Tiago Machado

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This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Pinto and the second or paternal family name is Machado.
Tiago Machado
Tiago Machado - Tour de Romandie 2010, Stage 3.jpg
Machado at the 2010 Tour de Romandie.
Personal information
Full name Tiago José Pinto Machado
Born (1985-10-18) 18 October 1985 (age 29)
Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 63 kg (139 lb)
Team information
Current team Team Katusha
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type All-rounder
Professional team(s)
2008–2009 Madeinox-Boavista
2010–2011 Team RadioShack
2012–2013 RadioShack-Nissan
2014 NetApp-Endura
2015- Team Katusha
Major wins
National Time Trial Championships (2009)
Infobox last updated on
29 October 2014

Tiago José Pinto Machado (born 18 October 1985) is a Portuguese professional road racing cyclist. Machado currently rides for UCI ProTeam Team Katusha.[1]

Machado left RadioShack-Leopard at the end of the 2013 season and joined NetApp-Endura for the 2014 season.[2]



After spending 4 seasons with RadioShack-Nissan, Tiago moved on to Team NetApp-Endura before the start of the 2014 season. Following a successful start of the season, which saw him winning the overall classification of Tour of Slovenia, his first Category 2.1 overall win, Machado started Le Tour de France for the first time in his career. Machado had a strong start on Le Tour and managed to reach 3rd Overall after 9 Stages. On the 10th stage of Le Tour, on July 14, Tiago crashed badly in a descend 96 km away from the finishing line, sliding down the road for about 100 meters. After being checked by the doctors and when he was expected to abandon the race, he ordered his team to give him back his bicycle, climbed 3 mountains and arrived to the finishing line last, 43 minutes behind the day's winner, Vincenzo Nibali. He was sutured after the stage. Despite arriving outside the time control, the commissaries allowed Machado to continue on the race due to the extraordinary effort made by the Portuguese rider. French newspaper L'Equipe described Machado's effort as "heroic".[3]

Machado left Team NetApp-Endura after the 2014 campaign to go to Team Katusha on a two-year contract.[1]


1st Jersey orange.svg Young rider classification, Volta a Portugal
6th, Overall, Volta ao Algarve
1st, Overall, Troféu Joaquim Agostinho
2nd, National Time Trial Championships
2nd, National Road Race Championships
4th, Overall, Volta ao Alentejo
9th, Overall, Volta a Portugal
1st Jersey orange.svg Young rider classification, Volta a Portugal
1st, MaillotPortugal.PNG National Time Trial Championships
2nd, Overall, Vuelta a Asturias
2nd, Overall, Troféu Joaquim Agostinho
4th, Overall, Volta ao Algarve
6th, Overall, Volta ao Alentejo
7th, Overall, Volta a Portugal
1st, Jersey orange.svg Young rider classification
2nd, Overall, Circuit de la Sarthe
1st, Stage 2b (ITT)
3rd, Overall, Volta ao Algarve
1st, Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
3rd, Overall, Critérium International
1st, Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
4th, Overall, Tour of Austria
6th, Overall, Tour de Romandie
7th, Overall, Vuelta a Castilla y León
10th, Overall, Tour de Pologne
2nd, Overall, Giro del Trentino
5th, Overall, Critérium International
6th, Overall, Volta ao Algarve
7th, Overall, Tirreno–Adriatico
3rd, Overall, Tour Down Under
5th, Overall, Vuelta a Castilla y León
5th, Trofeo Deia
6th, Overall, Volta ao Algarve
8th, Overall, Tour de Pologne
9th, Overall, Tour of California
1st, Jersey white.svg Mountains classification, Tour de Wallonie
2nd, National Road Race Championships
4th, Overall, Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen
6th, Overall, Volta ao Algarve
9th, Overall, Tour Down Under
10th, Overall, Tour of Utah
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour of Slovenia
2nd, Vuelta a Murcia
3rd, Overall, Critérium International
4th, Overall, Tour of California
6th, Overall, Giro del Trentino
9th, Clásica de Almería
9th Coppa Bernocchi
18th Giro di Lombardia
3rd, Overall, Volta ao Algarve
4th, Overall, Circuit de la Sarthe
7th, Vuelta a Murcia
12th, Overall, Tour Down Under

Grand Tour general classification results timeline:

Grand Tour 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Pink jersey Giro 19 36
Yellow jersey Tour 72
golden jersey Vuelta 32 40

Personal life[edit]

Machado is a supporter of S.L. Benfica.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Machado signs two-year deal with Katusha". Cyclingnews.com (Future plc). 21 September 2014. Retrieved 21 September 2014. 
  2. ^ Been, José (15 October 2013). "Bennett and Machado sign for NetApp-Endura". Cyclingnews.com (Future plc). Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Tour de France : Héroïque Machado". L'Equipe. 14 July 2014. Retrieved 15 July 2014. 
  4. ^ Hamilton, Alastair (11 December 2014). "Tiago Machado Gets PEZ’d". PezCycling News. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Tiago Machado at Wikimedia Commons