Giuseppe Guerini

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Giuseppe Guerini (born 14 February 1970) is a retired Italian professional road bicycle racer. He was known throughout his career as a climbing specialist and had pronounced success in cycling’s Grand Tour events. He completed six editions of the Tour de France, five Vuelta a España’s and four Giro’s, managing two third-place finishes in the 1997 and 1998 Giro d’Italia.

Italian cyclist
Giuseppe Guerini

Personal information
Full name Giuseppe Guerini
Nickname Turbo
Born (1970-02-14) 14 February 1970 (age 51)
Gazzaniga, Italy
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb; 10 st 3 lb)
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climber
Professional teams
1993-1995 Navigare
1996-1998 Polti
1999-2007 Deutsche Telekom/T-Mobile
Major wins
1999 Tour de France, stage 10
2005 Tour de France, stage 19

He began his professional career in 1993 with Navigare and subsequently joined Team Polti in 1996. It was during his tenure with team Polti that he achieved two podium finishes at the Giro d’Italia. He then switched to the German T-Mobile Team from 1999 to 2007. He retired from cycling at the end of 2007.

Further career highlights include a stage win in the 1998 Route du Sud, a stage win in the 1998 Volta a Portugal, a stage win in the 1999 Tour de France and again in the 2005 Tour de France, a stage win in the 2002 Catalan Week, and second place in the 2003 Tour de Suisse.

He is also remembered for an incident during the difficult Alpe d’Huez stage of the 1999 Tour de France. Guerini was leading the field and only a few hundred meters from the finish line when a cycling fan knocked him off his bicycle while attempting to take a photograph. Guerini was able to remount his bicycle and finish 21 seconds ahead of Pavel Tonkov.

Guerini is a native of Gazzaniga, Lombardy.

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1988
1st Overall Giro della Lunigiana
1991
3rd Overall Giro Ciclistico d’Italia
1994
1st Stage 9 Volta a Portugal
1995
3rd Overall Tour du Haut Var
3rd GP Lugano
1996
2nd Overall Route du Sud
1st Stage 3
3rd Overall Tour de Romandie
1997
3rd Overall Giro d’Italia
5th Overall Tour de Romandie
1998
3rd Overall Giro d’Italia
1st Stage 17
9th Overall Giro del Trentino
1999
1st Stage 10 Tour de France
2nd Josef Voegeli Memorial
3rd Overall Vuelta a Castilla y León
8th Overall Tour de Suisse
2000
8th Luk-Cup Bühl
2001
7th Luk-Cup Bühl
2002
2nd Overall Setmana Catalana de Ciclisme
1st Stage 3
2003
2nd Overall Tour de Suisse
8th Overall Euskal Bizikleta
2004
8th Overall Tour de Suisse
2005
1st Stage 19 Tour de France
Grand Tour 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Giro d’Italia 32 31 19 3 3 44
Tour de France 29 53 22 26 39 80 35 24 20 26
Vuelta a España DNF DNF DNF DNF
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

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