Diego Ulissi

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Diego Ulissi
Diego Ulissi Giro 2011.jpg
Ulissi at the 2011 Giro d'Italia
Personal information
Full name Diego Ulissi
Born (1989-07-15) 15 July 1989 (age 27)
Cecina, Italy
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 61 kg (134 lb)
Team information
Current team UAE Team Emirates
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Puncheur/All-rounder
Professional team(s)
2010– Lampre–Farnese Vini
Major wins

Grand Tours

Giro d'Italia
6 individual stages (2011, 2014, 2015, 2016)

Single-day races and Classics

Milano–Torino (2013)
Giro dell'Emilia (2013)

Diego Ulissi (born 15 July 1989 in Cecina) is an Italian road bicycle racer for UCI ProTour team UAE Team Emirates.[1]

Career[edit]

He won the Junior World Road Race Championships in 2006 and 2007. He is the second cyclist ever – after Giuseppe Palumbo – to achieve two consecutive World Junior Road titles. He was awarded stage 17 of the 2011 Giro d'Italia after Giovanni Visconti was relegated for improper sprinting.[2]

In June 2011 he won one stage,[3] and the overall classification at the Tour of Slovenia.[4]

In June 2014 it was announced that Ulissi had failed a drug test during the 2014 Giro d'Italia, during which he won two stages. He tested positive for the asthma drug salbutamol, which is found in Ventolin. Ulissi had permission to use Ventolin, however the test indicated that he had almost twice the permitted concentration of salbutamol in his urine.[5] He received a nine-month suspension ending in March 2015.[6] After this hiatus, Ulissi came back to win Stage 7 of the Giro d'Italia in Fiuggi.[7]

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

2006
1st MaillotMundial.PNG Road race, UCI Junior Road World Championships
2007
1st MaillotMundial.PNG Road race, UCI Junior Road World Championships
2010
1st Gran Premio Industria e Commercio di Prato
8th Overall Tour de Pologne
2011
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour of Slovenia
1st Stage 2
1st Stage 17 Giro d'Italia
2nd Overall Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali
1st Jersey orange.svg Young rider classification
2012
1st Gran Premio Industria e Commercio Artigianato Carnaghese
2nd Milano–Torino
3rd Overall Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali
1st Jersey white.svg Points classification
1st Jersey orange.svg Young rider classification
1st Stages 3 & 4
9th La Flèche Wallonne
10th Clásica de San Sebastián
2013
1st Jersey red.svg Overall Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali
1st Stage 2
1st Milano–Torino
1st Coppa Sabatini
1st Giro dell'Emilia
1st Stage 1 Tour de Pologne
2nd Gran Premio Città di Camaiore
2nd Gran Premio della Costa Etruschi
4th Trofeo Laigueglia
6th Overall Bayern–Rundfahrt
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
7th Overall Paris–Nice
2014
Giro d'Italia
1st Stages 5 & 8
1st Gran Premio Città di Camaiore
3rd Overall Tour Down Under
1st Stage 2
3rd Gran Premio di Lugano
5th Trofeo Laigueglia
2015
1st Stage 7 Giro d'Italia
1st Memorial Marco Pantani
2nd Japan Cup
5th Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec
5th Overall Abu Dhabi Tour
6th Overall Tour de Pologne
2016
1st Jersey pink.svg Overall Czech Cycling Tour
1st Stage 3
Giro d'Italia
1st Stages 4 & 11
1st Circuito de Getxo
1st Stage 3 (ITT) Tour of Slovenia
2nd Coppa Ugo Agostoni
2nd Gran Premio di Lugano
2nd Tre Valli Varesine
3rd Overall Tour du Haut Var
3rd Gran Premio della Costa Etruschi
3rd Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal
3rd Overall Abu Dhabi Tour
5th Milano–Torino
6th Trofeo Laigueglia
7th Strade Bianche
7th Amstel Gold Race
7th Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec
8th La Flèche Wallonne
8th Giro dell'Emilia
2017
1st Gran Premio della Costa Etruschi
5th Overall Tour Down Under
10th La Flèche Wallonne

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia 41 21 DNF 64 21
A yellow jersey Tour de France
A red jersey Vuelta a España 32
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

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