Maria Canins

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Maria Canins
Personal information
Full name Maria Canins
Nickname The "flying mother"[1]
Born (1949-06-04) 4 June 1949 (age 65)
Badia  Italy
Team information
Discipline Road/Track/MTB/Skiing
Role Rider
Infobox last updated on
27 May 2008

Maria Canins (born 5 July 1949 in La Villa, Alta Badia[1][2]) is an Italian racing cyclist who twice won and came second three times in the Grande Boucle. She rode for Italy at the 1984 and 1988 Summer Olympics.

Canins was a cross-country skier from 1969 to 1988. She was Italian champion 15 times and the first Italian to win the Vasaloppet cross-county competition in Sweden and win from 1979 until 1988 10 times the Marcialonga. She was double world champion and double Italian champion in mountain biking.[1] She is married to the cross-country skier and ski mountaineer Bruno Bonaldi.,[3] who was a member of the civilian world championship team in the 1975 Trofeo Mezzalama.

Palmarès[edit]

Cross-country Skiing[edit]

  • 1971: 1st, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 5 km pursuit
  • 1977: 2nd, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 10 km
  • 1979: 2nd, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 10 km
  • 1980: 1st, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 10 km
  • 1981:
    • 1st, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 20 km
    • 1st, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 10 km
    • 1st, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 5 km pursuit
  • 1982:
    • 1st, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 20 km
    • 1st, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 10 km
    • 2nd, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 5 km pursuit
  • 1983:
    • 1st, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 20 km
    • 1st, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 10 km
  • 1984:
    • 1st, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 20 km
    • 1st, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 10 km
    • 1st, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 5 km pursuit
  • 1985:
    • 1st, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 5 km pursuit
    • 2nd, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 10 km
    • 3rd, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 20 km
  • 1986: 3rd, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 20 km
  • 1988: 3rd, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 5 km pursuit

Road Cycling[edit]

1982
2nd UCI Road World Championships - Women's Road Race
1983
3rd UCI Road World Championships - Women's Road Race
1984
5th Road race, 1984 Summer Olympics
1985
1st Grande Boucle
1st Stage 5 Grande Boucle
1st Stage 9 Grande Boucle
1st Stage 10 Grande Boucle
1st Stage 12 Grande Boucle
2nd Stage 13 Grande Boucle
1st Stage 15 Grande Boucle
2nd UCI Road World Championships - Women's Road Race
1986
1st Grande Boucle
1987
1st Tour de l'Aude Cycliste Féminin
2nd Grande Boucle
1988
1st Giro d'Italia Femminile
2nd Grande Boucle
2nd Tour de l'Aude Cycliste Féminin
1989
2nd Grande Boucle
3rd UCI Road World Championships - Women's Road Race
1990
2nd Giro d'Italia Femminile

Mountain Biking[edit]

See also[edit]

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