Gianbattista Baronchelli

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Gianbattista Baronchelli
Personal information
Nickname Gibi
Born (1953-09-06) September 6, 1953 (age 63)
Ceresara, Italy
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1974–1978 Scic
1979 Magniflex
1980–1982 Bianchi
1983 Sammontana
1984 Murella
1985–1986 Supermercati Brianzoli
1986–1987 Del Tongo
1988 Pepsi Cola
1989 Titanbonifica
Major wins
1986 Giro di Lombardia
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]


  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. Retrieved 26 January 2010. 
  4. ^ Gianbattista Baronchelli profile at Cycling Archives