RIP - Felice Gimondi

gweeds
gweeds Posts: 2,599
edited August 2019 in Pro race
Died today. 76.

Felice Gimondi 1942 - 2019

Giro d'Italia - 1967, 1969, 1976
Tour de France - 1965
Vuelta a España - 1968

World Champion, RR - 1973
National Champion, RR - 1968, 1972

Milano-San Remo - 1974
Paris-Roubaix - 1966
Giro di Lombardia - 1966, 1973
Napoleon, don't be jealous that I've been chatting online with babes all day. Besides, we both know that I'm training to be a cage fighter.

Comments

  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,213
    As I said on Twitter - probably the most underrated rider ever in English language cycling.

    I went years as a cycling fan before hearing about him. But just look at those palmares.
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  • ocdupalais
    ocdupalais Posts: 4,289
    He’s like a olden day’s Nibali, but better.
    Interestingly, bearing in mind how folk bang on about how the old heroes were fabulous all season long, he didn’t double up much on the years he won big on the Tours with the years he won big on the one day races...
  • davidof
    davidof Posts: 3,064
    Met him in Italy a couple of years ago. Nice approachable guy but seemed pretty tired for his age to be honest. RIP.

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