Marino Basso

Marino Basso ( born June 1, 1945 in Rettorgole di Caldogno ) is an Italian former professional racing cyclist.

Basso was a sprint specialist and started his professional career in 1966 with two victories at the Italian circuit races. Already in 1967 he won two stages at the Tour de France and fought for winning the green jersey for the best rider point. Until 1978, he won a total of 80 victories, including the title of the professional world champion in the road race in 1972. During the same year he also became Italian champion, as he drove in Salvarani racing team of Felice Gimondi. At the Tour de France, he won seven, the Giro d' Italia and twelve at the Vuelta a España six stages.

Even in the last year of his sporting career he won 2 road races and retired in 1978 at the age of 33 years from active racing back. Then Marino Basso built with his brothers Renato and Alcide on the company " Cicli Basso ", which produces bicycle frames. Since the late 1990s, Marino Basso was the team leader of the Italian team Amica chips.

He is not related to the Italian cyclist Ivan Basso.

Racing success

  • Stage 8 Giro d' Italia
  • 3rd and 18th stage Tour de France
  • 8th, 13th and 18th stage Giro d' Italia
  • Stage 1 Tour de France
  • 3, 11 and 21 Tour de France
  • 4th and 15th Giro d' Italia
  • Scoring 1st, 9th and 11th stage of the Giro d' Italia
  • Milano- Vignola
  • World champion road racing cyclist
  • Italian Master
  • Stage 1 Giro d' Italia
  • Milano- Vignola
  • 22 Tour de France
  • 4th, 6th, 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th stage of the Vuelta a España
  • Stage 8 Giro d' Italia

Cicli Basso

1981 founded the three brothers Basso bike manufacturer Cicli Basso, which exists to this day and has been producing bicycle frame. The company is based in Dueville in the Province of Vicenza in the Veneto. Renato Basso is Managing Director and Alcide Basso, who is responsible for the technical areas learned the craft of frame building. A framework model of the 90s was named after the venue Gap, on the Marino Basso 1972 world champion.