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Fiorenzo Magni, Italian bicycling champion, at 91

Fiorenzo Magni (left) winning a stage in Paris during the 1953 Tour de France.

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Fiorenzo Magni (left) winning a stage in Paris during the 1953 Tour de France.

ROME — Fiorenzo Magni, a three-time Giro d’Italia champion, has died of an aneurism, the Italian cycling federation ­announced Friday.

He was 91.

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Mr. Magni was a rival of cycling greats Fausto Coppi and Gino Bartali.

He was the Giro winner in 1948, 1951, and 1955.

Italian cycling federation president Renato Di Rocco said Mr. Magni was ‘‘respected and feared’’ by Coppi and Bartali.

He also said that Mr. Magni had helped revolutionize ­cycling by opening the sport to companies not asso­ciated with bicycles.

Di Rocco called for a ­minute’s silence in Mr. Magni’s honor to be held before every cycling race in ­Italy this weekend.

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