Join the legendary Claudio Chiappucci at Gran Fondo Italia Atlanta-Roswell!
Join the legendary Claudio Chiappucci at the Gran Fondo Italia Atlanta-Roswell! One of the most spectacular champions of the 90′s (nicknamed El Diablo!) will be in Roswell October 18 and 19 at the Gran Fondo to ride with everyone. Don’t miss this chance to meet a living legend: Register now for October 19!
Claudio Chiappucci (born 28 February 1963 in Uboldo, Varese, Lombardy) is a retired Italian professional cyclist. He was on the podium three times in the Tour de France general classification — second in 1990, third in 1991 and second again in 1992.
In the 1990 Tour de France Chiappucci found himself with the yellow jersey after a stage one attack which the favourites allowed him to arrive with a 10 minute time advantage. In subsequent stages he held off Greg LeMond until stage 20, the final time trial. In the end, LeMond won the Tour by 2′ 16″, Chiappucci came home with second place and became an Italian cycling star. He was the first Italian cyclist to arrive on the podium at the Tour since Felice Gimondi in 1972.
His most famous victory was stage 13 of the 1992 Tour de France, when he attacked on the first climb of the day, 245 km from the finish, and arrived in Sestriere after holding off a thrilling chase by Miguel Indurain and Gianni Bugno. On that occasion, Chiappucci was first and alone on top of all five main climbs, of which 3 were “première catégorie” and 1 “hors catégorie”
Join Claudio Chiappucci at the Gran Fondo Italia Atlanta-Roswell on October 18 and 19!