Francesco Casagrande

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameFrancesco•Casagrande
Used nameFrancesco•Casagrande
Born14 September 1970 in Firenze, Firenze (ITA)
Measurements171 cm / 64 kg
AffiliationsSaeco, (ITA) / Vini Caldirola, (ITA)
NOC Italy

Biography

Fernando Casagrande was an Italian road racer who competed in the pro peloton from 1992-2005. He was a consistent rider who rode well both in stage races and one-day events. In 2000 he led the Giro d’Italia going into the penultimate stage but struggled and placed second to Stefano Garzelli, but Casagrande did win the mountains classification and two stages, after spending 12 days in the maglia rosa. His major palmarès include the Clásica de San Sebastián in both 1998 and 1999, La Flèche Wallonne in 2000, the Tour de Suisse in 1999, Tirreno-Adriatico in 1996, and the Vuelta al País Vasco in 1996. Casagrande placed fourth at the World Championship road race in 1999.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1996 Summer Olympics Cycling Road (Cycling) ITA Francesco Casagrande
Road Race, Individual, Men (Olympic) 32
Individual Time Trial, Men (Olympic) 19
2000 Summer Olympics Cycling Road (Cycling) ITA Francesco Casagrande
Road Race, Individual, Men (Olympic) 65