Alex Correia Diniz

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Alex Diniz
Alex Diniz-Copa Caloi 2008.jpg
Personal information
Full name Alex Correia Diniz
Nickname Meio-Quilo
Born (1985-10-20) 20 October 1985 (age 31)
Recife, Brazil
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 58 kg (128 lb)
Team information
Current team Soul Brasil Pro Cycling
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climber
Amateur team(s)
2006 Nossa Caixa-Sundown-São Caetano
2009 Team Vale/Fapi/O Lojão/Gramado/JKS/SEJELP
2009 Sejelp/Fapi/Sundown/JKS de Pindamonhangaba
2011 Padaria Real/Calói/Céu Azul Alimentos
Professional team(s)
2007–2008 Scott–Marcondes Cesar–São José dos Campos
2012 Real Cycling Team
2013– Funvic Brasilinvest–São José dos Campos
Major wins
1st overall and U23 – Tour de Santa Catarina (2007) (BRA)
1st overall – Volta de São Paulo (2006) (BRA)

Alex Correia Diniz (born 20 October 1985) is a Brazilian professional racing cyclist for the Soul Brasil Pro Cycling team.[1] He was born in Recife,[2] and his specialties are climbing and endurance races.[3]

He served a two-year drugs ban between 2009 and 2011,[4] after testing positive for erythropoietin (EPO) and his 2009 results were cancelled.[5] In 2013, racing for Funvic Brasilinvest–São José dos Campos, Diniz won the queen stage of the Tour de San Luis. He soloed to victory after attacking at the foot of the final climb, the Mirador del Potrero, taking the leader's jersey in the process.[6]

Major results[edit]

2005
3rd Brazilian U/23 Cycling Championships
2006
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Volta de São Paulo
1st Stage 7
3rd Pan American Cycling Championships - Road Race
2007
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour de Santa Catarina
1st Stages 1 (TTT), 2 & 7
2008
1st Stage 3 Volta Ciclística Internacional do Paraná
2009
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour de Santa Catarina
1st stage 4
2012
1st Stage 7 Tour do Brasil
2013
3rd Overall Tour de San Luis
1st Stage 3
2014
2nd Overall Tour do Brasil
1st Jersey blue dotted.png Points classification
2016
7th Overall Tour of Hainan

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Funvic Brasilinvest-São José dos Campos (FUN) – BRA". UCI Continental Circuits. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 
  2. ^ BikeMagazine article on the 2007 Volta do Estado de São Paulo (Portuguese)
  3. ^ October 2007 Interview to Prologo (Portuguese)
  4. ^ "Hushovd på sisteplass i Argentina" [Hushovd in last place in Argentina]. Verdens Gang (in Norwegian). Schibsted. 24 January 2013. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  5. ^ Moore, Kyle (23 January 2013). "Alex Diniz gets Tour de San Luis stage 3, overall lead". VeloNation. VeloNation LLC. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  6. ^ Daniel Benson (23 January 2013). "Diniz climbs to victory in San Luis". CyclingNews. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 

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