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Giuseppe Saronni
Saronni winning his World gold medal in 1982
Saronni winning his World gold medal in 1982
Personal information
Full name Giuseppe Saronni
Nickname Goodwood rifle-shot
Date of birth 22 September 1957 (1957-09-22) (age 52)
Country  Italy
Team information
Current team Lampre
Discipline Road
Role Team manager
Managerial team(s)1
Lampre
Major wins
Giro d'Italia (1979, 1983), 24 stages
Arc en ciel.svg Road world champion (1982)
Milan-Sanremo (1983)
Giro di Lombardia (1982)
Tour de Suisse (1982)
La Flèche Wallonne (1980)
Tirreno-Adriatico (1978, 1982)
Tour de Romandie (1879)
Züri-Metzgete (1979)
Infobox last updated on:
April 25, 2008

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

Giuseppe Saronni (born 22 September 1957 in Novara), also known as Beppe Saronni, is an Italian former racing cyclist.

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Biography

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.

In 1978 Saronni won three stages in the Giro d'Italia. In total he would win 24 stages in this race, winning the overall twice (1979 and 1983).

In 1982 he won the World Cycling Championship at Goodwood House, England, beating American Greg LeMond. His final sprint was so impressive that it gained him the nickname of "Goodwood rifle-shot". 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 striking sprint gave him the Milan-Sanremo classic, after three consecutive second places in that race. This was Saronni's last great victory.

Today Saronni works as team manager of Damiano Cunego's Lampre-Fondital formation of Italy and lives in Parabiago, Lombardy.

Major victories

1977
Giro del Veneto
Tre Valli Varesine
1978
Tirreno-Adriatico
3 stages in the Giro d'Italia
Coppa Agostoni
Giro di Puglia
1979
Giro d'Italia:
Jersey pink.svg 1st overall
Jersey violet.svg Maglia ciclamino (points classification)
Winner 3 stages
Züri-Metzgete
Tour de Romandie
Grand Prix du Midi Libre
Tre Valli Varesine
Trofeo Baracchi
1980
La Flèche Wallonne
Giro d'Italia:
Winner 7 stages
Jersey violet.svg Maglia ciclamino (points classification)
Jersey italianflag.svg Italian National Road Race Championship
Tre Valli Varesine
Coppa Bernocchi
Trittico Lombardo
Giro di Puglia
1981
Giro d'Italia:
Winner 3 stages
Jersey violet.svg Maglia ciclamino (points classification)
Giro di Romagna
Trofeo Laigueglia
Coppa Bernocchi
1982
Arc en ciel.svg World Road Cycling Championships
Giro di Lombardia
3 stages in the Giro d'Italia
Tour de Suisse
Tirreno-Adriatico
Giro del Trentino
Milano-Torino
Coppa Agostoni
1983
Giro d'Italia:
Jersey pink.svg 1st overall
Jersey violet.svg Maglia ciclamino (points classification)
Winner 3 stages
Milan-Sanremo
2 stages in the Vuelta a España
1985
2 stages in the Giro d'Italia
1986
Trofeo Baracchi
1988
Tre Valli Varesine
Giro di Puglia

Teams

  • 1977-1979 : SCIC
  • 1980-1981 : Gis
  • 1982-1988 : Del Tongo
  • 1989 : Malvor
  • 1990 : Diana-Colnago

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