Alessio–Bianchi

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Alessio–Bianchi
Team information
UCI codeALB
RegisteredItaly
Founded1998 (1998)
Disbanded2004
DisciplineRoad
BicyclesBianchi
Key personnel
General managerBruno Cenghialta
Team name history
1998
1999
2000–2003
2004
Ballan
Ballan-Alessio
Alessio
Alessio-Bianchi

Alessio–Bianchi was an Italian professional cycling team which existed from 1998 to 2004. It was created in 1998 as Ballan. In 1999 Italian wheels manufacturer Alessio came in as co-sponsor, and in 2000 as main sponsor. The team was dissolved by the end of the 2004 season.

Major wins[edit]

1998
1st Stage 1 Giro di Calabria, Endrio Leoni
1st Stage 4 Tirreno–Adriatico, Gabriele Colombo
1st Stage 3a Four Days of Dunkirk, Alexandre Gontchenkov
1st Stage 5 Four Days of Dunkirk, Gabriele Colombo
1st Luk-Cup Bühl, Piotr Ugrumov
1999
1st Stage 5 Tour Méditerranéen, Fabio Baldato
1st Trofeo Pantalica, Andrea Ferrigato
1st Berner Rundfahrt, Andrea Ferrigato
1st Stage 4 Giro del Trentino, Alexandre Gontchenkov
1st Stage 2 Four Days of Dunkirk, Andrea Ferrigato
1st Stage 1 OBV Classic, Carlo Finco
1st Stage 2 Danmark Rundt, Fabio Baldato
1st Stage 3 Danmark Rundt, Nicola Loda
1st Stage 4 Tour de Suisse, Gilberto Simoni
2001
1st, Stage 2 & 8 Tirreno–Adriatico, Endrio Leoni
1st, Stage 8 & 17 Giro d'Italia, Pietro Caucchioli
2002
1st, Stage 6 Tirreno–Adriatico, Franco Pellizotti
1st Stage 4 Tour of the Basque Country, Franco Pellizotti
Stage 17 & 20 Vuelta a España, Angelo Furlan
2003
1st, Stage 5 Tirreno–Adriatico, Ruggero Marzoli
1st, Stage 3 Tour de Romandie, Laurent Dufaux
1st, Stage 2 Giro d'Italia, Fabio Baldato
2004
1st Overall Giro della Provincia di Lucca, Alessandro Bertolini
1st Stage 3, Alessandro Bertolini
1st Gran Premio di Chiasso, Franco Pellizotti
1st Paris-Roubaix, Magnus Bäckstedt
1st Stage 5 Course de la Paix, Martin Hvastija
1st Stage 1 Route du Sud, Cristian Moreni
1st  Italy Road Race Championships, Cristian Moreni
1st Scandinavian Open Road Race, Marcus Ljungqvist
1st Coppa Bernocchi, Angelo Furlan
1st Stage 1 & 4 Tour de Pologne, Fabio Baldato