“I was not a good climber, I was not a good sprinter, I was not a good time trialist, either. I did what I could. I certainly could not ride a bike. I just tried to do what everybody else did: stay as balanced as possible, so as not to fall.”
This is what Gianni Bugno said of himself in his recent autobiography.
Despite his modesty, Bugno was a top‑notch champion, with a record career achievement that included one Giro d’Italia, one Milano-Sanremo, one Tour of Flanders, four stage wins at the Tour de France, one Milano‑Torino and a legendary double win at the 1991 and 1992 World Championships.