Franco Balmamion

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Franco Balmamion
Personal information
Full name Franco Balmamion
Born (1940-01-11) 11 January 1940 (age 75)
Nole, Italy
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
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.

Balmamion was born in Nole, Turin, Italy. The highlight of his career was his successive overall wins in the 1962 and 1963 Giro d'Italia.[1]

Major results[edit]

Giro d'Italia
  • 1961 - 20th overall
  • Jersey pink.svg 1962 - 1st overall, 5 days in maglia rosa
  • Jersey pink.svg 1963 - 1st overall, 6 days in maglia rosa
  • 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[edit]

Grand Tour 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972
Pink jersey Giro 20 1 1 8 5 6 2 7 12 WD 38
Yellow jersey Tour WD 3 39 12 WD
red jersey Vuelta

WD = Withdrew DSQ = Disqualified

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