Historic Overview Paolo Bettini

Rider

Overall Rank45
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.

source - Wikipedia

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
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 de Romandie - stages 1998 (1)

Seasons

Paolo Bettini - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1997 MG Maglificio - Technogym 191 239
2. 1998 Asics - C.G.A. 788 58
3. 1999 Mapei - Quick Step 1409 17
4. 2000 Mapei - Quick Step 1901 7
5. 2001 Mapei - Quick Step 1929 8
6. 2002 Mapei - Quick Step 2020 8
7. 2003 Quick Step - Davitamon 2387 3
8. 2004 Quick Step - Davitamon 2426 4
9. 2005 Quick Step - Innergetic 1822 7
10. 2006 Quick Step - Innergetic 2410 2
11. 2007 Quick Step - Innergetic 1608 12
12. 2008 Quick Step 1059 32
Overall: 19950 45