost the lead on Stage 4, he had to abandon in the 7th stage due to an illness. On August 24, 1988 he became World Track Champion in individual pursuit. The following year Piasecki put forth a remarkable performance during the 1989 Giro d'Italia by winning three stages including two ITT stages, as well as a high mountain stage.

source - Wikipedia

Badges

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Major Victories

Giro di Romagna 1986
World Championships Amateurs/U23 Road Race 1985
Wyścig Pokoju / Závod Míru / Friedensfahrt 1985
Giro d'Italia - stages 1986 (1), 1988 (1), 1989 (3)
Tirreno - Adriatico - stages 1987 (1), 1989 (1)
Tour de Pologne - stages 1981 (1), 1983 (2)
Wyścig Pokoju / Závod Míru / Friedensfahrt - stages 1985 (4)
More results

Seasons

Lech Piasecki - Scores by Season


Year Team Score Rank
1. 1981 Individual 15 570
2. 1982 Individual 10 735
3. 1983 Individual 31 541
4. 1984 Individual 49 506
5. 1985 Individual 301 189
6. 1986 Del Tongo - Colnago 449 130
7. 1987 Del Tongo - Colnago 648 94
8. 1988 Del Tongo - Colnago - Zanussi 337 174
9. 1989 Malvor - Sidi 434 136
10. 1990 Diana - Colnago - Animex 280 213
11. 1991 Colnago - Lampre - Sopran 0 1176
Overall: 2554 2016