Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Francesco Camusso

Francesco Camusso

Francesco Camusso (1908 - 1995) was an Italian professional road racing cyclist  from 1930 through 1938. He is considered by many to be one of the best Italian climbers ever.

 In 1931, his second year racing as a professional, he won the Giro d' Italia. He won the 11th stage of the race on his way to victory.

 His best results in the Tour de France came in 1932. He won the 10th stage of the Tour de France and finised in 3rd place overall in the general classification.

In 1934 Francesco Camusso won the first stage of the Giro d' Italia and finished in 2nd place in the overall general classification.

He won two more stages in the Tour de France in his career. In 1935 he won stage 7 and in 1937 he won the 13th stage. 

Francesco Camusso finished in 4th place in the general classification of the 1937 Tour de France.

His last victory as a professional bicycle racer was in 1938. He won Nice - Mont Agel.

Francesco Camusso wins the 1931 Giro d'Italia

.Francesco Camusso making an unsuccessful attack during the 1937  Milan - San Remo.

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