Happy birthday to Renzo Soldani who was born on this day in 1925 in Pistoia, Italy, and died on January 2, 2013.
The Italian cyclist is best remembered for winning the 1950 edition of the Giro di Lombardia, in a fierce battle against Antonio Bevilacqua and Fausto Coppi.
Soldani also won numerous lesser-known races throughout Italy, such as Giro del Piemonte, Coppa Placci, Coppa Barabaricina, Gran Premio Ponte Valleceppi, Giro dell’Appennino, Trieste-Sanremo, Gran Premio Calzatura, Gran Premio Altopascio, Giro dell’Umbria and the Sassari-Cagliari, during the late 1940’s and mid 1950’s.
In addition, Soldani achieved several high place finishes in some of the One-Day Classics as well.
Buon compleanno Renzo!
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