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Marino Basso

Marino Basso
Basso at the 1969 Tour de France
Personal information
Full nameMarino Basso
Born (1945-06-01) 1 June 1945 (age 79)
Caldogno, Italy
Team information
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeSprinter
Major wins
1972 World Road Race Champion
Medal record
Representing  Italy
Men's road bicycle racing
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1972 Gap Elite Men's Road Race
Tour de France 1969, stage 2, in Maastricht: Basso finishing second in the peloton, behind Harm Ottenbros.

Marino Basso (born 1 June 1945) is an Italian former professional road racing cyclist, considered one of the best sprinters of his generation. He won the World Cycling Championship in 1972.

Basso was born at Rettorgole di Caldogno, in the Veneto. He was one of the main sprinters of the 1970s, often duelling with Belgians Patrick Sercu, Guido Reybroeck and Roger de Vlaeminck, and fellow Italian Dino Zandegù.

Basso won a total of 15 stages at the Giro d'Italia, 6 at the Tour de France and 6 at the Vuelta a España. He was Giro d'Italia's points classification winner in 1971 and the Italian national champion in 1972.

He is not related to Italian cyclist Ivan Basso, but his brother Alcide founded Basso Bikes.

After his professional career, Basso became a manager at a number of teams including Preti Mangimi.

Major results

1967
GP Campagnolo
Tour de France:
Winner stages 3 and 18
1968
CP Cemab
Milano–Vignola
Chieti
Paris–Luxembourg (with Michele Dancelli)
1969
Col San Martino
Giro del Piemonte
Tre Valli Varesine
Trofeo Matteotti
Giro de Campania
Chieto
Tour de France:
Winner stage 1A
Giro d'Italia:
Winner stages 8, 13, 18A and 18B
1970
Cittadella
Tour de France:
Winner stages 3B, 11B and 21
1971
Giro d'Italia:
Winner stage 1
Winner points classification
Milano–Vignola
1972
Coppa Bernocchi
UCI World Road Race Championships
Cittadella
1973
Grand Prix of Aargau Canton
Milano–Vignola
Pasajes
Genoa–Nice
1974
Castelfranco Veneto
Six days of Castelgomberto (with Dieter Kemper)
Sarnico
GP Montelupo
1975
Vuelta a España:
Winner stages 4, 6, 8, 9, 10 and 11B
1976
Col San Martino
1977
Coppa Placci
Castelfranco Veneto
1978
Zambana


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