Vito Taccone

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Vito Taccone
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Vito Taccone after the 20th stage of the Giro d'Italia, 3 June 1965
Personal information
Full name Vito Taccone
Born (1940-05-06)6 May 1940
Avezzano, Italy
Died 15 October 2007(2007-10-15) (aged 67)
Avezzano, Italy
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1961–1962 Atala
1963 Lygie
1964–1965 Salvarani
1966 Vittadello
1967–1969 Germanvox-Wega
1970 Cosatto-Marsicano
Major wins

Vito Taccone (6 May 1940 – 15 October 2007) was an Italian road cyclist.

Taccone made his professional debut in 1961. In the same year he won the Giro di Lombardia. During the 1964 Tour de France, he was accused of causing other cyclists to fall[citation needed], leading to a fight with Spanish racer Fernando Manzaneque and his non-appearance in following tours.

His other victories include one Giro del Piemonte (1962), one Giro della Toscana (1963), one Milano–Torino (1965) and five stages overall at the 1963 Giro d'Italia.[1]

In June 2007, he was arrested and charged with selling counterfeit and stolen clothing.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Former Italian cyclist Taccone dies". Reuters. 15 October 2007. Retrieved 5 April 2010. 

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