Tuesday, 19 June 2012

RIP Aldo Ronconi

Aldo Ronconi
20.09.1918 - 12.06.2012
Aldo Ronconi was born in Brisighella, Ravenna on the 20th of September 1918 and turned professional with the Legnano team in 1940, winning the Giro dell'Umbria that year. After the Second War, he became National Road Race Champion in 1946, also winning the Giro di Toscana and Stage 15 at the Giro d'Italia.

Ronconi entered the Tour de France for the first time in 1947, the first edition of the race since 1939. That year, the Italian team was made up of Italians resident in France as the peace treaty between the two nations had not yet been formalised and they were, therefore, technically still at war. He won Stage 3, wore the maillot jaune for two days, and was fourth in the overall General Classification. After retiring from competition in 1952, he ran a bike shop in Faenza for many years and was well-known among the local cycling enthusiasts; remaining in the city until his death last Tuesday at the age of 93.

"How ExperiencePlus customers met Aldo Ronconi," ExperiencePlus