Franco Ballerini

1964 - 2010

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Franco Ballerini (11 December 1964 – 7 February 2010) was an Italian road racing cyclist. Born in Florence, his greatest exploits as a rider came with his two victories in the cycling classic Paris–Roubaix, riding for the Mapei cycling team. In 1993 he was beaten on the line by Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle in an exciting Paris–Roubaix finale. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Franco Ballerini has received more than 64,389 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. Franco Ballerini is the 302nd most popular cyclist (down from 268th in 2019), the 4,082nd most popular biography from Italy (down from 3,723rd in 2019) and the 58th most popular Italian Cyclist.

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Among cyclists, Franco Ballerini ranks 302 out of 1,613Before him are Danny Clark, Phil Anderson, Marino Lejarreta, Johan Bruyneel, Guglielmo Segato, and Józef Lange. After him are Václav Machek, Willi Fuggerer, Uwe Ampler, Luis Herrera, Tomas Pettersson, and Maurice Moucheraud.

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Among people born in 1964, Franco Ballerini ranks 390Before him are Otmar Szafnauer, Johan Bruyneel, Luboš Kubík, Ernst Vettori, Ken Shamrock, and Butch Reynolds. After him are Jim Lee, Rex Brown, Andy Rourke, Erika Buenfil, Uwe Ampler, and Heike Henkel. Among people deceased in 2010, Franco Ballerini ranks 387Before him are Antoinette Meyer, Susanna Amatuni, Clive Donner, Bobby Smith, Ravindra Kelekar, and Gianni Bonichon. After him are Ted Stevens, Kazimierz Paździor, Pentti Linnosvuo, Joe Mantell, Lionel Cox, and Ljupčo Jordanovski.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Franco Ballerini ranks 4,082 out of 5,161Before him are Gelindo Bordin (1959), Francesco Coco (1977), Nicola Legrottaglie (1976), Sandro Veronesi (1959), Sergio Brighenti (1932), and Gianni Bonichon (1944). After him are Marino Perani (1939), Pier Carlo Padoan (1950), Augusto Magli (1923), Marco Borriello (1982), Gianfranco Bedin (1945), and Leonardo Spinazzola (1993).

Among CYCLISTS In Italy

Among cyclists born in Italy, Franco Ballerini ranks 58Before him are Guido Bontempi (1960), Antonio Maspes (1932), Marino Morettini (1931), Alfredo Dinale (1900), Angelo Damiano (1938), and Guglielmo Segato (1906). After him are Severino Rigoni (1914), Maurizio Fondriest (1965), Cipriano Chemello (1945), Roberto Visentini (1957), Ugo Colombo (1940), and Michele Bartoli (1970).