Salvatore Puccio

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Salvatore Puccio
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Puccio at the 2011 Giro della Toscana Nations Cup.
Personal information
Full name Salvatore Puccio
Born (1989-08-31) 31 August 1989 (age 24)
Menfi, Italy
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Weight 68 kg (150 lb)
Team information
Current team Team Sky
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Classics rider
Professional team(s)
2012– Team Sky[1]
Major wins
Ronde Van Vlaanderen Beloften (2011)
Infobox last updated on
6 March 2014

Salvatore Puccio (born 31 August 1989) is an Italian racing cyclist who rides for UCI World Tour team Team Sky.[2]

Career[edit]

Puccio was born at Menfi, in Sicily. He joined Team Sky ahead of the 2012 season, after a 2011 season which included a solo victory in the under-23 Tour of Flanders race in April.[3][4]

Puccio made his Grand Tour debut at the 2013 Giro d'Italia. After Team Sky won the team time trial on stage two, Puccio took the race lead and wore the pink jersey on stage three, after being the highest placed Team Sky rider on stage one.[5]

Palmarès[edit]

2007
1st Stage 2 Giro della Toscana (juniors)
2010
5th GP Pretola
5th GP San Giuseppe
6th GP Industrie del Marmo
9th Trofeo Edil C
2011
1st Ronde Van Vlaanderen Beloften
2nd GP Pretola
2nd Giro del Belvedere di Villa di Cordignano
2nd GP Palio del Recioto
4th Trofeo Banca Popolare Piva
4th Overall Giro della Toscana
1st Stage 3
5th GP Capodarco
2012
6th Trofeo Deia
2013
Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 2 (TTT)
Held Jersey pink.svg Pink Jersey for Stage 3
2014
8th Gran Premio Città di Camaiore

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cycling Weekly (2012-01-02). "Puccio signs for Sky". Cyclingweekly.com. Retrieved 2012-01-02. 
  2. ^ "Team Sky (SKY) – GBR". UCI World Tour (Union Cycliste Internationale). Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Puccio wins U23 Flanders". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). 9 April 2011. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Salvatore Puccio remporte le Tour des Flandres Espoirs 2011" [Salvatore Puccio won the Tour of Flanders 2011 Espoirs]. Tour of Flanders (in French) (Flanders Classics NV). 11 April 2011. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Team Sky win team time trial". BBC Sport (BBC). 5 May 2013. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Salvatore Puccio at Wikimedia Commons