Cristian Moreni

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Cristian Moreni
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Personal information
Full name Cristian Moreni
Born (1972-11-21) November 21, 1972 (age 44)
Asola, Italy
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 67 kg (148 lb)
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1998–2000 Liquigas
2001 Mercatone Uno
2002–2004 Alessio
2005 Quick Step-Innergetic
2006–2007 Cofidis
Major wins
Giro d'Italia, 1 stage
Vuelta a España, 1 stage
Italian National Road Race Champion (2004)

Cristian Moreni (born November 21, 1972 in Asola) is an Italian former road racing cyclist who rode for Cofidis, le Crédit par Téléphone in the UCI ProTour.


Moreni tested positive for testosterone at the end of the 11th stage of the 2007 Tour de France, on July 25, 2007 (stage 16). He was arrested after stage 16 by French gendarmes. He pleaded guilty, and did not request that a second sample be tested. Subsequently, to his arrest, Cofidis withdrew from the Tour. Moreni was suspended for two years following the scandal.[1]

In 2009, when his suspension ended, Moreni became the first cyclist to pay a fine of one year's salary to the UCI. Moreni wanted to return as a professional cyclist.[2]

Tour de France participations[edit]

  • 2002 - 66th overall
  • 2006 - 44th overall; 8th points; 2nd, Stage 18
  • 2007 - Disqualified, use of Testosterone

Major results[edit]

Stage win, Vuelta a España
Stage win, Giro d'Italia
Regio-Tour International, stage 1
Giro del Veneto
MaillotItalia.svg Italian National Road Race Championship
Route du Sud, stage 1
46th, Summer Olympics Men's Road Race
Tour de l'Ain, stage 1
7th, GP Ouest-France

See also[edit]