Marco Giovannetti

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Marco Giovannetti
Personal information
Full name Marco Giovannetti
Born (1962-04-04) April 4, 1962 (age 53)
Milan, Italy
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Major wins
1984 Olympic team road race
1990 Vuelta a España
Infobox last updated on
April 7, 2009

Marco Giovannetti (born 4 April 1962) is an Italian former professional road bicycle racer and Olympic gold medalist who won the Vuelta a España in 1990. He has also won stages at the Tour de Suisse and the Giro d'Italia.

Giovannetti was born in Milan, Italy to a Tuscan family. Early in his career as an amateur, Giovannetti won the gold medal in the Team Road Race at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California, together with Claudio Vandelli, Marcello Bartalini and Eros Poli.

Giovannetti's overall win in the 1990 Vuelta a España was due to a decisive attack on stage 6 over the Las Palomas mountain range. Although he placed fifth on the stage, his competitors fared worse and Giovannetti moved into second place and by stage 11 he had moved into the lead and eventually defeating the defending champion Pedro Delgado, who finished in second place. He becomes only the fourth Italian to win the Spanish Grand Tour.

In 1991, Giovannetti finished all three Grand Tours in a single season.

Major achievements[edit]

1984 – Amateur
Gold Medal, Summer Olympics Men's Team Road Race
Giro d'Italia:
Jersey white.svg Winner Maglia bianca (youth classification)
8th place overall classification
1987 – GIS Gelati-Jollyscarpe
4th overall and Stage 6 win, Tour de Suisse
6th overall, Giro d'Italia
1988 – GIS Gelati-Bruiatori Ecoflam
6th overall, Giro d'Italia
1989 – Seur
8th overall, Giro d'Italia
26th overall, Vuelta a España
1990 – Seur
Jersey gold.svg1st overall, Vuelta a España
3rd overall, Giro d'Italia
1991 – Gatorade-Chateau d'Ax
8th overall, Giro d'Italia
30th overall, Tour de France
18th overall, Vuelta a España
1992 – Gatorade-Chateau d'Ax
MaillotItalia.svg Italian National Road Race Championship
4th overall, Giro d'Italia
1993 – Mapei
23rd overall, Giro d'Italia

Grand Tours overall classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994
gold jersey Vuelta - - - - 26 1 18 4 WD -
Pink jersey Giro 14 8 6 6 8 3 8 4 28 WD
Yellow jersey Tour - WD - - - WD 30 - - -

WD = Withdrew

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