Guerini at Rund um den Henninger-Turm 2003
|Full name||Giuseppe Guerini|
14 February 1970 |
|2 stages Tour de France|
|Infobox last updated on
14 July 2013
A native of Gazzaniga, Lombardy, he rode with the T-Mobile Team from 1999 to 2007. He was, however, a professional cyclist since 1993 - being a member of two other teams: Navigare and Polti. In this time he has moved to the Vertova - as well as completing 6 Tours de France, 4 Giro d'Italia, and 5 Vueltas a España. He is particularly adept in climbing mountains.
His career highlights include third place in the 1997 Giro d'Italia, third place 1998 Giro d'Italia, a stage win in the 1998 Route du Sud, a stage win in the 1998 Volta a Portugal, a stage win in the 1999 Tour de France and again in the 2005 Tour de France, a stage win in the 2002 Catalonian Week, and second place in the 2003 Tour de Suisse. He became famous after his stage win in the 1999 Tour de France. He won the stage on Alpe d'Huez one of the hardest and most famous climbs of the Tour de France. When he was in the leading position, a German photographer jumped before him only a few hundred metres before the finish line. He hit the photographer and fell, however he managed to stand up again and won the stage, beating Pavel Tonkov.
He retired from cycling at the end of 2007.
Grand Tour overall classification results timeline
WD = Withdrew
- Giuseppe Guerini profile at Cycling Archives
- Official Tour de France results for Giuseppe Guerini
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