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Max Sciandri

Full name: Maximillian Baptist "Max" Sciandri
Nickname(s): Mad Max
Gender: Male
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: February 15, 1967 in Derby, Derby, Great Britain
Affiliations: Motorola, (USA) / Linda McCartney Racing Team, (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Born in Derby to an Italian father and English mother, Max Sciandri left England for his father’s home country at an early age. After turning professional in 1989 he went on to win the Giro della Romagna as a néo-pro and would collect three stage wins at the Giro d'Italia between 1991 and 1994. Sciandri also collected stage race victories at the Tours of Britain and Luxembourg whilst competing in Italian colours. After missing selection for the Italian World Championship team he switched nationalities in 1995 and took out the option of British citizenship. His stage win at the 1995 Tour de France was the first win by a British rider on a flat, non time-trial stage for 20 years. At the Atlanta Olympics Sciandri was involved in a three-man breakaway but was outkicked in the final straight by [Pascal Richard] and [Rolf Sorensen] and had to settle for the bronze medal. He won the Giro de Lazio in 2000 and continued to ride at the highest level of the sport until his retirement in 2003. Sciandri then took a position with British Cycling as head of its’ Italian based training programme for young riders. After seven years in this post he left to become an assistant directeur sportif with the BMC professional team.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1996 Summer 29 Atlanta Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual Great Britain GBR 3 Bronze
2000 Summer 33 Sydney Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual Great Britain GBR 34

Men's Road Race, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank M
1996 Summer 29 Atlanta Cycling Great Britain Final Standings 3 at 0:02
2000 Summer 33 Sydney Cycling Great Britain Final Standings 34 at 1:38
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