Giuseppe Guerini

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Giuseppe Guerini
Giuseppe Guerini (TMO) 05-01-2003.jpg
Personal information
Full name Giuseppe Guerini
Nickname Turbo
Born (1970-02-14) February 14, 1970 (age 44)
Gazzaniga, Italy
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climber
Professional team(s)
1993-1995
1996-1998
1999-2007
Navigare
Polti
Deutsche Telekom/T-Mobile
Major wins
2 stages Tour de France
Infobox last updated on
July 14, 2013

Giuseppe Guerini (born February 14, 1970) is a retired Italian professional road bicycle racer.

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.

Palmares[edit]

1998
stage at Route du sud
stage at Tour of Pourtugal
1999
10th stage at Tour de France
2002
Setmana Catalana de Ciclisme stage 3
2003
2nd Overall Tour de Suisse
2005
Tour de France stage 19

Grand Tour overall classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Pink jersey Giro - 32 31 19 3 3 - - 44 - - - - - -
Yellow jersey Tour - - - 29 53 - 22 26 39 80 35 24 20 26 -
gold jersey Vuelta WD - - - - WD WD - - - - - - - WD

WD = Withdrew

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