Gianbattista Baronchelli

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Gianbattista Baronchelli
Personal information
Nickname Gibi
Born (1953-09-06) September 6, 1953 (age 61)
Ceresara, Italy
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1974–1978
1979
1980–1982
1983
1984
1985–1986
1986–1987
1988
1989
Scic
Magniflex
Bianchi
Sammontana
Murella
Supermercati Brianzoli
Del Tongo
Pepsi Cola
Titanbonifica
Major wins
1986 Giro di Lombardia
Silver, 1980 UCI Road World Championships
Infobox last updated on
11 August 2009

Gianbattista Baronchelli (born 6 September 1953) is an Italian retired professional road racing cyclist (1974–1989). He obtained a total of 94 victories.[citation needed]

Baronchelli was born in Ceresara, in the Province of Mantua. In 1973, as an amateur, he won the Tour de l'Avenir and the Baby Giro, and he was thought destined to win the Giro d'Italia.[1] Although he knew the director of the Molteni team, they did not sign him, as they already had Eddy Merckx as their team captain, so Baronchelli signed a contract at the SCIC team.[1]

He was overall second at the Giro d'Italia in 1974 and 1978, and third in 1977. His other main accomplishments were a silver medal at the 1980 World Championships and two victories at the Giro di Lombardia (1977 and 1986).[2]

Baronchelli started in the Tour de France twice, in 1976 and 1979, but both times did not finish the race.[3] He won the Giro dell'Appenino six times in succession from 1977 to 1982.

Major victories[edit]

Amongst Baronchelli's victories are:[4]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b Maloney, Tim (18 March 2004). "Tales from the classic peloton, January 8, 2004". Cycling news. Retrieved 26 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Cycling hall of fame: Gianbattista Baronchelli". Retrieved 26 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "The Tour - Gianbattista Baronchelli". Amaury Sport Organisation. Retrieved 26 January 2010. 
  4. ^ Gianbattista Baronchelli profile at Cycling Archives