Carlo Ubbiali, Italian motorcycling legend, dies



Carlo Ubbiali one of the legends of Italian motorcycling and winner of nine world titles between the 1950s and 1960s, six in the 125cc category and three in 250 cc, died this Tuesday at age 90.

The Italian motorcyclist, who in his career ran with Mondial and MV Augusta, had been ill since the beginning of May and died this Tuesday due to respiratory problems in a hospital in his city, Bergamo (north ), report the local media.

In his career he also won eight Italian titles and added a total of 68 podiums, with 34 victories, in the 74 races contested.

Ubbiali is considered one of the three great Italian motorcyclists along with Giacomo Agostini winner of fifteen world championships, and Valentino Ross i, who won nine.

The Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) presented him on December 16, 2019 with the "Gold Necklace" for sporting merit, his most prestigious award for athletes, in a ceremony organized at the Roman Italic Forum.

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