Historic Overview Giancarlo Ferretti

Rider

Overall Rank2177
NameGiancarlo FERRETTI
Country
  Italy
Date of birth09-Aug-1941 - Lugo (Emilia Romagna)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Giancarlo Ferretti - Scores by Season


Seasons

YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1963 Legnano 134 243
2. 1964 Legnano 111 267
3. 1965 Legnano 244 178
4. 1966 Sanson 429 99
5. 1967 Salvarani 310 138
6. 1968 Salvarani 306 137
7. 1969 Salvarani 285 166
8. 1970 Salvarani 5 532
Overall: 1824 2177

Biography

Giancarlo Ferretti (born 16 October 1941 in Lugo) is the former manager of the now-disbanded Italian professional road bicycle racing team, Fassa Bortolo, sponsored by the Italian cement company of the same name.

Fassa Bortolo was a top-ranked team until the 2005 season, during which it was part of the UCI ProTour. Among its former riders was classics specialist Michele Bartoli, super-sprinter Alessandro Petacchi, stage racer Ivan Basso, Juan Antonio Flecha, time trial specialist Fabian Cancellara, and many others.

In pursuit of new sponsorship for the team, Ferretti believed that Sony Ericsson was interested. However, on 14 October 2005, a man claiming to represent proposed new sponsor Sony Ericsson turned out to be an impostor, leaving all staff and riders unemployed.

His strong personality earned him the nickname the iron sergeant. He has been criticized by former riders for being too demanding, strict, and commanding. Uniquely in cycling, when he was the manager of Fassa Bortolo he was made an employee of Fassa Bortolo, the company, and earned some respect for it.

source - Wikipedia