Enrico Gasparotto

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Enrico Gasparotto
Enrico Gasparotto TDF 2013 (Cropping).jpg
Gasparotto at the 2013 Tour de France.
Personal information
Full name Enrico Gasparotto
Nickname Giallo
Born (1982-03-22) 22 March 1982 (age 32)
Sacile, Italy
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb)
Team information
Current team Astana
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
2005–2007
2008
2009
2010–
Liquigas-Bianchi
Barloworld
Lampre-NGC
Astana
Major wins

Grand Tours

Giro d'Italia
1 TTT stage (2007)

Stage races

Ster Elektrotoer (2008)

One-day races and Classics

National Road Race Championships (2005)
Amstel Gold Race (2012)

Others

UCI Europe Tour (2007–2008)
Infobox last updated on
22 June 2014

Enrico Gasparotto (born 22 March 1982) is an Italian professional road racing cyclist for UCI ProTour team Astana, which he joined in 2009. Born in Sacile, Gasparotto turned professional in 2005 with Liquigas-Bianchi and stayed with the team for three years.

At the 2007 Giro d'Italia, Gasparotto led his Liquigas squad to a stage 1 Team time trial win and wore the pink jersey the following day.

Gasparotto achieved his first Classics victory at the 2012 Amstel Gold Race; he won the race in an uphill finish, after Óscar Freire was caught 90 m (300 ft) before the finish line,[1] and Gasparotto out-sprinted Lotto-Belisol's Jelle Vanendert and Peter Sagan of Liquigas-Cannondale.[2] One week later, he took part in Liège–Bastogne–Liège, finishing third by beating a small group to the sprint in a race won by fellow Astana teammate, Maxim Iglinsky.[3] At the Vuelta a Espana, bad luck hit Gasparotto and the Astana squad on the very first stage, a 16.5 km (10.3 mi) Team Time Trial held in Pampeluna. His team-mates Paolo Tiralongo, Alexsandr Dyachenko, Andrey Zeits and Gasparotto himself crashed in an accident that was not picked up by the television cameras. His teammates could pick themselves up and continue, as did Gasparotto, but it was revealed that his collarbone was fractured in three places and he had to abandon the Spanish race.[4]

In November 2014 Wanty-Groupe Gobert announced that Gasparotto would join them for the 2015 season.[5]

Palmarés[edit]

2004
1st Stage 5 Giro del Friuli Venezia Giulia
2005
1st MaillotItalia.svg National Road Race Championships
1st Stage 2 Volta a Catalunya
3rd Overall Uniqa Classic
2006
1st Memorial Cimurri
3rd Coppa Sabatini
2007
1st Stage 1 TTT Giro d'Italia
Held Maglia Rosa Jersey pink.svg for Stages 1 & 3
2nd Overall Post Danmark Rundt
2008
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Ster Elektrotoer
1st Stage 3
1st Giro della Romagna
2nd Coppa Placci
3rd Overall Three Days of De Panne
1st Stage 1
3rd GP Lugano
5th GP Beghelli
7th Overall Tour du Poitou-Charentes et de la Vienne
2009
1st Jersey blue.svg Sprints Classification, Tour de Suisse
2nd Overall Giro della Provincia di Grosseto
3rd Coppa Bernocchi
8th Gran Premio Bioera
2010
1st Stage 5 Tirreno–Adriatico
3rd Amstel Gold Race
9th Strade Bianche
2011
4th Tre Valli Varesine
2012
1st Amstel Gold Race
3rd Liège–Bastogne–Liège
7th Trofeo Laigueglia
2013
5th Giro di Lombardia
6th Liège–Bastogne–Liège
7th Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal
9th Amstel Gold Race
2014
8th Amstel Gold Race
8th Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec
9th Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Pink jersey Giro 97 92 60 WD 66 97
Yellow jersey Tour 95
red jersey Vuelta 82 68 78

WD = Withdrew; IP = In Progress

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Freire says headwind blighted his chances of winning Amstel Gold Race". VeloNation (VeloNation LLC). 15 April 2012. Retrieved 16 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Gasparotto wins Amstel stunner". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). 15 April 2012. Retrieved 16 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "Maxim Iglinsky wins Liège – Bastogne – Liège". Velo News (VeloNews.com). 22 April 2012. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  4. ^ Ben Atkins (19 August 2012). "Vuelta a Espana: Fractured collarbone for Enrico Gasparotto in team time trial crash". Velo Nation (Velo Nation LLC). Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Enrico Gasparotto rejoint Wanty-Groupe Gobert" [Enrico Gasparotto joins Wanty-Groupe Gobert]. Radio Television Belge Francofone (in French). 21 November 2014. Retrieved 26 November 2014. 

External links[edit]

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