Sunday, April 25, 2010

Claudio Chiappucci, Today

Claudio Chiappucci, "Il Diablo", will be the guest rider during the new “Le Strade di San Francesco” granfondo. Team Bike Ponte is organizing the event that will be held on May 1st. The photos are of Chiappucci riding the course recently with club members and promoting the event.

Chiappucci, who was born in Uboldo (Varese), was on the podium three times in the Tour de France general classification - second in 1990, third in 1991 and second again in 1992. He retired from racing in 1998.

The granfondo will begin in Ponte San Giovanni (Perugia, Umbria). The granfondo will be 139 km long with 1650m of climbing and the mediofondo will be 89 km with 690m of climbing.

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1 comment:

  1. Now THAT's a guy who made watching bike racing exciting! Always attacking, never giving up even if he rarely made the top step of the podium in the big stage races, he won his share of the big victories. We miss him.