Damiano Caruso

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Damiano Caruso
Damiano Caruso.jpg
Caruso prior to starting the final stage of the 2012 Giro d'Italia.
Personal information
Full name Damiano Caruso
Born (1987-10-12) 12 October 1987 (age 27)
Ragusa, Italy
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb; 10.2 st)
Team information
Current team Cannondale
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climber
Professional team(s)
2009 LPR Brakes-Farnese Vini
2010 De Rosa-Stac Plastic
2011–2014 Liquigas-Cannondale
Major wins
National Under-23 Road Race Championships (2008)
Infobox last updated on
31 March 2014

Damiano Caruso (born 12 October 1987) is an Italian professional road bicycle racer who rides for UCI ProTeam Cannondale.[1][2] Caruso was also the 2008 under-23 Italian national champion for the road race.[3]

Born in Ragusa, Sicily, Caruso has competed as a professional since the second half of the 2009 season, competing for the LPR Brakes-Farnese Vini,[4] and De Rosa-Stac Plastic teams,[5] before joining Liquigas-Cannondale for the 2011 season.[6] In October 2011, the Italian National Olympic Committee requested for Caruso to be suspended from competition for two years, although backdated from December 2010, in relation to a doping offence in 2007.[7] He was given a backdated one-year ban in February 2012, allowing for him to return to competition without being banned, but all his 2011 results were voided.[8] Caruso held the lead of the young rider classification at the 2012 Giro d'Italia, after Garmin-Barracuda's Peter Stetina lost time on the eighth stage.[9]

In August 2014 Caruso signed a multi-year deal with the BMC Racing Team.[10]


1st Overall, Tre Ciclistica Bresciana (junior)
1st, Stage 2
4th Overall, Giro della Toscana
4th, Gran Premio Madonna delle Grazie
5th, G.P. Chianti Castello Guicciardini di Poppiano
5th, Trofeo Tempestini Ledo
8th, Trofeo Gianfranco Bianchin
9th, Trofeo Banca Popolare di Vicenza
1st MaillotItalia.PNG National Under-23 Road Race Championships
2nd Overall, Giro delle Valli Cuneesi nelle Alpi del Mare
2nd, Giro del Montalbano
3rd, Gran Premio Chianti Colline D'Elsa
3rd, Gran Premio Industria Commercio e Artigianato – Casini
3rd, Gran Premio Città di Saltino
4th, Parma–La Spezia
4th, La Ciociarissima
5th, Bassano–Montegrappa
5th, G.P. Chianti Castello Guicciardini di Poppiano
6th, Giro Del Canavese – Trofeo Sportivi Valperghesi
9th Overall, Tour de l'Avenir
9th, Trofeo Banca Popolare di Vicenza
1st Overall, Giro Delle Pesche Nettarine Di Romagna
1st, Stage 5
1st, Trofeo Comune di Cafasse
1st, Stage 2, Girobio
3rd, G.P. Chianti Castello Guicciardini di Poppiano
4th, Parma–La Spezia
4th, Trofeo Banca Popolare Piva
4th, Milano–Rapallo
5th, Coppa Cicogna – G.P.Ristorante Pin-Rose
7th, Gran Premio Pretola
8th, Piccola Sanremo
9th, Trofeo Mario Zanchi
9th, Firenze–Empoli
5th Overall, Giro di Sardegna
5th, Giro dell'Appennino
7th Overall, Brixia Tour
7th Overall, Settimana internazionale di Coppi e Bartali
10th Overall, Giro del Trentino
4th Overall, Giro della Provincia di Reggio Calabria
6th, Gran Premio Città di Camaiore
7th, Japan Cup
3rd Overall, Tour of Britain
8th, GP Miguel Indurain
9th, Giro di Toscana
1st, Stage 5, Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali
1st Jersey polkadot.svg Mountains classification, Tour of Beijing
3rd Overall, Tour of Alberta
3rd Overall, Tour of Austria[10]
5th Overall, Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali
5th Tre Valli Varesine
6th Overall, Tour of Slovenia
9th Overall, Vuelta a España

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2011 2012 2013
Pink jersey Giro - 24 19
Yellow jersey Tour - - -
red jersey Vuelta 74 - 9

WD = Withdrew; IP = In Progress

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Liquigas-Cannondale finalises roster, six new signings on board for 2012". VeloNation (VeloNation LLC). 23 November 2011. Retrieved 14 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Introducing 2012 Team Liquigas Cannondale". Cannondale Bicycle Corporation (Dorel Industries). 12 January 2012. Retrieved 14 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Il Siciliano Damiano Caruso è il nuovo campione Italiano della categoria under 23" [The Sicilian Damiano Caruso is the new Italian champion of the Under 23 category]. Settimana Tricolore (in Italian) (GS Domus). 27 June 2008. Retrieved 14 May 2012. 
  4. ^ Brown, Gregor (1 July 2009). "LPR Brakes welcomes Caruso". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). Retrieved 14 May 2012. 
  5. ^ Brown, Gregor (28 October 2009). "De Rosa-Stac Plastic names team roster". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). Retrieved 14 May 2012. 
  6. ^ "Basso and Nibali to remain with Liquigas". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). 19 August 2010. Retrieved 14 May 2012. Joining the team for 2011 will be Paolo Borghini Longho (ISD – Neri), Eros Capecchi (Footon-Servetto), Cristiano Salerno (De Rosa – Stac Plastic) and Damiano Caruso (De Rosa – Stac Plastic). 
  7. ^ "CONI requests ban for Damiano Caruso". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). 28 October 2011. Retrieved 14 May 2012. 
  8. ^ "Caruso given back-dated suspension by CONI". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). 20 February 2012. Retrieved 14 May 2012. 
  9. ^ Moore, Kyle (13 May 2012). "Liquigas-Cannondale team flexes muscles on stage 8". VeloNation (VeloNation LLC). Retrieved 14 May 2012. 
  10. ^ a b "Transfers: BMC sign Damiano Caruso". cyclingnews.com. 5 August 2014. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 

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