Gianbattista Baronchelli

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Gianbattista Baronchelli
Personal information
NicknameGibi
Born (1953-09-06) 6 September 1953 (age 65)
Ceresara, Italy
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Professional team(s)
1974–1978Scic
1979Magniflex
1980–1982Bianchi
1983Sammontana
1984Murella
1985–1986Supermercati Brianzoli
1986–1987Del Tongo
1988Pepsi Cola
1989Titanbonifica
Major wins
Giro di Lombardia (1977, 1980)
Silver, 1980 UCI Road World Championships

Gianbattista Baronchelli (born 6 September 1953) is an Italian retired professional road racing cyclist (1974–1989). He obtained a total of 94 victories.[citation needed]

Baronchelli was born in Ceresara, in the Province of Mantua. In 1973, as an amateur, he won the Tour de l'Avenir and the Baby Giro, and he was thought destined to win the Giro d'Italia.[1] Although he knew the director of the Molteni team, they did not sign him, as they already had Eddy Merckx as their team captain, so Baronchelli signed a contract at the SCIC team.[1]

He was overall second at the Giro d'Italia in 1974 and 1978, and third in 1977. His other main accomplishments were a silver medal at the 1980 World Championships and two victories at the Giro di Lombardia (1977 and 1986).[2]

Baronchelli started in the Tour de France twice, in 1976 and 1979, but both times did not finish the race.[3] He won the Giro dell'Appenino six times in succession from 1977 to 1982.

Major victories[edit]

Amongst Baronchelli's victories are:[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Maloney, Tim (18 March 2004). "Tales from the classic peloton, January 8, 2004". Cycling news. Retrieved 26 January 2010.
  2. ^ "Cycling hall of fame: Gianbattista Baronchelli". Retrieved 26 January 2010.
  3. ^ "The Tour - Gianbattista Baronchelli". Amaury Sport Organisation. Archived from the original on 9 July 2010. Retrieved 26 January 2010.
  4. ^ Gianbattista Baronchelli at Cycling Archives