|Full name||Pierino Gavazzi|
|Born||4 December 1950|
Provaglio d'Iseo, Italy
|1990–1993||Amore & Vita-Fanini|
| Italian National Road Race Championship (1978, 1982, 1988)|
Giro d'Italia, 4 stages
Milan–San Remo (1980)
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