Diego Rosa (cyclist)

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Diego Rosa
Rosa in 2014
Personal information
Full nameDiego Rosa
Born (1989-03-27) 27 March 1989 (age 34)
Corneliano d'Alba, Italy
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight65 kg (143 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeClimber
Amateur teams
2011Giant Italia Team
2012Palazzago Elledent Rad
Professional teams
2013–2014Androni Giocattoli–Venezuela
2015–2016Astana
2017–2019Team Sky[1]
2020–2021Arkéa–Samsic[2]
2022Eolo–Kometa[3]
Major wins
One-day Races and Classics
Milano–Torino (2015)

Diego Rosa (born 27 March 1989) is an Italian former racing cyclist,[4] who competed as a professional from 2013 to 2022. He rode in nine Grand Tours and was victorious in the 2015 Milano–Torino.

Career[edit]

In August 2014, Astana announced that they had signed Rosa for the 2015 season, with general manager Alexander Vinokourov highlighting his role as a domestique for Fabio Aru.[5] His first professional victory was the 2015 Milano–Torino.[6] In 2016, he won a mountain stage of the Tour of the Basque Country. He celebrated his solo win by stepping off his bike and crossing the finish line by foot, holding his bicycle in the air.[7]

Rosa has competed in eight Grand Tours. In his Grand Tour debut, the 2013 Giro d'Italia, he finished 22nd overall. After not finishing the 2014 Giro d'Italia, he finished in the top 25 in both the 2015 Giro d'Italia and the 2015 Vuelta a España.[8]

He joined Team Sky for the 2017 season.

Major results[edit]

Mountain bike[edit]

2011
3rd Nalles
2023
1st Marathon, National Championships
1st Primiero San Martino di Castrozza
UCI XCM World Cup
2nd Morzine-Avoriaz
5th Finale Ligure

Road[edit]

2012
1st Overall Giro del Friuli-Venezia Giulia
1st Stage 3
1st Mountains classification, Giro Ciclistico d'Italia
3rd Trofeo Franco Balestra
5th Trofeo Internazionale Bastianelli
6th Gran Premio San Giuseppe
2013
1st Young rider classification, Tour Méditerranéen
5th Overall Route du Sud
2014
8th Giro dell'Emilia
10th Overall Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali
2015
1st Milano–Torino
5th Giro di Lombardia
5th Strade Bianche
2016
Tour of the Basque Country
1st Mountains classification
1st Stage 5
2nd Giro di Lombardia
7th Overall Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
8th Overall Critérium du Dauphiné
10th Liège–Bastogne–Liège
2017
1st Mountains classification, Tour de Pologne
5th Overall Vuelta a Andalucía
2018
1st Overall Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali
1st Stage 1b (TTT)
2019
2nd Memorial Marco Pantani
3rd Overall Tour of Guangxi
2020
3rd Trofeo Laigueglia
4th Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana
5th Pollença–Andratx
10th Strade Bianche
2022
Giro d'Italia
Held after Stages 9–14
Combativity award Stage 6

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia 23 DNF 23 55 77
A yellow jersey Tour de France 37 DNF
A red jersey Vuelta a España 20 53

Classics results timeline[edit]

Monument 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Milan–San Remo 122 66 46
Tour of Flanders Has not contested during his career
Paris–Roubaix
Liège–Bastogne–Liège 10 79 52
Giro di Lombardia 29 38 5 2 17 86 DNF
Classic 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Strade Bianche 66 5 83 24 10 57
Amstel Gold Race 57 22 67 NH
La Flèche Wallonne 20 30 DNF 106
Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec 37 Not held
Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal 34
Milano–Torino 30 11 1 21 22 92 20
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish
DNS Did not start
NH Not held

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Team Sky". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. Archived from the original on 5 January 2019. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Franck Bonnamour et Romain Le Roux avec Arkéa-Samsic en 2020" [Franck Bonnamour and Romain Le Roux with Arkéa-Samsic in 2020]. Arkéa–Samsic (in French). Pro Cycling Breizh. 14 October 2019. Archived from the original on 11 January 2020. Retrieved 11 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Team Arkea - Samsic". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 7 January 2021. Retrieved 7 January 2021.
  4. ^ "Diego Rosa". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  5. ^ Farrand, Stephen (1 August 2014). "Transfers: Astana signs Boom, Sanchez, Rosa and Malacarne". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  6. ^ "Diego Rosa (#ProWins)". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 8 April 2016.
  7. ^ O'Shea, Sadhbh (8 April 2016). "Pais Vasco: Rosa wins in Arrate". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. Retrieved 8 April 2016.
  8. ^ "Diego Rosa (#GrandTours)". ProCyclingStats. Archived from the original on 3 June 2016. Retrieved 8 April 2016.

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