Franco Balmamion

Franco Balmamion (born 11 January 1940), is an Italian former professional road racing cyclist who raced between 1960 and 1972. The highlight of his career was his successive overall wins in the 1962 and 1963 editions of the Giro d'Italia.[1][2]

Franco Balmamion
Franco Balmamion 1968.jpg
Franco Balmamion c. 1968
Personal information
Full nameFranco Balmamion
Born (1940-01-11) 11 January 1940 (age 80)
Nole, Italy
Team information
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Professional teams
1961Bianchi
1962–1963Carpano
1964Cynar
1965–1966Sanson
1967–1968Molteni
1969–1970Salvarani
1971–1972Scic
Major wins
Grand Tours
Giro d'Italia
General classification (1962, 1963)

One-day races and Classics

Italian National Road Race Championship (1967)

Major resultsEdit

Giro d'Italia
  • 1961 – 20th overall
  •   19621st overall, 5 stages in pink jersey
  •   19631st overall, 6 stages in pink jersey
  • 1964 – 8th overall, 3rd mountains
  • 1965 – 5th overall
  • 1966 – 6th overall
  • 1967 – 2nd overall
  • 1968 – 7th overall
  • 1970 – 12th overall
Tour de France
  • 1967 – 3rd overall
  • 1969 – 39th overall
  • 1970 – 12th overall
Other one-day classics and semi-classics

Grand Tours general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972
  Giro d'Italia 20 1 1 8 5 6 2 7 12 DNF 38
  Tour de France DNF 3 39 12 DNF
  Vuelta a España
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish
DSQ Disqualified

ReferencesEdit

Further readingEdit

  • Sykes, Herbie (2008). Double Eagle of the Canavese. Norwich, UK: Mousehold Press. ISBN 978-1-874739-49-4. Retrieved 3 November 2013.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

External linksEdit