Giuseppe Saronni

Giuseppe Saronni (born 22 September 1957), also known as Beppe Saronni, is an Italian former racing cyclist. He had remarkable success riding in the Giro d'Italia. In 1980 he won 7 stages and finished 7th overall, in 1981 he won 3 stages and finished 3rd overall. In 1979 and 1983 he would win the Giro d'Italia and all total for his career win 24 stages in this race.

Giuseppe Saronni
Personal information
Full nameGiuseppe Saronni
Born (1957-09-22) 22 September 1957 (age 64)
Novara, Italy
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Weight68 kg (150 lb)[2]
Team information
Current teamUAE Team Emirates
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider (retired)
Team manager
Advisor
Rider typeAll-rounder
Professional teams
1977–1979Scic
1980–1981Gis Gelati
1982–1988Del Tongo
1989Malvor–Sidi
1990Diana–Colnago–Animex
Managerial teams
1992–1996Lampre–Colnago
1997–1998Mapei–GB
1999–Lampre–Daikin
Major wins
Grand Tours
Giro d'Italia
General classification (1979, 1983)
Points classification (1979, 1980, 1981, 1983)
24 individual stages (19781983, 1985)
3 TTT stages (1985, 1986, 1988)
Vuelta a España
2 Individual stages (1983)

Stage races

Tour de Suisse (1982)
Tour de Romandie (1979)
Tirreno–Adriatico (1978, 1982)

One-day races and Classics

World Road Race Championships (1982)
National Road Race Championships (1980)
Milan–San Remo (1983)
La Flèche Wallonne (1980)
Züri–Metzgete (1979)
Giro di Lombardia (1982)
Medal record
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1982 Goodwood Men's road race
Silver medal – second place 1981 Prague Men's road race
Bronze medal – third place 1986 Colorado Springs Men's road race

Saronni currently works an advisor for UCI WorldTeam UAE Team Emirates.

CareerEdit

Born in Novara, Piedmont, Saronni turned professional in 1977. During his career, that lasted until 1989, he won 193 races. In Italy he gave birth to a famous rivalry with Francesco Moser, like those of Alfredo Binda with Learco Guerra, and Fausto Coppi with Gino Bartali. He competed in the team pursuit event at the 1976 Summer Olympics.[3]

In 1982 he won the World Cycling Championship at Goodwood, England, beating American Greg LeMond and Irishman Sean Kelly. His final sprint was so impressive that it gained him the nickname of La fucilata di Goodwood - "the gunshot of Goodwood".[4] The previous year he had won a silver medal, as he had been overcome in the final by Freddy Maertens of Belgium. In 1982 Saronni also won the Giro di Lombardia.

At the beginning of 1983 another a striking attack on the Poggio climb gave him the Milan–San Remo classic, after three consecutive second places in that race. This was Saronni's last great classics victory.

Career achievementsEdit

Major resultsEdit

1977
1st Giro del Veneto
1st Tre Valli Varesine
1st Giro del Friuli
1st Trofeo Pantalica
2nd La Flèche Wallonne
2nd Giro del Piemonte
2nd Coppa Placci
2nd Trofeo Laigueglia
3rd Overall Tirreno–Adriatico
3rd Overall Giro di Puglia
3rd Giro del Lazio
3rd Giro della Provincia di Reggio Calabria
4th Gran Premio Città di Camaiore
5th Giro dell'Emilia
7th Coppa Bernocchi
8th Overall Grand Prix du Midi Libre
8th Overall Giro di Sardegna
8th Trofeo Matteotti
9th Road race, UCI Road World Championships
9th Gran Premio Industria e Commercio di Prato
10th Milano–Torino
1978
1st   Overall Tirreno–Adriatico
1st Prologue
1st   Overall Giro di Puglia
1st Stages 1 & 3b (ITT)
1st   Overall Ruota d'Oro
1st Stage 2
1st Coppa Agostoni
1st Trofeo Pantalica
1st Giro di Campania
1st Stage 4 Giro di Sardegna
2nd Milan–San Remo
2nd Coppa Sabatini
2nd Giro del Friuli
3rd Road race, National Road Championships
3rd Giro dell'Appennino
4th Overall Escalada a Montjuïc
1st Stage 1a (ITT)
4th Road race, UCI Road World Championships
4th Giro dell'Emilia
4th Trofeo Laigueglia
5th Overall Giro d'Italia
1st Stages 2, 7 & 8
6th Giro di Toscana
7th Eschborn–Frankfurt
1979
1st   Overall Giro d'Italia
1st   Points classification
1st Stages 5, 8 (ITT) & 19 (ITT)
1st   Overall Tour de Romandie
1st Stages 1 & 4
1st   Overall Grand Prix du Midi Libre
1st Prologue & Stage 1
1st Züri–Metzgete
1st Grand Prix of Aargau Canton
1st Tre Valli Varesine
1st Trofeo Baracchi (with Francesco Moser)
1st Gran Premio Città di Camaiore
1st Prologue Volta a Catalunya
2nd Tirreno–Adriatico
1st Stage 4
2nd Overall Ruota d'Oro
1st Stage 1
2nd Milan–San Remo
2nd La Flèche Wallonne
2nd Paris–Tours
2nd Giro di Campania
2nd Trofeo Laigueglia
4th Coppa Agostoni
4th Coppa Placci
5th Vuelta a Andalucía
1st Stage 5
5th GP Industria & Artigianato di Larciano
5th Trofeo Pantalica
8th Milano–Torino
8th Road race, UCI Road World Championships
10th Giro dell'Emilia
1980
1st   Road race, National Road Championships
1st   Overall Giro di Puglia
1st Stages 1, 4 & 5
1st La Flèche Wallonne
1st Tre Valli Varesine
1st Coppa Bernocchi
1st Trittico Lombardo
1st Trofeo Pantalica
1st Giro di Campania
1st GP Industria & Artigianato di Larciano
1st Stage 1 Ruota d'Oro
2nd Milan–San Remo
2nd Coppa Sabatini
3rd Overall Tour de Romandie
1st Prologue
3rd Giro del Lazio
4th Züri–Metzgete
5th Milano–Vignola
6th Overall Tirreno–Adriatico
1st Stage 3
6th Overall Giro di Sardegna
7th Overall Giro d'Italia
1st   Points classification
1st 1, 2, 3, 13, 17, 19 & 21 (ITT)
7th Trofeo Matteotti
1981
1st Giro di Romagna
1st Trofeo Laigueglia
1st Coppa Bernocchi
1st Gran Premio Città di Camaiore
1st Giro dell'Etna
1st Stage 1a Escalada a Montjuïc
1st Stage 3 Deutschland Tour
1st Stage 2 Ruota d'Oro
1st Stage 5 La Méditerranéenne
Tirreno–Adriatico
1st Stages 2 & 3
Giro di Puglia
1st Stages 1 & 2
2nd Overall Tour de Romandie
1st Stages 2 & 3
2nd   Road race, UCI Road World Championships
2nd Gran Premio Industria e Commercio di Prato
3rd Overall Giro d'Italia
1st   Points classification
1st Stages 3, 5 & 6
3rd Giro del Friuli
9th Gent–Wevelgem
1982
1st   Road race, UCI Road World Championships
1st   Overall Tour de Suisse
1st Stage 1
1st   Overall Tirreno–Adriatico
1st Stages 1 & 2
1st   Overall Giro del Trentino
1st Stage 3
1st   Overall Giro di Sardegna
1st Stages 1, 2 & 4
1st Giro di Lombardia
1st Milano–Torino
1st Coppa Agostoni
1st Coppa Sabatini
1st Trofeo Pantalica
1st Stage 1 Deutschland Tour
1st Stage 1 Ruota d'Oro
Vuelta a Andalucía
1st Stages 1, 2, 4a & 5
2nd Giro del Friuli
6th Overall Giro d'Italia
1st Stages 2, 9 & 21
6th Paris–Brussels
7th La Flèche Wallonne
1983
1st   Overall Giro d'Italia
1st   Points classification
1st Stages 4, 13 (ITT) & 16b
1st Milan–San Remo
Vuelta a España
1st Stages 9 & 10
2nd Liège–Bastogne–Liège
5th Trofeo Pantalica
1984
Tour of Norway
1st Stages 3 & 5
1985
1st Trofeo Pantalica
1st Stage 3 Giro di Puglia
1st Stage 1 Vuelta a Andalucía
Giro d'Italia
1st Stages 2 (TTT), 3 & 16
2nd Tre Valli Varesine
3rd Overall Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali
1st Stage 3
1986
1st   Overall Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali
1st Stage 3
1st Trofeo Baracchi (with Lech Piasecki)
2nd Overall Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 3 (TTT)
2nd Overall Giro di Puglia
1st Stages 2 & 4
3rd   Road race, UCI Road World Championships
4th Milan–San Remo
1987
1st Milano–Vignola
1st Stage 4 Tirreno–Adriatico
2nd Trofeo Baracchi
1988
1st   Overall Giro di Puglia
1st Stage 1
1st Tre Valli Varesine
1st Stage 4b (TTT) Giro d'Italia
2nd Overall Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali
2nd Road race, National Road Championships
2nd Coppa Placci
10th Overall Vuelta a Andalucía
1st Stage 2
1989
1st Prologue Vuelta a Andalucía
2nd Giro di Romagna
1990
1st Giro della Provincia di Reggio Calabria

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990
  Giro d'Italia 5 1 7 3 6 1 16 15 2 DNF 27 75 45
  Tour de France DNF
  Vuelta a España DNF DNF DNF DNF
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "La Stampa - Consultazione Archivio".
  2. ^ "La Stampa - Consultazione Archivio".
  3. ^ "Giuseppe Saronni Olympic Results". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 13 July 2015. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
  4. ^ Ryan, Barry (12 October 2017). "Extract: The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the rise of Irish Cycling's Golden Generation". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 12 October 2017.

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