Current team Retired
Name Gianbattista Baronchelli
|Born September 6, 1953 (age 62)
Ceresara, Italy (1953-09-06) |
Similar People Giuseppe Saronni, Francesco Moser, Silvano Contini, Felice Gimondi, Giovanni Battaglin
L'ex ciclista Gianbattista Baronchelli ospite a Biella
Gianbattista Baronchelli (born 6 September 1953) is an Italian retired professional road racing cyclist (1974–1989). He obtained a total of 94 victories.
Baronchelli was born in Ceresara, in the Province of Mantua. In 1973, as an amateur, he won the Tour de l'Avenir and the Baby Giro, and he was thought destined to win the Giro d'Italia. Although he knew the director of the Molteni team, they did not sign him, as they already had Eddy Merckx as their team captain, so Baronchelli signed a contract at the SCIC team.
He was overall second at the Giro d'Italia in 1974 and 1978, and third in 1977. His other main accomplishments were a silver medal at the 1980 World Championships and two victories at the Giro di Lombardia (1977 and 1986).
Baronchelli started in the Tour de France twice, in 1976 and 1979, but both times did not finish the race. He won the Giro dell'Appenino six times in succession from 1977 to 1982.
Amongst Baronchelli's victories are: