Ugo Agostoni

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Ugo Agostoni (1913)

Ugo Agostoni (born March 27, 1893 in Lissone , † August 28, 1941 in Desio ) was an Italian cyclist .

Ugo Agostoni was a professional racing driver from 1911 to 1924 and known for his versatility. In his first year as a professional he was second in the Italian road championship and third in 1919, but could never win the title. In 1912 he won the Giro dell'Emilia . His greatest success was the victory at Milan-Sanremo in 1914; In 1918 he finished third in this race. In 1919 he was fifth in the overall ranking of the Giro d'Italia .

In 1913, Agostoni set an Italian hour record over 40.53 kilometers. He died in 1941 during an operation.

Since 1949, the Coppa Agostoni has been held in his homeland, Lissone, in his honor , initially for amateurs. The Coppa has been a professional race since 1959, won by Francesco Moser , Eddy Merckx and Jan Ullrich , among others .

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