Felice Ginondi, resplendant in the yellow jersey, shakes hands with Jacques Anquetil at the 1965 Tour de France.
Gimondi was a young new rider in 1965, his victory on Stage Three of the Tour was his first professional win. With his stage win, he also took the overall lead in the race and wore the yellow jersey until losing it on Stage Seven to Bernard Van de Kerckhove. Stage Nine was the first day in the Pyrenees, many riders dropped out due to illness and Gimondi finished the day back in yellow. The Salvarini team leader, Vittorio Adorni, was one of eleven riders to abandon stage nine, so Gimondi moved into the position of team leader. The remaining stages were an exciting battle between the young inexperienced Gimondi and Raymond Poulidor. Poulidor was not able to drop the young new rider and Gimondi won the overall race by 2′ 40″ in Paris.
Gimondi became the second cyclist, after Jacques Anquetil, to win all three Grand Tours. He won the Tour de France in 1965, the Giro d’Italia in 1964, 1969, and 1976, and the Vuelta a España in 1968.
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