Davide Appollonio

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Davide Appollonio
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Personal information
Full name Davide Appollonio
Nickname Appo Jet
Born (1989-06-02) June 2, 1989 (age 27)
Isernia, Italy
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 67 kg (148 lb)
Team information
Current team Suspended
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Sprinter
Professional team(s)
2009 Cervélo TestTeam (stagiaire)
2010 Cervélo TestTeam
2011–2012 Team Sky
2013–2014 Ag2r–La Mondiale
2015 Androni Giocattoli
Major wins

Tour of Luxembourg

1 stage
Points classification

Davide Appollonio (born 2 June 1989) is an Italian professional road bicycle racer, currently suspended from the sport for an anti-doping violation. Appollonio first made an impression in the professional ranks riding as a stagiaire for Cervélo TestTeam during the latter part of 2009, before signing for the team as a neo-pro for the 2010 season.

He joined Team Sky for the 2011 season,[1] picking up his first win for the team on the 3rd stage of the Tour de Luxembourg, and then his first overall Sprints competition the following day. Appollonio left Team Sky at the end of the 2012 season, and joined Ag2r–La Mondiale on a two-year contract from the 2013 season onwards.[2] In October 2014 he announced that he would join Androni Giocattoli for 2015, the first time Appollonio has joined an Italian professional cycling team.[3]

On June 30, 2015, Appollonio gave an adverse analytical finding for EPO, on June 14 – two weeks after completing the Giro d'Italia, and was provisionally suspended.[4]

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

2009
6th GP Palio del Recioto
2010
1st Stage 4 Tour du Limousin
2nd GP Fourmies
2nd Tour de Vendée
5th Clasica de Almeria
7th Coppa Sabatini
10th Grand Prix Pino Cerami
2011
Tour de Luxembourg
1st Jersey blue.svg Points classification
1st Stage 3
1st Stage 1 Tour du Poitou-Charentes
7th Overall Ster Elektrotoer
2012
4th London Nocturne
2013
5th Paris–Bourges
2014
2nd Roma Maxima
6th Scheldeprijs

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia DNF 168 DNF 123
A yellow jersey Tour de France
A red jersey Vuelta a España
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

Sources:[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Richardson, Simon (27 October 2010). "Hunt signs for Team Sky along with Appollonio". Cycling Weekly. IPC Media Limited. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Appollonio and Betancur sign for Ag2R-La Mondiale". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 2 August 2012. Retrieved 2 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "News shorts: Andy Schleck to retire?". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 7 October 2014. Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "Appollonio provisionally suspended for EPO". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 30 June 2015. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "98th Giro d'Italia General Classification". procyclingstats.com. Retrieved 28 July 2015. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Davide Appollonio at Wikimedia Commons