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Classics Man… Franco Ballerini, 1964 – 2010 RIP

Posted in Uncategorized by lagazzettadellabici on February 7, 2010

Franco Ballerini was born on December 11, 1964. He died today February 7, 2010 after an accident whilst rally driving. The Italian rider was a two-time winner in the Paris-Roubaix Classic. He also stood on the podium another two times at the same event. Ballerini won the 1995 Paris-Roubaix Classic in front of Andrei Tchmil of Russia and Johan Museeuw of Belgium. Ballerini also won the 1998 Paris-Roubaix Classic in front of Andrea Tafi of Italy and Wilfied Peeters of Belgium. Ballerini was 2nd in the 1993 Paris-Roubaix behind Gilbert Duclos-Lasalle of France. Ballerini was also 3rd in the 1994 Paris-Roubaix behind Andrei Tchmil of Russia and Fabio Baldato of Italy.

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