Wladimiro Panizza

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Wladimiro Panizza
Wladimiro Panizza c1971.jpg
Panizza in 1971
Personal information
Full name Wladimiro Panizza
Born (1945-06-05)5 June 1945
Fagnano Olona, Italy
Died 21 May 2002(2002-05-21) (aged 56)
Cassano Magnago, Italy
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climber
Major wins
2 stages Giro d'Italia
1 stage Tour de France
Grand Prix du Midi Libre (1977)
Infobox last updated on
16 July 2008

Wladimiro Panizza (5 June 1945 – 21 May 2002) was an Italian professional road bicycle racer. Panizza came from a Communist family and was named after Lenin. During his long career (1967–1985), he helped Felice Gimondi and Franco Bitossi. His best grand tour was the 1980 Giro d'Italia, where he placed second in the overall classification. He holds the record for participation in the Giro, completing the race 16 times from 18 starts.[1]

Palmarès[edit]

1967
GP Hiussano
GP Valsassina
GP Montelupo
GP Robbiano
1970
GP Monaco
1971
Giro d'Italia: 9th place overall classification
1972
Giro d'Italia: 5th place overall classification
1973
Giro della Provincia di Reggio Calabria
Giro della Romagna
Giro d'Italia: 6th place overall classification
1974
Giro di Campania (with Marcello Bergamo)
Tour de France:
4th place overall classification
1975
Italy Italian National Cyclo-cross Championships
Milano–Torino
Giro d'Italia:
Winner stage 17B
6th place overall classification
1976
Antibes
Italy Italian National Cyclo-cross Championships
Tavarnezze
Giro d'Italia: 6th place overall classification
Tour de France:
Winner stage 15
1977
Montauroux
Colbordolo
Grand Prix du Midi Libre
Giro d'Italia: 6th place overall classification
1978
Cantu
Giro d'Italia:
Winner stage 17
4th place overall classification
1980
Giro della Provincia di Siracusa
Giro d'Italia:
2nd place overall classification
1981
Giro del Friuli
1982
Giro della Provincia di Siracusa
Trofeo dell'Etna
1983
Giro d'Italia:
10th place overall classification

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wladimiro Panizza profile at Cycling Archives

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