Damiano Caruso

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Damiano Caruso
Isbergues - Grand Prix d'Isbergues, 20 septembre 2015 (B163).JPG
Caruso at the 2015 Grand Prix d'Isbergues
Personal information
Full name Damiano Caruso
Born (1987-10-12) 12 October 1987 (age 29)
Ragusa, Italy
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb; 10.2 st)
Team information
Current team BMC Racing Team
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climber
Professional team(s)
2009 LPR Brakes–Farnese Vini
2010 De Rosa–Stac Plastic
2011–2014 Liquigas–Cannondale
2015– BMC Racing Team

Damiano Caruso (born 12 October 1987) is an Italian professional road bicycle racer who rides for UCI ProTeam BMC Racing Team. Caruso was also the 2008 under-23 Italian national champion for the road race.[1]

Career[edit]

Born in Ragusa, Sicily, Caruso has competed as a professional since the second half of the 2009 season, competing for the LPR Brakes–Farnese Vini,[2] and De Rosa–Stac Plastic teams,[3] before joining Liquigas–Cannondale for the 2011 season.[4] In October 2011, the Italian National Olympic Committee requested for Caruso to be suspended from competition for two years, although backdated from December 2010, in relation to a doping offence in 2007.[5] He was given a backdated one-year ban in February 2012, allowing for him to return to competition without being banned, but all his 2011 results were voided.[6] Caruso held the lead of the young rider classification at the 2012 Giro d'Italia, after Garmin–Barracuda's Peter Stetina lost time on the eighth stage.[7]

In August 2014 Caruso signed a multi-year deal with the BMC Racing Team.[8] At the end of 2014, Caruso scored a top-10 placing in the Vuelta a España, finishing ninth in the general classification. In 2015, Caruso finished eighth of the Giro d'Italia.[9] He was named in the start list for the 2015 Tour de France.[10]

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

2005
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tre Ciclistica Bresciana Junior
1st Stage 2
2007
4th Overall Giro di Toscana
4th Gran Premio Madonna delle Grazie
5th G.P. Chianti Castello Guicciardini di Poppiano
5th Trofeo Tempestini Ledo
8th Trofeo Gianfranco Bianchin
9th Trofeo Banca Popolare di Vicenza
2008
1st MaillotItalia.PNG Road race, National Under–23 Road Championships
2nd Overall Giro delle Valli Cuneesi nelle Alpi del Mare
2nd Giro del Montalbano
3rd Gran Premio Chianti Colline D'Elsa
3rd Gran Premio Industria e Commercio Artigianato Carnaghese
3rd Gran Premio Città di Camaiore
4th Parma–La Spezia
4th La Ciociarissima
5th Bassano–Montegrappa
5th G.P. Chianti Castello Guicciardini di Poppiano
6th Giro Del Canavese – Trofeo Sportivi Valperghesi
9th Overall Tour de l'Avenir
9th Trofeo Banca Popolare di Vicenza
10th Road race, UCI Road World Under–23 Championships
2009
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Giro Delle Pesche Nettarine Di Romagna
1st Stage 5
1st Trofeo Comune di Cafasse
1st Stage 2 Girobio
3rd G.P. Chianti Castello Guicciardini di Poppiano
4th Parma–La Spezia
4th Trofeo Banca Popolare di Vicenza
4th Milano–Rapallo
5th Coppa Cicogna – G.P.Ristorante Pin-Rose
7th Gran Premio Pretola
8th Piccola Sanremo
9th Trofeo Mario Zanchi
9th Firenze–Empoli
10th Road race, UCI Road World Under–23 Championships
2010
5th Overall Giro di Sardegna
5th Giro dell'Appennino
7th Overall Brixia Tour
7th Overall Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali
10th Overall Giro del Trentino
2011
7th Japan Cup
2012
2nd Overall Tour of Britain
8th GP Miguel Indurain
8th Gran Premio Nobili Rubinetterie
9th Giro di Toscana
2013
1st Jersey polkadot.svg Mountains classification Tour of Beijing
1st Stage 5 Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali
3rd Overall Tour of Alberta
2014
3rd Overall Tour of Austria[8]
5th Overall Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali
5th Tre Valli Varesine
6th Overall Tour of Slovenia
9th Overall Vuelta a España
2015
1st Stage 9 (TTT) Tour de France
8th Overall Giro d'Italia
9th Classic Sud-Ardèche
2016
1st Jersey green.svg Mountains classification Vuelta a Andalucía
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Tirreno–Adriatico
5th Overall Tour des Fjords
2017
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Tirreno–Adriatico
9th Overall Tour La Provence

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia 24 19 8
A yellow jersey Tour de France 53 22
A red jersey Vuelta a España 74 9
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Il Siciliano Damiano Caruso è il nuovo campione Italiano della categoria under 23" [The Sicilian Damiano Caruso is the new Italian champion of the Under 23 category]. Settimana Tricolore (in Italian). GS Domus. 27 June 2008. Retrieved 14 May 2012. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Brown, Gregor (1 July 2009). "LPR Brakes welcomes Caruso". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 14 May 2012. 
  3. ^ Brown, Gregor (28 October 2009). "De Rosa-Stac Plastic names team roster". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 14 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Basso and Nibali to remain with Liquigas". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 19 August 2010. Retrieved 14 May 2012. Joining the team for 2011 will be Paolo Borghini Longho (ISD – Neri), Eros Capecchi (Footon-Servetto), Cristiano Salerno (De Rosa – Stac Plastic) and Damiano Caruso (De Rosa – Stac Plastic). 
  5. ^ "CONI requests ban for Damiano Caruso". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 28 October 2011. Retrieved 14 May 2012. 
  6. ^ "Caruso given back-dated suspension by CONI". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 20 February 2012. Retrieved 14 May 2012. 
  7. ^ Moore, Kyle (13 May 2012). "Liquigas-Cannondale team flexes muscles on stage 8". VeloNation. VeloNation LLC. Retrieved 14 May 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "Transfers: BMC sign Damiano Caruso". cyclingnews.com. 5 August 2014. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  9. ^ "Results-Giro d'Italia". Eurosport. Discovery Communications. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 
  10. ^ "2015 Tour de France start list". Velo News. Retrieved 2 July 2015. 

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