Gianni Faresin was a professional racing car driver, 1988 to 2004. His greatest successes were the victories in the Tour of Lombardy in 1995 and in the Italian championship in road racing.
Three times Faresin started in the Tour de France. In 1993 he was eleventh overall, in 1994 he gave up and in 1999 he was ranked 29th Twelve times he competed in the Giro d' Italia; his best finish was sixth in 1998. During the Tour de Suisse in 1996, he finished second. In 1997 he was at the Vuelta a España sixth and in 2000 he won the intermediate sprint. He also celebrated wins in smaller races, such as in 1991 at the Gran Premio Città di Camaiore, 2000 at LuK Cup and 2001 at Trofeo Matteotti.
2004 appeared Gianni Faresins her name on the list of customers known as doping doctor Michele Ferrari. Shortly thereafter Faresin ended his cycling career at the age of 39 years and was sports director of the team Gerolsteiner, for which he was last down.