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Franco Bitossi

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Full name  Franco Bitossi
Role  Cyclist
Name  Franco Bitossi
Discipline  Road
Current team  Retired

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Nickname  Cuore matto (Crazy heart)
Born  1 September 1940 (age 75) Camaioni di Carmignano, Italy (1940-09-01)
Similar People  Marino Basso, Michele Dancelli, Felice Gimondi, Italo Zilioli, Gianni Motta

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Franco Bitossi (born 1 September 1940) is an Italian former professional cyclist. He was born in Camaioni di Carmignano.


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Bitossi cycled for three years as an amateur and became a professional in October 1961, after he had reached the required age of 21. As a professional cyclist, from 1961 until 1978, he won a total of 171 races.

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In 1965 he won the Tour de Suisse and the Züri-Metzgete, which he won again in 1968. In 1967 he won the Tirreno–Adriatico, Giro di Lombardia and Coppa Agostoni, while the following year he became the first Italian to win the points classification in the Tour de France.

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In 1970, he won the Italian championship.

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In 1972 he became famous for his near victory at the World Championship in Gap, France, where he was beaten by only a few meters by his teammate Marino Basso.

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Four years later, in 1978, he won the Italian Championship again.

Bitossi was nicknamed Cuore matto ("Crazy heart") due to a cardiac arrhythmia which often compelled him to stop midway in a stage.

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