Vito Favero

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Vito Favero
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Personal information
Full name Vito Favero
Born (1932-10-21)21 October 1932
Sarmede, Italy
Died 16 May 2014(2014-05-16) (aged 81)
Sarmede, Italy
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1956 Bottecchia-Vitabrill
1957 Bottecchia-Gripo
1958-1959 Atala-Pirelli
1960-1961 Atala
1962 Torpado
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]

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.

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.

External links

  • Vito Favero at Cycling Archives
  • Tour de France results
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