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Imerio Massignan

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Imerio Massignan
Personal information
Full nameImerio Massignan
Born(1937-01-02)January 2, 1937
Valmarana di Altavilla Vicentina, Italy
DiedMay 3, 2024(2024-05-03) (aged 87)
Novi Ligure, Italy
Team information
Rider typeClimber
Major wins
1960 Tour de France King of the Mountains
1961 Tour de France King of the Mountains

Imerio Massignan (January 2, 1937 – May 3, 2024)[1] was an Italian professional cyclist. He was born in Altavilla Vicentina.[2]

Career[change | change source]

His first professional race was the Giro d'Italia in 1959. He finished 5th overall. He did well in the Giro d'Italia for six years. His best finish was 2nd overall in 1962.

At the Tour de France he won the Polka dot jersey for best climber in 1960 and 1961.[3] In 1961 he also finished 4th overall. Later in 1961 he came second in the Giro di Lombardia.

Massignan retired in 1969. He died in Novi Ligure, Italy on 3 May 2024, at the age of 87.[4]

Palmarès[change | change source]

Giro d'Italia:
5th place overall classification
Tour de France
Mountains classification
10th place overall classification
Giro d'Italia:
4th place overall classification
Tour de France:
Winner Mountains classification
Winner stage 16
4th place overall classification
Tour de France:
7th place overall classification
Giro d'Italia:
2nd place overall classification
Giro d'Italia:
7th place overall classification
Giro d'Italia:
9th place overall classification

References[change | change source]

  1. "Imerio Massignan". Cycling Hall of Fame.com. 2002. Archived from the original on September 22, 2015. Retrieved August 17, 2014.
  2. "MASSIGNAN Imerio". memoire-du-cyclisme.eu. 1997. Retrieved August 17, 2014.
  3. Laget, Francoise; Laget, Serge; Cazaban, Philippe; Francois Laget, Serge Laget and Phillipe Cazaban (2013). Tour de France: The Official 100th Race Anniversary Edition. Quercus. ISBN 978-1-78206-415-2.
  4. Il ciclismo piange Imerio Massignan, l’eroe del Gavia (in Italian)

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