Paolo Savoldelli

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Paolo Savoldelli

Paolo Savoldelli (born May 7, 1973 ) is a former Italian cyclist . Savoldelli began his professional career in 1995 with the Zalf-Euromobil-Fior team . In March 2009 he announced his resignation.


He was considered a mountain specialist and one of the best downhill skiers in the world. That is why his nickname is Il falco - the falcon . His greatest successes were victory in the Giro del Trentino in 1998 and 1999 , second place in the Giro d'Italia in 1999 , victory in the Tour de Romandie in 2000 and overall victories in the Giro d'Italia in 2002 and 2005 . In early 2003 he collided with a motorcycle and suffered a fractured jaw and nose bone and a splintering of a cervical vertebra. Due to injury, Savoldelli was unable to take part in the Tour de France in 2003 and 2004. On July 20, 2005, Savoldelli won the 17th stage of the Tour de France . In 2006 he finished fifth in the Giro d'Italia, almost 20 minutes behind.



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