Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Happy Birthday 68th Birthday Felice Gimondi
Within four years of becoming a professional cyclist, "The Phoenix" had become only the second man (after Jacques Anquetil) to win all three grand tours. Only three others have accomplished won all three since. Gimondi won the Tour de France in his first season (1965), the Giro d'Italia in his third season (1967, and again in 1969 and 1976), and the Vuelta a Espana in his fourth season (1968). He also won several spring classics during his career, including Milan-San Remo and Paris-Roubaix.