Sérgio Paulinho

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Sérgio Paulinho
Sergio Paulinho - Tour de Romandie 2010, Stage 3.jpg
Paulinho at the 2010 Tour de Romandie.
Personal information
Full name Sérgio Miguel Moreira Paulinho
Born (1980-03-26) 26 March 1980 (age 34)
Oeiras, Portugal
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 64 kg (141 lb; 10.1 st)
Team information
Current team Team Tinkoff-Saxo
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type All-rounder
Professional team(s)
2003
2004
2005–2006
2007
2008–2009
2010–2011
2012–
Major wins
Tour de France, 2 Stages
Vuelta a España, 1 Stage
National Time Trial Championships (2004, 2008)
Infobox last updated on
5 January 2014
This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Moreira and the second or paternal family name is Paulinho.

Sérgio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (born 26 March 1980 in Oeiras) is a Portuguese road bicycle racer for UCI ProTour team Team Tinkoff-Saxo.[1] He was a domestique in the 2007, 2009 and 2010 Tour de France and won the silver medal for Portugal in the 2004 Athens Olympic Games.

Career[edit]

After winning a bronze medal in the 2002 UCI Road World Championships, in under-23, in 2003, he became a professional cyclist and started gaining reference in one of the most important Portuguese teams: LA Pecol. In 2004, he was 6th in the Tour of Portugal (Volta), winning two stages, including the final Individual time trial. In the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, he was silver medalist (Italy's Paolo Bettini got gold and Axel Merckx bronze) in the cycling road race.

Following his Olympic performance, he was signed by the Liberty Seguros-Würth team. He was implicated in the Operación Puerto doping case but was later cleared by Spanish officials of any links to the Operación Puerto doping case.[2] He took his first Grand Tour stage win in Vuelta a Espana 2006, on stage 10. He joined the Discovery Channel team at the end of the season.

In 2004 he also won the Portuguese national time trial Championship and stages 7 and 10 of the Tour of Portugal. In 2008, he won again the national time trial championship. He joined Lance Armstrong's Team RadioShack in 2010,[3] along with fellow countrymen Tiago Machado and directeur sportif José Azevedo. On 14 July 2010, he won the 10th stage of the Tour de France.[4]

Palmares[edit]

2002
Volta ao Portugal do Futuro
1st Prologue, Stages 3 & 4
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg World Under-23 Time Trial Championships
2003
9th Overall Volta a Portugal
2004
1st MaillotPortugal.PNG National Time Trial Championships
1st Overall Volta a Tras os Montes
1st Stage 1
Volta a Portugal
1st Stages 7 & 10
1st Stage 3 Volta a Terras de Santa Maria
2nd Silver medal.svg Road Race Summer Olympics
2006
1st Stage 10 Vuelta a España
2008
1st MaillotPortugal.PNG National Time Trial Championships
2009
1st Stage 4 TTT Tour de France
2010
1st Stage 10 Tour de France
2012
6th GP Miguel Indurain
2013
2nd Overall Glava Tour of Norway

Grand Tour General Classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Pink jersey Giro
Yellow jersey Tour 64 34 46 81 50 136
golden jersey Vuelta 16 26 85 70

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