Franco Balmamion

Franco Balmamion
Franco Balmamion 1968.jpg
Franco Balmamion c. 1968
Personal information
Full name Franco Balmamion
Born (1940-01-11) 11 January 1940 (age 80)
Nole, Italy
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional teams
1961 Bianchi
1962–1963 Carpano
1964 Cynar
1965–1966 Sanson
1967–1968 Molteni
1969–1970 Salvarani
1971–1972 Scic
Major wins
Grand Tours
Giro d'Italia
General classification ( 1962, 1963)

One-day races and Classics

Italian National Road Race Championship (1967)

Franco Balmamion (born 11 January 1940), is an Italian former professional road racing cyclist who raced between 1960 and 1972. The highlight of his career was his successive overall wins in the 1962 and 1963 editions of the Giro d'Italia.[1][2]

Major results

Giro d'Italia
  • 1961 – 20th overall
  • Jersey pink.svg 19621st overall, 5 stages in pink jersey
  • Jersey pink.svg 19631st overall, 6 stages in pink jersey
  • 1964 – 8th overall, 3rd mountains
  • 1965 – 5th overall
  • 1966 – 6th overall
  • 1967 – 2nd overall
  • 1968 – 7th overall
  • 1970 – 12th overall
Tour de France
  • 1967 – 3rd overall
  • 1969 – 39th overall
  • 1970 – 12th overall
Other one-day classics and semi-classics

Grand Tours general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia 20 1 1 8 5 6 2 7 12 DNF 38
A yellow jersey Tour de France DNF 3 39 12 DNF
A red jersey Vuelta a España
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish
DSQ Disqualified

References

Further reading

  • Sykes, Herbie (2008). Double Eagle of the Canavese. Norwich, UK: Mousehold Press. ISBN 978-1-874739-49-4. Retrieved 3 November 2013.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

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