Historic Overview Paolo Bettini

Rider

Overall Rank45
NamePaolo BETTINI
Country
  Italy
Date of birth01-Apr-1974 - Cecina (Toscana)
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Paolo Bettini - Scores by Season


Seasons

YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1997 MG Maglificio - Technogym 191 239
2. 1998 Asics - C.G.A. 779 58
3. 1999 Mapei - Quick Step 1393 17
4. 2000 Mapei - Quick Step 1879 7
5. 2001 Mapei - Quick Step 1906 8
6. 2002 Mapei - Quick Step 1997 8
7. 2003 Quick Step - Davitamon 2360 3
8. 2004 Quick Step - Davitamon 2398 4
9. 2005 Quick Step - Innergetic 1800 7
10. 2006 Quick Step - Innergetic 2382 2
11. 2007 Quick Step - Innergetic 1589 12
12. 2008 Quick Step 1047 32
Overall: 19721 45

Biography

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.

source - Wikipedia