Marco Giovannetti

Marco Giovannetti (born 4 April 1962) is an Italian former professional road bicycle racer and Olympic gold medalist who won the Vuelta a España in 1990. He has also won stages at the Tour de Suisse and the Giro d'Italia.

Marco Giovannetti
Personal information
Full nameMarco Giovannetti
Born (1962-04-04) 4 April 1962 (age 58)
Milan, Italy
Team information
Current teamRetired
Professional teams
1986-1988Gis Gelati
1991-1992Chateau d'Ax - Gatorade
Major wins
1984 Olympic team road race
1990 Vuelta a España

Giovannetti was born in Milan, Italy to a Tuscan family. Early in his career as an amateur, Giovannetti won the gold medal in the Team Road Race at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California, together with Claudio Vandelli, Marcello Bartalini and Eros Poli.[1]

Giovannetti's overall win in the 1990 Vuelta a España was due to a decisive attack on stage 6 over the Las Palomas mountain range. Although he placed fifth on the stage, his competitors fared worse and Giovannetti moved into second place and by stage 11 he had moved into the lead and eventually defeating the defending champion Pedro Delgado, who finished in second place. He became only the fourth Italian to win the Spanish Grand Tour.

In 1991, Giovannetti finished all three Grand Tours in a single season.

Career achievementsEdit

Major resultsEdit

1984 – Amateur
Gold Medal, Summer Olympics Men's Team Road Race
Giro d'Italia:
  Winner Maglia bianca (youth classification)
8th place overall classification
1987 – GIS Gelati-Jollyscarpe
4th overall and Stage 6 win, Tour de Suisse
6th overall, Giro d'Italia
1988 – GIS Gelati-Bruiatori Ecoflam
6th overall, Giro d'Italia
1989 – Seur
8th overall, Giro d'Italia
26th overall, Vuelta a España
1990 – Seur
 1st overall, Vuelta a España
3rd overall, Giro d'Italia
1991 – Gatorade-Chateau d'Ax
8th overall, Giro d'Italia
30th overall, Tour de France
18th overall, Vuelta a España
1992 – Gatorade-Chateau d'Ax
  Italian National Road Race Championship
4th overall, Giro d'Italia
1993 – Mapei
28th overall, Giro d'Italia

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994
  Vuelta a España 26 1 18 4 DNF
  Giro d'Italia 14 8 6 6 8 3 8 4 28 DNF
  Tour de France DNF DNF 30
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish


  1. ^ "Marco Giovannetti Olympic Results". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 26 May 2015.

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