Gianni Bugno

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Gianni Bugno
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Bugno at the 1993 Tour de France
Personal information
Full nameGianni Bugno
Born (1964-02-14) 14 February 1964 (age 56)
Brugg, Switzerland
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) [1]
Weight68 kg (150 lb) [1]
Team information
Current teamRetired
Rider typeAll-rounder
Professional team(s)
1985-1987 Atala
1988-1990 Chateau d'Ax
1991-1993 Gatorade
1994 Team Polti–Vaporetto
1995-1996 MG Maglificio–Technogym
1997-1998 Mapei–GB
Major wins
Grand Tours
Tour de France
4 individual stages (1988, 1990, 1991)
Giro d'Italia
General classification (1990)
Points classification (1990)
9 individual stages (1989-1996)
Vuelta a España
2 individual stages (1996, 1998)

One-Day Races and Classics

World Cycling Championships
(1991, 1992)
Italian National Road Race Championship
(1991, 1995)
Clásica de San Sebastián (1991)
Milan–San Remo (1990)
Tour of Flanders (1994)
Wincanton Classic (1990)


UCI Road World Cup (1990)

Gianni Bugno (Italian:  [ˈdʒanni ˈbuɲɲo] ; born 14 February 1964) is a retired Italian professional road racing cyclist.



Bugno was a versatile rider, able to do well in different types of races. He won numerous stages in the Tour de France, and the Milan–San Remo classic in 1990. In 1991 he won the Clásica de San Sebastián, and in 1994 he won the Tour of Flanders.

Bugno's greatest success was the double victory in the World Championship. In 1991 he beat Steven Rooks of the Netherlands and Miguel Indurain of Spain, and in 1992 finished ahead of Laurent Jalabert of France and Dmitri Konyshev of Russia.

Bugno's performance in the Grand Tours, however, was over-shadowed by Miguel Indurain. Bugno's victory in the Giro d'Italia in 1990 is considered one of the most dominant performances in that race — he led from start to finish. While he won the Giro in 1990, he finished second to Indurain in the Tour de France in 1991 and third behind Indurain and Claudio Chiappucci in 1992. In a battle in the 1992 Tour, Indurain kept his calm despite Chiappucci's attack in the Alps; Bugno had to chase and cracked in the final parts of the stage. Indurain was quoted as saying that Bugno was his biggest threat in the Tour.

Bugno retired following the 1998 road season and is now a helicopter rescue pilot. He piloted a camera helicopter for the Tour of Lombardy, on 20 October 2007, and for the whole of the 2008 Giro d'Italia. He ran for a seat in Lombard Regional Council in the Lombard regional election, 2010 for the centre left coalition of political parties but he was not elected.

He has remained involved with the Giro d'Italia by being one of the TV helicopter pilots for the Italian national broadcaster, RAI.

He is the president of CPA (Association of Professional Cyclists). In November 2012, in the wake of the Lance Armstrong doping scandal, he demanded that an independent anti-doping body be established. He stated that the UCI could not be trusted to enforce the rules. [2]

Career achievements

Major results

1st Giro dell'Appennino
1st Giro del Friuli
1st Giro del Piemonte
1st Giro dell'Appennino
1st Coppa Sabatini
1st Gran Premio Città di Camaiore
1st Stage 3 Giro del Trentino
1st Giro di Calabria
1st Giro dell'Appennino
1st Coppa Agostoni
1st Stage 18 Tour de France
1st Stage 2 Tour de Romandie
1st Tre Valli Varesine
1st GP di Marostica
1st Stage 21 Giro d'Italia
1st UCI Road World Cup
1st Jersey pink.svg Overall Giro d'Italia
1st Jersey violet.svg Points classification
1st Stages 1 (ITT), 7 & 19 (ITT)
1st Jersey violet.svg Overall Giro del Trentino
1st Stage 3
1st Milan–San Remo
1st Wincanton Classic
Tour de France
1st Stages 11 & 18
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Road race, UCI Road World Championships
1st MaillotItalia.svg Road race, National Road Championships
1st Clásica de San Sebastián
1st Memorial Nencini
2nd Overall Tour de France
1st Stage 17 (Alpe d'Huez)
Giro d'Italia
1st Stages 2a, 10 (ITT) & 19
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Road race, UCI Road World Championships
1st Milano–Torino
1st Giro del Lazio
1st Giro dell'Emilia
1st Stage 4 (ITT) Tour de Suisse
3rd Overall Tour de France
1st Grand Prix Gippingen
1st Stage 2 Euskal Bizikleta
1st Tour of Flanders
1st Stage 3 Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 4 Euskal Bizikleta
1st MaillotItalia.svg Road race, National Road Championships
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour Méditerranéen
1st Stages 6 (ITT) & 7
1st Coppa Agostoni
1st Stage 15 Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 20 Vuelta a España
1st Stage 1 Giro del Trentino
3rd Overall Tour de Suisse
1st Stage 5
6th Giro di Lombardia
1st Stage 10 Tour de Langkawi
1st Stage 12 Vuelta a España

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 1986198719881989199019911992199319941995199619971998
Jersey pink.svg Giro d'Italia 41 DNF DNF 23 1 4 18 8 29 75 50
Jersey yellow.svg Tour de France 62 11 7 2 3 20 DNF 53
Jersey gold.svg Vuelta a España 56 95 84

Classics results timeline

Monuments results timeline
Milan–San Remo 111 92 73 1 43 142 30 29 44 63 138
Tour of Flanders 34 12 43 1 37
Paris–Roubaix Did not contest during career
Liège–Bastogne–Liège 19 96 7 17 48 57 2 40 82
Giro di Lombardia 15 25 2 27 13 20 20 6 30
Championships results timeline
MaillotItalia.svg Italian Championships 2121
Jersey rainbow.svg World Championships 62 10 3 1 1 DNF DNF 12 56 53
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

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