Flandriens Felice Gimondi

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Felice Gimondi born 29 September 1942 is an Italian former professional racing cyclist. With his 1968 victory at the Vuelta a España, only three years after becoming a professional cyclist, Gimondi, nicknamed "The Phoenix", was the second cyclist (after Jacques Anquetil) to win all three Grand Tours of road cycling: Tour de France (1965, his first year as a pro), Giro d'Italia (1967, 1969 and 1976), and Vuelta a España (1968). He remains one of only six cyclists to have done so.

Winners of all three Grand Tours
Six cyclists have won all three of the Grand Tours during their career:

  • Jacques Anquetil (FRA): 5 Tours (1957, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964), 2 Giro (1960, 1964), 1 Vuelta (1963).
  • Alberto Contador (ESP): 2 Tours (2007, 2009), 2 Giro (2008, 2015), 3 Vueltas (2008, 2012, 2014)
  • Felice Gimondi (ITA): 1 Tour (1965), 3 Giro (1967, 1969, 1976), 1 Vuelta (1968)
  • Bernard Hinault (FRA): 5 Tours (1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1985), 3 Giro (1980, 1982, 1985), 2 Vueltas (1978, 1983)
  • Eddy Merckx (BEL): 5 Tours (1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974), 5 Giro (1968, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1974), 1 Vuelta (1973)
  • Vincenzo Nibali (ITA): 1 Tour (2014), 2 Giro (2013, 2016), 1 Vuelta (2010).
  • Winners of three or more consecutive Grand Tours
  • Eddy Merckx (BEL): 4 Grand Tours - Giro (1972), Tour (1972), Vuelta (1973), Giro (1973)
  • Bernard Hinault (FRA): 3 Grand Tours - Giro (1982), Tour (1982), Vuelta (1983).

No cyclist has ever won all three Grand Tour events in the same season.

Winners of two Grand Tours in a season
Ten riders have achieved a double by winning two grand tours in the same calendar year.

Seven cyclists have won the Tour and the Giro in the same calendar year:

  • Fausto Coppi (ITA): 1949, 1952
  • Jacques Anquetil (FRA): 1964
  • Eddy Merckx (BEL): 1970, 1972, 1974
  • Bernard Hinault (FRA): 1982, 1985
  • Stephen Roche (IRL): 1987
  • Miguel Indurain (ESP): 1992, 1993
  • Marco Pantani (ITA): 1998

The Tour/Vuelta double has been achieved by three cyclists:

  • Jacques Anquetil (FRA): 1963
  • Bernard Hinault (FRA): 1978
  • Chris Froome (GBR): 2017

The Giro/Vuelta double has been achieved by three cyclists:

  • Eddy Merckx (BEL): 1973
  • Giovanni Battaglin (ITA): 1981
  • Alberto Contador (ESP): 2008

Of the above ten, Pantani, Roche and Battaglin's doubles were their only Grand Tour victories in their careers. Only two cyclists have placed in the top ten at all three Grand Tours in the same calendar year: Raphaël Géminiani in 1955 and Gastone Nencini in 1957.