Gastone Nencini

Next up on the list of favorite racers of the past is a Mister Gastone Nencini. Born in Tuscany in 1930, he won the Gito d'Italia in 1957 and the Tour de France in 1960.  Nicknamed the "Lion of Megello" he was known for being king in the mountains, all while being a chain smoker and amateur painter.