Sacha Modolo

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Sacha Modolo
Sacha Modolo TdSL2014 (Cropping).jpg
Modolo at the 2014 Tour de San Luis.
Personal information
Full name Sacha Modolo
Born (1987-06-19) 19 June 1987 (age 27)
Conegliano, Italy
Team information
Current team Lampre-Merida
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Sprinter
Professional team(s)
2010–2013
2014–
Colnago-CSF Inox
Lampre-Merida
Major wins

One-day races and Classics

Coppa Agostoni (2011)
Coppa Bernocchi (2012, 2013)
Infobox last updated on
3 April 2014

Sacha Modolo (born 19 June 1987) is an Italian racing cyclist who rides for Lampre-Merida.[1]

Career[edit]

Colnago-CSF (2010–2013)[edit]

In the spring of 2010, he sprinted his way to fourth place in the cycling monument Milan – San Remo, registering a prestigious placing.[2] He followed the near-wins of 2010 with victories in 2011, seemingly akin to winning stages in pair in races such as the Danmark Rundt, the Tour of Qinghai Lake, the Settimana Ciclistica Lombarda and the Giro di Padania. In 2012,[3] as he and his teammates were competing for a spot at the start of the Giro d'Italia, Modolo won stage 6 of the Tour of Turkey with a sprint. When he crossed the line, he put his thumb in his mouth, dedicating his victory to his pregnant girlfriend.[4]

In 2013, Modolo started the year by winning the second stage of the Tour de San Luis, beating fellow sprinter Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) on the slightly uphill finish which featured some twist and turns. Modolo admitted after the stage that he learned about the specifics of the arrival by chatting with other riders during the race.[5]

Modolo left Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox at the end of the 2013 season, and joined Lampre-Merida for the 2014 season.[1]

Palmarès[edit]

2006
1st Giro del Casentino
2009
3rd European Under-23 Road Race Championships
2010
3rd Giro del Veneto
4th Giro del Friuli
4th Milano – Sanremo
2011
1st Coppa Agostoni
Danmark Rundt
1st Stages 1 & 4
Tour of Qinghai Lake
1st Stages 5 & 9
1st Stage 5 Brixia Tour
Settimana Ciclistica Lombarda
1st Stages 2 & 3
Giro di Padania
1st Stages 1 & 3
2nd Ronde van Drenthe
2012
1st Coppa Bernocchi
Tour of Austria
1st Stages 3 & 6
1st Stage 6 Tour of Turkey
1st Stage 2 Giro di Padania
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification, Circuit de la Sarthe
2013
1st Coppa Bernocchi
1st Memorial Marco Pantani
Tour of Qinghai Lake
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stages 1, 4, 8, 9, 11 & 12
1st Stage 2 Tour de San Luis
2nd RideLondon-Surrey Classic
2014
1st Trofeo Palma
1st Trofeo Ses Salines
Three Days of De Panne
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stages 2 & 3a
1st Stage 7 Tour de San Luis
1st Stage 1 Volta ao Algarve
1st Stage 5 Tour de Suisse
4th Trofeo Muro-Port d'Alcúdia
8th Milan – San Remo

Grand Tour General Classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2010 2011 2012 2013
Pink jersey Giro WD WD 138 125
Yellow jersey Tour  —  —  —  —
red jersey Vuelta  —  —  —  —

WD = Withdrew; In Progress = IP

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Modolo joins Team Lampre-Merida". Lampre-Merida (CGS Cycling Team AG). 16 August 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Freire gives Oscar-winning performance in Milan – San Remo, cyclingnews.com, 20 Mar 2010. Retrieved 12 April 2010.
  3. ^ "Colnago-CSF Inox (CSF) – IRL". UCI Continental Circuits. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  4. ^ http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/presidential-cycling-tour-of-turkey-2012/stage-6/results
  5. ^ "Modolo wins dash to Terraza del Portezuelo in Tour de San Luis". CyclingNews (Future Publishing Limited). 22 January 2013. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 

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