Imerio Massignan

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Imerio Massignan
Personal information
Full name Imerio Massignan
Born (1937-01-02) 2 January 1937 (age 77)
Valmarana di Altavilla Vicentina, Italy
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climber
Major wins
1960 Tour de France King of the Mountains
1961 Tour de France King of the Mountains

Imerio Massignan (born 2 January 1937) is an Italian former professional road cyclist. He was born in Valmarana di Altavilla Vicentina.

Professional career[edit]

A pure climber, he debuted as professional in the 1959 Giro d'Italia, classifying 5th overall. This was followed by a series of good placements in the subsequent editions, including a 2nd overall in the 1962 Giro behind Franco Balmamion.

At the Tour de France he won the Mountains classification in 1960 and 1961, when he also finished 4th overall. In the latter season he also obtained a second place in the Giro di Lombardia.

Massignan retired in 1969.

Palmarès[edit]

1959
Giro d'Italia:
5th place overall classification
1960
Tour de France:
Winner Mountains classification
10th place overall classification
Giro d'Italia:
4th place overall classification
1961
Tour de France:
Winner Mountains classification
Winner stage 16
4th place overall classification
1962
Tour de France:
7th place overall classification
Giro d'Italia:
2nd place overall classification
Lavis
1963
Giro d'Italia:
7th place overall classification
1965
Giro d'Italia:
9th place overall classification

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