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Franco Ballerini
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Personal information
Full name Franco Ballerini
Date of birth December 11, 1964 (1964-12-11) (age 45)
Country  Italy
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)1
1986–1987
1988
1989
1990–1991
1992–1993
1994–1998
1999–2000
2001
Magniflex
Del Tongo
Malvor-Sidi
Del Tongo
GB-MG Maglificio
Mapei-GB
Lampre-Daikin
Mapei-Quick Step
Major wins
Paris-Roubaix (1995, 1998)
Infobox last updated on:
June 6, 2008

1 Team names given are those prevailing
at time of rider beginning association with that team.

Franco Ballerini is a retired Italian road racing cyclist born on December 11, 1964 in Florence. His greatest exploits as a rider came with his two victories in the cycling classic Paris-Roubaix, riding for the Mapei cycling team. In 1993 he was beaten on the line by Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle in an exciting Paris-Roubaix finale. On his palmarès, there are also other one-day races such as Omloop Het Volk and Paris-Brussels.

Ballerini manages the Italian national cycling squad, winning the 2002 World Championships with Mario Cipollini and the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens with ex-teammate Paolo Bettini. In 2006, 2007 and 2008 he won the World Championships with Paolo Bettini and Alessandro Ballan.

Major wins

1987
Tre Valli Varesine
1989
GP Città di Camaiore
1990
Giro del Piemonte
Paris-Brussels
1991
Giro della Romagna
1993
2nd stage A Hofbrau Cup
1995
Omloop Het Volk
Paris-Roubaix
1996
GP van Wallonië
5th stage Tour of Austria
1998
Paris-Roubaix

Tour de France

  • 1992 - 115th
  • 1993 - 61st
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Andrei Tchmil
Winner of Paris-Roubaix
1995
Succeeded by
Johan Museeuw
Preceded by
Frédéric Guesdon
Winner of Paris-Roubaix
1998
Succeeded by
Andrea Tafi
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