Maurizio Fondriest

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Maurizio Fondriest
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Personal information
Born (1965-01-15) 15 January 1965 (age 58)
Cles, Italy
Team information
Current team Retired
Role Rider
Major wins
Grand Tours
Giro d'Italia
2 individual stages (1993, 1995)

Stage Races

Tirreno–Adriatico (1993)
Tour de Pologne (1994)
Giro del Trentino (1993)
Tour of Britain (1994)

One-Day Races and Classics)

World Road Race Championship (1988)
Milan–San Remo (1993)
La Flèche Wallonne (1993)
Züri-Metzgete (1993)
Giro dell'Emilia (1993)


UCI Road World Cup (1991, 1993)

Maurizio Fondriest (born 15 January 1965) is a retired Italian professional road racing cyclist.


Born in Cles, Trentino, Fondriest turned professional in 1987 with the Ecoflam team. He subsequently rode for Alfa-Lum in 1988, winning the World Cycling Championships along with stages in the Tour de Suisse and Tirreno–Adriatico. In 1991, riding for Panasonic, he won the UCI Road World Cup.

In 1993, riding for the Lampre team, he won Milan–San Remo, La Flèche Wallonne, the Züri-Metzgete, the Giro dell'Emilia, the general classification and two stages of Tirreno–Adriatico, three stages and the general classification of the Grand Prix du Midi Libre, a stage in the Giro d'Italia and the overall World Cup. He would never again have such a successful season, although he had another successful season with Lampre in 1995: in that year he won a stage in the Giro d'Italia and came in second in a number of races (the Tirreno–Adriatico general classification, Milan–San Remo, Gent–Wevelgem, La Flèche Wallonne, and a stage in the Giro d'Italia).


He retired in 1998 after riding for Cofidis for three years, and founded a bicycle manufacturer, called Fondriest, which makes carbon fiber bicycles.



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