Gastone Nencini

Gastone Nencini ( born March 1, 1930 in Barberino di Mugello, † February 1, 1980 in Florence ) was an Italian cyclist.


In 1954 he was Professionel and took on his first start of the Giro d' Italia the 16th place, but in 1955 came in 3rd place overall. The Road World Championships in the heat of battle of Rome in 1955 he was fourth. Two years later, in 1957, he had the Giro d' Italia finished as the clear winner, was fifth in 1958 and 1959 tenth. His best year he had in 1960, when he at the Giro d' Italia in 1960 and first overall in the Tour de France 1960 2. He won seven stages at the Tour de France and four in the Giro d'Italia. The Lion of Mugello, as Nencini was called, was a very good climber. Besides, he is considered one of the best downhill cycling history.

1961 he managed a last of a total of 25 victories as a professional driver and was also placed in 8th place at the Road World Championships once again in the world rankings. In 1962, he landed at the Giro d' Italia in 13th place and was eliminated in 1963 and 1964 respectively from. 1965 ended Nencini his career at the age of 35 years.

Nencinis Tour Palmarčs

  • Tour 1956 - 22nd place (1 stage win )
  • Tour 1957 - 6th place (2 stage wins, Mountain Price jersey)
  • Tour 1958 - 5th place (1 stage win )
  • Tour 1960 - Tour winner
  • Tour 1962 - excreted