Wladimiro Panizza

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Wladimiro Panizza
Personal information
Full name Wladimiro Panizza
Born (1945-06-05)June 5, 1945
Fagnano Olona, Italy
Died May 21, 2002(2002-05-21) (aged 56)
Cassano Magnago, Italy
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climber
Major wins
2 stages Giro d'Italia
1 stage Tour de France
Grand Prix du Midi Libre (1977)
Infobox last updated on
July 16, 2008

Wladimiro Panizza (Fagnano Olona, 5 June 1945 — Cassano Magnago, 21 May 2002) was an Italian professional road bicycle racer. Panizza came from a communistic family and was named after Lenin. During his long career (1967–1985), he helped Felice Gimondi and Franco Bitossi. His best grand tour was the 1980 Giro d'Italia, where he finished on the second place in the overall classification. He holds the record for participation in the Giro, completing the race 16 times from 18 starts.

Palmarès[edit]

1967
GP Hiussano
GP Valsassina
GP Montelupo
GP Robbiano
1970
GP Monaco
1971
Giro d'Italia: 9th place overall classification
1972
Giro d'Italia: 5th place overall classification
1973
Giro della Provincia di Reggio Calabria
Giro della Romagna
Giro d'Italia: 6th place overall classification
1974
Giro di Campania (with Marcello Bergamo)
Tour de France:
4th place overall classification
1975
Italy Italian National Cyclo-cross Championships
Milano–Torino
Giro d'Italia:
Winner stage 17B
6th place overall classification
1976
Antibes
Italy Italian National Cyclo-cross Championships
Tavarnezze
Giro d'Italia: 6th place overall classification
Tour de France:
Winner stage 15
1977
Montauroux
Colbordolo
Grand Prix du Midi Libre
Giro d'Italia: 6th place overall classification
1978
Cantu
Giro d'Italia:
Winner stage 17
4th place overall classification
1980
Giro della Provincia di Siracusa
Giro d'Italia:
2nd place overall classification
1981
Giro del Friuli
1982
Giro della Provincia di Siracusa
Trofeo dell'Etna
1983
Giro d'Italia:
10th place overall classification

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