Conquista - The Cycling Quarterly Issue 2 - Page 92

Italian, Franco Balmamion, raced as a professional road cyclist between 1960 and 1972 with such iconic teams as Bianchi, Carpano, Cynar, Molteni, Salvarani and Scic. His career highlight was successive overall wins in the 1962 and 1963 Giro d’Italia. Giro d’Italia 1961 - 20th overall 1962 - 1st overall, 5 days in maglia rosa 1963 - 1st overall, 6 days in maglia rosa 1964 - 8th overall, 3rd mountains 1965 - 5th overall 1966 - 6th overall 1967 - 2nd overall 1968 - 7th overall 1970 - 12th overall Tour de France 1967 - 3rd overall 1969 - 39th overall 1970 - 12th overall Other one-day classics and semi-classics Züri-Metzgete (Championship of Zürich) (1963) Milano–Torino (1962) Giro degli Appennini (1962) Giro di Toscana (1967) (that year valid as Italian National Road Race Championship) 92