Sunday, January 15, 2012

Imerio Massignan

Imerio Massignan

Imerio Massignan (born Janurary 2, 1937) is a former Italian professional road cyclist. He was born in Valmaran di Attavilla Vicntina. 

A pure climber, he debuted as a professional in the 1959 Giro d' Italia and finished in 5th place overall. He followed that up  with a series of good placements in the next editions, including a 2nd overall in the 1962 Giro behind Franco Balmamion.

At the Tour de France he won the "King of the Mountains" classification in 1960 and 1961. He also finished 4th overall in the 1961 Tour. Later on in 1961 he placed 2nd in the Giro di Lombardia.

Massignan retired from racing in 1969.

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