Roberto Ferrari (cyclist)

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Roberto Ferrari
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Personal information
Full name Roberto Ferrari
Born (1983-03-09) 9 March 1983 (age 31)
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
2008–2009
2010
2011–2012
2013–
Team Tenax
LPR Brakes-Ballan
De Rosa-Stac Plastic
Androni Giocattoli
Lampre-Merida
Major wins

Grand Tours

Giro d'Italia
1 individual stage (2012)
Infobox last updated on
5 June 2014

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]

2006
1st GP Citta di Felino
1st Trofeo Citta di Brescia
2008
1st Prologue Tour Ivoirien de la Paix
4th GP Costa degli Etruschi
2009
1st Memorial Marco Pantani
4th Grand Prix de Denain
2010
1st GP di Lugano
1st Giro del Friuli
1st Stage 5 Brixia Tour
2011
Tour de San Luis
1st Stages 1 & 3
2nd GP Costa degli Etruschi
2012
1st Route Adélie
1st Flèche d'Emeraude
1st Stage 5 Tour de Taiwan
1st Stage 11 Giro d'Italia
2013
2nd Coppa Bernocchi

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

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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