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Francesco Gavazzi (born 1 August 1984) is an Italian professional road bicycle racer, who currently rides for UCI Professional Continental team Androni Giocattoli–Sidermec.[3]

Francesco Gavazzi
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Gavazzi at the 2009 Tour de Pologne
Personal information
Full nameFrancesco Gavazzi
NicknameGava
Born (1984-08-01) 1 August 1984 (age 34)
Morbegno, Italy
Height1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight62 kg (137 lb)
Team information
Current teamAndroni Giocattoli–Sidermec
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeSprinter
Professional team(s)
2007–2011Lampre–Fondital
2012–2014Astana[1]
2015Southeast Pro Cycling
2016–Androni Giocattoli–Sidermec[2]
Major wins
Grand Tours
Vuelta a España
1 individual stage (2011)

Other

Trittico Lombardo (2010)
Gavazzi at the 2009 Eneco Tour

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CareerEdit

Gavazzi was born in Morbegno. In 2012, Gavazzi participated in the Tour of Beijing and won its queen stage leading to the Great Wall of China. To add to the difficulty of the day, the air quality was deemed as "severely polluted" by the local authorities.[4] Gavazzi closed down an attack by Team Sky's Edvald Boasson Hagen and grabbed the victory.[5] His consistent placings in the other stages netted him the second spot in the overall classification behind Tony Martin (Omega Pharma–Quick-Step).[6] However the win in Beijing was Gavazzi's sole victory during three years at Astana, and in November 2014 it was announced that had signed a one-year deal with Southeast Pro Cycling for the 2015 season.[7]

Career achievementsEdit

Major resultsEdit

2005
6th Overall Trofeo PIVA
2006
1st   Road race, National Under–23 Road Championships
1st   Overall Giro della Toscana
1st Trofeo Unidelta
1st Giro del Canavese
2nd GP Folignano
3rd   UEC European Under–23 Road Championships
4th UCI Road World Under–23 Championships
5th Overall Girobio
1st Stage 4
5th Gran Premio Palio del Recioto
5th Trofeo Alcide Degasperi
6th Coppa della Pace
2007
3rd Overall Japan Cup
2008
5th Overall Tour de Pologne
5th Overall Japan Cup
7th Gran Premio Nobili Rubinetterie
7th Memorial Marco Pantani
9th Memorial Cimurri
2009
1st Rund um die Nürnberger Altstadt
2nd Gran Premio Industria e Commercio di Prato
3rd Giro della Romagna
3rd Giro del Piemonte
4th Road race, National Road Championships
5th Overall Giro di Toscana
6th Paris–Tours
10th Overall Tour de Pologne
10th Overall Eneco Tour
2010
1st Coppa Ugo Agostoni
1st Stage 1 Giro di Sardegna
1st Stage 3 Tour of the Basque Country
2nd Trofeo Laigueglia
6th Classica Sarda
8th Giro del Friuli
8th GP Ouest–France
9th Tre Valli Varesine
9th Giro della Romagna
9th Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal
10th Overall Tirreno–Adriatico
2011
Volta a Portugal
1st Stages 6 & 10
1st Stage 18 Vuelta a España
1st Stage 5 Tour of the Basque Country
4th Classica Sarda
4th Gran Premio Nobili Rubinetterie
6th Overall Giro della Provincia di Reggio Calabria
8th Gran Premio della Costa Etruschi
2012
2nd Overall Tour of Beijing
1st Stage 3
5th Trofeo Laigueglia
5th Druivenkoers Overijse
7th Overall Tour Méditerranéen
2013
6th Overall Tour of Belgium
2014
3rd Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana
5th Trofeo Muro–Port d'Alcúdia
8th Grand Prix of Aargau Canton
10th Gran Premio Città di Camaiore
2015
2nd Trofeo Laigueglia
2nd Gran Premio di Lugano
4th Overall Tour of Hainan
10th Volta Limburg Classic
10th Tre Valli Varesine
2016
1st Stage 2 Volta a Portugal
1st Memorial Marco Pantani
2nd Gran Premio della Costa Etruschi
3rd Tre Valli Varesine
3rd Coppa Ugo Agostoni
5th Trofeo Laigueglia
5th GP Industria & Artigianato di Larciano
7th Overall Tour du Haut Var
8th Overall Tour du Limousin
8th Coppa Sabatini
10th Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli
2017
3rd Overall Tour du Limousin
3rd Gran Premio della Costa Etruschi
3rd Classic Sud-Ardèche
6th Trofeo Laigueglia
7th Overall Tour of Turkey
2018
2nd Grand Prix of Aargau Canton
3rd Memorial Marco Pantani
6th Coppa Sabatini
9th GP Industria & Artigianato di Larciano
10th Coppa Ugo Agostoni
2019
4th Trofeo Laigueglia
9th Giro dell'Appennino

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
  Giro d'Italia 84 69 58 53 IP
  Tour de France 105 84
  Vuelta a España 58
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Astana announce three more signings". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 23 August 2011. Retrieved 6 January 2019. Astana has announced the addition of three new riders to their roster with Francesco Gavazzi (Lampre-ISD), Egor Silin (Katusha) and Jacopo Guarnieri (Liquigas-Cannondale) all set to join the team in 2012.
  2. ^ "Fatta l'Androni Sidermec per il 2018: è Bisolti l'ultimo rinforzo" [Androni Sidermec complete for 2018: Bisolti is the last reinforcement]. Cicloweb.it (in Italian). Cicloweb. 28 November 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Two new riders for Movistar at Tour Down Under - News Shorts". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 3 January 2019. Retrieved 6 January 2019. Androni-Giocattoli-Sidermech [sic] for 2019: Manuel Belletti, Marco Benfatto, Alessandro Bisolti, Matteo Busato, Mattia Cattaneo, Leonardo Fedrigo, Marco and Mattia Frapporti, Francesco Gavazzi, Fausto Masnada, Matteo Montaguti, Matteo Pelucchi, Matteo Spreafico, Andrea Vendrame, Mattia Viel, Julian Cardona, Miguel Florez, Daniel Munoz and, Kevin Rivera.
  4. ^ "Beijing's Bad Air Day". The Inner Ring. WordPress. 8 October 2012. Retrieved 11 October 2012.
  5. ^ Walker, Lee (11 October 2012). "Gavazzi denies Boasson Hagen stage victory in Beijing". Yahoo! Eurosport. TF1 Group. Archived from the original on 15 December 2012. Retrieved 11 October 2012.
  6. ^ "Tony Martin claims Tour of Beijing crown as Steve Cummings wins finale". VeloNews. Competitor Group, Inc. Agence France-Presse. 13 October 2012. Retrieved 13 October 2012.
  7. ^ "News shorts: Gavazzi to Neri Sottoli". cyclingnews.com. 8 November 2014. Retrieved 27 November 2014.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Francesco Gavazzi at Wikimedia Commons