Carlo Tonon

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Carlo Tonon
Personal information
Full name Carlo Tonon
Born (1955-03-25)25 March 1955
San Vendemiano, Italy
Died 17 June 1996(1996-06-17) (aged 41)
Stabiuzzo, Italy
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1982–1983 Inoxpran
1984 Carrera Inoxpran

Carlo Tonon (25 March 1955, in San Vendemiano – 17 June 1996, in Stabiuzzo) was an Italian professional road bicycle racer.

He was a professional rider from 1982 through 1984 and twice started the Tour de France.

1984 Tour de France[edit]

Tonon finished his first Tour de France for Carrera, where he rode alongside Guido Bontempi, in 1982 as 116th.[1] He was again selected for the 1984 Tour de France where in the 19th stage he collided with a tourist while descending the Col de Joux-Plane. He was transferred to Annecy hospital with a fractured skull[2] where he would stay in a coma for a couple of months and was eventually handicapped for life.

Death and legacy[edit]

In 1996 Tonon committed suicide, hanging himself in his barn. He never totally recovered from his fall[3]

From 2004, the Memorial Carlo Tonon e Denis Zanette is staged, in memory of Tonon and Denis Zanette, another Italian cyclist who died in 2003.


Tour de France:


Giro d'Italia:



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