Gianni Motta

Gianni Motta (born 13 March 1943) is an Italian former bicycle racer who won the 1966 Giro d'Italia .

Gianni Motta
Gianni Motta 1966.jpg
Motta at the 1966 Giro d'Italia
Personal information
Full nameGianni Motta
Born (1943-03-13) 13 March 1943 (age 78)
Cassano d'Adda, Italy
Team information
DisciplineRace
RoleRider
Professional teams
1964–1968Molteni
1969Sanson
1970–1971Salvarani
1972Ferretti
1973Zonca
1974Magniflex
1976G.B.C.
Major wins
Grand Tours
Giro d'Italia
General classification (1966)
Points classification (1966)
6 individual stages (1964, 1966, 1968, 1972, 1973)

Stage Races

Tour de Romandie (1966, 1971)
Tour de Suisse (1967)

One-day races and Classics

Giro di Lombardia (1964)
Tre Valli Varesine (1965–1967, 1970)
Milano–Torino (1967)
Giro dell'Emilia (1968, 1969, 1971)

Gianni Motta was born at Cassano d'Adda (Lombardy). His main victories include the Giro d'Italia (1966),[1] a Giro di Lombardia (1964), a Tour de Suisse (1967) and two Tour de Romandie (1966, 1971).

Like many before him, he turned to manufacture and sales of bicycles after his racing career.[2]

While at Molteni in 1968 Motta tested positive for a banned substance and his results in the 1968 Giro d'Italia were removed.[3]

Major resultsEdit

Sources:[4][5]

1964
1st Giro di Lombardia
1st Coppa Bernocchi
1st Trofeo Baracchi
1st Stage 3b Tour de Romandie
5th Overall Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 21
2nd Giro dell'Appennino
2nd Giro delle Tre Provincie
3rd Giro del Veneto
8th Coppa Placci
1965
1st Tre Valli Varesine
1st Stage 2 Grand Prix du Midi Libre
2nd GP Lugano
3rd Overall Tour de France
3rd Giro di Campania
3rd Milano-Vignola
4th Coppa Bernocchi
5th Giro di Lombardia
8th Overall Paris–Nice
9th Milan–San Remo
1966
1st   Overall Giro d'Italia
1st   Points classification
1st Stages 17 & 19
1st   Overall Tour de Romandie
1st Stage 2
1st   Overall (TTT) Cronostaffetta
1st Stage 1b
1st Giro di Romagna
1st Tre Valli Varesine
3rd Gran Piemonte
1967
1st   Overall Tour de Suisse
1st Stages 2 & 3
1st   Overall (TTT) Cronostaffetta
1st Stage 1b
1st Milano–Torino
1st Tre Valli Varesine
1st Stage 4 Tour de Romandie
2nd Milan–San Remo
6th Overall Giro di Sardegna
6th Overall Giro d'Italia
9th GP Alghero
1968
1st   Overall (TTT) Cronostaffetta
1st Giro dell'Appennino
1st Giro dell'Emilia
1st Stage 4 Tour de Romandie
4th Giro di Toscana
6th Overall Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 8[N 1][3]
7th Zuri Metzgete
1969
1st   Overall Escalada a Montjuïc
1st Stage 1b
1st Giro dell'Emilia
2nd Giro di Romagna
5th Zuri Metzgete
1970
1st   Overall (TTT) Cronostaffetta
1st Stage 1c
1st Giro dell'Appennino
1st Tre Valli Varesine
1st Giro dell'Umbria
1st Stage 1a Escalada a Montjuich
2nd Col San Martino
3rd Overall A Travers Lausanne
3rd Giro di Lombardia
10th Giro dell'Emilia
1971
1st   Overall Tour de Romandie
1st Stages 4 & 5a
1st Giro dell'Emilia
1st Col San Martino
2nd Gran Piemonte
4th Overall Giro di Sardegna
6th Trofeo Laigueglia
7th Overall Tirreno–Adriatico
1st Stage 1
7th Milan–San Remo
10th La Flèche Wallonne
1972
1st Stage 2 Giro d'Italia
2nd Milan–San Remo
3rd Milano-Torino
4th Giro di Puglia
8th Overall Tour de Romandie
1973
1st Stage 1 Monte Campione
2nd Giro dell'Appennino
3rd Milano-Vignola
6th Giro dell'Emilia
7th Coppa Placci
10th Overall Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 6
1974
1st Stage 5 Giro di Puglia
1976
9th Milano-Vignola
  1. ^ Motta, was found to have used performance enhancing drugs and his results were subsequently voided.

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976
  Vuelta a España
  Giro d'Italia 5 1 6 DSQ 20 DNF 10 24 DNF
  Tour de France 3 DNF
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish
DSQ Disqualified

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "A history of foreign starts at the Giro d'Italia". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 13 March 2021.
  2. ^ Home - GIANNI MOTTA, Belgium bikes (in Dutch)
  3. ^ a b "Giro d'Italia 1968 : the real numbers of doping". www.cyclisme-dopage.com. Retrieved 13 March 2021.
  4. ^ "Gianni Motta". www.procyclingstats.com. Retrieved 13 March 2021.
  5. ^ "Gianni Motta - FirstCycling.com". firstcycling.com. Retrieved 13 March 2021.

External linksEdit