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Italian National Champion 1998
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Binda, Coppi, Bartali, Moser, Bugno...Tafi joins the Legends!

In Bergamo in 1998, Andrea pulled on of the most storied jerseys in all of cycling, the legendary Italian Tricolore. Andrea's Mapei team were well represented in the race and it was with the help of young teammate Daniele Nardello that Andrea was able to stay away for the win. Andrea would repay his young teammate for his support just a few weeks later and selflessly helped him win a stage at the Tour de France.

Tafi wore the Italian Champion's Jersey with pride. He had three top 10 finishes in World Cup races, showed the jersey at the front of the peloton in both the Giro d'Italia and Tour de France and of course had a memorable solo victory in the Paris-Roubaix classic in the Tricolore, recreating the feat of his boyhood idol, Francesco Moser.

 
 
1998 Italian National Road Championships
Bergamo - Bergamo, 249.9 kms:


1. Andrea Tafi (Ita) Mapei-Bricobi 5.53.35 (42.405)
2. Daniele Nardello (Ita) Mapei-Bricobi 0.18
3. Alberto Elli (Ita) Casino 0.20
4. Alessandro Bertolini (Ita) Cofidis 0.26
5. Massimo Podenzana (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Bianchi 0.29
6. Filippo Baldo (Ita) Ballan
7. Sergio Barbero (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Bianchi 0.36
8. Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Polti 2.53
9. Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Ballan
10. Denis Zanette (Ita) Vini Caldirola

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