Francesco Gavazzi

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Francesco Gavazzi
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Gavazzi at the 2009 Tour de Pologne
Personal information
Full name Francesco Gavazzi
Nickname Gava
Born (1984-08-01) 1 August 1984 (age 32)
Morbegno, Italy
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 62 kg (137 lb)
Team information
Current team Androni Giocattoli–Sidermec
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Sprinter
Professional team(s)
2007–2011 Lampre–Fondital
2012–2014 Astana[1]
2015 Southeast Pro Cycling
2016– Androni Giocattoli–Sidermec
Major wins

Grand Tours

Vuelta a España
1 individual stage (2011)

Other

Trittico Lombardo (2010)
Francesco Gavazzi

Francesco Gavazzi (born 1 August 1984 in Morbegno) is an Italian professional road bicycle racer for UCI Professional Continental team Androni Giocattoli–Sidermec.[2] In 2012, Gavazzi participated in the Tour of Beijing and won its queen stage leading to the Great Wall of China. To add to the difficulty of the day, the air quality was deemed as "severely polluted" by the local authorities.[3] Gavazzi closed down an attack by Team Sky's Edvald Boasson Hagen and grabbed the victory.[4] His consistent placings in the other stages netted him the second spot in the overall classification behind Tony Martin (Omega Pharma–Quick-Step).[5] However the win in Beijing was Gavazzi's sole victory during three years at Astana, and in November 2014 it was announced that had signed a one-year deal with Southeast Pro Cycling for the 2015 season.[2]

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

2005
6th Trofeo Banca Popolare Piva
2006
1st National Under-23 Road Race Championships
1st Overall Giro della Toscana
1st Trofeo Unidelta
1st Giro del Canavese – Trofeo Sportivi Valperghesi
1st Stage 4 Baby Giro
2nd GP Folignano
3rd European Under-23 Road Race Championships
4th World Under-23 Road Race Championships
5th Overall Girobio
5th GP Palio del Recioto
5th Trofeo Alcide De Gasperi
6th Coppa della Pace
2007
3rd Overall Japan Cup
2008
5th Overall Tour de Pologne
5th Overall Japan Cup
7th Gran Premio Nobili Rubinetterie
7th Memorial Marco Pantani
9th Memorial Cimurri
2009
1st Rund um die Nürnberger Altstadt
2nd Gran Premio Industria e Commercio di Prato
3rd Giro della Romagna
3rd Giro del Piemonte
4th National Road Race Championships
5th Overall Giro di Toscana
6th Paris–Tours
10th Overall Tour de Pologne
10th Overall Eneco Tour
2010
1st Coppa Ugo Agostoni
1st Stage 1 Giro di Sardegna
1st Stage 3 Tour of the Basque Country
2nd Trofeo Laigueglia
6th Classica Sarda
8th Giro del Friuli
8th GP Ouest-France
9th Tre Valli Varesine
9th Giro della Romagna
9th Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal
10th Overall Tirreno–Adriatico
2011
Volta a Portugal
1st Stages 6 & 10
1st Stage 18 Vuelta a España
1st Stage 5 Tour of the Basque Country
4th Classica Sarda
4th Gran Premio Nobili Rubinetterie
6th Overall Giro della Provincia Di Reggio Calabria
8th Gran Premio della Costa Etruschi
2012
2nd Overall Tour of Beijing
1st Stage 3
5th Trofeo Laigueglia
5th Druivenkoers Overijse
7th Overall Tour Méditerranéen
2013
6th Overall Tour of Belgium
2014
3rd Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana
5th Trofeo Muro-Port d'Alcúdia
8th Grand Prix of Aargau Canton
10th Gran Premio Città di Camaiore
2015
2nd Trofeo Laigueglia
2nd Gran Premio di Lugano
4th Overall Tour of Hainan
10th Volta Limburg Classic
2016
1st Stage 2 Volta a Portugal
1st Memorial Marco Pantani
2nd Gran Premio della Costa Etruschi
3rd Tre Valli Varesine
3rd Coppa Ugo Agostoni
5th Trofeo Laigueglia
5th GP Industria & Artigianato di Larciano
7th Overall Tour du Haut Var
8th Overall Tour du Limousin
8th Coppa Sabatini
10th Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli
2017
3rd Gran Premio della Costa Etruschi
3rd Classic Sud-Ardèche
6th Trofeo Laigueglia

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia 84 69 58
A yellow jersey Tour de France 105 84
A red jersey Vuelta a España 58
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Egor Silin, Francesco Gavazzi and Jacopo Guarnieri will join the team for 2012 & 2013 seasons". astana.lu. Astana. 22 August 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "News shorts: Gavazzi to Neri Sottoli". cyclingnews.com. 8 November 2014. Retrieved 27 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Beijing's Bad Air Day". The Inner Ring. WordPress. 8 October 2012. Retrieved 11 October 2012. 
  4. ^ Walker, Lee (11 October 2012). "Gavazzi denies Boasson Hagen stage victory in Beijing". Yahoo! Eurosport. TF1 Group. Retrieved 11 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "Tony Martin claims Tour of Beijing crown as Steve Cummings wins finale". VeloNews. Competitor Group, Inc. Agence France-Presse. 13 October 2012. Retrieved 13 October 2012. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Francesco Gavazzi at Wikimedia Commons