Giorgio Squinzi on Wednesday in Milan after a lingering illness, passed away. The Italian businessman was running his own company, Mapei for many years with the same team. He was 76.

Mapei, a company that specializes in chemicals and chemical materials, it was established in 1937 and was founded by Rodolfo Squinzi. In 1976, it took His run over to his father and has built the company into europe.

In 1993, it got Squinzi, in the sport of cycling, as a sponsor of the Eldor-Viner. After a merger with the Clas-Cajastur saw it in 1994, Mapei-Clas in the light. It was the start of a long-standing rule of Mapei at the end of it. Co-sponsors of the GB, Bricobi and Quick.Step posted Mapei, Patrick Lefevere, as a manager, until the end of 2002 and numerous wins.

in Addition to the Rounds of Italy and Spain, won the Mapei-four times in the world cup, with Abraham Olano and Johan Museeuw, Oscar Camenzind and Oscar Freire, and with various national titles, including Museeuw and Tom Steels (two times). Also impressive is the list of winners in the then world Cup, with no less than eighteen wins and three victories (Gianluca Bortolami and Museeuw). Three times to handle, Mapei, the entire podium at Paris-Roubaix (1996, 1998, and 1999). The best year was 1997, with a total of 95 wins.

now, Squinzi was also the owner and chairman of Serie A club Sassuolo.

the death of an Italian restaurant that lures in the cycling world a lot of response from it. Patrick Lefevere expressed on Twitter his condolences to the family and Squinzi. “He loved his business and the sport. He took cycling to a whole new level. Thanks to him, I was the general manager,” he writes Lefevere. The UCI president, David Lappartient expressed also his sympathy, and to describe Squinzi, as “a passionate fan of cycling himself”.
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