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Historic Overview Paolo Bettini

Rider

Overall Rank55
NamePaolo BETTINI
Country
  Italy
Date of birth01-Apr-1974 - Cecina (Toscana)
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Biography

Paolo Bettini

Paolo Bettini (born 1 April 1974 in Cecina, Livorno, Tuscany) is an Italian former champion road racing cyclist, and the former coach of the Italian national cycling team. Considered the best classics specialist of his generation, and probably one of the strongest of all times, he won gold medals in the 2004 Athens Olympics road race and in the 2006 and 2007 World Road Race Championships. He is nicknamed Il Grillo ("the cricket") for his repeated sudden attacks and his sprinting style.

He gained prominence by winning Liège–Bastogne–Liège in 2000 and 2002. He set the record for World Cup wins in a season in 2003, winning the Milan–San Remo, HEW Cyclassics and Clásica de San Sebastián. He won the Giro di Lombardia in 2005 and 2006, the Züri-Metzgete in 2001 and 2005 and Tirreno–Adriatico in 2004.

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Badges

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Major Victories

Liège - Bastogne - Liège 2000, 2002
Milano - Sanremo 2003
Tirreno - Adriatico 2004
Clasica San Sebastian 2003
Cyclassics Hamburg 2003
Giro di Lombardia 2005, 2006
World Championships Road Race 2006, 2007
Olympic Games Road Race 2004
Meisterschaft von Zürich 2001, 2005
Giro del Lazio 2002
Coppa Placci 2001
G.P. Città de Lugano 2006
Tour de Wallonie 2002
Trofeo Matteotti 2008
Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana 2006
Coppa Sabatini 2002
G.P. Camaiore 2004
Tirreno - Adriatico - stages 1999 (1), 2002 (1), 2004 (2), 2006 (2)
Tour de Suisse - stages 2004 (1)
Giro d'Italia - stages 2005 (1), 2006 (1)
Tour de France - stages 2000 (1)
Vuelta a España - stages 2005 (1), 2006 (1), 2007 (1), 2008 (2)
Tour of California - stages 2007 (1)
Österreich-Rundfahrt - stages 2008 (1)
Tour de Wallonie - stages 2002 (1), 2008 (1)
Tour de l'Eurométropole / Circuit Franco-Belge - stages 2004 (1)
Tour de Langkawi - stages 2001 (2)
Vuelta a Galicia - stages 1999 (1)
Tour de Romandie - stages 1998 (1)
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Seasons

Paolo Bettini - Scores by Season

Year Team Score Rank
1. 1996 Individual 79 426
2. 1997 MG Boys Maglificio - Technogym 207 250
3. 1998 Asics - CGA 898 57
4. 1999 Mapei - Quick Step 1471 25
5. 2000 Mapei - Quick Step 2027 8
6. 2001 Mapei - Quick Step 1872 11
7. 2002 Mapei - Quick Step 1921 12
8. 2003 Quick Step - Davitamon 2314 8
9. 2004 Quick Step - Davitamon 2763 3
10. 2005 Quick Step - Innergetic 1963 10
11. 2006 Quick Step - Innergetic 2498 3
12. 2007 Quick Step - Innergetic 1789 13
13. 2008 Quick Step 1283 29
Overall: 21085 55