Vito Favero

Vito Favero
Personal information
Full name Vito Favero
Born (1932-10-21)21 October 1932
Sarmede, Italy
Died 16 May 2014(2014-05-16) (aged 81)
Sarmede, Italy
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1956 Bottecchia-Vitabrill
1957 Bottecchia-Gripo
1958-1959 Atala-Pirelli
1960-1961 Atala
1962 Torpado
Major wins
2nd place 1958 Tour de France,6 days in yellow jersey
1 stage in 1959 Tour de France
Infobox last updated on
17 May 2014

Vito Favero (21 October 1932 16 May 2014) was an Italian road racing cyclist. He was professional from 1956 to 1962. In the 1958 Tour de France, he finished second.[1] The 1958 Tour de France has been compared to the 2006 Tour de France: Both Charly Gaul and Floyd Landis were favourites halfway the Tour, both lost dramatically at a stage, but at a later stage made a great comeback, which put them close to the two leaders (Favero-Raphaël Géminiani and Óscar Pereiro-Carlos Sastre, and the day before the last stage to Paris they overtook the two leaders in an individual time trial. [2]

Major results

2nd place in 8th stage of Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
2nd place in the Tour of Europe
1958 Tour de France: 2nd place overall, 6 days in yellow jersey
Winner in Geneva
1959 Tour de France: did not finish, won stage 2
Paris–Nice: winner of stages 2 and 5B
Prix de Nantua
2nd place in the Tour of Lazio.
1961 Tour de France: did not finish
2nd place in the Tour of Reggio Calabria.


  1. "Addio a Favero, secondo al Tour nel 1958". La Gazzetta dello Sport. Retrieved 2014-05-17.
  2. "Landis volgt scenario van Charly Gaul". NRC. 2006-07-21. Retrieved 2007-06-12.
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