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|Full name||Luciano André Pagliarini Mendonça|
April 18, 1978 |
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||68 kg (150 lb; 10.7 st)|
Scott-Marcondes Cesar-São José dos Campos
|2007 Eneco Tour of Benelux, 1 stage (2007)|
|Infobox last updated on
January 26, 2009
Luciano André Pagliarini Mendonça (born April 18, 1978 in Arapongas, state of Paraná) is a retired Brazilian cyclist. A renowned sprinter, he has been regarded as one of Brazil's finest cyclists. Pagliarini has taken part in the road cycling race at 2004 Summer Olympics (from which he withdrew due to mechanical trouble) and the 2005 Tour de France (best position: 5th on stage 2, withdrawal on stage 9).
Due to health problems, Pagliarini had a bad start in the 2007 season, until the Pan American Games in July, where he won the bronze medal. Ten days after the birth of his first daughter, he won the fifth stage of the Eneco Tour, being the first Brazilian to acquire a victory in the UCI ProTour, with this victory he rebuilt his morale and later won a stage in the Tour of Missouri. This excellent end of the season convinced his team, Saunier Duval to renew his contract.
Pagliarini had a good season start placing third in the last stage of Tour of Qatar and finishing 15th overall. He also won the 6th Stage of the Tour of California, ahead of Juan Jose Haedo and the world champion Paolo Bettini, two days before the Beijing Olympics Men's Road Race he was diagnosed with kidney stones and due to this fact he was the last rider to finish the course.
This year was a dark year for the Brazilian sprinter after the team whose he had signed a contract, TelTech H2O, did not get a license from UCI and thereafter was disbanded. Luciano stayed out of contact for some months and gained some weight. In July he announced the comeback to his homecountry to race the Tour of Brazil with team Memorial-Santos and also his preparation on track cycling for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Following economical problems in the team Scott-Marcondes Cesar-São José dos Campos, including a lack of payment to Pagliarini, he withdrew from cycling to become a trainer for the Brazilian track team.
- 1998 – Caloí
- 1st, Stage 3, Vuelta Ciclista de Chile
- 2001 – Lampre-Daikin
- 2002 – Lampre-Daikin
- 2003 – Lampre
- 1st, Stages 2, 3 and 4, Tour de Langkawi
- 1st, Clásica de Almería
- 2004 – Lampre
- 1st, Stages 7 and 8, Tour de Langkawi
- 1st, Stage 5, Vuelta a Murcia
- 2005 – Liquigas-Bianchi
- 2006 – Saunier Duval-Prodir
- 2007 – Saunier Duval-Prodir
- 1st, Stage 5, Eneco Tour of Benelux
- , Pan American Games, Men's Road Roace
- 1st, Stage 4, Tour of Missouri
- 2008 – Saunier Duval-Scott
- 1st, Stage 6, Tour of California
- 2010 – Scott-Marcondes Cesar-São José dos Campos
- 1st, Stage 1, 5 and 6, Rutas de América
- Stokes, S. (2010). Luciano Pagliarini quits cycling two years after winning stage of Tour of California. velonation.com. Accessed November 26, 2010