Francesco Gavazzi

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Francesco Gavazzi
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Gavazzi at the 2009 Tour de Pologne.
Personal information
Full name Francesco Gavazzi
Nickname Gava
Born (1984-08-01) 1 August 1984 (age 30)
Morbegno, Italy
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 62 kg (137 lb)
Team information
Current team Astana
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Sprinter
Professional team(s)
2007–2011
2012–2014
Lampre-Fondital
Astana
Major wins

Grand Tours

Vuelta a España
1 individual stage (2011)

One-day races and Classics

Coppa Agostoni (2010)

Other

Trittico Lombardo (2010)
Infobox last updated on
6 March 2014
Francesco Gavazzi

Francesco Gavazzi (born 1 August 1984 in Morbegno) is an Italian professional road bicycle racer for UCI ProTeam Astana.[1] In 2012, Gavazzi participated in the Tour of Beijing and won its queen stage leading to the Great Wall of China. To add to the difficulty of the day, the air quality was deemed as "severely polluted" by the local authorities.[2] Gavazzi closed down an attack by Team Sky's Edvald Boasson Hagen and grabbed the victory.[3] His consistent placings in the other stages netted him the second spot in the overall classification behind Tony Martin (Omega Pharma-Quick Step).[4]

Palmares[edit]

2005
6th Trofeo Banca Popolare Piva
2006
1st National Road Championships Italy U23
1st Overall Giro della Toscana
1st Stage 4 Baby Giro
1st Trofeo Unidelta
1st Giro del Canavese – Trofeo Sportivi Valperghesi
2nd GP Folignano
3rd European Road Championships U23
4th World Road Championships U23
5th Giro d'Italia U26 e U23
5th GP Palio del Recioto
5th Trofeo Alcide De Gasperi
6th Coppa della Pace
2007
3rd Overall Japan Cup
2008
5th Overall Tour de Pologne
5th Overall Japan Cup
7th GP Nobili Rubinetterie
8th Memorial Pantani – Trofeo Mercatone Uno
9th Memorial Cimurri
2009
1st Rund um die Nürnberger Altstadt
2nd GP Industria & Commercio di Prato
3rd Giro della Romagna
3rd Giro del Piemonte
4th National Road Championships Italy
5th Overall Giro di Toscana
6th Paris - Tours
10th Overall Tour de Pologne
10th Overall Eneco Tour
2010
1st Stage 1 Giro di Sardegna
1st Stage 3 Tour of the Basque Country
1st Coppa Ugo Agostoni
2nd Trofeo Laigueglia
6th Classica Sarda
8th Giro del Friuli
8th GP Ouest France
9th Tre Valli Varesine
9th Giro della Romagna
9th Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal
10th Overall Tirreno - Adriatico
2011
1st Stage 18 Vuelta a España
1st Stage 5 Tour of the Basque Country
1st Stage 6 & 10 Volta a Portugal
4th Classica Sarda
4th GP Nobili Rubinetterie
6th Overall Giro della Provincia Di Reggio Calabria
8th GP Costa degli Etruschi
2012
2nd Overall Tour of Beijing
1st Stage 3
5th Trofeo Laigueglia
5th Druivenkoers - Overijse
7th Overall Tour Méditerranéen
2013
6th Overall Tour of Belgium
2014
3rd Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana
5th Trofeo Muro-Port d'Alcúdia
10th Gran Premio Città di Camaiore

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Pink jersey Giro 84 69 - - - - -
Yellow jersey Tour - - 105 - - 84
red jersey Vuelta - - - 58 - -

WD = Withdrew; IP = In Progress

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Egor Silin, Francesco Gavazzi and Jacopo Guarnieri will join the team for 2012 & 2013 seasons". astana.lu (Astana). 22 August 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Beijing’s Bad Air Day". The Inner Ring. WordPress. 8 October 2012. Retrieved 11 October 2012. 
  3. ^ Walker, Lee (11 October 2012). "Gavazzi denies Boasson Hagen stage victory in Beijing". Yahoo! Eurosport (TF1 Group). Retrieved 11 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Tony Martin claims Tour of Beijing crown as Steve Cummings wins finale". VeloNews (Competitor Group, Inc.). Agence France-Presse. 13 October 2012. Retrieved 13 October 2012. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Francesco Gavazzi at Wikimedia Commons