Trofeo Franco Balestra

Trofeo Franco Balestra is a road bicycle race held annually in Italy. It is organized as a 1.2 event on the UCI Europe Tour.

Trofeo Franco Balestra
Race details
DateMid-March
RegionItaly
English nameFranco Balestra Trophy
Local name(s)Trofeo Franco Balestra (in Italian)
Nickname(s)Memorial Giampietro Metelli
DisciplineRoad race
CompetitionUCI Europe Tour
TypeSingle-day
History
First edition1977 (1977)
Editions37 (as of 2013)
First winner Vinicio Coppi (ITA)
Most recent Andrea Zordan (ITA)

1977-2005: Memorial Sabbadini
2006- : Memorial Giampietro Metelli

WinnersEdit

Year Country Rider Team
1977   Italy Vinicio Coppi
1978   Italy Davide Meggiolaro
1979   Italy Enrico Pezzetti
1980   Italy Davide Giovanardi
1981   Italy Sergio Dottesio
1982   Italy Mauro Andreoli
1983   Italy Enrico Zaina
1984   Italy Giuseppe Danieli
1985   Italy Giuseppe Gamba
1986   Italy Elio Gusmini
1987   Italy Stefano Cecini
1988   Italy Orlando Pasinelli
1989   Italy Mauro Valoti
1990   Italy Marco Botta
1991   Italy Diego Ferrari
1992   Italy Lorenzo Di Silvestro
1993   Italy Maurizio Tomi
1994   Russia Maksim Ivankin
1995   Italy Federico Profeti
1996   Italy Elio Aggiano
1997   Italy Moreno Di Biase
1998   Mexico Miguel Angel Meza
1999   Italy Marco Zanotti
2000   Italy Matteo Tinelli
2001   Italy Alberto Loddo Zoccorinese Vellutex
2002   Italy Antonio Bucciero Unidelta Egidio
2003   Italy Alex Gualandi G.S. 93 Promosport
2004   Italy Paride Grillo Pagnoncelli
2005   Belarus Branislau Samoilau Palazzago
2006   France Aurélien Passeron Cargo Embassy-Larigiano
2007   Italy Simone Ponzi Zalf Désirée Fior
2008   Poland Wojciech Dybel MGK Vis Norda
2009   Italy Davide Cimolai Team 2000 Veneto Marchiol
2010   Russia Alexander Mironov Itera-Katusha
2011   Italy Alessandro Mazzi Petroli Firenze
2012   Italy Patrick Facchini Casati-MI Impianti
2013   Italy Andrea Zordan Zalf Désirée Fior
2014[1]   Italy Christian Delle Stelle Team Idea

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Trofeo Franco Balestra 2014", ItaliaCiclismo.net, 2014. Retrieved 17 April 2015.

External linksEdit