Roberto Ferrari (cyclist)

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Roberto Ferrari
Roberto Ferrari -dossard 149.JPG
Personal information
Full name Roberto Ferrari
Born (1983-03-09) 9 March 1983 (age 32)
Gavardo, Italy
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 70 kg (150 lb; 11 st)
Team information
Current team Lampre-Merida
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Sprinter
Professional team(s)
2006–2007 Team Tenax
2008–2009 LPR Brakes-Ballan
2010 De Rosa-Stac Plastic
2011–2012 Androni Giocattoli
2013– Lampre-Merida
Major wins

Grand Tours

Giro d'Italia
1 individual stage (2012)
Infobox last updated on
6 January 2015

Roberto Ferrari (born 9 March 1983 in Gavardo) is an Italian cyclist who is riding for the UCI World Tour team Lampre-Merida.[1] He previously rode in 2011 and 2012 for the UCI Professional Continental team Androni Giocattoli-Venezuela.[2]

After stage 3 of the 2012 Giro d'Italia in Horsens, Denmark, Ferrari was relegated from 10th to 192nd position after the race jury ruled that he was responsible for a crash that brought down world champion Mark Cavendish and race leader Taylor Phinney since he swerved from the left to the right side of the road in the final meters.[3] He stated after that mishap that "I don't care what is going on behind me". He gained extensive disapproval with this statement, from within the professional peloton and from the public.[4] Ferrari later won stage 11 – the longest stage of the race – in a sprint finish in Montecatini Terme.[5]

Palmarès[edit]

Grand Tour General Classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2011 2012 2013 2014
Pink jersey Giro 143 147 150 144
Yellow jersey Tour 157
red jersey Vuelta 145

WD = Withdrew; IP = In Progress

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lampre-Merida (LAM) – ITA". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Androni Giocattoli (AND) – ITA". UCI Continental Circuits. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 14 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Race jury relegates Ferrari for dangerous Giro sprint". VeloNews.com. 7 May 2012. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  4. ^ Ben Atkins (7 May 2012). "Roberto Ferrari defiant after causing Giro sprint crash". VeloNation (VeloNation LLC). Retrieved 1 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "Roberto Ferrari avoids crash to take longest stage of Giro d'Italia". The Guardian (Guardian Media Group). Press Association. 16 May 2012. Retrieved 16 May 2012. 

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