Gilberto Simoni

Gilberto Simoni (born August 25, 1971 in Pal├╣ di Giovo, Trentino) is an Italian ex-professional road bicycle racer, most recently for Lampre-ISD. Simoni is twice winner of the Giro d'Italia cycling race (2001 and 2003 editions). Simoni might have won a third Giro, but in 2002 he tested positive for cocaine and was withdrawn from the race by his Saeco team - he was later cleared of any doping violation by the Italian Cycling Federation. Simoni is a native of Palu di Giovo, and was considered a climbing specialist. His final race as a professional road cyclist was the 2010 Giro d'Italia, which he finished in 69th place overall, 2:40:14 behind another two-time winner Ivan Basso.

Read more about Gilberto Simoni:  Early Career, 1st Giro D'Italia Victory, 2001, 2nd Giro D'Italia Victory, 2003, Later Career, Retirement, Palmares