Franco Balmamion was born on January 11, 1940.
The Italian rider stood on the podium of a Grand Tour event four times, including two victories in the Giro d'Italia.
Balmamion was 3rd in the 1967 Tour de France behind Roger Pingeon of France and Julio Jimenez of Spain.
Balmamion won the 1962 Giro d’Italia in front of Imerio Massignan and Nino Defilippis of Italy.
Balmamion also won the 1963 Giro d’Italia in front of Vittorio Adorni and Giorgio Zancanaro of Italy.
In addition, Balmamion was 2nd in the 1967 Giro d'Italia behind Felice Gimondi of Italy.