Giuseppe Guerini

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Giuseppe Guerini
Giuseppe Guerini (TMO) 05-01-2003.jpg
Personal information
Full name Giuseppe Guerini
Nickname Turbo
Born (1970-02-14) 14 February 1970 (age 46)
Gazzaniga, Italy
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climber
Professional team(s)
1993-1995 Navigare
1996-1998 Polti
1999-2007 Deutsche Telekom/T-Mobile
Major wins
1999 Tour de France, stage 10
2005 Tour de France, stage 19
Infobox last updated on
18 August 2015

Giuseppe Guerini (born 14 February 1970) is a retired Italian professional road bicycle racer. He was known throughout his career as a climbing specialist and had pronounced success in cycling's Grand Tour events. He completed six Tours de France, five Vueltas a España and four Giro d'Italia, managing two third-place finishes in the 1997 and 1998 Giro d'Italia.

He began his professional career in 1993 with Navigare and subsequently joined Team Polti in 1996. It was during his tenure with team Polti that he achieved two podium finishes at the Giro d'Italia. He then switched to the German T-Mobile Team from 1999 to 2007. He retired from cycling at the end of 2007.

Further career highlights include a stage win in the 1998 Route du Sud, a stage win in the 1998 Volta a Portugal, a stage win in the 1999 Tour de France and again in the 2005 Tour de France, a stage win in the 2002 Catalan Week, and second place in the 2003 Tour de Suisse.

He is also remembered for an incident during the 1999 Tour de France when a cycling fan knocked him off his bicycle during the race. Guerini was leading the field only a few hundred meters from the finish of the difficult Alpe d'Huez stage but was able to remount his bicycle and finish 21 seconds ahead of Pavel Tonkov.

Guerini is a native of Gazzaniga, Lombardy.

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

1998
stage at Route du sud
stage at Tour of Pourtugal
1999
10th stage at Tour de France
2002
Setmana Catalana de Ciclisme stage 3
2003
2nd Overall Tour de Suisse
2005
Tour de France stage 19

Grand Tour overall classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Pink jersey Giro - 32 31 19 3 3 - - 44 - - - - - -
Yellow jersey Tour - - - 29 53 - 22 26 39 80 35 24 20 26 -
gold jersey Vuelta WD - - - - WD WD - - - - - - - WD

WD = Withdrew

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