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Io Tifo Tafi
Italian National Champion 1998
Tafi Cycling Camp
Latest News
Personal Info
Major Race Results
Classics and Tours
Fan Club Info
The Team Jerseys
Paris-Roubaix 2005, The Grand Finale
Photos- 2005 Season
Photos- 2004 Season
2004 Season News
The USA Races 2003
More 2003 Season Photos
Spring Classics 2003
Photos 2003 Season- CSC
2003 Season News
Tour of Flanders World Cup 2002
More 2002 Season Photos
Photos 2002 Season
Spring Classics 2002
Photos 2002 Season, Australia and Malaysia
2002 Season News
More 2001 Season Photos
Photos- 2001 Season
Paris-Tours World Cup 2000
Photos 1989-2000 Seasons
Paris-Roubaix World Cup 1999
Tour de France 1998
Italian National Champion 1998
Rochester World Cup 1997
Giro di Lombardia World Cup 1996
Links and Contact

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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