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Maurizio Fondriest

Full name: Maurizio Fondriest
Gender: Male
Height: 5'11" (181 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: January 15, 1965 in Cles, Trento, Italy
Affiliations: Roslotto-ZG
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Cycling

Biography

Maurizio Fondriest turned professional in 1987 and won the 1988 World Championship road race, although in a controversial finish in which Steve Bauer fouled Claude Criquelion in the sprint, causing Criquelion to crash, Bauer to be disqualified, and allowing Fondriest to come through for victory. Fondriest’s greatest year by far was 1993, in which he won Milano-Sanremo, La Flèche Wallonne, Züri-Metzgete, Giro dell’Emilia, Tirreno-Adriatico (with two stages), Midi-Libre (with three stages), a stage in the Giro d'Italia and the overall World Cup. He would never again approach that level although in 1994 he won the Tour of Britain and the Tour of Poland, and in 1995 he finished second in four major races – Tirreno-Adriatico, Milano-Sanremo, Gent-Wevelgem, and La Flèche Wallonne. Fondriest retired after the 1998 season, having ridden most of his career with Cofidis, and started a company making carbon fiber bikes, called appropriately Fondriest.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1996 Summer 31 Atlanta Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual Italy ITA 37
1996 Summer 31 Atlanta Cycling Men's Individual Time Trial Italy ITA 4

Men's Road Race, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank M
1996 Summer 31 Atlanta Cycling Italy Final Standings 37 at 2:49

Men's Individual Time Trial

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank M
1996 Summer 31 Atlanta Cycling Italy Final Standings 4 at 0:56