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Andrea Tafi Fan Site

Tribute, Pictures, Palmares and Information

He is called "Il Gladiatore",
the Gladiator. The great Italian Cycling Star was the winner of 5 UCI World Cup races, including memorable solo victories in the "Hell of the North", the legendary Paris-Roubaix classic and the Ronde van Vlaanderen , two of the hardest one-day races in the world.
 
     In 2005, Andrea retired after riding his final season with the Spanish Saunier Duval-Prodir team, ending his 17th and final season as a professional, after racing and enjoying important wins in all parts of the globe. He called an end to his illustrious career and officially retired after his beloved Paris-Roubaix race on April 10th.
 
     He competed in all the major European Classics, the Giro d'Italia, the Tour de France, raced in Asia, Australia and America and represented his country many times as part of the legendary Italian Squadra Azzuri at the World Cycling Championships. 

     Tafi remained one of the most popular figures in the professional peloton. His friendly demeanor and tremendous work ethic endeared him to his many fans around the world. He had a powerful pedaling stroke, his hands on the tops of the handlebars in his signature style. A champion in his own right, his fearless attacks and ability to ride alone off the front led to many solo victories. But he was a willing team worker when needed, and Andrea was often seen at the head of the peloton, relentlessly driving the pace or reeling in the breakaway for the good of his team.
 
     Some might say he rode more with his heart than with his head, but it was this human side of Andrea Tafi, so freely expressed on the road, that captured the emotions of the tifosi.

From
La Gazzetta dello Sport:
"Tafi is like a Chianti, and the other big reds from his region- able to keep old age in check...in fact, to get even better, to improve with each new spring"

     On these pages, I've gathered some information about Andrea's career, his family, race results and some pictures from his greatest moments and victories. I hope you enjoy it!

 

 
 
"Io Tifo Tafi"...Italian for "I Support Tafi"

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