Pino Cerami

Giuseppe "Pino" Cerami (28 April 1922[1] – 20 September 2014) was a Belgian road bicycle racer. He joined the professional peloton in 1946 as an independent. Born in Misterbianco, Sicily, Italy he was naturalised as a Belgian on 16 March 1956.

Pino Cerami
Personal information
Full nameGiuseppe Cerami
NicknamePino
Born(1922-04-28)28 April 1922[1]
Misterbianco, Sicily, Italy
Died20 September 2014(2014-09-20) (aged 92)
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeClassics specialist
Amateur team
1937–45-
Professional teams
1946–1947Independent
1948Metropole-Dunlop
1949–1954Peugeot-Dunlop
1955–1956Elvé-Peugeot
1957Peugeot-BP
1958Elvé-Peugeot-Marvan
1959–1962Peugeot-BP-Dunlop
1963Peugeot-BP
Major wins
Tour de France, 1 stage (1963)
Tour of Belgium (1957)
Paris–Roubaix (1960)
La Flèche Wallonne (1960)
Paris–Brussels (1961)
Medal record
Men's road bicycle racing
Representing  Belgium
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1960 Karl Marx Stadt Elite Men's Road Race

Cerami won the 1960 Paris–Roubaix Classic with Tino Sabbadini of France second and Miguel Poblet of Spain in third place. Cerami also won La Flèche Wallonne Classic in 1960. Cerami was 3rd in the 1960 World Championship Road Race behind Rik Van Looy of Belgium and Frenchman André Darrigade. At the 1963 Tour de France, Cerami won the 9th stage at 41 years old; Cerami is the oldest Tour de France stage winner ever.[2]

Since 1964 the Grand Prix Pino Cerami professional cycling race has taken place every year in Belgium. Cerami died on 20 September 2014 after a long illness.[3]

Major resultsEdit

1951
3rd stage Tour of Belgium
5th stage Tour of Belgium
1954
1st Ninove
12th stage Tour of Europe
13th stage Tour of Europe
1957
1st stage Tour of Belgium
General Classification - Tour of Belgium
1958
2nd stage Tour de Picardie
1959
3rd stage Tour de Luxembourg
1960
Paris–Roubaix
Flèche Wallonne
1961
Paris–Brussels
Brabantse Pijl
1963
9th stage Tour de France

Tour de FranceEdit

  • 1949 - did not finish
  • 1957 - 35th
  • 1958 - did not finish
  • 1962 - 81st
  • 1963 - did not finish; winner 9th stage

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b http://wielersport.slogblog.nl/post/1/7704
  2. ^ "Oudste ritwinnaar en leider per grote ronde" (in Dutch). Cyclingbase. Archived from the original on 27 August 2013. Retrieved 31 August 2013.
  3. ^ Oud-wielrenner Pino Cerami (92) overladen

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