Ugo Agostoni was known professional racing driver from 1911 to 1924 and for its versatility. In his first professional year, he was second in the Italian road championship and third in 1919, but was never able to win the title. In 1912 he won the Giro dell'Emilia. His greatest achievement was the victory at Milan - Sanremo in 1914; In 1918 he again took a third place in this race. In 1919 he finished fifth in the overall classification of the Giro d' Italia.
In 1913, an Italian Agostoni hour record about 40.53 km on. He died in 1941 during an operation.
Since 1949 is extended in his home Lissone his honor the Coppa Agostoni, initially for amateurs. Since 1959, the Coppa is a professional race, which was won, among others, Francesco Moser, Eddy Merckx and Jan Ullrich.