Vito Favero

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Vito Favero
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Personal information
Full nameVito Favero
Born(1932-10-21)21 October 1932
Sarmede, Italy
Died16 May 2014(2014-05-16) (aged 81)
Sarmede, Italy
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Professional team(s)
1956Bottecchia-Vitabrill
1957Bottecchia-Gripo
1958-1959Atala-Pirelli
1960-1961Atala
1962Torpado
Major wins
2nd place 1958 Tour de France,6 days in yellow jersey
1 stage in 1959 Tour de France

Vito Favero (21 October 1932 16 May 2014) was an Italian road racing cyclist. He was professional from 1956 to 1962. In the 1958 Tour de France, he finished second. [1] The 1958 Tour de France has been compared to the 2006 Tour de France: Both Charly Gaul and Floyd Landis were favourites halfway the Tour, both lost dramatically at a stage, but at a later stage made a great comeback, which put them close to the two leaders (Favero-Raphaël Géminiani and Óscar Pereiro-Carlos Sastre), and the day before the last stage to Paris they overtook the two leaders in an individual time trial. [2]

1958 Tour de France

The 1958 Tour de France was the 45th edition of the Tour de France, taking place from 26 June to 19 July. The total race distance was 24 stages over 4,319 km (2,684 mi).

2006 Tour de France

The 2006 Tour de France was the 93rd edition of the Tour de France, one of cycling's Grand Tours. It took between 1 to 23 July. It was won by Óscar Pereiro following the disqualification of apparent winner Floyd Landis. Due to United States Anti-Doping Agency announcing in August 2012 that they had disqualified Lance Armstrong from all his results since 1998, including his seven Tour de France wins from 1999–2005, this is the first Tour to have an overall winner since 1998.

Charly Gaul professional cyclist (1932-2005)

Charly Gaul was a Luxembourgian professional cyclist. He was a national cyclo-cross champion, an accomplished time triallist and superb climber. His ability earned him the nickname of The Angel of the Mountains in the 1958 Tour de France, which he won with four stage victories. He also won the Giro d'Italia in 1956 and 1959. Gaul rode best in cold, wet weather. In later life he became a recluse and lost much of his memory.

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Major results

1956
2nd place in 8th stage of Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
2nd place in the Tour of Europe
1957
1958
1958 Tour de France: 2nd place overall, 6 days in yellow jersey
Winner in Geneva
1959
1959 Tour de France: did not finish, won stage 2
Paris–Nice: winner of stages 2 and 5B
Prix de Nantua
1960
2nd place in the Tour of Lazio.
1961
1961 Tour de France: did not finish
2nd place in the Tour of Reggio Calabria.

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References

  1. "Addio a Favero, secondo al Tour nel 1958". La Gazzetta dello Sport. Retrieved 2014-05-17.
  2. "Landis volgt scenario van Charly Gaul". NRC. 2006-07-21. Retrieved 2007-06-12.