|Born||15 January 1965|
|1985–1986||G.S. Zalf–Fior–Glem Gas|
Born in Cles, Trentino, Fondriest turned professional in 1987 with the Ecoflam team. He subsequently rode for Alfa-Lum in 1988, winning the World Cycling Championships along with stages in the Tour de Suisse and Tirreno–Adriatico. In 1991, riding for Panasonic, he won the UCI Road World Cup.
In 1993, riding for the Lampre team, he won Milan–San Remo, La Flèche Wallonne, the Züri-Metzgete, the Giro dell'Emilia, the general classification and two stages of Tirreno–Adriatico, three stages and the general classification of the Grand Prix du Midi Libre, a stage in the Giro d'Italia and the overall World Cup. He never again had such a successful season, although he had another successful season with Lampre in 1995: in that year he won a stage in the Giro d'Italia and came in second in a number of races (the Tirreno–Adriatico general classification, Milan–San Remo, Gent–Wevelgem, La Flèche Wallonne, and a stage in the Giro d'Italia).
- World Cup: 1991, 1993
- World road champion: 1988
- Challenge San Silvestro d'Oro: 1993
- Challenge Giglio d'Oro: 1993
- Milan–San Remo: 1993
- Flèche Wallonne: 1993
- Grand Prix de Zurich: 1993
- Midi Libre: 1993
- Tour of Britain: 1994
- Tour of Poland: 1994
- "Tour de Pologne". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 28 March 2015.